an examination of U.S. energy policy. In the early days of the Bush administration, as electrical grids were facing overloads, energy policy took center stage. Now, with the U.S. at war with an Arab nation, our reliance on foreign oil has put our energy needs back in the spotlight. An OPEC oil embargo could cripple the nation. What do we want our energy consumption to look like a decade from now? Do renewable resources like solar power or new technologies hold the key? Or do we need to exploiting new sources of oil outside of the Middle East?
Daniel Kammen, Professor of energy and society at the University of California at Berkeley;
Karl Rabago, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy in the Clinton Administration
This program aired on November 6, 2001.