Realities Series: Energy Security
The Realities of Energy Security through Energy Independence
Today, as in the past, the concept of energy independence has been thrust to the forefront, as new sophisticated drilling technologies have unlocked previously inaccessible domestic reserves of natural gas and oil. With an abundance of North American shale gas already available and the production of deepwater and shale oil on the rise, some opinion leaders now perceive energy independence – more specifically in terms of reducing oil imports – to be possible for the United States in the not-too-distant future. But is this perception accurate? Is supply independence the answer to our energy security concerns?
At a recent Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions' panel discussion, The Realities of Energy Security through Energy Independence, three highly tenured military strategists and Susan Eisenhower, President, Eisenhower Group, Inc., accentuated a fundamental reality that underlies any discussion of energy security: The topic is highly complex. To make progress, they contended, the debate around energy security should be broadened to address the themes presented in the video and accompanying paper.
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