About the Event
Taking Measure of U.S. Energy Policy: A Review of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
RFF First Wednesday
November 2, 2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed into law in August 2005, is the first major piece of energy legislation passed in a decade. Resources for the Future, GLOBE USA and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation present a day-long seminar to examine the act and assess how well it addresses the key drivers of contemporary energy policy: national security, climate change, and technology development and deployment. This seminar is the culmination of the Energy 2050 series of Congressional briefings that explore policy options and strategies to address America's energy needs to the year 2050. RFF President Phil Sharp convenes the session, setting the stage for discussion on the new energy bill with an historical overview of energy legislation in the United States.
President, Resources for the Future
Phil Sharp, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana from 1975 to 1995 and a prominent authority on energy and environmental policy, was appointed president of Resources for the Future on September 1, 2005. Sharp's career combines extensive academic and political experience. Following his decision not to seek an eleventh consecutive term in the House, Sharp joined Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Lecturer in Public Policy from 1995 to 2001. He served as Director of Harvard's Institute of Politics from 1995 to 1998 and again from 2004 until his appointment at RFF.
- Karen L. Palmer, Research Director and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
- William A. Pizer, Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
- Joel Darmstadter, Senior Fellow
- Richard D. Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
- Joseph E. Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; and Visiting Fellow, Resources for the Future