Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

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 6 years by Anonymous User

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative

Category: Environment/Energy | Updated 5 months ago

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


Viewed
16381 times

More from MIT Energy Initiative

The Growth Imperative: Plotting a Sustainable Energy Future for India

The Growth Imperative: Plotting a S...

Added 8 months ago | 01:09:30 | 1152 views

Dan Rather Reports - "Power Play" - March 1, 2011

Dan Rather Reports - "Power Play" -...

Added 4 years ago | 00:51:06 | 6974 views

John Deutch - The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Shale Gas Subcommittee

John Deutch - The Secretary of Ener...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:16:00 | 6635 views

Nate Lewis - Sunlight-driven hydrogen formation by membrane-supported photoelectrochemical water splitting

Nate Lewis - Sunlight-driven hydrog...

Added 6 years ago | 01:07:20 | 35150 views

Jacob Karni: The Next Phase in Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power Generation

Jacob Karni: The Next Phase in Larg...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:02:51 | 32041 views

Severin Borenstein: Meeting US Energy and Climate Challenges with Rational Policy

Severin Borenstein: Meeting US Ener...

Added almost 6 years ago | 01:25:09 | 23549 views