By Robert Lifset
With center East blow-ups, pipeline politics, wind farm controversies, sunlight scandals, and disputes over fracking, it really is typical to imagine that the power coverage debate is at its such a lot excessive ever. yet it is easy to disregard that power matters ruled the nation's politics within the Nineteen Seventies to boot. Wars have been fought, political careers made and unmade, and fortunes gambled and misplaced, all as a result vagaries of power construction and intake, which held the yankee public and its politicians in thrall.
This old research focuses solely on American power coverage within the Nineteen Seventies. Revisiting the final time strength concerns got here to the vanguard of nationwide political discourse, the essays gathered the following offer new perception into the power problem of that decade—insights with transparent implications for our current dilemmas. between a brand new iteration of power historians, the authors handle questions of political management, overseas coverage, provide, and insist. Chapters study the politics of power policymaking; efforts via American policymakers to extend offer and decrease call for; and the problem of crafting American international coverage because the center East emerges because the world’s major oil-producing zone. American strength coverage within the 1970s reminds u . s . wide selection of coverage successes and screw ups and provides an in-depth examine the advanced workings of such matters as café criteria, substitute power provides, nuclear energy, conservation, the strategic petroleum reserve, and the Carter Doctrine.
This ebook restores historic readability and context to the advanced and politically freighted dialogue of power in the United States. it's going to tell and enlighten the dialogue going forward.
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American Energy Policy in the 1970s by Robert Lifset