Energy and American society - thirteen myths

Sovacool, Benjamin K and Brown, Marilyn A, eds. (2007) Energy and American society - thirteen myths. Springer Netherlands, Houten, Netherlands. ISBN 9781402055638

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Keywords: Public opinion, Energy policy, Energy conservation, Energiepolitik, Environmental policy
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 12:32
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 13:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58107
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