The New Economics of Energy: How Technology and Innovation are Changing the Way We Power Our Economy
In 2012, the Obama Administration laid out a blueprint for a new era of American energy – an economy fueled by energy sources that will be designed in America and produced by American workers. In the energy sector, creating jobs and strengthening the economy means reducing the cost of production and encouraging research and development on a wide spectrum of energy sources: wind, solar, hydropower, nuclear, along with coal, oil and natural gas. Breakthroughs in technology are helping the industry to be smarter, safer and more affordable. While the debate on how to reduce the cost associated with implementing energy policies, increasing efficiency, and achieving environmental goals is ongoing, new advancements in energy can accelerate economic growth.
How much can new energy technologies contribute to our economy and energy security? Can we simultaneously meet society’s goals of economic growth, security, and promote an all of the above approach to energy sources? This policy summit, hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic and underwritten by AEE, discussed the broad range of advancements in the energy industry and the effect they have on economic growth in America.
Watch the archive video of the event below.
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, The White House
Chairman and CEO, Competitive Power Ventures, Inc.
Senior Director for Strageic Planning, The Environmental Defense Fund
Research Fellow in Energy Economics & Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation
Co-founder and CEO, Opower
Energy and Environment Correspondent, National Journal
Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic