While news outlets around the country continue to debate the impact of the mid-term elections, I’d like to talk about a topic that was of importance long before political ads dominated TV — and it will continue to be important long after the political analysis of this week’s election ends. That topic is good energy policy.
Recently, the International Energy Agency issued an insightful and important report. It was released in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly annual meeting, and focuses on the role of energy in reducing extreme poverty and meeting other global development goals. Of the many challenges related to energy, I think this one is often overlooked, at least in more developed countries.