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 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: Global Awareness & Action | Updated 23 days ago

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


Viewed
15855 times

More from MIT Energy Initiative

Unexpected changes in the US energy system - a political economy perspective

Unexpected changes in the US energy...

Added 1 year ago | 00:58:21 | 317 views

Tailoring Electrocatalyst Materials at the Nano-Scale: Controlling Activity, Selectivity, and Stability for Energy Conversion Reactions

Tailoring Electrocatalyst Materials...

Added almost 3 years ago | 01:09:00 | 5499 views

A Preliminary Review of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Clean Energy Package

A Preliminary Review of the America...

Added 3 years ago | 01:19:00 | 4408 views

C3E 2012: Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Policy

C3E 2012: Challenges and Opportunit...

Added 2 years ago | 00:58:52 | 2333 views

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

Nate Lewis - Sunlight-driven hydrog...

Added over 5 years ago | 01:07:20 | 34379 views

Energy Efficiency Research and Education at MIT - Energy Futures Week 2011

Energy Efficiency Research and Educ...

Added almost 4 years ago | 01:35:00 | 7906 views