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CNAS Report Recommends Energy Security Strategy for Next US President

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power gridThe Center for a New American Security has published a new report that includes energy policy recommendations for the next U.S. president.

CNAS said Monday its “Increasing Prosperity, Resource Stewardship, and National Security: An Energy Policy Strategy for the Next President” report is part of the organization’s Papers for the Next President Series.

CNAS has called on the next administration to prioritize energy infrastructure modernization; counter Congress’ decision to reduce emergency oil reserves; and establish an assistant secretary of state role under the Bureau of Energy Resources.

CNAS also recommended for the 45th president to form a White House-led interagency program to address energy policy issues; increase federal investment in energy technologies; support the use of natural gas; and prioritize global energy market data collection and dissemination.

Future federal leaders should also establish an approach to national energy system issues concerning the national electricity grid, oil and gas, domestic energy production, instability in oil producing regions, local energy transportation system, climate change and others, CNAS added.

CNAS noted the next president must build on local and international energy policies by addressing conventional production, trade, efficiency, renewables, new technology, cybersecurity, resiliency and emergency preparedness.

Report authors include:

  • David Goldwyn, chairman of the Atlantic Council’s energy advisory group
  • Robert McNally, nonresident senior fellow at Columbia University’s center on global energy policy
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, director of CNAS’ energy, economics and security program

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