Rick Perry Wants US Exports To Energize The World

U.S. exports and technological innovations, especially LNG and carbon capture utilization, can introduce energy security and lower emissions across the globe, energy secretary says.

Rick Perry Wants US Exports To Energize The World

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry discussed how technological innovations and U.S. energy abundance can benefit the world by providing affordable and low-emission energy at CERAWeek by IHS Markit. At left is nuclear research conducted at the Idaho National Laboratory; a soldier in China’s Tiananmen Square wearing a mask because of air pollution; and the Independence FSRU, a part of Lithuania’s strategy to no longer be solely dependent on Russia for natural gas. (Source: Hart Energy, Shutterstock)

Can American ingenuity and vast stores of energy make the world a better place? Rick Perry thinks so.

The U.S. energy secretary brought his sunny outlook and enthusiasm for technological innovation to CERAWeek by IHS Markit, extolling the dramatic advances made by the U.S. oil and gas, and renewable sectors, as well as chiding global rivals Russia and China for their disregard for international law and the sanctity of contracts. And during a press conference on March 13, he even expressed a willingness to talk to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to discuss her Green New Deal resolution.

“Through this cascade of innovation, we’re producing a wider range of fuels, more abundantly, more affordably,” said Perry, whose department oversees the country’s 17 national laboratories, during opening remarks. “We’re using them more cleanly, more efficiently than ever.”

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Joseph Markman

Joseph Markman, senior editor for Hart Energy, covers markets and provides data analysis for all Hart Energy editorial products.