STATE ENERGY PROGRAMS: AN ANALYSIS OF INNOVATION

Since 1973, every state has initiated some new administrative program in response to the energy crisis of diminished supplies and increasing demands. States have been involved in varying degrees with energy programs related to allocation, conservation, supply and distribution, research and development, environmental impact and evaluation, collection analysis, and dissemination of energy data. The lack of consistent federal policy and direction fostered a variety of approaches and initiatives by the states. There has been no one administrative pattern, and most states have initiated programs that go beyond the basic requirements of the federal allocation program. In this paper, state activities in the following areas are reviewed and analyzed: (1) administrative, (2) staffing, (3) innovative activities, and (4) impediments to innovation. The states' ability to assemble the administrative and staff capacity to establish themselves as a significant force in dealing with energy-related issues is also highlighted. The information contained in this report was developed during a series of case studies conducted by the authors. /Authors/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clearinghouse and Laboratory for Census Data

    Suite 900, 1601 North Kent Street
    Rosslyn, VA  USA  22209
  • Authors:
    • Hackbart, M M
    • Patton, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2-9
  • Serial:
    • Public Data Use
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Clearinghouse and Laboratory for Census Data

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. RPDU-026
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM