WATCHING WASHINGTON SHAPING UP THE NES
with Patrick Crow Despite recent criticism, Energy Sec. James Watkins remains upbeat about the National Energy Strategy currently taking shape. DOE has held 16 hearings to gather data for the NES. It plans a session on energy price issues July 20 and a later hearing on energy delivery systems. The July 20 hearing will focus on whether energy forms are underpriced and the consequences for energy production, the environment, national security, and global competitiveness.