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Energy??electric, oil and gas, coal, nuclear, renewable??powers the United States and the rest of the industrialized world. It also "powers" political upheavals, wars, and seemingly endless quests for the "right" energy strategy that will make logical sense of it all. Vito A. Stagliano's long-awaited book represents the history and comprehensive analysis of 65 years of energy policy making, with an insider's view of the four-years that resulted in the Energy Policy Act of 1992?the last energy legislation enacted by Congress. Placed in the context of U.S. energy policy-making since the New Deal, Stagliano presents a case study which lends a historical basis for measuring the ongoing work of the G. W. Bush Administration to craft a national energy strategy. Features: ? provides an understanding of the forces that shape national energy policy ? explains how the oil, gas, and electric sectors have been deregulated, and ? analyzes the historic, geographic conflict of interests that shape and distort national energy policy debate. Contents: ? Introduction by Paul Ruxin, Esq. ? A Brief History of US Energy Policy and its Makers ? The Search for a Policy Consensus ? The Economic Policy Council Takes Control ? Saddam Hussein Lends a Hand ? The National Energy Strategy Emerges?Scathed ? Congress Wants to Know ? Epilogue ? Index