By Robert Lifset
With center East blow-ups, pipeline politics, wind farm controversies, sunlight scandals, and disputes over fracking, it is common to imagine that the strength coverage debate is at its such a lot extreme ever. yet it is easy to overlook that strength matters ruled the nation's politics within the Seventies in addition. Wars have been fought, political careers made and unmade, and fortunes gambled and misplaced, all due to the vagaries of power construction and intake, which held the yankee public and its politicians in thrall.
This historic research focuses solely on American power coverage within the Nineteen Seventies. Revisiting the final time strength matters got here to the leading edge of nationwide political discourse, the essays amassed right here supply new perception into the power concern of that decade—insights with transparent implications for our current dilemmas. between a brand new new release of strength historians, the authors tackle questions of political management, international coverage, provide, and insist. Chapters research the politics of strength policymaking; efforts by way of American policymakers to extend provide and decrease call for; and the problem of crafting American international coverage because the center East emerges because the world’s prime oil-producing area. American power coverage within the 1970s reminds united states wide variety of coverage successes and screw ups and gives an in-depth examine the complex workings of such matters as café criteria, substitute power offers, nuclear strength, conservation, the strategic petroleum reserve, and the Carter Doctrine.
This publication restores historic readability and context to the advanced and politically freighted dialogue of strength in the US. it may tell and enlighten the dialogue going forward.
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American Energy Policy in the 1970s by Robert Lifset