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Author Kutler, E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PETROLEUM ♦ ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ♦ ENERGY DEMAND ♦ FORECASTING ♦ ENERGY SUPPLIES ♦ ACCURACY ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ CONSTRAINTS ♦ ENERGY POLICY ♦ MARKET ♦ POLITICAL ASPECTS ♦ PUBLIC RELATIONS ♦ USES ♦ DEMAND ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ FOSSIL FUELS ♦ FUELS ♦ GOVERNMENT POLICIES ♦ INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS 020700* -- Petroleum-- Economics, Industrial, & Business Aspects ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyPetroleum ♦ Energy Planning & PolicySupply, Demand & Forecasting
Abstract Energy forecasts have hardly been distinguished by their accuracy. Why forecasts go awry, and the impact these prominent tools have, is explored. A brief review of the record is given. Because of their allure, their popularity in he media, and their usefulness as tools in political battles, forecasts have played a significant role so far. The danger is that they represent and enhance a fix 'em up, tinkering approach, to the detriment of more efficient free-market policies.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1986-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Public Opin.
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 6


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