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Ideas for the New Administration: Two Strategic Energy Pivots

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Ideas for the New Administration: Two Strategic Energy Pivots

January 5, 2017
Energy & EnvironmentGeopoliticsTechnology / Infrastructure

Abstract

Thanks to the dramatic increase in domestic oil and natural gas production, the U.S. should pivot away from a goal of “energy independence” and instead flex its market power to reset the geopolitical status quo in energy. And, for the long-term future, finding alternatives to today’s necessary dependence on hydrocarbons requires abandoning failed research approaches. To advance these goals, Congress and the new Trump administration should:

Key Findings

  1. Radically Expand Energy Exports
  2. Restructure Federal Energy R&D

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Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Expanding America's Petroleum Power: Geopolitics in the Third Oil Era. Follow him on Twitter here.

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