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Energy is THE Topic in Debates

ACCE Webmaster on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 6:52:55 pm

The overarching theme I've noticed in all of the debates this presidential election season is energy.  Last night both Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama discussed energy in answers to questions about the economy, the environment and foreign policy.  Energy is the subject of the phrase (Gov. Palin's mantra "Drill Baby, Drill") that may well prove to be the most memorable of the entire election.

I am happy to see this level of focus on energy.  As evidenced by ACCE's most recent policy survey, energy is among the most pressing issues facing our country.  If you are focused on energy at your chamber join us for the Energy Issue Jam.

Richard McMahon, Executive Director of Energy Supply for the Edison Electric Institute, will lead the Energy Issue Jam on October 21 at 1pm eastern.  Topics for discussion include: infrastructure and capital expansion costs; supply, price and demand for electricity; renewable portfolio standards; climate change and CO2 reduction; and any other energy related topic you want to discuss.

Issue Jams are a forum for shared learning and open discussion about the latest policy trends.  The phone lines will be open throughout the call and we anticipate a lively discussion.  Don't miss this opportunity to be at the leading edge of energy policy, sign up for the Energy Issue Jam on Oct 21.

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