Graetz Analyzes Energy Policy

Summer 2011

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In his new book The End of Energy (MIT Press: 2011), Michael J. Graetz, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law, traces four decades of poorly managed energy policy—from the OPEC oil embargo during the 1970s to recent debates over “cap-and-trade” proposals. The book, published in April, examines the sources of fuel used in the U.S. and explains how flawed oil policy has compromised the environment, as well as the country’s independence and security.

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