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Economics of the Energy Industries

ISBN-10: 0275956261
ISBN-13: 9780275956264
Edition: 2nd 1996
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Book details

List price: $98.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/28/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

"A well-written and extremely informative book about our energy industries, their significance to the economy, and how economists analyze the problems associated with energy production and consumption. The reader with only a cursory knowledge of economic principles, as well as trained economists, will learn much from Peirce's incisive and sometimes acerbic examination of the coal, oil, natural gas, electric utility, nuclear power, and the alternative energy industries." --Choice review of First Edition Economics of the Energy Industries, Second Edition, examines the industry, in general, and its component industries (petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear, and alternative fuels). Dr. William Peirce blends technical and historical information about the component industries and analyzes the mixture with economic tools. The text provides the reader with a combination of the analytical concepts, the historical and institutional background necessary to understand the role of energy in modern economies, and the issues involved in public policy related to energy. Dr. Peirce incorporates environmental issues as well as the current status of industry regulation in his thorough and completely revised edition.

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Preface
An Economic Approach: Measures and Analysis Energy
An Economist's View
Energy Flows Markets, Prices, and Efficiency
Energy and Economic Growth Guessing about Future
Consumption and Production
The Extractive Industries Reserves and Resources
The Economic Theory of the Mine
The Coal Industry
The Oil Industry
The Natural Gas Industry
The Energy Conversion Industries
The Electric Utility Industry Nuclear Power
Other Sources of Energy Problems and Policies Health, Safety, and Environment Government
Policy Selected
References
Index

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