Task Force Report: National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency
Remarks by Thomas E. Donilon at the Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Remarks by Thomas E. Donilon at the Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
The U.S. electrical grid has hardly changed since the 1880s, and its reliability, effectiveness, and affordability are increasingly being brought into question. To prevent disaster, regulators must abandon outdated electrical architecture and redesign the grid.
President Obama established this review on January 9, 2014, which is meant to provide an integrated view of federal energy policy and recommends priorities, actions, and needed tools for new legislation and research. The first report, released April 2015, focused on U.S. energy infrastructures.