Energy Economics

Author: Roy L. Nersesian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511867
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Three quarters of our current electricity usage and transport methods are derived from fossil fuels and yet within two centuries these resources will dry up. Energy Economics covers the role of each fossil and renewable energy source in today’s world, providing the information and tools that will enable students to understand the finite nature of fossil fuels and the alternative solutions that are available. This textbook provides detailed examinations of key energy sources – both fossil fuels and renewables including oil, coal, solar, and wind power – and summarises how the current economics of energy evolved. Subsequent chapters explore issues around policy, technology and the possible future for each type of energy. In addition to this, readers are introduced to controversial topics including fracking and global warming in dedicated chapters on climate change and sustainability. Each chapter concludes with a series of tasks, providing example problems and projects in order to further explore the proposed issues. An accompanying companion website contains extensive additional material on the history of the major types of fuel as well as technical material relating to oil exploration, the development of solar power and historical environmental legislation. This textbook is an essential text for those who study energy economics, resource economics or energy policy.

Energy Economics And The Environment

Author: Joel B. Eisen
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This casebook integrates a legal assessment of energy resources with economic and environmental issues, thereby encouraging thoughtful analysis of energy policy issues confronting the U.S. and the world. Historical and contemporary legal issues confronting a range of energy resources are surveyed, including water power, coal, oil and gas, electricity, and nuclear power. Particular attention is paid to the need to reduce consumption of imported oil by motor vehicles. The third edition of the book contains considerable material on problems presented by climate change, including legal issues confronting renewable power projects and various conservation measures. We believe that the material can be taught in many different variations, and we continue to teach it in a somewhat different order every time it is offered.

Energy Economics And The Environment

Author: Fred P. Bosselman
Publisher: Foundation Pr
ISBN:
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This casebook explores the history, law, & public policy of energy regulation in the United States, with a particular emphasis on economic & environmental regulation issues. The book is designed for traditional energy law courses, as well as courses on regulated industries, electricity & natural gas deregulation, or advanced courses for students in environmental, natural resource, or oil & gas programs. Environmental aspects of energy regulation are integrated throughout the book. The basic regulatory schemes for hydroelectric power, coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, & nuclear power are explored. Several chapters are devoted to competitive restructuring of the natural gas & electric utility industries, including a chapter on the stranded cost issue. Chapter 1: Introduction to Energy Law Part I - Basic Themes Chapter 2: Energy in Nature Chapter 3: The Concept of a Public Utility Part II - Regulation of Traditional Energy Resources Chapter 4: Water Power Chapter 5: Coal Chapter 6: Oil Chapter 7: Natural Gas Regulation: Before the 1985 Revolution Part III - Economic Regulation of Natural Gas & Electricity Chapter 8: Rate Regulation Chapter 9: Competitive Markets in Natural Gas Chapter 10: Introduction to Electricity Chapter 11: Wholesale Competition in Electricity Chapter 12: Stranded Costs in Energy Utility Industries Chapter 13: Retail Competition in Electricity & the Implications of Competition for the Environment Part IV - Looking to r the Energy Future Chapter 14: Nuclear Energy Chapter 15: Energy in Transportation Chapter 16: International Oil Chapter 17: Climate Change Chapter 18: Continuing Issues in Economic Regulation.

Power For The People Protecting States Energy Policy Interests In An Era Of Deregulation

Author: Mary M. Timney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317462297
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Power for the People examines the tension between the social and political interests of states and the market in the case of energy policy. The author has conducted extensive research on California's experience with electricity restructuring, and assesses how the diverging interests of the market vs. the state resulted in that notable failure of energy deregulation. She includes overviews of many other states, and offers analysis on how states can balance their own interests with the market without imposing high costs on their citizens or the environment. This is the first book to look at deregulation from the point of view of the consumer and the states. Exceptionally clear, balanced, and well-written, it is essential reading for anyone interested in public policy, energy studies, and government deregulation of services, and would also be an ideal supplement for any courses in these areas.

International Handbook On The Economics Of Energy

Author: Lester C. Hunt
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849801991
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As an essential component for economic growth, energy has a significant impact on the global economy. The need to meet growing energy demand has prompted cutting-edge innovation in clean technology in an attempt to realise environmental and cost objectives, whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. This Handbook offers a comprehensive review of the economics of energy, including contributions from a distinguished array of international specialists. It provides a thorough discussion of the major research issues in this topical field of economics. Themes addressed include the theory of energy supply, demand and policy, empirical modelling of energy demand, holistic energy models, an analysis of coal, gas, electricity, oil and the markets within which they operate, and a discussion of the current key energy policy issues. The topics of pricing, transmission, regulation, security, energy efficiency, new technologies and climate change are also discussed. The International Handbook on the Economics of Energy presents a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research making it an indispensable reference for researchers, advanced students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

Modeling Mineral And Energy Markets

Author: Walter C. Labys
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461551013
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This book provides a framework for analyzing and forecasting a variety of mineral and energy markets and related industries. Such modeling activity has been at the forefront of the economic and engineering professions for some time, having received a major stimulus fC?llowing the first oil price shock in 1973. Since that time, other shocks have affected these markets and industries, causing disequilibrium economic adjustments which are difficult to analyze and to predict. Moreover, geopolitics remains an important factor which can destabilize crude oil markets and associated refining industries. Mineral and energy modeling, consequently, has become a major interest of energy-related corporations, mining and drilling companies, metal manufacturers, public utilities, investment banks,. national government agencies and international organizations. This book hopes to advance mineral and energy modeling as follows: (1) The modeling process is presented sequentially by leading the model builder from model specification, estimation, simulation, and validation to practical model applications, including explaining history, analyzing policy, and market and price forecasting; (2) New developments in modeling approaches are presented which encompass econometric market and industry models, spatial equilibrium and programming models, optimal resource depletion models, input-output models, economic sector models, and macro oriented energy interaction models (including computable general equilibrium); (3) The verification and application of the models is considered not only individually but also in relation to the performance of alternative modeling approaches; and (4) The modeling framework includes a perspective on new directions, so that the present model building advice will extend into the future.

Energy Policy In The U S

Author: Laurance R. Geri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143984190X
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In an effort to provide greater awareness of the necessary policy decisions facing our elected and appointed officials, Energy Policy in the U.S.: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change presents an overview of important energy policies and the policy process in the United States, including their history, goals, methods of action, and consequences. In the first half of the book, the authors frame the energy policy issue by reviewing U.S. energy policy history, identifying the policy-making players, and illuminating the costs, benefits, and economic and political realities of currently competing policy alternatives. The book examines the stakeholders and their attempts to influence energy policy and addresses the role of supply and demand on the national commitment to energy conservation and the development of alternative energy sources. The latter half of the book delves into specific energy policy strategies, including economic and regulatory options, and factors that influence energy policies, such as the importance of international cooperation. Renewed interest in various renewable and nontraditional energy resources—for example, hydrogen, nuclear fusion, biomass, and tide motion—is examined, and policy agendas are explored in view of scientific, economic, regulatory, production, and environmental constraints. This book provides excellent insight into the complex task of creating a comprehensive energy policy and its importance in the continued availability of energy to power our way of life and economy while protecting our environment and national security.

U S Energy Policy And The Pursuit Of Failure

Author: Peter Z. Grossman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107005175
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"Presents an analytic history of American energy policy, examining not just policies that have failed but also how the policy process itself leads to failure"--

Energy Policy In America Since 1945

Author: Richard H. K. Vietor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521335720
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This 1985 book puts business-government relations in modern America in a critical new perspective.

Edison To Enron

Author: Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118192516
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The oil industry in the United States has been the subject of innumerable histories. But books on the development of the natural gas industry and the electricity industry in the U.S. are scarce. Edison to Enron is a readable flowing history of two of America's largest and most colorful industries. It begins with the story of Samuel Insull, a poor boy from England, who started his career as Thomas Edison's right-hand man, then went on his own and became one of America's top industrialists. But when Insull's General Electric's energy empire collapsed during the Great Depression, the hitherto Great Man was denounced and prosecuted and died a pauper. Against that backdrop, the book introduces Ken Lay, a poor boy from Missouri who began his career as an aide to the head of Humble oil, now part of Exxon Mobil. Lay went on to become a Washington bureaucrat and energy regulator and then became the wunderkind of the natural gas industry in the 1980s with Enron. To connect the lives of these two energy giants, Edison to Enron takes the reader through the flamboyant history of the American energy industry, from Texas wildcatters to the great pipeline builders to the Washington wheeler-dealers. From the Reviews... "This scholarly work fills in much missing history about two of America's most important industries, electricity and natural gas." —Joseph A. Pratt, NEH-Cullen Professor of History and Business, University of Houston "... a remarkable book on the political inner workings of the U.S. energy industry." —Robert Peltier, PE, Editor-in-Chief, POWER Magazine "This is a powerful story, brilliantly told." —Forrest McDonald, Historian