Carter’s Powerless Energy Policy

National Energy Plan

by The Executive Office of the President, Energy Policy and Planning
The national energy program produced by President Carter and now dispatched to Congress for legislative action has been moderately well received. It is likely to go through many changes in the battles in Congress that lie ahead, but nearly everyone agrees that some form of over-all national strategy was needed, …

Selling the Sun

Space Colonies

by T.A. Heppenheimer

The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space

by Gerard O'Neill
In its most pessimistic rendering and to its most apocalyptic observers the energy crisis—omnipresent, irreversible—foretells the end of civilization. Slowly, but inevitably, the world will run out of natural gas, oil, uranium, coal. It is understood by all that modern man must move away from reliance on fossil fuel and …

The Sunny Side of the Street

The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis

by Barry Commoner
Over the last years we have seen the growth of two important, middle-class political movements in the United States: one is centered on feminism, the other on the environment. The environmental movement springs from a long history. Its modern form has its origins in the industrial revolution, with the ideas …

Energy and the Politicians

Are the nation’s energy policies a potent “issue” in this year’s presidential campaign and in other electoral struggles? More specifically, are the calls for some form of reorganization of the oil industry—voiced by no fewer than eight presidential candidates, including George Wallace—going to form an important or a merely ornamental …