Contributor: Becky Jacobs
Contributor info: Professor of Law
Publication Date: September 2014
Synopsis: Energy is a critical public concern in the 21st century, spurring demand for reliable, easy-to-understand information on subjects as varied as the drivers of prices, the potential for new technologies, the implications of a more diverse energy-supply portfolio, and the way government policies affect the energy marketplace. This two-volume compendium discusses traditional energy sources such as oil, coal, and natural gas, as well as new and emerging energy sources. The work discusses energy security and energy independence, efficiency standards, and carbon policy as well as consumer-focused technologies such as energy storage options, smart appliances and homes, and electric cars. Readers will come away from this guide with an understanding of the energy industry and an appreciation of the ways government, industry, and society can manage both risks and benefits.