Solar Energy, Technology Policy, and Institutional Values

Synopsis

Energy policies influence the shape of emergent technological systems, and also condition our social, political, and economic lives. This book demonstrates the difficulties of deliberating such properties by providing a historical case study that analyzes U.S. renewable energy policy from the end of World War II through the energy crisis of the 1970s. It illuminates the ways beliefs and values come to dominate official problem frames and get entrenched in institutions.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001