Acting in Time on Energy Policy by Kelly Sims Gallagher,David T. Ellwood

By Kelly Sims Gallagher,David T. Ellwood

Energy coverage is on everyone's brain nowadays. The U.S. presidential crusade keen on power independence and exploration ("Drill, child, drill!"), weather switch, replacement fuels, even nuclear power. yet there's a major problem endemic to America's strength demanding situations. Policymakers are likely to just do adequate to meet political calls for yet no longer sufficient to unravel the true difficulties, and so they wait too lengthy to behave. The ensuing guidelines are overly reactive, enacted as soon as harm is already performed, and they're too frequently incomplete, incoherent, and ineffectual. Given the gravity of present monetary, geopolitical, and environmental matters, this can be extra unacceptable than ever. this significant quantity info this challenge, making transparent the unlucky result of such short-sighted considering, and it proposes measures to beat this counterproductive tendency.

All of the individuals to Acting in Time on power Policy are affiliated with Harvard college and rank between America's pre-eminent power coverage analysts. They take on very important questions as they pertain to express components of strength coverage: Why are those elements of power coverage so vital? How could "acting in time"—i.e. now not ready until eventually politics calls for action—make a distinction? What should still our coverage really be? we have to get power coverage correct this time—Gallagher and her colleagues support lead the way.

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