June 14, 2011

Who Exactly Runs U.S. Energy Policy?

Shifra Mincer, AOL


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Exactly who is in charge of regulating energy in the US?

Most people would probably say the Department of Energy (DOE), but the role of other federal agencies like the Department of Agriculture, as well as appointed commissions like FERC and CFTC, play equally significant but often largely invisible roles. With so many players, and Congress hesitant to provide direction on broad policy direction, the White House has become the de facto setter of energy policy and implementation.

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