12 Aug '11, 4pm

Solving State Oil Addiction, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Solving State Oil Addiction, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Earlier this week I braved the 100-degree-plus heat in San Antonio, Texas to speak at an energy summit held as part of the National Conference of State Legislatures annual summit . About a thousand legislators and their staff convened for this big event, and the summit itself attracted a hundred or so of them. While I missed the session featuring Texas Governor Rick Perry (who is coincidentally about to announce his Presidential bid) since I had to get back to my family, I enjoyed a day of animated discussion of biofuels, electric and diesel vehicles and fuel-efficient alternatives such as rail and buses. I also had a chance to check out booths and displays in an exhibit hall, including these enormous (everything's bigger in Texas) boots on display to welcome out-of-staters. My talk covered the leadership role that states play in driving transportation policy and therefore...

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