National energy governance in the United States

Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) National energy governance in the United States. Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 4 (2). pp. 97-123. ISSN 1754-9957

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Abstract

This article explores the institutional architecture in place to govern energy in the US and its underlying principles. More specifically, it identifies the key institutions involved with energy decision-making, with an emphasis on the national level and key legislative acts of the past four decades. The second section explores six historic guiding principles connected with national energy production and use, and the third section identifies how each of these conditions is eroding. The fourth section highlights the general implications of this shift for energy governance, namely that energy decision-making is now complex, inconsistent, vertically and horizontally fragmented and politicized.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2015 12:08
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 14:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58253
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