Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- David Danielson, U.S. Department of Energy's assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and university vice chair of the Council on Competitiveness, Sean McGarvey, president of the Building & Construction Trades Department at the AFL-CIO, and Mayo Shattuck III, executive chairman of Exelon Corp., talk about energy independence and its impact on U.S. competitiveness. They speak at the National Competitiveness Forum in Washington. Mary Jordan of Washington Post Live moderates. (Source: Bloomberg)
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