Energy Policy Challenges - Is the Past Prologue?

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

In the late 1970s, a series of studies was produced that surveyed America’s energy situation, including the landmark book “Energy in America’s Future” by scholars at Resources for the Future. Thirty years later, this symposium will provide a retrospective assessment of the 1970s experience in order to extract lessons for current policy. In what ways is the past a prologue? Which projections materialized and which policy concerns proved justified? Which did not? With what confidence or humility should this retrospective inform current visions of our energy future, given the emerging challenges of energy security and global climate change?

A distinguished group of academics and policymakers will draw on their extensive experience with U.S. energy policy to put the current energy landscape into historical perspective. Panelists include:
  • Professor John Deutch (MIT)
  • Robert Fri (former RFF President)
  • Professor William Hogan (Harvard University)
  • Milton Russell (Emeritus – University of Tennessee)
  • Phil Sharp (RFF President)

Note: Registration for this event is closed. We invite you to view the live webcast available via this page on October 29th

Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Resources for the Future 1616P Street, NW First Floor Conference Center Washington, DC 20036


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