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The Resource Energy and American society - thirteen myths, edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown, (electronic book)

Energy and American society - thirteen myths, edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown, (electronic book)

Label
Energy and American society - thirteen myths
Title
Energy and American society - thirteen myths
Statement of responsibility
edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Current events related to energy policy - skyrocketing gasoline prices, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, the Kyoto Protocol's enactment, passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the influence of recent Gulf Coast hurricanes on energy supplies and prices - demand innovative approaches towards conceptualizing the relationship between energy and American society. This book takes on a central quandary in the study of energy and environmental policy: What myths continue to exist in American culture concerning energy, the environment, and society? It enrolls twenty-four of the nation's top experts working on energy policy in industry, government laboratories, utilities, nonprofit organizations, and universities to debunk and contextualize thirteen energy myths relating to electric power, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, and climate change. While the book focuses on the American experience, it will be of interest to those working in the fields of energy policy, energy and the environment, and technology assessment worldwide
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
333.790973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.U52
LC item number
E445 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sovacool, Benjamin K.
  • Brown, Marilyn A.
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  • Energy policy
  • Energy policy
  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental policy
  • Energy policy
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Energy and American society - thirteen myths, edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The compelling tangle of energy and American society / Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown -- Energy myth one -- Today's energy crisis is "hype" / Marilyn A. Brown -- Energy myth two -- The public is well informed about energy / Rosalyn Mckeown -- Energy myth three -- High land requirements and an unfavorable energy balance preclude biomass ethanol from playing a large role in providing energy services / Lee R. Lynd [and others] -- Energy myth four -- The hydrogen economy is a panacea to the nation's energy problems / Joseph Romm -- Energy myth five -- Price signals are insufficient to induce efficient energy investments / Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren -- Energy myth six -- The barriers to new and innovative energy "technologies are primarily technical : The case of distributed generation (DG) / Benjamin K. Sovacool and Richard F. Hirsh -- Energy myth seven -- Renewable energy systems could never meet growing electricity demand in America / Rodney Sobin -- Energy myth eight -- Worldwide power systems are economically and environmentally optimal / Thomas R. Casten and Robert U. Ayres -- Energy myth nine -- Energy efficiency improvements have already reached their potential / Amory B. Lovins -- Energy myth ten -- Energy efficiency measures are unreliable, unpredictable, and unenforceable / Edward Vine and MarfiyKushler and Dan York -- Energy myth eleven -- Energy R & D investment takes decades to reach the market / Daniel M. Kammen and Gregory F. Nemet -- Energy myth twelve -- Climate policy will bankrupt the U.S. Economy / Eileen Claussen and Janet Peace -- Energy myth thirteen -- Developing countries are not doing their part in responding to concerns about climate change / Thomas J. Wilbanks -- Conclusions -- Replacing myths with maxims : Rethinking the relationship between energy and American society / Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown
Control code
SPR187951815
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280902611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Energy and American society - thirteen myths, edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The compelling tangle of energy and American society / Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown -- Energy myth one -- Today's energy crisis is "hype" / Marilyn A. Brown -- Energy myth two -- The public is well informed about energy / Rosalyn Mckeown -- Energy myth three -- High land requirements and an unfavorable energy balance preclude biomass ethanol from playing a large role in providing energy services / Lee R. Lynd [and others] -- Energy myth four -- The hydrogen economy is a panacea to the nation's energy problems / Joseph Romm -- Energy myth five -- Price signals are insufficient to induce efficient energy investments / Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren -- Energy myth six -- The barriers to new and innovative energy "technologies are primarily technical : The case of distributed generation (DG) / Benjamin K. Sovacool and Richard F. Hirsh -- Energy myth seven -- Renewable energy systems could never meet growing electricity demand in America / Rodney Sobin -- Energy myth eight -- Worldwide power systems are economically and environmentally optimal / Thomas R. Casten and Robert U. Ayres -- Energy myth nine -- Energy efficiency improvements have already reached their potential / Amory B. Lovins -- Energy myth ten -- Energy efficiency measures are unreliable, unpredictable, and unenforceable / Edward Vine and MarfiyKushler and Dan York -- Energy myth eleven -- Energy R & D investment takes decades to reach the market / Daniel M. Kammen and Gregory F. Nemet -- Energy myth twelve -- Climate policy will bankrupt the U.S. Economy / Eileen Claussen and Janet Peace -- Energy myth thirteen -- Developing countries are not doing their part in responding to concerns about climate change / Thomas J. Wilbanks -- Conclusions -- Replacing myths with maxims : Rethinking the relationship between energy and American society / Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown
Control code
SPR187951815
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280902611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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