Energy Policy Outlook 2008
August 14, 2008, 11am ET (east coast US)
A new era for energy policy?
The 2008 US presidential election and prospects for legislative and
market change in the next administration
The next US president is
expected to inaugurate a new policy framework for domestic energy
security, renewable fuel use and mitigation of CO2
emissions. The presumed candidates have already outlined
introductory frameworks for domestic energy production and promotion
of efficiency. These plans include tax incentives, new regulation
and punitive measures that will directly impact physical and
financial oil industry operations.
But the combined challenges of a faltering economy, a willful
democratic Congress and a divided political will on Middle East
engagement must be overcome to realize a new domestic energy agenda.
A diplomatic finesse will be necessary in the context of
unprecedented international engagement over climate issues and
The Argus Energy Policy Outlook 2008 webinar takes a hard
look at the political realities facing the next president, and the
candidates’ strategies for delivering new energy and environmental
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