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Energy follies, missteps, fiascos, and successes of America's energy policy, Robert R. Nordhaus, Sam Kalen.

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Summary
Conversations about energy law and policy are paramount, undergoing new scrutiny and characterizations. Energy Follies: Missteps, Fiascos, and Successes of America's Energy Policy explores how a century of energy policies, rather than solving our energy problems, often made them worse; how Congress and other federal agencies grappled with remedying seemingly myopic past decisions. Sam Kalen and Robert R. Nordhaus investigate how misguided or naïve energy policy decisions caused or contributed to past energy crises, and how it took years to unwind their effects. This work recounts the decades-long struggles to move to market supply and pricing policies for oil and natural gas in order to make competition work in the electric power industry and to tame emissions from the coal fleet left to us by the 1970s coal policies. These historic policies continue to present struggles, and this book reflects on how future challenges ought to learn from our past mistakes
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Sep 2018)
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781108334457

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