Not In My Backyard: Is Activism Impairing Energy Reform?

Published on 18 May 2021 / In Non-profits & Activism

Not In My Backyard: Is Activism Impairing Energy Reform?<br />Miller Center of Public Affairs - University of Virginia<br />Christine Todd Whitman, James Woolsey, John Podesta and Karen Harbert debate energy policy, with a focus on the pros and cons of nuclear energy.The dual shocks of record-high energy prices and global recession have produced fertile ground for policymakers to radically reform America's energy policy. While many have called for increasing production of domestic oil and coal supplies, others have seen this as a unique opportunity to move beyond an energy policy dominated by fossil fuels.In July 2008, former Vice President Al Gore outlined the first step in this process when he called for America's electricity supply to be carbon-free in 10 years.

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