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A Strategy for American Power: Energy, Climate and National Security

UCD-ITS-RP-08-60

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Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS)

Suggested Citation: Burke, Sharon, Christine Parthemore, Josh Busby, Christine Matthews, Amy Myers Jaffe and Jason Furman (2008) A Strategy for American Power: Energy, Climate and National Security. Center for a New American Security, Washington, DC

To protect the American way of life and secure the future, the United States needs a strategy that will cut both our dependence on oil and our greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the energy we use keeps our economy and security dependent on unstable and hostile states, vulnerable to natural disasters, and subject to the consequences of climate change. With a comprehensive strategy to change both our supply of fuels and our demand, the United States can win the energy war, just as the strategy of containment helped win the Cold War.