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John W. Snow
(2 Aug 1939 - )

American government administrator and business executive who was appointed as the 73rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (2003-2006) by President George W. Bush. Snow’s prior business career (1977-2003) was spent in multiple positions with Chessie Systems, Inc. (later CSX Corporation). Before that, he had several jobs at the U.S. Department of Transportation (1972-76).

Science Quotes by John W. Snow (3 quotes)

High energy prices lead to lower energy prices because of the supply and demand side behavioral changes that they induce.
— John W. Snow
In transcript, 'Treasury Secretary Snow Optimistic on Economy', PBS Newshour (23 Mar 2005), on pbs.org website.
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Higher energy prices act like a tax. They reduce the disposable income people have available for other things.
— John W. Snow
From response to a question about the effect on the economy of rising oil and gasoline prices. In transcript, 'Treasury Secretary Snow Optimistic on Economy', PBS Newshour (23 Mar 2005), on pbs.org website.
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Well, there’s no doubt about the fact that, that higher energy prices lead to greater conservation, greater energy efficiency, and they also, of course, play a useful role on the supply side. They encourage more exploration, and they make non-conventional fuels more attractive in the marketplace. So it’s not entirely without a silver lining.
— John W. Snow
In transcript, 'Treasury Secretary Snow Optimistic on Economy', PBS Newshour (23 Mar 2005), on pbs.org website. Quoted in Gene Beck, 'Production Tax Credits', Grid Parity: The Art of Financing Renewable Energy Projects in the U.S. (2014).
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