Fact and fiction in global energy policy : fifteen contentious questions / Benjamin K. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown, and Scott V. Valentine.

Author
Sovacool, Benjamin K. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
x, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: Framing global energy policy -- I. Energy and society. Question 1. Is industry the chief energy villain? ; Question 2. Is energy efficiency a worthwhile investment? ; Question 3. Should governments intervene in energy markets? -- II. Energy resources and technology. Question 4. Do conventional energy resources have a meaningful "peak"? ; Question 5. Is shale gas a bridge to a clean energy future? ; Question 6. Can renewable electricity ever be mainstreamed? ; Question 7. Is the car of the future electric? ; Question 8. Can we sustainably feed and fuel the planet? -- III. Climate change. Question 9. Is mitigation or adaptation the best way to address climate change? ; Question 10. Should geoengineering be outlawed? ; Question 11. Is clean coal an oxymoron? -- IV. Energy security and energy transitions. Question 12. Is nuclear energy worth the risk? ; Question 13. Is national energy independence feasible and desirable? ; Question 14. Are we nearing a global energy crisis? ; Question 15. Can energy transitions be expedited? -- Conclusion. Values and truth, fact and fiction in global energy policy.
ISBN
  • 9781421418971 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 1421418975 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2015016724
OCLC
908311126
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