As America cements its position as the world's preeminent producer of natural gas, a new opportunity looms on the horizon: the chance to dominate natural gas export markets.
Natural gas, unlike alternative energy sources such as wind and solar, does not depend on massive taxpayer subsidies or government mandates. All it demands of public policy is the right regulatory environment for the capital-intensive physical infrastructure—pipes, ports and liquefied natural gas terminals—that is integral to its production and exportation.
With only a handful of changes to outmoded permitting and trade policies, lawmakers could unleash a second wave of U.S. energy dominance that would complement the country's already-explosive growth of oil exports. Please join Mark Mills as he describes the steps necessary to unleash America's next great energy export boom.
Mark Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he co-directs the Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation. He is also a strategic partner with Cottonwood Venture Partners, an energy-tech venture fund, and an advisory board member of the University of Notre Dame's Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. Mills's articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times Magazine, and Forbes. In 2016, he was named "Energy Writer of the Year" by the American Energy Society.