"Genius Is the Inspired use of Information." That's what the Xerox commercial says. It will take the collective genius to be found In this room and in the entire nation put to inspired use all of the energy information we have. Why? Because one of the most formidable barriers to the inspired application of information is regulation and existing institutions….

Yes, this country -- this state -- needs genius in its institutions of government. It is not enough to have genius at work in our academic institutions. For many years I have had posted in a prominent position in my home the phrase, "Just thinking doesn't count!"

We must work together to translate the creative genius represented in this room today into the energy programs of tomorrow. Otherwise, the ideas you spawned may wither and die under the sheer weight of bureaucracy which reacts rather than creates and which follows rather than leads.

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5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)

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Final Version

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© 1978 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

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12 Oct 1978

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Energy Policy Commons