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Title: Future American energy policy

Abstract

American energy policy is examined using a format of five primary presentations, each followed by a panel commentary and debate with audience questioning. The five parts are on: challenges (an overview of the global and domestic energy situation, and a discussion of the political process and energy); social implications of energy policies; economic consequences of energy policies; international attitudes toward US oil policies; and social/economic and environmental impacts of alternative energy sources. In the summary, changes in US economy and the impact of the market pricing system are considered.

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OSTI Identifier:
6276138
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OSTI ID: 6276138
Report Number(s):
CONF-8002108-
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on the energy future: policies and consequences, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 21 Feb 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY POLICY; COST; ECONOMY; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY SUPPLIES; GLOBAL ASPECTS; MEETINGS; PETROLEUM; POLITICAL ASPECTS; PRICES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; USA; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; NORTH AMERICA 293000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology

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Crist, M.S., and Laffer, A.B.. Future American energy policy. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Crist, M.S., & Laffer, A.B.. Future American energy policy. United States.
Crist, M.S., and Laffer, A.B.. Fri . "Future American energy policy". United States. doi:.
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