Alternative energy : political, economic, and social feasibility / Christopher A. Simon, University of Utah.
- Second edition.
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xv, 273 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
- Renewable energy sources -- Government policy -- United States.
Energy policy -- United States.
Renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources -- Government policy.
- "Discusses the basic technical aspects of major renewable energy systems and technological developments and the impact of politics on energy policy using contemporary theories of public policy, as well as discussing the evolution of the social feasibility of renewable energy"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: Climate Change and Carbon
Energy and Water
Carbon-Based Fuels: Current and Future Availability
Common Fossil Energy Sources: U.S. Supply and Use
Culture Shifts and the Rise of Green Politics
Green Politics and Environmental Public Interest Groups
New Environmental Paradigm and Alternative Energy
Institutional Change and Influence
Global Demands and Conflict
Roles for Public Policy in Alternative Energy/Fuel Development
Bottom-Up Policy Making,/Top-Down Policy Making
Collaborative Policy Making
Federalism and Energy Policy
Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD)
Multiple Streams (MS)
Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF)
Punctuated Equilibrium (PE)
Narrative Policy Framework (NPF)
Native Americans, Tribal Lands, and Renewable Energy
Defining Alternative Energy and Alternative Fuels
What Are Alternative Fuels?
Policy Innovation and Alternative Energy
The Waves of Policy Innovation
Oil Shock I/Pre-PURPA 1970s (1973-1978)
Secondary Oil Shock Period (1979-1982)
Resurgence of Cheap(er) Petroleum and Growth of Deregulation (1983-1999)
Bush I: EPAct Reauthorization (1992)
Clinton and Post-EPAct 1992 Reauthorization (1992-2005)
Bush II: EPAct 2005 Reauthorization, ESIA 2007, FERC Order Innovations, and Electricity Markets (2001-2009)
Obama: ARRA 2009, Coal Rules, and Paris Agreement (2009-2017)
Trump: Resurgence of Coal and Reversal of Climate Policy (2017-present)
What Is Solar Energy? How Does It Work?
Silicon-Based Photovoltaic Cells
Technical Feasibility of Solar Photovoltaics
Technical Feasibility of Solar Thermal
Economics of Solar Power
Current Solar PV Energy Economic Infrastructure and Levelized Cost of Electricity
Economics of Solar Thermal-Concentrated Solar Power
Economic Development Impacts
Case Study-Rifle, Colorado: Using Solar Energy to Power Municipal Water and Sewer Systems
Federal Solar Energy Technologies Program
Major Federal Solar Incentives
Personal Tax Incentives for Solar PV and Solar Thermal
State and Local Efforts
What Is Wind Power? How Does It Work?
Technical Feasibility of Wind Power Systems
Economic Feasibility of Wind Power Systems
Political and Social Feasibility of Wind Energy
What Is Geothermal Energy? How Does It Work?
Case Study-California Job Growth and Geothermal Development
Safety, Environmental Damage, and Emission-Related Issues: Geothermal Energy
Technical Feasibility of Geothermal Energy
Other Forms of Direct Use
Flash Steam Power
Economics of Geothermal Energy
Federal Geothermal Energy Programming
State and Local Efforts
Fuel as a Concept
Other Alternative Fuels
The Hydrogen Initiative
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Technical Feasibility Issues
Economic Feasibility Issues
Other Types of Fuel Cells Currently in Use and/or Development
Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC)
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC)
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC)
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFC)
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)
Applications for Next-Generation Alternative Fuels, Fuel Cells
Risk and Culture: Alternative Energy and Hidden Costs
The Rebirth of Nuclear Energy?
The Movement of Public Opinion
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Simon, Christopher A., 1968- Alternative energy
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