U.S. Energy Independence: A New American Narrative?

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Feb 28, 2014

Is energy independence within our grasp? Imagine the impact on geopolitics if the United States was no longer dependent on energy sources that often come from politically unstable regions of the world. During the latest installment of The National Conversation series, a panel of experts discussed the possibility of America freeing itself from dependence on foreign energy. Afterwards, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Daniel Yergin provided additional commentary on the topic.

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