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The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Jeremiah D. Lambert

Abstract

The Power Brokers tells the story of the electric power industry in the United States, using the diverse careers of seven influential individuals to create a narrative: Samuel Insull, David Lilienthal, Donald Hodel, Paul Joskow, Ken Lay, Amory Lovins, and Jim Rogers. The book explores the continuing tension between government regulation of an essential industry affected with a public interest and the private sector; reveals the critical developmental impact of the personal ambition, drive, and ideation of key players; and shows how private companies and the government have each tried to shape ... More

Keywords: Electric, power, markets, ambition, development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029506
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029506.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremiah D. Lambert, author