A Smart Energy Policy: An Economist's Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300149852: A Smart Energy Policy: An Economist's Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy

While everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap, and secure, these goals often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hardly clean or (in the case of oil) secure. This timely book provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the issues as well as sensible proposals for a truly sustainable energy policy.

 

Economist James Griffin points out that current energy policies are fatally flawed and that government policies should focus on getting the prices right” so that the prices of fossil fuels reflect their true costs to society including greenhouse gas and security costs. By using carbon and security taxes, alternative energy forms will be able to compete on a more even playing field against fossil fuels. This will unleash advances in alternative energy and conservation technologies enabling the marketplace and consumers to find the right balance among energy sources that are cheap, clean, and secure.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James M. Griffin is professor of economics and public policy and holder of the Bob Bullock Chair at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. He lives in College Station, TX.

Review:

“James Griffin’s A Smart Energy Policy is timely addition to the energy policy debate. The book possesses important insights with crisp recommendations for how to successfully manage our future energy needs and key environmental problems.”—William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
(William Nordhaus)

“Written for the non-economist but interested citizen, this book is one of the very best contributions in the exposition of the necessary tradeoffs that we as a country face in dealing with our energy future.”--The Energy Journal
 
(The Energy Journal)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James M. Griffin
Published by YALE University Press
ISBN 10: 0300149859 ISBN 13: 9780300149852
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description YALE University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0300149859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Griffin, James M.
ISBN 10: 0300149859 ISBN 13: 9780300149852
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TY-9780300149852

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Griffin, James M.
Published by Yale University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300149859 ISBN 13: 9780300149852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300149859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James M. Griffin
Published by Yale University Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0300149859 ISBN 13: 9780300149852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. While everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap, and secure, these goals often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hardly clean or (in the case of oil) secure. This timely book provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the issues as well as sensible proposals for a truly sustainable energy policy. Economist James Griffin points out that current energy policies are fatally flawed and that government policies should focus on getting the prices right so that the prices of fossil fuels reflect their true costs to society-including greenhouse gas and security costs. By using carbon and security taxes, alternative energy forms will be able to compete on a more even playing field against fossil fuels. This will unleash advances in alternative energy and conservation technologies enabling the marketplace and consumers to find the right balance among energy sources that are cheap, clean, and secure. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780300149852

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Griffin, James M.
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300149859 ISBN 13: 9780300149852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300149859 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0072791

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James M. Griffin
ISBN 10: 0300149859 ISBN 13: 9780300149852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. While everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap, and secure, these goals often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hard.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 193 pages. 0.454. Bookseller Inventory # 9780300149852

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds