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The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence by Michael J. Graetz

Published By: Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01567-7
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Mark Jacobsen of University of California, San Diego and NBER
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.4.1230.r27
Review Pages: 1308-10

Book Review Abstract

Mark Jacobsen of University of California, San Diego and NBER reviews "The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence" by Michael J. Graetz. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins, "Explores the problems, policies, and politics of energy in America, beginning with the crises of the 1970s. Discusses a ""new economic policy''; losing control over oil; the environment moving front and center; no more nuclear; the changing face of coal; natural gas and the ability to price; the quest for alternatives and to conserve; a crisis of confidence; the end of an era; climate change—a game changer; shock to trance—the power of price; regulation and the rise of cap and trade; Congress and the road to reform; and disaster in the Gulf. Graetz is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law at Columbia University and Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Yale Law School. Bibliographic essay; index."


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Mark Jacobsen of University of California, San Diego and NBER


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Q40: Energy: General
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming


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