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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 ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

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.


Computing in Science & Engineering

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. ...


Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

The design and manufacture of consumer electronics products, components, and related activities, particularly those used for entertainment, leisure, and educational purposes


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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Self-Controlled Variable Resistance Heating System

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Engineering Department, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Wilmington, Del. 19898.', u'full_name': u'Harold J. Cahill'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Engineering Department, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Wilmington, Del. 19898.', u'full_name': u'C. James Erickson'}] IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 1975

The use of a variable resistance heating element to monitor the temperature of work and control heat input to the element is described. A solid-state controller that measures the element temperature by continuous monitoring of the element resistance i used to control the voltage input to the element. This eliminates separate temperature measuring device such as thermostat, thermo couple, or ...


Thermostat controlled loads flexibility assessment for enabling load shifting — An experimental proof in a low voltage grid

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Center for Electric Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark', u'full_name': u'Venkatachalam Lakshmanan'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Center for Electric Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark', u'full_name': u'Mattia Marinelli'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'TNO, Netherlands', u'full_name': u'Anna M. Kosek'}] 2017 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), None

This paper investigates the usability of thermostat controlled domestic appliances for load shift in LV distribution grids. The proposed method uses refrigerators for the demonstration of adaptive load prediction to estimate its flexibility and perform scheduling based on load threshold limit. Two 1-week long experiments with real-time fridge measurements from 10 real households are conducted to observe the usability of ...


Constant SOC control of a series Hybrid Electric Vehicle with long driving range

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'The Pilot College, Beijing University of Technology, China,101101', u'full_name': u'Xudong Liu'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'The Pilot College, Beijing University of Technology, China,101101', u'full_name': u'Qingwu Fan'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'The Pilot College, Beijing University of Technology, China,101101', u'full_name': u'Kun Zheng'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'College of Electronic Information and Control Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China,100124', u'full_name': u'Jianmin Duan'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'College of Electronic Information and Control Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China,100124', u'full_name': u'Yu Wang'}] The 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, None

The efficiency improvement of Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) is strongly dependent on the system-level control of the power flow in both the mechanical and the electrical paths of the vehicle. This is realized by the HEV control strategy. In this paper, a control strategy is proposed for a medium sized Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle (SHEV) designed for campus and gymnasium. ...


Residential Energy Efficiency and Electric Demand Response

[{u'author_order': 1, u'full_name': u'Ward Jewell'}] 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), None

Demand response programs, reduced air conditioner size, and improved thermal integrity all reduce the peak demand for residential air conditioning. All can also affect the comfort of residential occupants. A simulation of six hundred houses provides insight into the peak reductions available from each, and their effects on occupant comfort. Reduced air conditioner size and improved thermal integrity should always ...


A novel approach in Smart Ventilation using wirelessly controllable dampers

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Intelligent Building Automation Systems (IBAS) Research Group, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada', u'full_name': u'Anthony Forest'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Intelligent Building Automation Systems (IBAS) Research Group, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada', u'full_name': u'Amir Shabani'}] 2017 IEEE 30th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), None

Smart Ventilation is of great interest for both improving occupants' comfort and for energy savings. Smart ventilation using Variable Air Volume (VAV) devices is not very practical in the residential market nor retrofit situations, and existing remote controlled vents create waste by replacing existing covers. We propose a novel approach by design of a wirelessly controllable dampers that could be ...


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  • Glossary

    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.

  • Index

    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.

  • Disaster in the Gulf

    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 Invisible Hand? Regulation and the Rise of Cap and Trade

    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.

  • Climate Change, a Game Changer

    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 Crisis of Confidence

    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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