Category Archives: Electric power

If Germany, Why Not Here?

For three weeks in June 1999 I participated in a German Studies Seminar along with 25 other American scholars and professionals. Sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission, this seminar focused on environmental protection and alternative sources of energy. It was … Continue reading

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Section 210 of PURPA as Seen from a National Policy Implementation Perspective

James A. Throgmorton.1984. In R.W. Lawton (ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth NARUC Biennial Regulatory Information Conference. Columbus: National Regulatory Research Institute: 445-467. This paper articulated and applied a “national public policy implementation” theoretical framework. Building upon that framework, the paper … Continue reading

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Passion, Reason, and Power: The Rhetorics of Electric Power Planning in Chicago

J. A. Throgmorton. 1990. The Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 7, 4 (Winter): 330-350. This paper describes, justifies, and illustrates a conceptual framework that draws attention to the importance of rhetoric in planning. Defining rhetoric as persuasive discourse within … Continue reading

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Review of John Randolph and Gilbert Masters’ Energy for Sustainability

James A. Throgmorton. 2009. Journal of Planning Education and Research 29, 1 (Fall): 119-120. This article reviews John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters’ 816-page Energy for Sustainability: Technology, Planning, Policy. The review concludes that Energy for Sustainability is a very … Continue reading

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Community Energy Planning: Winds of Change from the San Gorgonio Pass

James A. Throgmorton. 1987. Journal of the American Planning Association 53, 3 (September): 358-367. The electric power industry is changing in significant ways, but local planners have not yet clearly articulated their role in guiding the changes. This article seeks … Continue reading

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Survey Research as Rhetorical Trope: Electric Power Planning Arguments in Chicago

James A. Throgmorton. 1993. In Frank Fischer and John Forester (eds). The Argumentative Turn in Planning and Policy Analysis. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, pp. 117-144. This chapter focuses on the rhetorical aspects of argumentation. Extending the important work of … Continue reading

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Planning as Persuasive Storytelling: Constructing Chicago’s Electric Future

James A. Throgmorton. 1996. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Il. Planning as Persuasive Storytelling is a revealing look at the world of political conflict surrounding the Commonwealth Edison Company’s ambitious nuclear power plant construction program in northern Illinois during the … Continue reading

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