During the 1970s, the United States experienced fuel shortages and price increases in the wake of supply disruptions abroad. This had wide-reaching, negative economic impacts and triggered action to promote greater energy security through the use of domestic resources, a national strategy centered on increasing innovation and decreasing regulation to promote private investment, robust energy trade and coordination with allies/partners. Supply diversity, both through multiple sources for a single fuel as well as a robust mix of fuels, ensures energy reliability.
At this event, sponsored by the Center for Energy Studies, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette discussed energy and national security.
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3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A
The Honorable Dan Brouillette serves as the 15th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Secretary Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector. Most recently he was the Deputy Secretary of Energy.He also served as the senior vice president and head of public policy for the USAA, the nation’s leading provider of financial services to the military community. Before joining the USAA, Secretary Brouillette was a vice president of Ford Motor Company, where he led the automaker’s domestic policy teams and served on its North American Operating Committee. At Ford and the USAA, he was part of senior management teams that helped bring to market innovative technologies like auto collision avoidance and remote deposit capture, a technology invented by USAA that allows the use of smart devices to deposit funds into our banking accounts. Before his transition into the private sector, Secretary Brouillette held numerous positions in government. He was chief of staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has broad jurisdictional and oversight authority over five cabinet-level federal agencies. He also served as assistant secretary of energy for congressional and intergovernmental affairs from 2001 to 2003. In addition, he is a former state energy regulator, having served as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016.