This paper records some of the author's informal observations after a series of personal interviews with European energy researchers and policymakers. It specifically considers the applications of social science research methodologies to European energy issues. The interviews were conducted in April 1981 at the invitation of the Commission of the European Communities. This paper was prepared at the request of the National Academy of Science's panel on Behavioral and Social Aspects of Energy Consumption and Production.
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