skip to content
The power brokers : the struggle to shape and control the electric power industry Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The power brokers : the struggle to shape and control the electric power industry

Author: Jeremiah D Lambert
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : MIT Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regulation. In The Power  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah D Lambert
ISBN: 9780262029506 0262029502 9780262529785 0262529785
OCLC Number: 905970086
Description: xiv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Samuel Insull, architect and prime builder of the electric utility business in the United States --
David Lilienthal and the era of public power --
Bonneville Power: overreach and disaster --
Paul Joskow and the intellectual blueprint for industry reform --
Ken Lay: competition betrayed --
Amory Lovins: prophet of a new order --
Jim Rogers and the politics of accommodation.
Responsibility: Jeremiah D. Lambert.

Abstract:

How the interplay between government regulation and the private sector has shaped the electric industry, from its nineteenth-century origins to twenty-first-century market restructuring.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Lambert's The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry, is a splendid overview of the history of the power business in the U.S.-Power Magazine Lambert's The Power Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/905970086> # The power brokers : the struggle to shape and control the electric power industry
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "905970086" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Topic/elektrizitatswirtschaft> ; # Elektrizitätswirtschaft
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Topic/energiepolitik> ; # Energiepolitik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/333.79320973/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Place/usa> ; # USA.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Topic/electric_utilities_united_states_history> ; # Electric utilities--United States--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Topic/electric_utilities> ; # Electric utilities
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Person/lambert_jeremiah_d_1934> ; # Jeremiah D. Lambert
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description "Samuel Insull, architect and prime builder of the electric utility business in the United States -- David Lilienthal and the era of public power -- Bonneville Power: overreach and disaster -- Paul Joskow and the intellectual blueprint for industry reform -- Ken Lay: competition betrayed -- Amory Lovins: prophet of a new order -- Jim Rogers and the politics of accommodation."@en ;
   schema:description "For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, co-opt, and profit from government regulation. In The Power Brokers, Jeremiah Lambert maps this complex interaction from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Lambert's narrative focuses on seven important industry players: Samuel Insull, the principal industry architect and prime mover; David Lilienthal, chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), who waged a desperate battle for market share; Don Hodel, who presided over the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in its failed attempt to launch a multi-plant nuclear power program; Paul Joskow, the MIT economics professor who foresaw a restructured and competitive electric power industry; Enron's Ken Lay, master of political influence and market-rigging; Amory Lovins, a pioneer proponent of sustainable power; and Jim Rogers, head of Duke Energy, a giant coal-fired utility threatened by decarbonization. Lambert tells how Insull built an empire in a regulatory vacuum, and how the government entered the electricity marketplace by making cheap hydropower available through the TVA. He describes the failed overreach of the BPA, the rise of competitive electricity markets, Enron's market manipulation, Lovins's radical vision of a decentralized industry powered by renewables, and Rogers's remarkable effort to influence cap-and-trade legislation. Lambert shows how the power industry has sought to use regulatory change to preserve or secure market dominance and how rogue players have gamed imperfectly restructured electricity markets. Integrating regulation and competition in this industry has proven a difficult experiment.--"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2611669045> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The power brokers : the struggle to shape and control the electric power industry"@en ;
   schema:productID "905970086" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262029506> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262529785> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB597141> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/905970086> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Person/lambert_jeremiah_d_1934> # Jeremiah D. Lambert
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1934" ;
   schema:familyName "Lambert" ;
   schema:givenName "Jeremiah D." ;
   schema:name "Jeremiah D. Lambert" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Topic/electric_utilities_united_states_history> # Electric utilities--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Electric utilities--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2611669045#Topic/elektrizitatswirtschaft> # Elektrizitätswirtschaft
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Elektrizitätswirtschaft"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262029506>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0262029502" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262029506" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262529785>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0262529785" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262529785" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/905970086>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/905970086> ; # The power brokers : the struggle to shape and control the electric power industry
   schema:dateModified "2018-03-09" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.