Publication Date: December 1, 2008
This working paper covers energy security strategy, the role of the executive office of the president, and the federal agency infrastructure for implementing strategy.
The President-Elect outlined the main elements of a strategy to stem the risks of climate change and shift the nation away from geostrategic energy supply vulnerability. In keeping with his campaign speeches, his vision centered on:
- Innovation: in basic research into alternative and renewable fuels, end-use technologies, and propagation and commercialization of science and technology
- Job creation: “green jobs” can be an important part of the economic recovery and address the nation’s energy and environmental challenges at the same time.
- International cooperation: especially in accomplishing climate change agreements
- Partnership: focused on the private sector, states, and Congress