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U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure is an analytic history of American energy policy. For the past forty years, the U.S. government has tried to develop comprehensive policies on energy, yet these efforts have failed repeatedly. These failures have not resulted from a lack of will or funds but rather from an inability to differentiate between what could be undertaken and what could actually be accomplished. This book explains how and why various policy efforts have come about, shows why politicians have been eager to back them, and analyzes why they have inevitably failed. Over the past four decades, U.S. energy policy makers have pursued not just policies that have failed but also a policy process that leads to failure.Read more
- Challenges the notion that there is such a thing as an energy crisis
- Explains the dynamics of the energy policy process and shows why we get grandiose-seeming - but unsuccessful and wasteful - energy legislation
- Identifies and explores 'the energy policy conundrum', which is that the American people seek two energy goals that are in fact mutually exclusive
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- Date Published: March 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521182188
- length: 416 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- contains: 10 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
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