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It's Time to Think About Energy Policy Again

Last fall marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Arab oil embargo. But judging from the attention given America's energy problemsduring the Reagan administration, it is almost as if it never happened. U.S. energy policy in recent years has drifted aimlessly--much asit did before 1973. As Yogi Berra" put it, "it's deja vu--all over again."

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Energy Specializations: Petroleum – Policy and Regulation; Natural Gas – Policy and Regulation; Coal – Policy and Regulation; Electricity – Policy and Regulation

JEL Codes: Q42: Alternative Energy Sources, Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q38: Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy, Q35: Hydrocarbon Resources, Q21: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q20: Renewable Resources and Conservation: General

Keywords: Energy Policy, US, Politics

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol10-No1-1

Published in Volume 10, Number 1 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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