James Woolsey, the contributor to the chapter on Energy and National Security, has received a total of four presidential appointments – under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Most notably, he was Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency from February 5, 1993 until January 10, 1995.
Mr. Woolsey is among the most vocal and, in my view, most credible proponents of renewables, making arguments touching on national security, global climate change, and economics. He is featured in Thomas Friedman’s Discovery Channel documentary Addicted to Oil, and in the 2006 documentary film “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which addresses solutions to oil dependency through the development of electric transportation. I was elated when his assistant responded positively to my request for an interview.