Energy Resources Development: Politics and Policies

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The editors have assembled 15 articles by experts which examine the problems of this country's energy policy, and the confusion which surrounds the issues. Beginning with the crisis of 1970, the articles selected discuss current energy issues, what policy attempts have been made to solve them, and what the future implications of such policies might be. The book explores the complexity of energy in many contexts: global and national, political, economic, and intergovernmental, to name a few. Articles also touch on...

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Overview

The editors have assembled 15 articles by experts which examine the problems of this country's energy policy, and the confusion which surrounds the issues. Beginning with the crisis of 1970, the articles selected discuss current energy issues, what policy attempts have been made to solve them, and what the future implications of such policies might be. The book explores the complexity of energy in many contexts: global and national, political, economic, and intergovernmental, to name a few. Articles also touch on alternative and nuclear energy issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899302164
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/4/1987
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD L. ENDER is Professor of Public Policy and Administration with the School of Business and Public Affairs at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and past Director of the Anchorage Urban Observatory.

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Table of Contents

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Preface

Introduction by Richard L. Ender and John Choon Kim

Part I: Energy Policy in the Global and National Political Context

The Petro-Political Cycle by Ernest J. Wilson

Energy Policy and the Economy by John L. Carmichael, Jr.

The Role of Congress in Energy Policy by Henry C. Kenski and Milo Mecham

The Making of Synfuels Policy as an "Ambivalent-Majoritarian" Response by Mohammed E. Ahrari

Part II: Energy Policy in the Economic Context

U.S. Petroleum Dependency and Oil Price Decontrol by Francis W. Hoole and Jeffrey A. Hart

The Economics of Severance Taxes by Albert L. Danielsen and Phillip A. Cartwright

Part III: Energy Policy in the Intergovernmental Context

The Development of Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Resources by G. Kevin Jones

Intergovernmental Relations and the Leasing of Federal Lands for Energy Production: The Case of Off-Shore Oil and Gas in the State of Texas by Charles F. Cnudde

Alaska's Energy Resources Development: Policy and Issues by John Choon Kim and Richard L. Ender

Part IV: The Alternative Energy Debate

Developing an Energy Alternative by Robert A. Solo

Energy Planning Alternatives: The Changing Complexion of Barriers and Incentives by Van Robert Johnson and Maxine Kurtz

Part V: The Nuclear Power Debate

Decentralization of the Nuclear Power Debate by Lettie McSpadden Wenner

Part VI: Energy in the Consumer Behavior Context

Application of Consumer Psychology to Energy Policy Incentives by Robert E. Pitts

The Political Economy of Consumer Energy Subsidies by Drew Hyman with Michael Wadsworth and David Alexander

Part VII: Energy Policy:Implementation

Implementing the 1977 Coal Act: A Field Level View by Donald C. Menzel and David M. Hedge

Index

About the Contributors

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