The United States Energy Sources and the Quest for a Unified Energy Policy: Are We Still Giving the Fossil Energy Industry the Upper Hand Against Renewables?

52 Pages Posted: 4 May 2016

Date Written: April 29, 2016

Abstract

The United States is still searching for a nationally unifying energy policy regime. Whether this can be contemplated at a national federal level is yet to be seen. The Obama administration ushered in an attempt at liberating the United States' dependence on foreign energy resources. But Obama inherited responsibilities from an administration that was in, waist-deep, in giving the fossil energy industry the upper hand at the preference of the renewable energy industry. This favoritism on fossil fuel sources, from the previous administration, also drove the country into dependence on foreign fossil resources. Can the present administration untangle the country from this wrangle? In the competition between the fossil energy sources and renewables, how long can we wait before renewables gain the competing edge? This work dives head long into this energy debate.

Keywords: U.S. Energy Law & Policy, The new U.S.energy policy, Renewable Energy policy, The Bush Administration energy policy, Bus Administration Energy Policy Secrecy, Government Energy Secrecy, Coordinating U.S.Energy Policy, The New U.S. Energy Policy

Suggested Citation

Cwinya-ai, Robert Ongom, The United States Energy Sources and the Quest for a Unified Energy Policy: Are We Still Giving the Fossil Energy Industry the Upper Hand Against Renewables? (April 29, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2772814 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2772814

Robert Ongom Cwinya-ai (Contact Author)

Port of New Orleans Legal Office ( email )

Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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