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Posted: October 14th, 2008
The Case for a National Electric Grid

Electricity, not oil, is the heart of the U.S. energy economy. Power plants consume as much raw energy as oil supplies to all cars, trucks, planes, homes, factories, offices, and chemical plants, and deliver much more useful power because they process the fuel much more efficiently. Hear remarks from Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy Research at the Manhattan Institute, and a presentation of “The Million-Volt Answer to Oil” report by Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Then panelists discuss the potential and challenges in creating an efficient National Electric Grid. Panelists include: Ashley Brown, Executive Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government ; Nick Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southwest Power Pool; Ashok Gupta, Air and Energy Program Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and; Joseph Kelliher, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The panel is moderated by Steven F. Hayward, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. A keynote address follows by the Honorable George E. Pataki.


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