U.S. EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, to present the EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO). The EIA report presents long-term projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040. The projections focus on the factors that shape the U.S. energy system over the long term. Under the assumption that current laws and regulations remain unchanged throughout the projections, the Outlook’s Reference case projections provide the basis for examination and discussion of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends and the direction they may take in the future. It also serves as a starting point for analysis of potential changes in energy policies. Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at CSIS, moderated.