Energy Independence Doesn’t Mean What It Used To
Payne Institute Program Manager Jordy Lee and Parker Bolstad write about why energy independence is a national security issue. For decades, U.S. policymakers failed to understand the full meaning of energy independence. Their definition centered on the need for a self-sufficient supply of cheap oil and gas. That understanding was so dominant it became matter of national security – eclipsing nearly all other environmental considerations. U.S. President Biden is making a different bet. July 26, 2021.