Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780329345 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780329352 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding Energy and Energy Policy

Timothy F. Braun and Lisa M. Glidden

Understanding Energy and Energy Policy

Timothy F. Braun and Lisa M. Glidden

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288 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780329345 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780329352 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
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
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