President Trump campaigned on the promise to revitalize American infrastructure. In his first one hundred days in office, he approved the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, two highly politicized and controversial energy projects. Now, lawmakers are considering the possibility of a broad infrastructure bill that may include not only roads and bridges, but also pipes to deliver clean drinking water, new oil and gas pipelines, and projects that would impact U.S. LNG exports, hydropower and offshore drilling. Host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) sits down withRepublican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Hon. Fred Upton, to discuss anticipated legislation that would affect America’s energy infrastructure and other issues including: The role of energy in a new infrastructure bill; How Trump’s budget proposal would affect the Department of Energy; Climate change and technology; Nuclear energy and coal; An “all of the above” approach to energy security.
This week host Bill Loveless talks with Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency and leads the Energy Technology Perspectives report.
A major military engagement could occur in the Asia-Pacific region in the form of a possible conflict between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan.