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By Robert Lifset

With heart East blow-ups, pipeline politics, wind farm controversies, sun scandals, and disputes over fracking, it is usual to imagine that the strength coverage debate is at its so much extreme ever. yet it is easy to fail to remember that power concerns ruled the nation's politics within the Seventies to boot. Wars have been fought, political careers made and unmade, and fortunes gambled and misplaced, all as a result of the vagaries of strength 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 concerns got here to the leading edge of nationwide political discourse, the essays gathered right here supply new perception into the strength problem of that decade—insights with transparent implications for our current dilemmas. between a brand new iteration of strength historians, the authors deal with questions of political management, overseas coverage, provide, and insist. Chapters study the politics of power policymaking; efforts by way of American policymakers to extend offer and decrease call for; and the problem of crafting American international coverage because the heart East emerges because the world’s top oil-producing zone. American strength coverage within the 1970s reminds country wide selection of coverage successes and screw ups and gives an in-depth examine the advanced workings of such concerns as café criteria, substitute power offers, nuclear strength, conservation, the strategic petroleum reserve, and the Carter Doctrine.

This publication restores old readability and context to the advanced and politically freighted dialogue of strength in the US. it's going to tell and enlighten the dialogue going forward.

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