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Yetiv Co-Authors Op-Ed Piece on Clean Energy for New York Daily News

Steve Yetiv, a political science professor at Old Dominion University, recently wrote an opinion piece - timed to coincide with the U.N. Climate Summit in Copenhagen - citing the need for a more aggressive clean energy agenda in the United States.

Yetiv co-authored the commentary with Lowell Feld, a former senior international oil markets analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration and frequent collaborator with Yetiv on research in the energy policy field.

In the article, which appeared in the New York Daily News Dec. 10, and has since been picked up in syndication by other major publications such as USA Today, Yetiv and Feld assert that "the President and Congress must take a number of bigger, bolder steps to move the U.S. toward renewable fuels and energy independence" in order to "jumpstart our economy, enhance our national security, protect the environment, defund countries like Iran and create millions of jobs that can't be outsourced."

Specific steps they cite to accomplish these goals include energy efficiency incentives for homes and businesses, a gradual carbon tax, an aggressive national renewable energy standard, a change in profit incentives for utility companies and a national electric grid.

Yetiv's research explores American foreign policy toward the Middle East, global energy, interdependence, and theories of decision-making, foreign policy and international relations.

His recent book, "The Absence of Grand Strategy: The United States and the Persian Gulf (1972-2005)," analyzes the evolution of U.S. foreign policy in the Persian Gulf, offering a "provocative and panoramic view of American strategies in a region critical to the functioning of the entire global economy."

This article was posted on: December 14, 2009

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