From global climate change to “fracking,” energy-related issues have comprised a source of heated debate for American policymakers. Needless to say, assessing the economic and environmental consequences of certain developmental shifts is often fraught with difficulty, particularly when considering existing national and international frameworks. Michael Levi, author of The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future, provides insight into a new era of energy policy and renewable technologies in a field undergoing radical transformations.
On America’s “clean energy race” with China:
On the global climate change debate and its impact on policy:
On the driving forces behind renewable energy development:
On the disputed environmental consequences of “fracking”:
Michael A. Levi is the Council on Foreign Relations’ David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change. He is author of The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future.