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By Kelly Sims Gallagher,David T. Ellwood

Energy coverage is on everyone's brain nowadays. The U.S. presidential crusade curious about power independence and exploration ("Drill, child, drill!"), weather switch, substitute fuels, even nuclear power. yet there's a significant issue endemic to America's strength demanding situations. Policymakers are inclined to just do sufficient to fulfill political calls for yet now not adequate to unravel the genuine difficulties, they usually wait too lengthy to behave. The ensuing regulations are overly reactive, enacted as soon as harm is already performed, and they're too usually incomplete, incoherent, and ineffectual. Given the gravity of present fiscal, geopolitical, and environmental matters, this is often extra unacceptable than ever. this significant quantity information this challenge, making transparent the unlucky result of such short-sighted pondering, and it proposes measures to beat this counterproductive tendency.

All of the participants to Acting in Time on strength Policy are affiliated with Harvard collage and rank between America's pre-eminent power coverage analysts. They take on vital questions as they pertain to precise parts of strength coverage: Why are those parts of strength coverage so very important? How may "acting in time"—i.e. no longer ready until eventually politics calls for action—make a distinction? What may still our coverage really be? we have to get power coverage correct this time—Gallagher and her colleagues support lead the way.

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