The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future

Event Date
  • 6/19/2013   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • The Junior League
  • The Junior League
    1811 Briar Oaks Lane
    Houston, Texas 77027



Michael Levi 
Council on Foreign Relations

Wednesday, June 19th 
Registration: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The energy revolution in the United States has provided us with something that, less than a decade ago, we were beginning to run out of – competitive and realistic options for energy security. There now exists a ‘shale versus clean energy’ competition in which proponents of both sides are fighting to prevail.  Each side boasts promising strategies for the U.S. to bolster its security, strengthen its economy, and protect the environment. Michael Levi analyzes the implications of each strategy and discusses the ways to effectively incorporate both as the U.S. moves towards energy independence. 

Michael A. Levi is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and Director of the CFR program on energy security and climate change. Before joining CFR, Dr. Levi was a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Levi’s essays have been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Nature, and Scientific American, among others. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. 

Dr. Levi’s book, The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future, will be available at the program.