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Smart Energy Policy An Economist's Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy

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ISBN-10: 0300149859

ISBN-13: 9780300149852

Edition: 2009

Authors: James M. Griffin, J. M. Griffin

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While everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap, and secure, these goals often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hardly clean or (in the case of oil) secure. This timely book provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the issues as well as sensible proposals for a truly sustainable energy policy. Economist James Griffin points out that current energy policies are fatally flawed and that government policies should focus on "getting the prices right" so that the prices of fossil fuels reflect their true costs to societyincluding greenhouse gas and security costs. By using carbon and security taxes, alternative energy forms will be able to compete on a more even playing field against fossil fuels. This will unleash advances in alternative energy and conservation technologies enabling the marketplace and consumers to find the right balance among energy sources that are cheap, clean, and secure.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: An Overview from 30,000 Feet
The Three Conflicting Goals of Energy Policy
The End of Cheap Oil?
Oil Security in an Increasingly Insecure World
Climate Change and the Search for Clean Energy
Climate Change and the Difficult Search for Institutions and Policies
A Smart Energy Policy
Notes
References
Index