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U.S. Energy Independence: A New American Narrative?

February 07, 2014 // 1:30pm3:00pm
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U.S. dependence on imported oil and gas has long been a source of controversy, as an economic, political and security issue. Yet now, with the widespread use of new technology allowing dramatic new sources of energy, things are changing. According to some experts, American energy independence is close, turning the tables on traditional suppliers. Is America about to free itself from dependence on foreign oil – or are there hidden risks in this new wealth?

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Jane Harman // Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates
  • Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
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