America's Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges

Date: 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time: 

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Venue: 

The National Press Club (Ballroom)

Address: 

529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington
DC
20045

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America’s economy—in fact our way of life—is highly dependent on secure, affordable, and reliable energy.  Though the U.S. has increasingly abundant and diverse sources of domestic energy, many challenges remain: affordable energy is still a challenge for many households and businesses; the oil and gas boom comes with environmental challenges; an aging electric grid faces infrastructure and reliability hurdles; and public investments in energy R&D are insufficient to help keep an international edge. Meanwhile, the issues of climate change, global energy market volatility, policy uncertainty, and competition for energy resources by countries with growing economies remain.

Over the last 18 months, BPC’s Energy Project Board – comprised of industry executives, scientists, former government and elected officials, economists, environmental representatives, and labor leaders – has been analyzing these challenges and how best to address them. The project released a consensus-based report that includes policy recommendations to increase energy diversity across all resources, expand gains in energy productivity, and accelerate innovation. Read the report here. Read the press release here.

Video

Featuring

Former Senator Byron L. Dorgan
Former U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Co-chair, BPC Energy Project

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott
Former U.S. Senator from Mississippi
Co-chair, BPC Energy Project

General James L Jones, USMC (Ret) 
Energy Security Chair, BPC Energy Project

William K. Reilly
Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Energy and Environment Chair, BPC Energy Project


Report

America’s Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges

News

BPC Releases Policy Recommendations to Build on U.S. Energy Abundance and Efficiency Gains


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