Jaffe analyzes international energy trade in U.S. House testimony

By Alston Lim • UC Davis 2014

Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of Energy and Sustainability at UC Davis, testified about international energy trade before the U.S. House subcommittee on Energy and Power on May 7.

In her testimony, Jaffe explained why open trade and global investments in energy is integral to U.S. vital interests, and provided many reasons to how it can “enhance American power and influence by strengthening our ties to important allies and trading partners.”

Jaffe said that energy exports also improve the country’s balance of trade while maintaining the America’s free trade obligations to important neighbors such as Mexico and Canada, as well as more distant long-standing allies such as South Korea.

For Jaffe’s full testimony, click here