Let's cut to the chase, shall we? Jimmy Carter's energy policy consisted of telling the American people to turn their thermostats down, and put on a sweater. The only difference between Carter and Obama is that, I believe in his heart, Carter loved this country and wanted to do the right thing. Our current POTUS, on the other hand, is a socialist who wants government control of education, healthcare and energy, and is on course to run this great country into the ground. November can't come soon enough and there will be a house-cleaning of Congress of biblical proportions.
Jimmy Carter will go down as one of the worse presidents of all time. Not sure how old you are but I remember the gas lines and the "odd and even" days for when you get gas. Oh yea, let's not forget the Iran hostage situation that he completely botched.
Your memory kinda sucks - the gas lines took place in 1974 and 1975 - long before Carter began pres in Jan of 1977.
Carter inherited very high levels of inflation that led to high interest rates - but he did leave office with a budget surplus. Carter also helped to remove Egypt as a hostile an aggressive enemy of Israel.