~e; energy security
brian carroll <email@example.com>
Sat, 3 Jul 2004 14:27:47 -0500
// absolutely exceptional speech, ideas, knowledge of the dynamics of
// energy security, but this in the context of the transformation of
// some great references to the use of whale oil, edison, and more.
Senator John F. Kerry -- "Energy Security is American Security"
Center for National Policy, Ronald Reagan Building, January 22, 2002
'So as we have turned the corner of a millenium and century, we have
urgent reasons to be serious about our energy future – and we have an
extraordinary opportunity today to begin a new era in which our
conception of how energy is produced, used and conserved is
transformed.' .. 'The strategy I suggest to make that transition -- I
regret to say -- must differ in many respects from that put forward by
the current Administration, and by the Republican majority in the House
of Representatives.' .. 'Their approach was developed during the first
half of last year by a Task Force chaired by Vice President Cheney.
Neither innovative private sector companies nor the public interest
were permitted to compete fairly and openly for the White House ear.'
.. 'Old thinking passed through the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
far more often and easily than new thinking. Exxon Mobil, Enron or
Chevron enjoyed an access bonanza at the expense of consumers and state
of the art environmental technology manufacturers. The process and its
results stand as a monument to the difficulty of forcing industry and
institutional change.' .. 'As a result, those most heavily invested in
the current energy system have set a course for the future which, not
surprisingly, champions status quo policies at the expense of new ideas
and innovation. What's worse, President Bush claims that prolonging the
status quo will somehow ensure "energy independence" for America, and
his party’s leaders happily echo his cry – as if by embracing their
lack of vision we'd all be able to sit back, relax, and put our fleet
of international oil tankers in drydock.' .. 'Common sense tells us
that the policies that made us dependent on foreign oil – however
repackaged in the mantle of patriotism – will only keep us dependent on
foreign oil. America take note: if we enact the entire Bush energy plan
we will find ourselves twenty years from now more dependent on foreign
oil—than we are today. The Administration has not offered an agenda
for energy independence. That is false advertising. It has offered an
agenda that evades the tough questions -- provided blinders where we
need magnifying glasses -- and slogans in the place of genuine
leadership.' .... 'So America has a choice between two competing
visions. The Administration sees a world where our principal effort is
to drill our way out of our problem while alternative, renewable fuels
and technologies rise or fall on their own at the margins no matter
what compelling reasons exist to behave differently.' .. 'I see a
world, where even as we drill because it makes economic sense and we
have to, our primary focus shifts to cajoling and exciting a new market
place for those alternative and renewable energy sources because there
are compelling reasons to do so.' .... 'Ladies and gentleman, we have
to do better than this. Energy security is American security. Our
policy must reflect that we live in one world, not four or five
separate ones and we need an energy policy of national purpose that
confronts the hard realities and sets real priorities based on the
needs of all Americans.' .... 'In fact, the story of computers over the
past two decades may be a good parallel for the story of energy in
America and the world over the coming decades. From mainframe to P.C..
From big scale to small. One technological breakthrough after another.
Leading to an even more competitive American and global economy...'
.... '.... it is utter nonsense to suggest that the government has no
role [in the energy market].' .... 'We can ignore the implications of
September 11, and continue with a business as usual approach to our
energy future. Or we can say, "Wait a minute, there is a wiser way, a
more forward-looking way, that will leave our nation less vulnerable;
our economy more competitive; our environment less polluted; and our
people better prepared for the 21 st Century.' .... 'A Saudi Arabian
oil minister and a founder of OPEC once said, "That the stone age
came to an end not for a lack of stones, and the oil age will end, but
not for a lack of oil." I don’t believe that we are about to run out of
oil But I do believe that the consequences of remaining dependent on
oil are too great, too dangerous and wrong for this nation, and that
now is time for national action. Rather than have our energy policy be
the last big mistake of the 20 th century, we can make it the first
major opportunity for security of the 21 st century.'
Presidential Candidates Respond to "New Energy for America" // IBEW,
The Ten-Point Plan for Good Jobs and Energy Independence // USWA, UAW,
1. Promote Advanced Technology & Hybrid Cars
2. Invest In More Efficient Factories
3. Encourage High Performance Building
4. Increase Use of Energy Efficient Appliances
5. Modernize Electrical Infrastructure
6. Expand Renewable Energy Development
7. Improve Transportation Options
8. Reinvest In Smart Urban Growth
9. Plan For A Hydrogen Future
10. Preserve Regulatory Protections
The Energy Security Initiative
'For more than 42 years, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
has been a leading advocate of responsible, health-protective public
policy. Now, as our nation’s energy policy continues to degrade the
environment, global and national security, and the health of the
public, PSR has forged an innovative project linking resources and
expertise from the fields of environmental health and global security.'
.. 'This collaboration, the Energy Security Initiative, is
investigating the health, environmental, and security impacts of the
current nuclear and fossil fuel-based energy system. The Energy
Security Initiative is also dedicated to working with public health
professionals and environmental and security experts to persuade
policymakers of the tremendous health and security benefits that will
accompany the adoption of a decentralized, sustainable energy
Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security
Energy Security - .pdf FILES // Rocky Mountain Institute...
'S83-08 ,The Fragility of Domestic Energy ,The Atlantic Monthly
(PDF-312k) This lay summary of Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for
National Security shows that our complex, interdependent systems for
the production and delivery of energy are vulnerable to simple but
devastating acts of sabotage. It also shows that a more efficient,
diverse, dispersed, renewable energy system can make major failures
impossible. This article appeared in The Atlantic Monthly (November
S01-06 ,Critical Issues in Domestic Energy Vulnerability, Aspen
Clean Energy Roundtable (PDF-280k) // *** Amory Lovin's handout
Alliance to Save Energy : ASE promotes energy efficiency worldwide to
healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security:
efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our
Energy Supply Security // information...
U.S. Domestic Policy -- Comprehensive National Energy Strategy
National energy policy from the U.S. Department of Energy web site.
URL --> BROKEN LINK (i.e. ENERGY SECURITY POLICY = SERVER NOT FOUND)
[and] Office of Energy Assurance
'Welcome to the DOE Office of Energy Assurance (OEA). OEA supports the
national security of the United States by working in close
collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, State and local
governments, and the private sector to ensure the reliable and secure
operation of the Nation's energy systems.' .. 'America's energy
infrastructure is the backbone of commerce, transportation,
communications, government, health care, and home life in the United
States. Any prolonged interruption of the supply of basic energy - be
it electrical, natural gas, or oil products - would be devastating to
the nation and its people. We increasingly depend on robust, secure,
and reliable energy systems to power our economy, maintain our national
security, and provide for the well being of our citizens. Because
energy is part of an interdependent network of critical physical and
information infrastructures, it must be protected from terrorist acts
as well as natural hazards.' .. 'The Office of Energy Assurance leads
the Federal response to energy emergencies, guides technology R&D that
will improve the security and reliability of the Nation's energy
systems, provides training and support for stakeholders, and works to
assess and mitigate energy system vulnerabilities. OEA conducts its
program based on a foundation of partnerships with the Department of
Homeland Security, other DOE programs, other Federal groups, State and
local governments, and private industry. Click here to learn more about
the OEA program.'
Energy Situation Analysis Report // Last Updated: June 26, 2003...
[and] DOE/OEA Energy Assurance Daily // e-mail newsletter?
open-source DHS DAILY REPORT // great resource...
Energy Security: Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
[and] IAGS Recommended Reading // note: oil and terrorism connection.
China's Quest for Energy Security // free .pdf, 2000
Green Paper : Towards a European strategy for the security of energy
Energy security // image of solar independence panel...
World Alliance for Decentralized Energy // Caterpillar, Siemens, Rolls
'The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy, was established in 2002
as a non-profit association whose mission is to accelerate the
worldwide development of high efficiency cogeneration / CHP and
decentralized renewable energy (DE) systems that deliver substantial
economic and environmental benefits.'
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