Oxford Energy Podcast – Lessons from a strategy of energy dominance
Energy dominance – which includes increased production, reduced regulation, and enhanced energy trade – is the more assertive progeny of energy independence, a key long-time goal of US energy policy. In this podcast, David Ledesma talks to Sarah Ladislaw, Senior Vice President and Director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at CSIS about why Energy Dominance was so important to the Trump administration and how its interpretation could change under a Biden presidency. In this wide-ranging discussion, Sarah argues that even though the era of energy dominance may be over, the intensity of clean-energy competition is just getting started and discusses the challenges and opportunities associated the US’s decarbonisation agenda. Sarah and David also ask whether energy dominance will remain a key strategic goal and how will the wish to pursue energy trading opportunities with other countries impact on global politics?