Department of Energy: Further Reading

  • Chris Edwards

General Resources

Cato Institute. Cato’s website provides extensive research on energy policy issues. 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. The CFDA website has an official listing and description of all federal subsidy programs, including Department of Energy programs.

Congressional Research Service. The CRS issues briefing papers on issues related to the department. CRS studies are available here.

Government Accountability Office. The GAO issues reports on the operations of the department’s programs. You can search for GAO studies here.

U.S. Department of Energy. The department’s website provides information on agencies and programs.

U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Inspector General investigates waste, fraud, and abuse in the department’s programs.

Energy Policy History

M. A. Adelman, The Genie out of the Bottle: World Oil since 1970 (Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995).

Robert L. Bradley, Jr., Oil, Gas, and Government (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996).

Terrence Fehner and Jack Hall, “Department of Energy 1977-1991: A Summary History,” U.S. Department of Energy, November 1994.

Current Energy Policy

Eugene Gholz and Daryl G. Press, “Energy Alarmism: The Myths That Make Americans Worry about Oil,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 589, April 5, 2007.

Richard Gordon, “The Case against Government Intervention in Energy Markets,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 628, December 1, 2008.

Ronald Sutherland, “The High Costs of Federal Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 504, December 23, 2003.

Peter Van Doren and Jerry Taylor, “Economic Amnesia: The Case against Oil Price Controls and Windfall Profits Taxes,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 561, January 12, 2006.

Peter Van Doren and Jerry Taylor, “Don’t Increase Gas Taxes—Abolish Them,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 598, August 7, 2007.


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