Energy: Science, Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability

During the past few years, energy prices have fluctuated wildly, from historic highs in the winter and spring to the lowest wholesale prices in decades a few short months later.
ISBN: 1-55963-910-5
Island Press

As the largest user of fossil fuels energy, the United States is the key player in the world's energy markets, and our nation's energy policy (or lack thereof) has become a subject of increasing concern.
Energy: Science, Policy, and the Pursuit of Sustainability offers an accessible introduction to the "energy problem". Current patterns of energy use are without question unsustainable over the long term, and our dependence on fossil fuels raises crucial questions of security and self-sufficiency. This volume is an essential primer on energy. It covers everything from basic physics to the links between energy use, population, consumption, and pollution and provides readers with an informed policy perspective.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Предишна Следваща

Environment: Science, Policy and Values

Environment: Science, Policy and Values

When the Chinese say "May you live in interesting times", they are doing you no favors, as this is intended to be a curse. The Chinese Empire, which had survived...

Виж още

Comparative Public Management: Putting U…

Comparative Public Management: Putting US Public Policy

Baker and his expert contributors also consider what can be learned from other countries and what the dangers are in trying to apply these approaches to American government.

Виж още

Moresnet: The Curious Complexities of a …

Moresnet: The Curious Complexities of a Neutral Zone

From the treaty that settled the Napoleonic wars up to the treaties that ended the First World War, there was a tiny, triangular part of Europe that didn't really fit...

Виж още

Празна количка