U.S. Climate and Energy Policies: Complementary or Conflicting?
|Series:||The Intelligent Conversation Series|
|Speaker:||Pete Wilcoxen and Lawrence Tanner|
|Location:||LeMoyne College - Grewen Auditorium|
|Date:||Tue, Nov 6, 2007|
Additional InformationU.S. Climate and Energy Policies: Complementary or Conflicting?
Greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels (and the associated climate change), and the reliance of the U.S. on imported oil to satisfy energy needs, are too often treated as separate issues. In fact, they are two sides of the same coin. Actions taken to control emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will impact the cost and availability of energy, while measures to address the security of the nation’s energy supply will affect the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in the future. Are there realistic options that would allow us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and at the same time provide a greater measure of energy security? What are the alternatives to fossil fuels? Can greenhouse gases be controlled more efficiently? Are there new technologies on the horizon that will save the day?
Peter Wilcoxen, associate professor of economics and public administration, director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Lawrence Tanner, associate professor of natural systems science, director of the Center for the Study of Environmental Change, Le Moyne College
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