51 - Energy and the Election: What Voters Think on Energy Issues
Energy is that rare issue achieves broad support across the political spectrum. A recent poll found that 73 percent of all voters – including 67 percent of Republicans, 76 percent of Independents and 79 percent of Democrats – support establishing a national energy policy that ensures a secure supply of abundant, affordable and available energy in an environmentally responsible manner. The poll makes clear that when it comes to energy the American people expect their political leaders to set aside political posturing and focus on doing what’s best for consumers our economy and our environment.
Going into one of the most contentious elections in U.S. history - what are the major energy issues on voters’ minds and what do elected officials need to do to get policy in line with constituents needs?
About Jack: Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Gerard has led API since November 2008, expanding its membership and influence in all 50 states and globally, adding offices in Dubai and Singapore to its operations in Beijing, enabling API to better inform the public and policymakers on important energy issues. API's Washington presence is the foundation for the oil and natural gas industry's advocacy and outreach at state, federal and global levels on public policy, standards and certification programs, and as the source for information on industry best practices.