The American Energy Superpower

Jason Bordoff

 

In his latest article in Foreign Affairs, Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of Columbia University SIPA’s Center on Global Energy Policy, examines the meaning of the Trump Administration's new policy goal of "energy dominance." Bordoff argues that dominance as a goal sends the wrong signal to our partners around the world and ignores that the U.S. benefits from global energy cooperation and interconnectedness. Ramping up domestic production and exports, key to the administration's definition of dominance, brings economic and geopolitical benefits to the U.S. But, Bordoff argues, dominance is about more than increasing supply. U.S. energy strength also depends on investing in tomorrow’s new energy technologies, maintaining its leadership role in global energy cooperation, increasing its resilience to market swings, and protecting the environment.

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