Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Presidential Campaigns Debate Energy

Representatives from the McCain and Obama campaigns faced off Monday, Oct. 6 for a debate on energy, moderated by NPR's Tom Ashbrook, host of the daily talk show "On Point." McCain was represented by James Woolsey, who was director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Clinton and has served in four different administrations, both Democratic and Republican. Obama was represented by Jason Grumet, executive director of the bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy and former director of Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management. Questions were asked by journalists, Geoff Carr of the Economist and Susan McGinnis of CleanSkies.TV, as well as by a group of MIT students. The debate was co-sponsored by the student-run MIT Energy Club and the MIT Energy Initiative.

Comments (1)

A very informative debate. Both Grumet and Woolsey clearly have expert knowledge on energy issues. But, while one can easily see Barack Obama and Joe Biden articulating Obama's energy policy as well as Grumet did, it's impossible to imagine John McCain and Sarah Palin even understanding, let alone articulating, what Woolsey proposed.

Posted over 8 years by Anonymous User

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative

Category: Environment/Energy | Updated over 1 year ago

Created
October 07, 2008 11:28
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
18691 times

More from MIT Energy Initiative

Sue Tierney: Why is modernizing our energy technologies so darn hard, but worth the effort?

Sue Tierney: Why is modernizing our...

Added 7 years ago | 01:02:42 | 15858 views

Harish Hande: Energy Services for the Poor

Harish Hande: Energy Services for t...

Added 8 years ago | 01:10:34 | 34195 views

The Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

The Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

Added over 6 years ago | 01:08:00 | 14695 views

MITEI Seminar w/David Konisky - Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming

MITEI Seminar w/David Konisky - Che...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:58:03 | 1883 views

MITEI Earth Day Colloquium - James McCarthy

MITEI Earth Day Colloquium - James ...

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:24:59 | 9785 views

MITEI Press Briefing - Part 3 - Sterman, Ortiz, Greenstone

MITEI Press Briefing - Part 3 - Ste...

Added 7 years ago | 01:10:09 | 21331 views