New PDF release: American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands

By George A. Gonzalez

Throughout the united states oil and fuel shale are being 'hydrofracked' to supply petroleum and common gasoline. Oil (or tar) sands from Canada is being 'processed' – thereby producing quite a lot of crude. This e-book areas the novel fossil fuels revolution that's happening in North the United States in the context of significant energy politics.

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66 This emphasis on the supply-side to deal with US energy problems of the 1970s is reflected in two reports put out by the Twentieth Century Fund (now the Century Fund). 67 The Twentieth Century Fund created two policy-planning groups in the early 1970s composed largely of economic elites that put forward proposals to deal with the petroleum situation in the United States. One task force, convened in 1973, was titled the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on United States Energy Policy. On this task force was a director and senior vice-president of Exxon; a vice-chairman of the board of the American Electric Power Company; Walter J.

This analysis begins with a discussion of the Keystone XL pipeline project. Next, I outline how the provincial government of Alberta sought to encourage the development of the tar sands. A comparison is made between the local support for the Canadian oil sands and the lack of local political support for solar power in the American southwest. In the 1950s and 1960s, in the context of the Cold War and where US oil/gasoline consumption was growing precipitously, the Canadian oil sands came to be viewed as a strategic asset.

25 Officials The Political Economy of US Energy Policy ● 25 within the state have special theoretical significance because they are often looked upon to deal with political and economic matters. 29 In this way, public interest groups, for instance, are incorporated into the policymaking process. Scientists and economists have specific importance within state autonomy theory. This is because they offer the technical know-how to instruct public officials. ) is enhanced by the fact that they “most often .

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