Bush Has No Choice

National security reasons have forced US President George W. Bush to deal with his country's dependence on oil. To succeed he must work together with countries like Sweden, says Alexander Karsner, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy at the US Department of Energy.

Published: 07-Jan-2007

Alexander Karsner is very optimistic when it comes to breaking the US's addiction to oil. And he believes that the key to success is increased collaboration with countries like Sweden: "Sweden and the US both have very aggressive self-imposed targets that require us to examine the same technology platforms. I haven't heard of anyone pressing as hard as Stockholm and Washington."

He gave this interview in connection with the initiation of a joint agreement on energy issues between the US and Sweden.

What can the US and Sweden learn from each other?
"We are planning to grow our cooperation specifically in the area of petroleum alternatives. We have broken it down in grlexander Karsner is very optimistic when it comes to breaking the US's addiction to oil. And he believes that the key to success is increased collaboration with countries like Sweden: "Sweden and the US both have very aggressive self-imposed targets that require us to examine the same technology platforms. I haven't heard of anyone pressing as hard as Stockholm and Washington."
He gave this interview in connection with the initiation of a joint agreement on energy issues between the US and Sweden.

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