The Power Brokers -  Jeremiah D. Lambert

The Power Brokers - Jeremiah D. Lambert

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The Power Brokers The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry.

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.

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. 


MIT University Press. 2016. 400 pages.