Back to basics on energy policy

Back to basics on energy policy / Bruce Everett, associate professor of international business at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Issues and Science in Technology, fall 2012

http://www.issues.org/29.1/bruce.html

For the past 40 years, political leaders have promised that government can plan and engineer a fundamental transformation of our energy industry. They were wrong.

In June 1973, President Richard Nixon addressed the emerging energy crisis, saying that “the answer to our long-term needs lies in developing new forms of energy.” He asked Congress for a five-year, $10 billion budget to “ensure the development of technologies vital to meeting our future energy needs.” With this speech, the federal government set out to engineer a fundamental transformation of our energy supply…

 

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A dose of reality for energy policy / Timothy Taylor, Conversable economist, 28 jan. 2013 http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.fr/2013/01/a-dose-of-reality-for-energy-policy.html


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