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 Post subject: (James) Baker Institute
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:27 pm 

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Strategic Energy Policy Challenges For the 21st Century, April 2000, by (James) Baker Institute For Public Policy, submitted to U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.

A front view of Baker Hall, the home of the Baker Institute at Rice University. Baker Hall was completed in the Spring of 1997. More detailed information on the building is available from Rice University.

The Baker Institute is strictly non-partisan and dedicated to the highest standards of intellectual excellence and integrity with the goal of helping bridge the gap between the theory and practice of public policy by drawing together experts from academia, government, the media, business, and non-governmental organizations. By so doing, the institute will broaden the professional perspective and personal understanding of all those involved in the study, formulation, execution, and criticism of public policy.

Located in Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth-largest city and a dynamic business and cultural center in the American heartland, the institute brings a unique perspective to the public policy questions of the day. The Baker Institute is an integral part of Rice University, one of the nation's most distinguished institutions of higher education. Rice's faculty and student body play an important role in its research programs and public events. The Institute is located on the Rice campus in James A. Baker III Hall, home not only to the Baker Institute, but also the School of Social Science that includes the departments of Economics and Political Science.

The Honorable James A. Baker, III, the 61st Secretary of State and 67th Secretary of Treasury serves as the Institute's Honorary Chair.

"Iraq remains a destabilizing influence to...flow of oil..."
Recommendations: "military intervention" and "de-fanging" Saddam
"...the United States remains a prisoner of its energy dilemma"
"...central dilemma" is "American people continue to demand plentiful and cheap energy without sacrifice or inconvenience." [emphasis SBW's]
"Chances are greater than at any point in the last two decades of an oil supply disruption."


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