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Fix This/Energy

In a series of roundtable discussions, Bloomberg Businessweek brings together thought leaders to offer solutions to major challenges facing the world.

The Energy Crisis

What exactly is America’s energy problem? According to this panel, the biggest issue is imported oil—and transportation the best arena in which to tackle it.

Infographics

    Clean Energy Calculator

    Clean Energy Calculator

    Test a scenario for increasing the use of solar, wind, or electric cars to cut America’s reliance on fossil fuels

    Powering America

    Powering America

    A state-by-state look at the use of renewable energy, fossil fuels, and nuclear power

O.K. Smart Guys: Fix the Energy Problem

The U.S. first became a net importer of oil in 1948. The intervening decades have led Americans down a steady path of price spikes, shortages, and compromised foreign policy decisions. Imported fuel means expensive gasoline, lost jobs, and hobbled industries, while climate change poses risks as dramatic as they are difficult to assess. So how do we fix our fuel and energy problems? Read more.

Discussion

Do policy makers understand energy well enough to make smart decisions?

Panelist Bios

  • Carol Browner Center for American Progress
  • Thomas R. Kuhn Edison Electric Institute
  • Norman Pearlstine Bloomberg
  • T. Boone Pickens BP Capital
  • Jigar Shah Carbon War Room
  • Robert S. Shapard Oncor Electric Delivery
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