Green vs. Green: The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production [NOOK Book]

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Wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel, hydro, and other non-traditional energy sources show promise as alternatives to fossil fuels and may provide a sustainable source of energy in increasingly uncertain energy markets. However, these new sources of energy face their own set of political, administrative, and legal challenges.  Underexplored in both academic and policy settings, this book provides valuable insights on how existing regulatory regimes in the United States interact with the broad goal of developing...

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Green vs. Green: The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production

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Overview


Wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel, hydro, and other non-traditional energy sources show promise as alternatives to fossil fuels and may provide a sustainable source of energy in increasingly uncertain energy markets. However, these new sources of energy face their own set of political, administrative, and legal challenges.  Underexplored in both academic and policy settings, this book provides valuable insights on how existing regulatory regimes in the United States interact with the broad goal of developing green energy and curbing global climate change.

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"To effectively mitigate against climate change, the U.S. needs coherent policies that support the delivery of clean energy to the market. Filled with lucid and poignant examples, this book thoughtfully shows how our often-conflicted regulatory environment impedes the efforts of clean energy entrepreneurs to implement their ideas."

—Eric Coleman, The Florida State University

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Meet the Author

Ryan M. Yonk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Southern Utah University and Research Director of the Center for Public Lands and Rural Economics, Utah State University.

Randy T. Simmons is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and former Mayor of Providence, Utah. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Utah League of Cities and Towns and a Member of the Utah Governor's Privatization Commission.

Brian C. Steed is Instructor of Economics at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, where he teaches in the Department of Economics. As an academic, Dr. Steed has worked on projects sponsored by various governmental and non-governmental agencies. His research examines the intersection of law, economics and policy, with a particular focus on land, resources, energy, the environment, and international development.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: An Institutional Framework for Analyzing Conflicts between Green Goals and Green Regulations Chapter 3: Federal Regulations and Policies Chapter 4: Wind Energy Chapter 5: Solar Energy Chapter 6: Geothermal Energy Chapter 7: Hydroelectric Energy Chapter 8: Biofuel Energy Chapter 9: Oil Shale Chapter 10: Conclusions Appendix I: Federal Environmental Regulations Listed by Agency

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