Date(s) - 2/25/201411:30 am - 1:30 pm
Energy issues remain at the forefront of the U.S. policy agenda. President Obama credited his “all-of-the-above” energy strategy for moving the U.S. “closer to energy independence than we have been in decades” in his State of the Union address. The continued expansion of domestic energy production raises environmental, economic, and international trade questions.
Other key energy decisions facing the nation will impact economic and environmental policy, including regulations on coal-fired power plants, the Keystone XL, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), tax and other preferences to support renewables, nuclear, and fossil fuels, and leasing of federal lands for oil and gas exploration.
Recently, the Marshall Institute released a new report, A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy, detailing principles to guide the development of energy policy in the years to come.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, the George C. Marshall Institute hosted a panel discussion on policy priorities for U.S. energy policy featuring:
- William O’Keefe, CEO, The Marshall Institute, and formerly, COO, The American Petroleum Institute. Mr. O’Keefe’s slides are available here.
- Mark Mills, CEO, Digital Power Group; Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Member of the Board at the Marshall Institute; and author of The Case for Exports: America’s Hydrocarbon Industry Can Revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit
- Stephen Eule, Vice President, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (see the Institute’s new report Energy Works for Us) Mr. Eule’s slides are available here.
Energy Policy Priorities – Identifying Principles and Actions