The twin goals our national energy problem involve both a reduction in our carbon footprint and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Policy decisions have been made that would accomplish this through the development of renewable energy sources such as bio-fuel, solar power and wind power. Unfortunately, these sources are unlikely to satisfy our energy needs for the foreseeable future. The more realistic options at this time are the expansion of nuclear power and the utilization of natural gas. With David Hacker, we will examine why these are the more likely directions we ought to consider. Registration is $27 member; $33 non-member.