Full Title: U.S. Energy Policy: A Call to Action
Author(s): Herschel Specter
Publisher(s): RBR Consultants, Inc.
Publication Date: 1/2012



The United States faces enormous energy related challenges. By many measures – a significant dependence on imported oil, half the balance of payments needed to pay for oil, high greenhouse gas (GHG) release levels, depletion of national oil reserves, and increases in demand from a growing population – the nation has failed to adequately address energy related issues for decades. There is no room to fail again.
This report describes our energy problem, identifies failed legislation and shortcomings in energy analyses, and then offers a different way forward. This new way forward integrates national security and climate change goals and timetables, describes required major energy transformations, and then lays out an implementation plan.