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Young Leaders Circle Forum with Peter Huber

Wednesday September 2009


Peter Huber Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

The 2009 Young Leaders Circle season resumed on Wednesday, September 16th with Manhattan Institute senior fellow Peter Huber discussing his provocative new report "Kill Oil with Natural Gas and Electricity: A Carbon Strategy the World Can Afford".

With Cap and Trade legislation returning to the spotlight in Washington, Huber presented an urgent exposé of today's most widely-touted carbon-cutting schemes, which will, in fact, strengthen oil's grip on the planet's highways and end up increasing carbon emissions as well. To beat oil and curb carbon while we do, he argued, we need an energy policy centered on cheap, conventional fuels and practical, proven technologies.

Peter Huber's most recent book is The Bottomless Well, which Bill Gates describes as “the only book I've ever seen that really explains energy, its history and what it will be like going forward.” Huber is also a regular contributor to Forbes, where he writes about science, technology, and public policy.