|November 19, 2020
Washington, D.C.: In a roundtable hosted by OurEnergyPolicy (OEP), a diverse group of energy leaders recommended changes to the U.S. transportation sector that would increase American energy independence.
The leaders, including Dale Bryk (Consultant at Energy Innovation), David Hunter (The Electric Power Research Institute), Peter Marcotullio (CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities), noted that while U.S. domestic oil production is at an all-time high and imports are the lowest in decades, the United States is still a net importer of oil and is dependent upon global oil prices. Acting to diversify the energy sources in our transportation sector could both lower greenhouse gas emissions and support national security by insulating the economy against price shocks that come from global oil markets.
OEP’s recently released roundtable white paper highlights several approaches identified by the group:
Find more details on these points in the roundtable white paper, American Energy Independence and the Transportation Sector, available in the OurEnergyLibrary—OEP’s online resource library that aggregates energy policy reports and materials from across the energy sector. OEP intends this white paper to serve as a resource for policymakers and stakeholders working on transportation and energy independence.
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