Energy: A Conservationist Shakes the TVA

For the biggest utility, an advocate of that oldtime religion

One of his many critics in the energy industry sputters that he is "bad news." Another calls his contributions to the Administration's energy policy "a nightmare." To a smaller but highly influential circle of supporters in Washington, he is a brilliant idealist who rightfully challenges the American myth that growth is good and correctly places a higher priority on conservation than on the creation of new power supplies.

At 52, S. (for Simon) David Freeman is the most controversial energy expert in the Federal...

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