The American Consumer Institute held an event on March 30 to discuss the merits of an “all of the above” approach to energy policy, in line with the proposals outlined in ACI’s recent white paper on the same topic.

ACI’s director of energy, trade and environmental policy, Dr. Oliver McPherson-Smith, moderated a panel discussion including Philip Rossetti, senior fellow in energy and environment with R Street Institute, Christopher Guith, senior vice president with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute and Jeanne Kuehl, senior professional staff member with the U.S. House of Representatives’s Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

This panel of experts shared insights on a wide variety of energy policy issues, from energy independence and permitting for new projects to critical minerals and potential reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act. Panelists agreed that offering consumers a diversity of affordable energy options that suit their needs calls for significant changes to the current regulatory regime under the Biden administration.

Finally, in a keynote address, Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) commented on America’s present distance from energy independence, and called for reforms to better facilitate domestic energy production. As Rep. Langworthy wrote in a post highlighting the event, “There is no debate — energy independence is tied directly with our national security.”