Building on the U.S. Energy Boom, BPC’s Energy Project to Release Comprehensive Set of Policy Recommendations

"America's Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges"

Contact: 

Rosemarie Calabro Tully

(202) 379-1620

rcalabrotully@bipartisanpolicy.org

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Former U.S. Senator Byron L. Dorgan, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, retired General James L. Jones, and former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly will address the National Press Club on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, on a bipartisan set of policy recommendations that they, together with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project Board, have crafted as a guide for policymakers in 2013.

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.

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project co-chairs will discuss the changing American energy landscape and the policy recommendations our Board has compiled to address these new opportunities and these lingering hindrances.

Jason Grumet, president of BPC, will open the event and Margot Anderson, executive director of BPC’s Energy Project, will introduce the co-chairs and then lead a question and answer session with the audience after the co-chairs’ remarks.

The event is open to the press but reserved seating is limited. Press interested in attending should RSVP to rcalabrotully@bipartisanpolicy.org.

Follow the event on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan

WHO:

U.S. Senator Byron L. Dorgan

Former U.S. Senator from North Dakota

Co-chair, BPC’s Energy Project

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

Former U.S. Senator from Mississippi

Co-chair, BPC’s Energy Project

General James L. Jones USMC (Ret.)

Former National Security Advisor

Energy Security Chair, BPC’s Energy Project

William K. Reilly

Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Energy and Environment Chair, BPC’s Energy Project

Jason Grumet

BPC President

Margot Anderson

Executive Director, BPC’s Energy Project

WHAT:

America’s Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success and Confronting Challenges

A New Report by the BPC’s Energy Project

WHERE:

The National Press Club

Ballroom

529 14th Street, NW

13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

10:00-11:00AM

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