Workshop: Reviving Energy Infrastructure
The Shale Revolution has brought Americans an abundance of oil and natural gas, but some parts of the country are still not reaping the benefits of energy abundance. Areas like the Northeast still experience extremely high energy prices, especially during winter. While international demand for our fossil fuels continue to rise, export terminals for coal, natural gas, and petroleum struggle to gain approval meaning Americans miss out on the economic benefits of free trade. Lack of energy infrastructure holds regions of the country back from affordable and reliable energy while other regions miss out on the jobs and other economic benefits energy development brings. This workshop will look at the benefits of energy infrastructure, state and federal roadblocks to building energy infrastructure, and what reforms are needed to revive America’s energy infrastructure.