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

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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