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United States Since the 1970s Energy Crisis

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 22, 2009

Here's an interesting question for you: What has the United States learned since the energy crises of the 1970s?

Recently, Daniel Yergin of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) sat down with former Senator Bennett Johnston and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Deutsch to answer that question. Their responses have been published in The International Economy.

This wide-ranging article, called "The 1970s," touches on the impact of energy legislation enacted 30 years ago, the game-changing nature of shale natural gas and geopolitical events that affect crude oil supplies and prices.


Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.