Brookings: Freedom from Oil: How the Next President Can End the United States' Oil Addiction

Oct 11, 2007, 01:00 ET from Brookings Institution

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release
 was issued today by the Brookings Institution:
     Monday, October 15, 2007
     9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     The Brookings Institution
     Falk Auditorium
     1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
     Washington, DC
     "I plan to deliver an address from the Oval Office one month from
 today. The topic will be oil dependence." With these opening words, David
 Sandalow's Freedom from Oil (McGraw-Hill, 2007) explores what could happen
 if the next president made ending oil dependence a top priority. Dueling
 memos from Cabinet members and top aides examine plug-in cars, biofuels,
 fuel efficiency, mass transit and other topics. Freedom from Oil offers
 insights into both energy policy and White House decision-making,
 culminating with a speech by the new president to the nation.
     On Monday, October 15, Sandalow, a Brookings senior fellow, will
 discuss his new book. Commentary from a panel of distinguished experts will
 follow, exploring the perspectives of government, NGOs and industry. A
 plug-in hybrid will be on display during a breakfast reception from 9:00
 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
     After the program, panelists will take audience questions. A book
 signing will follow.
     Opening Remarks:
     Jim Woolsey
     Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
     Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
     David Sandalow
     Senior Fellow
     The Brookings Institution
     Ian Bowles
     Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
     Commonwealth of Massachusetts
     Keith Cole
     Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
     General Motors
     Rayola Dougher
     Senior Economist
     American Petroleum Institute
     Chelsea Sexton
     Executive Director
     Plug-In America
     Phil Sharp
     Resources for the Future
     RSVP: Please call the Brookings Office of Communications, 202-797-6105,
 or visit

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