United States Energy Policy: Security Not Independence
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper begins with a brief review of current U.S. energy policy as outlined in the White House s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future and recent campaign speeches by President Obama. Energy choices are then described to highlight the lesser known implications associated with each one. The paper next addresses the evaluation criteria that should inform our national energy policy, something almost always neglected in policy proposals. These criteria include the ability to achieve energy security, the economic impact in the United States, and the environmental impact. Finally, the paper proposes a policy with the primary goal of achieving energy security. This is accomplished through the following objectives 1 reducing the transportation sector s reliance on oil, 2 focusing on the most important energy sources, 3 preventing supply disruption, and 4 reducing demand.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution