The Range of the Possible: Energy Alternatives in the Market (Session 2)

John E. Bryson Chairman and CEO, Edison International; cofounder, Natural Resources Defense Council
Vijay Vaitheeswaran Correspondent, The Economist; Author of "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"
Sebastian Mallaby Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Deputy Director of Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
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