Energy Policy in America since 1945: A Study of Business-Government Relations

Energy Policy in America since 1945: A Study of Business-Government Relations

by Richard H. K. Vietor
     
 

Follows the history of government intervention in U. S. energy markets from 1945 to the present and shows how shifting market conditions of surplus and shortage and above all, price have played a determining role in the political process and U. S. fuel policy administration. See more details below

Overview

Follows the history of government intervention in U. S. energy markets from 1945 to the present and shows how shifting market conditions of surplus and shortage and above all, price have played a determining role in the political process and U. S. fuel policy administration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521266581
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1984
Series:
Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of charts and figures; List of tables; Editors' preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the political economy of energy; Part I. The Transition to Peace and Fluid Fuels, 1945–58: 2. The foundations of postwar policy; 3. 'Stepping right out' with synthetic fuels; 4. Regulating natural gas in the absence of economics; 5. Oil imports: the failure of voluntarism; Part II. Managing Surplus Through the Politics of Stasis, 1959–68: 6. Oil import quotas; 7. Formula for shortage: natural gas price controls; 8. Sunfuels revisited: nostrum for the coal industry; Part III. The Second Energy Transition: Adjustment to Depletion, 1969–80: 9. Energy crisis and structural change; 10. Equity versus efficiency: oil price controls; 11. Natural gas: the dilemma of regulatory transition; 12. Natural gas: the consequences of scarcity; 13. National energy management; 14. Business, government, and public policy; Index.

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