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2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII)

The world's premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems welcomes you to attend this four-day event showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology.The major areas of activity in the development of Transducers solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to: Bio, Medical, Chemical, and Micro Total Analysis Systems Fabrication and Packaging Mechanical and Physical Sensors Materials and Characterization Design, Simulation and Theory Actuators Optical MEMS RF MEMS Nanotechnology Energy and Power


2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech

PowerTech is the IEEE PES anchor conference in Europe and has been attended by hundreds of delegates from around the world. It will be an international forum with programme for individuals working in industry and academia, to network, exchange ideas, and discuss the results of their research and development work.

  • 2017 IEEE Manchester PowerTech

    this is IEEE PES anchor conference in Europe covering all areas of electrical power engineering

  • 2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech

    This conference will continue the tradition of the PowerTech conferences held in odd years in Athens, Stockholm, Budapest, Porto, Bologna, St. Petersburg, Lausanne, Bucharest, Trondheim and Grenoble.PowerTech is the anchor conference of the IEEE Power Engineering Society in Europe. It is intended to provide a forum, in the European geographical area, for scientists and engineers interested in electric power engineering to exchange ideas, results of their scientific work, to learn from each other as well as to establish new friendships and rekindle existing ones. Student participation in Power Tech provides an important ingredient toward the event’s success: a special award, the Basil Papadias Award, is presented to the author of the best student paper at each edition. The Power Engineering Society of IEEE organized similar conferences in other parts of the world, such as PowerCon, in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 2013 IEEE Grenoble PowerTech

    PowerTech is the anchor conference of the IEEE Power & Energy Society in Europe. It is intended to provide a forum for electric power engineering scientists and engineers to share ideas, results of their scientific work, to learn from each other as well as to establish new friendships and maintain existing ones.

  • 2011 IEEE Trondheim PowerTech

    PowerTech is the anchor conference of the IEEE Power & Energy Society in Europe. It is intended to provide a forum for electric power engineering scientists and engineers to share ideas, results of their scientific work and to learn from each other.

  • 2009 IEEE Bucharest Power Tech

    PowerTech is the anchor conference of the IEEE-PES in Europe. It is intended to provide a forum for scientists and engineers interested in electric power engineering to share ideas, results of their scientific work, to learn from each other as well as to establish new friendships and rekindle existing ones.

  • 2007 IEEE Power Tech

  • 2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech

  • 2003 Bologna Power Tech


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2018 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2018)

CPEM is the most important scientific and technological conference in the domain of electromagnetic measurements at the highest accuracy levels. This conference covers the frequency range from DC to the optical region.2018 is expected to be a watershed year in the history of the international system of units (SI), with the adoption of the new definitions for the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. All the SI units will then be based on a set of seven defining constants. CPEM 2018 will provide a privileged opportunity to mark this milestone of the SI through a natural focus on quantum devices that relate electrical measurement standards to fundamental constants of physics. CPEM 2018 will also be the place to share knowledge on research in electromagnetic metrology focused on present and future challenges regarding industry and society in sectors such as Energy, ICT, quantum engineering, Industry 4.0, etc.


2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

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  • 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    IEEE Nano is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. IEEE NANO 2017 will provide an international forum for inspiration, interactions and exchange of ideas in a wide variety of branches of nanotechnology and nanoscience, through feature tutorials, workshops, and track sessions; plenary and invited talks from the world most renowned scientists and engineers; exhibition of software, hardware, equipment, materials, services and literature. It is a must for students, educators, researchers, scientists and engineers engaged in a wide range of nanotechnology fields and related applications, including electronic materials, photonics, biotechnology, medicine, alternative energy, environment and electronic devices.

  • 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaerials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterisation and modelling of nano structures and devices. Research in both experiments and simulation is reported. Industry is encouraged to present its research projects.

  • 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    The conference scope is to bring together researchers, industry workers, entrepreneurs and funding agency leaders, in the general area of nanotechnology. IEEE NANO 2015 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, interaction, networking and collaboration for research and development in nanotechnology with special attention to the latest advances in nanotechnology

  • 2014 IEEE 14th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    NANO is the flagship IEEE conference in Nanotechnology, which makes it a must for students, educators, researchers, scientists and engineers alike, working at the interface of nanotechnology and the many fields of electronic materials, photonics, bio-and medical devices, alternative energy, environmental protection, and multiple areas of current and future electrical and electronic applications. In each of these areas, NANO is the conference where practitioners will see nanotechnologies at work in both their own and related fields, from basic research and theory to industrial applications.

  • 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    Nanoelectronics, nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, nanodevice, nanofibration, nanofluidics, nano-bio-medicine, NEMS applications, nanocircuits, nanorobotics, nanomanipulation, nanosensors and actuators, nanophotonics, nanomagnetics, micro-to-nano-scale bridging

  • 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaerials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterisation and modelling of nano structures and devices. Research in both experiments and simulation is reported. Industry is encouraged to present its research projects.

  • 2011 10th Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    1. Nanomaterials and Nanostructures 2. Nanoelectronics and Nanodevices 3. Nanophotonics 4. Nano biotechnology and Nanomedicine 5. Nanorobotics and NEMS

  • 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    All areas of nanotechnology within the areas of IEEE interest, as covered by the member societies of the Nanotechnology Council.

  • 2010 IEEE 10th Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    - More Moore, More than Moore and Beyond-CMOS - Nano-optics, Nano-Photonics, Plasmonics, Nano-optoelectronics - Nanofabrication, Nanolithography, Nano Manipulation, Nanotools - Nanomaterials and Nanostructures - Nanocarbon, Nanodiamond, Graphene and CNT Based Technologies - Nano-sensors and Nano Membranes - Modeling and Simulation - System Integration (Nano/Micro/Macro), NEMS, and Actuators - Molecular Electronics, Inorganic Nanowires, Nanocrystals, Quantum Dots

  • 2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    THE CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON THE APPLICATION OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY. SPECIFICALLY, BOTH ENGINEERING ISSUE RELATED TO NANOFABBRICATION , NANOELECTRONICS, SENSOR SYSTEMS WILL BE COVERED IN ADDITION FOUNDAMENTAL ISSUES SUCH AS MODELLING, SYNTHESIS, CARACTARIZATION ETC.

  • 2008 8th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

    This conference is the sequel to meetings held in Maui (2001), Washington (2002), San Francisco (2003), Munich (2004), Nagoya (2005), Cinncinati (2006), and Hong Kong (2007). The conference focus will be on engineering and business issues related to nanoelectronics, circuits, architectures, sensor systems, integration, reliability and manufacturing in addition to fundamental issues such as modeling, growth/synthesis, and characterization. The conference will feature plenary, invited, and contributed papers

  • 2007 7th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

  • 2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

  • 2005 5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

  • 2004 4th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

  • 2003 3rd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

  • 2002 2nd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

  • 2001 1st IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)


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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


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Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


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Physics, medicine, astronomy—these and other hard sciences share a common need for efficient algorithms, system software, and computer architecture to address large computational problems. And yet, useful advances in computational techniques that could benefit many researchers are rarely shared. To meet that need, Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) presents scientific and computational contributions in a clear and accessible format. ...


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Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


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Elastic anisotropy and low-temperature thermal expansion in the shape memory alloy Cu-Al-Zn

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Gandhi Univ. Kottayam, Kottayam', u'full_name': u'Santhosh Potharay Kuruvilla'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Gandhi Univ. Kottayam, Kottayam', u'full_name': u'C. S. Menon'}] IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 2008

Cu-based shape memory alloys are known for their technologically important pseudo-elastic and shape-memory properties, which are intimately associated with the martensitic transformation. A combination of deformation theory and finite-strain elasticity theory has been employed to arrive at the expressions for higher order elastic constants of Cu-Al-Zn based on Keating's approach. The second- and third-order elastic constants are in good agreement ...


Significance of heat pump coefficient of performance

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Philadelphia Electric Company, Philadelphia, Pa.', u'full_name': u'Constantine W. Bary'}] Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part II: Applications and Industry, 1959

This paper deals with the load aspects and economic aspects of three types of residential heat pump systems which employ supplementary heat sources. It contains illustrations of their load characteristics over a wide range of annual COP (coefficient of performance), depicts relationships of the relative costs to serve these loads from long-range and short-range considerations, and provides, as a reference, ...


Home automation and personalization through individual location determination

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, United States of America', u'full_name': u'Hattie Clougherty'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, United States of America', u'full_name': u'Alec Brown'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, United States of America', u'full_name': u'Margaret Stonerock'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, United States of America', u'full_name': u'Michael Trepte'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, United States of America', u'full_name': u'Matthew Whitesell'}, {u'author_order': 6, u'affiliation': u'Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, United States of America', u'full_name': u'Reid Bailey'}] 2017 Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), None

The focus of this project is to develop a prototype to demonstrate the utility of individualized location determination for home automation. While current home automation systems provide localization at a GPS level, they do not identify users' locations within a building. The smart home technology market is growing rapidly and this feature can differentiate a product line by adding unique ...


Cyclic linear differential automata: a simple class of hybrid dynamical systems

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Western Australia Univ., Nedlands, WA, Australia', u'full_name': u'A. V. Savkin'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'A. S. Matveev'}] Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Cat. No.98CH36171), None

We introduce a new class of hybrid dynamical systems, called the hybrid systems cyclic linear differential automata (CLDA). Our main results show that any CLDA can be reduced to a linear discrete-time system with periodic coefficients. Any CLDA has no singular points. Therefore, the simplest attractor in such systems is a periodic trajectory. We call a CLDA globally stable if ...


The effect of the variation of velocity on the Molecular Dynamics simulation of Nanomachining

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Centre for Precision Technologies, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK', u'full_name': u'A. O. Oluwajobi'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'General Engineering Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK', u'full_name': u'X. Chen'}] 18th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), None

The effect of the variation of cutting velocity on the nanometric machining of copper workpiece with diamond tool was studied using the Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation. The copper-copper interactions were modelled by the EAM potential and the copper-diamond interactions were modelled by the Lennard- Jones (LJ) potential. The diamond tool was modelled as a deformable body and the Tersoff potential ...


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    We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of ersonal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services -- from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening "Day in the Life" of IoT connections circa 2025.

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    We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of ersonal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services -- from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening "Day in the Life" of IoT connections circa 2025.

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    We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of ersonal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services -- from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening "Day in the Life" of IoT connections circa 2025.

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    We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work. Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of ersonal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services -- from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening "Day in the Life" of IoT connections circa 2025.

  • Reinforcement Learning and Animat Emotions

    Emotional states, such as happiness or sadness, pose particular problems for information processing theories of mind. Hedonic components of states, unlike cognitive components, lack representational content. Research within Artificial Life, in particular the investigation of adaptive agent architectures, provides insights into the dynamic relationship between motivation, the ability of control sub-states to gain access to limited processing resources, and prototype emotional states. Holland's learning classifier system provides a concrete example of this relationship, demonstrating simple 'emotion-like' states, much as a thermostat demonstrates simple 'belief-like' and 'desire-like' states.This leads to the conclusion that valency, a particular form of pleasure or displeasure, is a self- monitored process of credit-assignment. The importance of the movement of a domainindependent representation of utility within adaptive architectures is stressed. Existing information processing theories of emotion can be enriched by a 'circulation of value' design hypothesis. Implications for the development of emotional animats are considered.

  • Key Energy Data

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • A “New Economic Policy”

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • The Quest for Alternatives and to Conserve

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.

  • Government for the People? Congress and the Road to Reform

    Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence.




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