Politicians often campaign on a promise to make America energy independent. This summer at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Shell Oil’s Marvin Odum said the goal should really be North American energy independence. In a recent report, The North American Oil and Gas Renaissance and its Implications, our Energy and Environment Program looked at the key components of that independence. The report explores the causes behind this recent trend including new technology and sources like shale, the environmental issues, and global trade implications. Read the full report here.