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Bush & Kerry: Competing Visions for U.S. Energy Policy

June 24, 2004; 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Links: Trasncript | Summary | Summary from Energy Review (JAPAN)

Shown on CSPAN
Watch Webcast, presented by Georgetown Law

The Sustainable Energy Institute (www.s-e-i.org), in conjunction with the Georgetown Environmental Law Forum (ELF) and the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR), held a forum on June 24th featuring these key energy advisors to President George W. Bush and Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry.

While comprehensive energy legislation remains stalled in Congress and is not likely to pass this year the issue of national energy policy will not fade away anytime soon. Concerns include U.S. dependence on foreign oil (particularly in a post- 9/11 world), a shortage of natural gas, high gasoline prices, urban smog, global warming, and a national electricity grid vulnerable to disruption. These issues underline the need for a more sustainable national energy policy.

Topics such as the price of gasoline have already figured prominently in the ongoing presidential campaign and will surely continue to do so. Clear differences exist between the favored energy policies of President Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry. This SEI-sponsored comparison of the competing approaches of the two candidates may reveal much about the direction of our future energy policy.

Moderator:Ira Flatow, Host and Executive Producer, Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, National Public Radio


David Garman, Acting Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
David Hayes, Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior; Energy and Environmental Advisor, John Kerry for President

Panel of Questioners:

John Fialka, The Wall Street Journal
Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
Elizabeth Shogren, The Lost Angeles Times

If you have any questions about this event, please contact SEI at info@s-e-i.org or 202-466-6600.

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