Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The unfulfilled promise of synthetic fuels [electronic resource] : technological failure, policy immobilism, or commercial illusion / edited by Ernest J. Yanarella and William C. Green.

Contributor(s): Yanarella, Ernest J | Green, William C, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in political science: no. 179.Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1987Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 225 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313389504 (electronic bk.); 0313389500 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Synthetic fuels industry -- United States | Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service | Carburants de synth�ese -- industrie -- Etats-Unis | Synthetischer Brennstoff | Aufsatzsammlung | USA | United States Synthetic fuel industriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unfulfilled promise of synthetic fuels.DDC classification: 338.4/766266/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Business, government, and markets : synthetic fuels policy in America / Richard H.K. Vietor -- Synthetic fuel technology nondevelopment and the hiatus effect : the implications of inconsistent public policy / Michael M. Crow -- Technological policy making in congress : the creation of the U.S. synthetic fuels corporation / Patrick W. Hamlett -- The synthetic fuels corporation as an organizational failure in policy mobilization / Sabrina Willis -- A state government's experience with the synthetic fuels movement : the case of Kentucky / John C. Mitchell -- Class-based environmentalism in a small town : ERDA's "Gasifiers in industry" program and the Georgetown, Kentucky, controversy / Ernest J. Yanarella and Herbert G. Reid -- Public ambivalence about synthetic fuels and other new energy development / Cynthia M. Duncan and Ann R. Tickamyer -- Socioeconomic impacts of large-scale development projects in the western United States : implications for synthetic fuels commercialization / F Larry Leistritz and Steve H. Murdock -- Synthetic fuels abroad : energy development in high energy dependency areas / Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr. -- Prospects of synthetic fuels in the United States : past lessons and future requirements / Thomas J. Wilbanks.
Summary: The dismantling of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation and the shelving of scores of synfuel plant proposals have triggered a need for a searching inquiry into the reasons why the initial promise of synfuels has not been realized. In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists, policy analysts, and energy planners apply the critical tools of economic, scientific, and political analysis in an attempt to illuminate why the dream of synthetic fuels development has ended, at least temporarily. The essays collected here grapple with a variety of problems surrounding the rise and demise of.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-215) and index.

pt I. Historical perspectives. Business, government, and markets : synthetic fuels policy in America / Richard H.K. Vietor -- Synthetic fuel technology nondevelopment and the hiatus effect : the implications of inconsistent public policy / Michael M. Crow -- pt. II. Political and policy perspectives. Technological policy making in congress : the creation of the U.S. synthetic fuels corporation / Patrick W. Hamlett -- The synthetic fuels corporation as an organizational failure in policy mobilization / Sabrina Willis -- A state government's experience with the synthetic fuels movement : the case of Kentucky / John C. Mitchell -- Class-based environmentalism in a small town : ERDA's "Gasifiers in industry" program and the Georgetown, Kentucky, controversy / Ernest J. Yanarella and Herbert G. Reid -- Public ambivalence about synthetic fuels and other new energy development / Cynthia M. Duncan and Ann R. Tickamyer -- Socioeconomic impacts of large-scale development projects in the western United States : implications for synthetic fuels commercialization / F Larry Leistritz and Steve H. Murdock -- pt. III. Comparative lessons and future prospects. Synthetic fuels abroad : energy development in high energy dependency areas / Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr. -- Prospects of synthetic fuels in the United States : past lessons and future requirements / Thomas J. Wilbanks.

The dismantling of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation and the shelving of scores of synfuel plant proposals have triggered a need for a searching inquiry into the reasons why the initial promise of synfuels has not been realized. In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists, policy analysts, and energy planners apply the critical tools of economic, scientific, and political analysis in an attempt to illuminate why the dream of synthetic fuels development has ended, at least temporarily. The essays collected here grapple with a variety of problems surrounding the rise and demise of.

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Other editions of this work

The unfulfilled promise of synthetic fuels ©1987
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in


Visitor Counter