In the first 100 days of his administration, President Obama has put energy and environment policy at the heart of America’s future. In the next 100 days, he will need to work with various political interests and make keen decisions to realize his vision. Using this premise as a starting point, here are five ideas that can help President Obama move his energy agenda forward:

--Forge a national energy policy framework guided by successes on greening and clean-energy development at the local and state levels;

--Put every American and every American home at the center of the effort, mobilizing the country as was done in World War II;

--Assert global leadership by passing a carbon bill—or agreeing to the principles of a framework for carbon—and forging an international consensus;

--Invest in education, basic research and development for all energy forms, including clean coal and clean oil;

--Bring the American oil and gas industries to the table as key allies in the transformative Obama energy plan, making them part of the solution to the challenges of job creation, environmental protection and national security. Recognize that oil and gas are essential in moving to a low-carbon future.

--Dr. Joseph A. Stanislaw

The full report: Each of these points—and more—is discussed in the new 8-page white paper, “America’s Renaissance: Energy, Environment, Security and Global Leadership—An Energy Agenda for President Obama’s Second 100 Days.” The full report is now available at,1002,sid%253D207115%2526cid%253D258610,00.html?wt.mc_id=PRWec09. Click through to review.

About the author: Dr. Joseph A. Stanislaw is an independent senior advisor with Deloitte. He is the founder of the advisory firm The JAStanislaw Group LLC and co-founder and former president and chief executive officer of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). He co-authored The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, a book that became the subject of a six-hour documentary broadcast by PBS. He can be reached at