Energy Policy:

CFR task force urges integration of U.S. energy policy and foreign policy

As lawmakers struggle to determine the most effective ways to curb the United States' "addiction" to oil, concern over how energy dependence plays into national security is mounting. As a result, the Council on Foreign Relations created an independent task force to examine this issue. During today's OnPoint, task force member Phillip Sharp discusses the report, "National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency." He gives recommendations of how the United States can handle China's growing energy demands and discusses the need to integrate foreign policy and energy policy. Sharp also addresses the importance of implementing alternative fuels, efficient vehicles and developing offshore drilling in order to help ease energy dependence.