Energy Resources: Examining the Facts

by
Jerry A. McBeathauthor

Jerry A. McBeath, PhD, is professor of political science emeritus, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and foreign expert at the Center for International Relations, China University of International Business and Economics.

Energy Resources: Examining the Facts

20220831

ABC-CLIO

Pages 280
Topics climate change;wind power;solar power;renewable energy;oil;nuclear power;natural gas;hydroelectric power;green energy;fracking;fossil fuels;environmental regulations;energy security;energy independence;energy costs;electricity grid;coal;Coal Industry;Business

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Energy Resources: Examining the Facts

Author(s): McBeath, Jerry;
Contributors: McBeath, Jerry;
Abstract:

Energy Resources: Examining the Facts</i> provides an authoritative, comprehensive overview of economic, political, and environmental drivers of America's energy picture, from trends in the production and consumption of fossil fuels and renewables to the state of the national energy grid.

Energy Resources: Examining the Facts </i>is part of a series that uses evidence-based documentation to examine the veracity of claims and beliefs about high-profile issues in American culture and politics. Each book in the Contemporary Debates</b> series is intended to puncture rather than perpetuate myths that diminish our understanding of important policies and positions; to provide needed context for misleading statements and claims; and to confirm the factual accuracy of other assertions.

This installment in the series provides a comprehensive overview of all energy resources used in the United States, including fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal), nuclear power, hydropower, other major renewables (solar and wind), and even smaller energy sources, such as wood products (biomass), ethanol, plant-based fluids/gases, and geothermal, that have meaningful potential for future growth. The framework of laws and regulations in which energy resources are developed, produced, and overseen is described, as are the ways in which economic development powered by different energy resources is impacting people and ecosystems in the United States and around the world.

  • Extensively covers both energy resources and the electricity grid</li>

  • Illuminates the economic, environmental, legal, and regulatory foundations of energy policymaking since World War II</li>

  • Presents information in an easy-to-navigate Q&A format</li>

  • Uses quantifiable data from respected sources as the foundation for examining every issue</li>

  • Provides readers with leads to conduct further research in Further Reading sections for each entry</li>

  • Examines claims made by individuals and groups of all political backgrounds and ideologies</li></ul>

SortTitle: energy resources: examining the facts
Keyword(s): climate change; wind power; solar power; renewable energy; oil; nuclear power; natural gas; hydroelectric power; green energy; fracking; fossil fuels; environmental regulations; energy security; energy independence; energy costs; electricity grid; coal; Coal Industry; Business
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Jerry A. McBeathauthor

Jerry A. McBeath, PhD, is professor of political science emeritus, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and foreign expert at the Center for International Relations, China University of International Business and Economics.

eISBN-13: 9781440869426
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440869419
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 280
Publication Date: 20220831
Series: Contemporary Debates