Questioning Biden's Department of Energy
Last week I had the opportunity to question President Biden's top energy advisors: The Honorable Andrew Light, Ph.D. (Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, Department of Energy), Mr. Harry Kamian (Senior Bureau Official and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State) and Mr. Jake Levine (Chief Climate Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation).
I demanded answers from the DoE on the lack of an energy security plan and hostile actions towards reliable energy during a global energy crisis. I also called for expansion of U.S. oil and gas production, approval of LNG export permits, and expanded approval for critical energy infrastructure.
Unfortunately, the hearing only further proved the evident disconnect within the Biden Administration.
America needs a CLEAR and CONSISTENT energy policy. President Biden must accept we are in an energy expansion, not a transition. Only then will we be able to ensure our energy dominance and security for a decade to come.