Understanding Energy and Energy Policy

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November 2014



Activists, scientists and policymakers around the world have long argued that we need to find sustainable and secure solutions to the world's energy demands. At issue for citizens worldwide is whether we are scientifically literate enough to understand the potential policy choices before us. Understanding Energy and Energy Policy is a one-stop resource for understanding the complexities of energy policy and the science behind the utilization of energy sources. The multidisciplinary perspective presented in this book is necessary for readers to be able to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of potential energy policies. The book draws on case studies from the global North and South, from countries that are resource poor and resource rich, while providing explanations of the science and politics behind burning fossil fuels, and power created through nuclear energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, biofuels and water.


  • Introduction
  • 1. Basic Energy and Policy Concepts
  • 2. Fossil Fuels
  • 3. Nuclear Power
  • 4. Biomass and Biofuels
  • 5. Hydropower
  • 6. Wind Power
  • 7. Geothermal Energy
  • 8. Solar Energy
  • 9. Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Appendix: Renewable Energy Support Policies


Timothy F. Braun is an assistant professor of biological sciences at the State University of New York College at Oswego. Lisa M. Glidden is an associate professor of political science at the State University of New York College at Oswego.
EAN: 9781780329376
Untertitel: ebook Ausgabe. 1. Auflage. EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Zed Books
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2014
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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