12:30 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Concealed Costs of Energy: A Live Web Chat with Michael Greenstone

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Memorial Day weekend heralded the start of summer travel season and everyone wants to see gas prices drop. But the dirty little secret behind America’s energy prices are the concealed costs. Not the price we pay at the pump or what shows up on the electric bill, but the less obvious costs of our energy choices on health, the environment, and national security.

Michael Greenstone, director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings, answered questions on June 15 about the true costs of energy in a live web chat moderated by POLITICO.

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