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The Question

Powering America?

Recent global crises are further highlighting the fault lines of America's shaky energy platform: The tragedy in Japan has brought U.S. nuclear power under scrutiny and the Middle East turmoil has seen oil prices soar, not to mention last year's BP spill tempered prospects for offshore drilling. What leadership will it take to successfully cut through the political barriers and unite the country around forging a real U.S. energy policy?

Posted by On Leadership  on Mar 22, 2011 10:22 AM
Views from the Panel

A ‘Papillon’ moment

For Obama and for politicians on both sides of the aisle, the seventh wave may be approaching. The question is, will they jump...

Posted by Alaina Love on Mar 23, 2011 4:06 PM

Creative ‘energy’ in the private sector

The government possesses the power to create more public demand for clean energy. Once this takes place, the private sector will immediately sense the opportunities for entrepreneurship...

Posted by Rice University Undergraduate Leaders on Mar 23, 2011 3:59 PM

The boundaries of independence in an interdependent world

The decision to have some version of energy independence means we must be willing to pay for it. We need to accept that...

Posted by Katherine Tyler Scott on Mar 23, 2011 3:43 PM

The purpose of a U.S. energy policy

This administration includes people who understand the problem, but the powerful interests have allowed them only to take baby steps forward. Perhaps the strongest initiatives are coming from the Department of Defense...

Posted by Michael Maccoby on Mar 22, 2011 6:48 PM

Creating majority support for an energy policy

Uniting the entire country around a serious and effective energy policy is both impossible and unnecessary...

Posted by Slade Gorton on Mar 22, 2011 6:49 PM

Green-collar leadership

Martin Luther King once said, “A genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus but a molder of consensus.” On energy, on the budget and on a growing laundry list of issues, we simply don’t have leadership...

Posted by Coro Fellows on Mar 22, 2011 1:30 PM

Every energy strategy has trade-offs

Few leaders (from either side of the political spectrum) have had the courage to face the reality that...

Posted by Marshall Goldsmith on Mar 22, 2011 10:29 AM

Energy: An exercise in realism as well as aspiration

A comprehensive energy policy is likely beyond this president’s grasp, certainly in this term...

Posted by John Baldoni on Mar 22, 2011 10:57 AM

Ending the energy-policy game

The next time you host a gathering, simply ask your guests if they can describe the U.S. policy on energy. You’ll stump them every time...

Posted by Yash Gupta on Mar 22, 2011 10:37 AM

Facing our daunting civic challenges

Challenges become daunting because they are neglected, avoided or dismissed.  They go unattended because few have the leadership skills along with the drive to doggedly,,,

Posted by Ed O’Malley on Mar 22, 2011 10:45 AM
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