Carter to testify on 'energy security' this week

Former President Jimmy Carter will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week to testify about "energy security," the committee announced Monday.

Carter will appear on the Hill tomorrow afternoon at a hearing entitled "Energy Security: Historical Perspectives and Modern Challenges."

Carter is in a unique position to speak about the historical perspective on energy security. His time in the White House saw the energy crisis of 1979, in which the Iranian Revolution resulted in an oil shortage and high gasoline prices.

The struggles with Iran and the energy crisis contributed, in part, to Carter's defeat during his reelection bid in 1980.