The Crisis in Energy Policy

The Crisis in Energy Policy

With an extraordinary mix of technical, scholarly, corporate, and governmental expertise, John Deutch offers an eye-opening history of the muddled practices that have passed for energy policy over the past thirty years, and a cogent account ...

Author: John M. Deutch

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674062924

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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With an extraordinary mix of technical, scholarly, corporate, and governmental expertise, John Deutch offers an eye-opening history of the muddled practices that have passed for energy policy over the past thirty years, and a cogent account of what we can learn from so many breakdowns of strategy and execution.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Politics of Energy Crises

The Politics of Energy Crises

Introduction -- Energy crises and agenda setting -- Public opinion during an energy crisis -- The question of trust -- The Yom Kippur Arab-Israeli War: the crisis of 1973-74 -- The Iranian oil crisis: 1979-1980 -- The Persian Gulf War: 1990 ...

Author: Kristy E. H. Michaud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190264642

Category: Energy consumption

Page: 240

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Introduction -- Energy crises and agenda setting -- Public opinion during an energy crisis -- The question of trust -- The Yom Kippur Arab-Israeli War: the crisis of 1973-74 -- The Iranian oil crisis: 1979-1980 -- The Persian Gulf War: 1990-1991 -- The era of peak oil energy prices: the oil shocks of 1999-2000 and 2007-08 -- Conclusion
Categories: Energy consumption

Understanding the Global Energy Crisis

Understanding the Global Energy Crisis

In this book, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe.

Author: Eugene D. Coyle

Publisher: Purdue Studies in Public Polic

ISBN: 1557536619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. It is imperative that policy makers liaise closely with the academic community in order to realize advances. This book is designed to bridge the gap between these two groups, with a particular emphasis on educating the socially-conscious engineers and technologists of the future. In this book, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe.
Categories: Business & Economics

U S Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure

U S  Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure

"Presents an analytic history of American energy policy, examining not just policies that have failed but also how the policy process itself leads to failure"--

Author: Peter Z. Grossman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107005174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

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"Presents an analytic history of American energy policy, examining not just policies that have failed but also how the policy process itself leads to failure"--
Categories: Business & Economics

Blackout

Blackout

Exposing the dirty secrets and hidden costs of coal--the not-so-cheap alternative to oil.

Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 9781905570201

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 201

View: 951

Exposing the dirty secrets and hidden costs of coal--the not-so-cheap alternative to oil.
Categories: Climatic changes

Energy Policy Implications economic and Budgetary of the Middle East Oil Crisis

Energy Policy Implications  economic and Budgetary  of the Middle East Oil Crisis

82 The failure to use strategic stocks early in the crisis is the most serious failure
of energy policy during the episode to date . These stocks were developed
precisely for the purpose of managing an energy crisis . officials of the US
Department ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget. Task Force on Community Development and Natural Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000017593632

Category: Energy consumption

Page: 177

View: 505

Categories: Energy consumption

Controversial Issues in Energy Policy

Controversial Issues in Energy Policy

An Introduction to Energy Policy The Crisis in the Gulf W: the benefit of hindsight
it is easy to see that something ominous was likely to happen in the Persian Gulf.
In spring 1990 it already was apparent that U.S. production of crude oil was ...

Author: Alfred A. Marcus

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452245966

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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How has the world coped with past energy crises? In this volume, Marcus reveals both the shortcomings and failures and the surprising successes of past efforts. With the decline of the Cold War, energy policy issues are among the most important factors in world politics. Energy policies provide a new context for the evolution of other internationally significant policies; namely, global trade, new Eastern European economies and emerging environmental issues. Introducing energy issues by reviewing events which transpired in the Persian Gulf after August 1990, Marcus then examines trends in energy productionnsumption worldwide since the first energy supply crisis of 1973. Ensuing chapters discuss the economics and the politics of energy polic
Categories: Political Science

Oil Crises and Energy Policy Lessons from the Past

Oil Crises and Energy Policy Lessons from the Past

Oil Crises and Energy Policy : Lessons From the Past by Mark J. Jensen The
current Persian Gulf Crisis is another event in a long list of international conflicts
that have affected the availability of America's energy sources and , hence , this ...

Author: Mark J. Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063642841

Category: Energy policy

Page: 24

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Categories: Energy policy

Energy Security

Energy Security

The book presents alternatives to fossil fuels as two diametrically opposing strategies: the increased use of atomic energy; and a comprehensive climate protection policy with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Author: Sascha Müller-Kraenner

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844075829

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 361

Management of local resources has a greater chance of a sustainable outcome when there is partnership between local people and external agencies, and agendas relevant to their aspirations and circumstances. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livel
Categories: Political Science

The Paralysis in Energy Decision Making

The Paralysis in Energy Decision Making

Over the next decade or so the majority of its existing power stations are likely to have reached the end of their operating lives yet very little new reliable capacity is being built to replace it and a government decision to build new ...

Author: Malcolm Grimston

Publisher: Whittles

ISBN: 1849951675

Category:

Page: 496

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A comprehensive multi-disciplinary survey of decision-making in the energy field, especially electricity in the UK and western Europe. It explores the reasons for the paralysis in decision-making, contrasting it with past periods of rapid change and growth such as the deployment of nuclear power in the 1970s and '80s. This is a thorough but essentially non-technical and non-mathematical account that is accessible to all.
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American Energy Policy in the 1970s

American Energy Policy in the 1970s

Solar Power Satellites and the Energy Crisis Jeff Womack In October 2007, justas
crudeoilprices soared to recordhighs, the U.S. National Security Space Office (
NSSO) released a study, titled “SpaceBased Solar Power as an Opportunity for ...

Author: Robert Lifset

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806145631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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With Middle East blow-ups, pipeline politics, wind farm controversies, solar industry scandals, and disputes over fracking, it's natural to think that the energy policy debate is at its most intense ever. But it's easy to forget that energy issues dominated the nation's politics in the 1970s as well. Wars were fought, political careers made and unmade, and fortunes gambled and lost, all because of the vagaries of energy production and consumption, which held the American public and its politicians in thrall. This historical investigation focuses exclusively on American energy policy in the 1970s. Revisiting the last time energy issues came to the forefront of national political discourse, the essays collected here provide new insight into the energy crisis of that decade—insights with clear implications for our present dilemmas. Among a new generation of energy historians, the authors address questions of political leadership, foreign policy, supply, and demand. Chapters examine the politics of energy policymaking; efforts by American policymakers to increase supply and reduce demand; and the challenge of crafting American foreign policy as the Middle East emerges as the world’s leading oil-producing region. American Energy Policy in the 1970s reminds us of a wide range of policy successes and failures and offers an in-depth look at the complicated workings of such issues as café standards, alternative energy supplies, nuclear power, conservation, the strategic petroleum reserve, and the Carter Doctrine. This book restores historical clarity and context to the complex and politically freighted discussion of energy in America. It should inform and enlighten the discussion going forward.
Categories: Business & Economics

Politics and Nuclear Power

Politics and Nuclear Power

This same tendency toward demands for greater comprehensiveness has been
noted in various energy studies on the United States as well. See, for example,
Don E. Kash and Robert Rycroft, U.S. Energy Policy: Crisis and Complacency ...

Author: Michael T. Hatch

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813163079

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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With the dramatic changes OPEC precipitated in the structure of world energy markets during the 1970s, energy became a central concern to policymakers throughout the industrialized West. This book ex-amines the responses of public officials in three leading European nations -- the Federal Republic of Germany, France, and the Netherlands -- to the energy crisis. As the study shows, the proposed energy programs in the three countries shared remarkable similarities; yet the policy outcomes were very different. To explain why, Michael T. Hatch goes beyond the specific content of government energy policy to include an analysis of the policymaking process itself. At the heart of the study is an exploration of the various dimensions of nuclear policy in West Germany. The political consensus on nuclear power that prevailed in the initial years following the energy crisis disintegrated as antinuclear "citizens' initiatives," the courts, and trade unions, as well as the traditional political parties, entered the policymaking process. Subsequent government efforts to resolve the political stalemate over nuclear power foundered in a morass of domestic electoral politics and an international debate over nuclear proliferation. Extending the analysis to comparisons with French and Dutch nuclear strategies, Hatch argues that the critical factor in determining nuclear policy was the manner in which the political system structured the nuclear debate. In contrast to West Germany, where the electoral and parliamentary systems enhanced the influence of the antinuclear "Greens," the electoral system and constellation of political parties in France served to dissipate the influence of the antinuclear forces. Thus in France the nuclear program en-countered few impediments. In the Netherlands, as in West Germany, government policy was paralyzed in the face of antinuclear sentiment across a broad spectrum of Dutch society. Hatch has provided here not only a useful examination of the development of energy policy in western Europe but also a case study of the close interplay between policy and politics.
Categories: Political Science

World Energy Crisis

World Energy Crisis

This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a ...

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis. * A bibliographic chapter devoted to print and electronic resources on the topic useful to readers interested in continuing their research on world energy issues * Profiles of individuals and organizations with special interests in the world energy crisis * 20 tables providing relevant data, such as a list of the years various countries hit "peak oil" (the maximum amount of oil produced in a single year) * Primary documents relating to the world energy crisis
Categories: Business & Economics

Gasoline Supply another Energy Crisis

Gasoline Supply  another Energy Crisis

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754073718359

Category: Gasoline

Page: 375

View: 982

Categories: Gasoline

A Presidential Energy Policy

A Presidential Energy Policy

Ruppert addresses some simple but widely ignored concepts relating to the critical role of oil and gas in the modern world. He gives emphasis to the U.S. situation but also covers the wider world, ending with 25 sensible recommendations.

Author: Michael C. Ruppert

Publisher: New World Digital Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000125239966

Category: Energy policy

Page: 245

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Ruppert addresses some simple but widely ignored concepts relating to the critical role of oil and gas in the modern world. He gives emphasis to the U.S. situation but also covers the wider world, ending with 25 sensible recommendations.
Categories: Energy policy

Poverty of Power

Poverty of Power

These are usually regarded as separate afflictions, each to be solved in its own terms: environmental degradation by pollution controls; the energy crisis by finding new sources of energy and new ways of conserving it; the economic crisis ...

Author: Barry Commoner

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101875933

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 427

"In the last ten years, the United States—the most powerful and technically advanced society in human history—has been confronted by a series of ominous, seemingly intractable crises. First there was the threat to the environmental survival; then there was the apparent shortage of energy: and now there is the unexpected decline of the economy. These are usually regarded as separate afflictions, each to be solved in its own terms: environmental degradation by pollution controls; the energy crisis by finding new sources of energy and new ways of conserving it; the economic crisis by manipulating prices, taxes, and interest rates. But each effort to solve one crisis seems to clash with the solution of the others—pollution control reduces energy supplies; energy conservation jobs. Inevitably, proponents of one solution become opponents of the others. Policy stagnates and remedial action is paralyzed, adding to the confusion and gloom that beset the country." So opens Barry Commoner's The Poverty of Power, the book in which America's great biologist and environmentalist addresses himself to the central question of our day. He concludes that "what confronts us is not a series of separate crises, but a single basic deficit—a fault that lies deep in the design of modern society. This book is an effort to unearth that fault, to trace its relation to the separate crises, and to consider what can be done to correct it at its root."
Categories: Political Science

Security and Profit in China s Energy Policy

Security and Profit in China   s Energy Policy

Kong, China's International Petroleum Policy, 47. Ibid., 48. Ibid., 56–57. Ibid., 57.
Andrew-Speed and Dannreuther, China, Oil, and Global Politics; Richard Lester
and Edward Steinfeld, “China's Real Energy Crisis,” Harvard Asia Review 9, no.

Author: Øystein Tunsjø

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535434

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies to insure against risks in the international petroleum market. It has managed a growing net oil import gap and supply disruptions by maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker fleet and strategic petroleum reserve, establishing cross-border pipelines, and diversifying its energy resources and routes. Though it cannot be "secured," China's energy security can be "insured" by marrying government concern with commercial initiatives. This book comprehensively analyzes China's domestic, global, maritime, and continental petroleum strategies and policies, establishing a new theoretical framework that captures the interrelationship between security and profit. Arguing that hedging is central to China's energy-security policy, this volume links government concerns about security of supply to energy companies' search for profits, and by drawing important distinctions between threats and risks, peacetime and wartime contingencies, and pipeline and seaborne energy-supply routes, the study shifts scholarly focus away from securing and toward insuring an adequate oil supply and from controlling toward managing any disruptions to the sea lines of communication. The book is the most detailed and accurate look to date at how China has hedged its energy bets and how its behavior fits a hedging pattern.
Categories: Political Science