Lowell Lecture

GREAT DECISIONS Discussion Series: Energy Independence

Date & Time

Dec. 9, 2014


Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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Keith Schneider, Senior Editor, Circle of Blue

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs

Energy independence, by taking the bargaining chip of oil dependence off the table, would be good for American foreign policy. But the very technological advances that make independence possible have created a dilemma for lawmakers. In a government with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources?