The Reality of American Energy: The Hidden Costs of Electricity Policy

by
Ryan M. Yonkauthor
Jordan Lofthouseauthor
Megan Hansenauthor
The Reality of American Energy: The Hidden Costs of Electricity Policy

20170731

Praeger

Pages 216
Topics Politics, Law, and Government
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    9781440853920

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The Reality of American Energy: The Hidden Costs of Electricity Policy

Author(s): Yonk, Ryan; Lofthouse, Jordan; Hansen, Megan
Contributors: Yonk, Ryan; Lofthouse, Jordan; Hansen, Megan
Abstract:

This book dispels common myths about electricity and electricity policy and reveals how government policies manipulate energy markets, create hidden costs, and may inflict a net harm on the American people and the environment.


• Explores U.S. energy policy and explains the largely unknown impacts of policy decisions that are particularly relevant today given growing concerns surrounding climate change and increasing demand for action

• Documents how idealistic desires to be "green" and to favor renewable energy over fossil fuels are rarely tempered by an understanding of the real-world tradeoffs that result from choosing one energy source over others

• Identifies the direct impact of policies on electricity markets and especially on the affordability of electricity for U.S. consumers

• Presents information that should be considered essential reading for policymakers charged with making informed, responsible decisions about our country's energy future as well as for anyone wanting to better understand why "green energy" may not always be the best option

SortTitle: reality of american energy: the hidden costs of electricity policy
Keyword(s): Politics, Law, and Government
Author Info:
Ryan M. Yonkauthor
Jordan Lofthouseauthor
Megan Hansenauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440853920
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440853920.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440853913
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 20170731
Publication Year: 2017