Energy is the lifeblood of a modern economy. How America uses, generates, and produces that energy is decided by a combination of economic and political choices that are made over the span of decades.
The questions the next President will face are more complex and difficult than we have ever faced: climate change, national security, prices, and new technologies all intersect to ensure there are very few “win-win” choices.
Congress and the Administration will have to craft compromises with the goal of ensuring a long-term energy system that is more secure, stable, and sustainable than today’s.
Over the last four years, the United States has seen the beginning of a great change in how it uses and produces energy.
This report lays out clear choices that the next administration faces on energy and climate change. America has made progress in rolling out renewable energy, but an accelerated effort is needed. Also, the next administration will need to make choices on how to manage our new-found abundance of natural gas and oil while at the same time laying the groundwork for next-generation energy technologies that will break our dependence on fossil fuels.
ASP’s report, “Critical Energy Choices for the Next Administration” takes an in-depth look at the serious issues the next administration will need to address.