As part of our mission to facilitate substantive, responsible dialogue on a variety of energy policy issues relevant to policymakers and the American public, OurEnergyPolicy (OEP) held a webinar on U.S. energy independence in June 2020, the sixth installment in our Energy Leaders Webinar Series. The United States’ goal to reach self-sufficiency in our petroleum consumption and reduce our dependence on foreign supply is a decades-old ambition and one that is still relevant today.
This paper is a summary of the issues explored in the roundtable discussion. We have done our best to highlight points of consensus and to represent all sides of issues where our participants held differing views. We intend this summary to serve as a resource for policymakers and stakeholders working on transportation and energy independence.