Deloitte: U.S. policymakers should focus on energy security

10/15/2012 |

U.S. policymakers should concentrate on energy security instead of energy independence, as it is a "realistic and achievable goal," according to a report from Deloitte. The real issue is to lessen energy imports from hostile countries, and the U.S. can address that with "prudent" onshore and offshore exploration and development, the report stated. "Our need to import crude oil is the single most important factor behind all policy discussions of energy security and 'independence,' " said Branko Terzic, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.

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