James Woolsey is an energy advisor for John McCain. Woolsey talks about the ’70s and the necessity for domestic drilling.
How does a former CIA director become an advocate for alternative energy? Woolsey talks about how he got mad as hell as decided not to take it anymore.
Woolsey says our dependence on oil is a disaster. What does he purpose and why does that include domestic drilling?
Mr. R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner and Senior Advisor with VantagePoint Venture Partners, Clean Tech, of San Bruno, California.
Mr. Woolsey is currently an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Woolsey chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group; is a Senior Executive Advisor to the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton; and is Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm, Goodwin Procter. Woolsey’s area of expertise is in alternative energy and security issues.
He has served four times in the federal government for a total of 12 years, holding Presidential appointments in two Democratic and two Republican administrations. He served as Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95), Ambassador and Chief Negotiator for the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty in Vienna (1989-91), Delegate at Large (on a part-time basis) to the Strategic Arms Reductions Talks (START) and the Defense and Space Talks in Geneva (1983-86), Under Secretary of the Navy (1977-79), and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate committee on Armed Services (1970-73). He was also an attorney with Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., specializing in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) He received an AB from Stanford University, MA from Oxford University “ where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and LLB from Yale Law School.