Energy and foreign policy are inextricably linked. As Russian tanks cross borders in Eastern Europe it’s worth examining how energy is influencing events and considering the opportunities we have as Americans to strengthen our global position. First, it’s important to remember that energy requires infrastructure, and infrastructure is notoriously slow to build. Fast changes in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CEN CONTACT: Tyler Duvelius – firstname.lastname@example.org The following statement can be attributed to Tyler Duvelius, director of external affairs, Conservative Energy Network: “CEN believes energy security is national security. That is why, in response to Russian aggression, we support President Biden’s decision to ban Russian oil and gas imports—following nearly a week […]
Read the full article here. A Deeper Dive: The world is seeing the geopolitical importance of energy policy play out in real time and, unfortunately, with devastating consequences. The exportation of Russian oil and natural gas is funding Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. must edge Russia out of the global energy market by taking […]
It is encouraging to see conservatives leading discussions on these proposed plans, but we must act now to help revitalize and modernize America’s aging infrastructure and energy grids. Together, these proposed stimulus plans can help businesses turn the lights back on and get the country back to work for a brighter economic and energy future.
As we all react to this new normal and question how we could have prepared better, it’s past time to consider that much like the warnings of epidemiologists about a potential pandemic that went unheeded, energy experts have been raising red flags about the vulnerability of our nation’s electricity system for years.
To effectively meet this challenge and prepare for future crises, we must invest in a more adaptable grid solution, one that emphasizes a diversified energy portfolio of baseload and renewable sources and is structured around a more flexible workforce.