Uncertain Power

Uncertain Power

The Struggle for a National Energy Policy

1st Edition - January 1, 1983

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  • Editor: Dorothy S. Zinberg
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146799

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Uncertain Power: The Struggle for a National Energy Policy discusses several issues pertaining to the energy situation in the U.S., such as the public, the government, and the risks. The opening chapter discusses a delicate balance among the public, experts, and government. Chapter 2 tackles the failure of consensus on energy, and Chapter 3 deals with energy policy and democratic theory. The fourth chapter reviews the neglect of social risk assessment; the fifth chapter discusses valuing of human life. Chapter 6 tackles the media coverage of complex technological issues, and Chapter 7 covers the governance of nuclear power. The eighth chapter covers the national energy policy from state and local perspectives, while the ninth chapter reviews selling saved energy, considered as a new role for the utilities. Chapter 10 discusses energy and security, and Chapter 11 tackles history as a guide to the future. The last chapter covers the political geology of the energy problems. Readers who concern themselves regarding several factors that affect energy source, supply, and distribution along with its socio-economic implication will find this book a great source of insight regarding the issue.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Introduction Uncertain Power: The Struggle for a National Energy Policy

    Part I: Energy and the Public

    Chapter 1. The Public, Experts, and Government: A Delicate Balance

    Chapter 2. The Failure of Consensus

    Chapter 3. Energy Policy and Democratic Theory

    Part II: Energy and the Evaluation of Risk

    Chapter 4. The Neglect of Social Risk Assessment in Energy Policymaking

    Chapter 5. Valuing Human Life

    Chapter 6. Media Coverage of Complex Technological Issues

    Chapter 7. The Utility Director's Dilemma: The Governance of Nuclear Power

    Part III: Energy and Government

    Chapter 8. National Energy Policy from State and Local Perspectives

    Chapter 9. Selling Saved Energy: A New Role for the Utilities

    Chapter 10. Energy and Security: Act Two

    Part IV: Toward a Solution

    Chapter 11. History as a Guide to the Future

    Chapter 12. The Political Geology of the Energy Problem

    About the Authors


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  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1983
  • Published: January 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146799

About the Editor

Dorothy S. Zinberg

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