It's been four decades since Arab oil producers shut off the oil spigot to America, creating price shocks, gas lines, and economic hardship. It also spawned the modern political definitions of "energy security" and "energy independence."

So 40 years later, are we really better off? The Gang will look at what's changed, and talk with Shirley Neff, an energy economist at the EIA, about how the availability of information on energy has improved.

We'll also take a look at the implications of California's new energystoragemandate, and discuss Arizona Public Service's admission that it gave money to political groups producing anti-solar ads.

Join the Energy Gang for its first live show at the MDV-SEIA Solar Focus conference in Washington, D.C. on November 12! 

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The Energy Gang is produced by Greentechmedia.com. The show features weekly discussion between energy futurist Jigar Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Editor Stephen Lacey.