Energy Policy

Former EIA chief Hakes talks about road to energy independence, economic stability

How can we look to the decisions of past presidents to help define how we should proceed with energy policy and climate change legislation now? During today's OnPoint, Jay Hakes, former head of the Energy Information Administration and author of the book "A Declaration of Energy Independence: How Freedom from Foreign Oil Can Improve National Security, Our Economy, and the Environment," explains how he would advise the next president on energy issues to help the United States achieve energy independence and boost economic growth. He discusses how declining oil and gas prices may affect the urgency to act on energy and climate, and highlights the key technological hurdles that need to be overcome for the country to attain energy independence.