THE ADMINISTRATION: The New Man at FEO

When William Simon was named to create the Federal Energy Office last December, his job was staggering but at least sharply defined: to cope with a full-blown crisis of menacing proportions. Now that he is leaving to become Secretary of the Treasury, his deputy and successor as FEO chief, John Crittenden Sawhill, faces a more complex and subtle challenge.

Sawhill must persuade the public that it still needs to conserve energy even though the energy crisis is over (last week he suggested that air conditioners be set at 78° to 80° this summer and that men not wear neckties at work)....

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