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Transcript – Our National Energy Policy: Post-Election Prospects and Challenges

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: December 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

“Our National Energy Policy: Post-Election Prospects and Challenges” December 14th, 2012 National Press Club, Washington, DC See below for an abridged version of the transcript and a full video recording of the event. You can view or download the full transcript here. Opening Remarks: WILLIAM SQUADRON, President, OurEnergyPolicy.org Speakers: JAMES CONNAUGHTON, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor with Exelon Corporation and Former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality GENERAL JAMES L. JONES, USMC (retired), Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Senior Advisor to the American Energy Innovation Council with the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Former… [more]

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Energy Policy in a Single Stroke?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: June 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Activists and policy stakeholders often put forward a single policy action that, they argue, would have broad and beneficial cascading effects, essentially acting as a fix-all for America’s energy troubles. Examples of these include unfettered domestic oil and gas development (“drill, baby, drill”), a price on carbon, a flex-fuel mandate, a clean energy standard, etc. Last week, we asked what a comprehensive national energy policy might look like. Absent a comprehensive national energy policy, what single policy action, if enacted and implemented, would have the biggest impact on America’s energy landscape? What single policy action would improve America’s energy landscape most? What… [more]

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Discussion Catalyst: Overview–The Need for Policy

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: October 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM

[Note: The text below is intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and does not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org or affiliated individuals.]   The U.S. is at an energy crossroad. Continuing with “business as usual” energy policy will endanger our future. We are heading into a growing, oil triggered, energy security crisis that can easily develop into a worldwide war on resources. If nothing is done, the rising cost of energy will stifle economic growth and will cause a prolonged decline in standard of living. The looming results and cost of inaction on global warming could change… [more]

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