2007

Energy and American Society – Thirteen Myths

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5563-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-5564-5 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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    Pages 1-21

    Introduction – The Compelling Tangle of Energy and American Society

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    Pages 23-50

    Energy Myth one – Today’s Energy Crisis is “Hype”

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    Pages 51-74

    Energy Myth Two – The Public is Well Informed About Energy

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    Pages 75-102

    Energy Myth Three – High Land Requirements and an Unfavorable Energy Balance Preclude Biomass Ethanol from Playing a Large Role in Providing Energy Services

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    Pages 103-124

    Energy Myth Four – The Hydrogen Economy Is A Panacea To The Nation’s Energy Problems

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    Pages 125-144

    Energy Myth Five – Price Signals are Insufficient to Induce Efficient Energy Investments

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    Pages 145-169

    Energy Myth Six – The Barriers to New and Innovative Energy Technologies are Primarily Technical: The Case of Distributed Generation (DG)

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    Pages 171-199

    Energy Myth Seven – Renewable Energy Systems Could Never Meet Growing Electricity Demand in America

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    Pages 201-237

    Energy Myth Eight – Worldwide Power Systems are Economically and Environmentally Optimal

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    Pages 239-263

    Energy Myth Nine – Energy Efficiency Improvements have Already Reached Their Potential$1$

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    Pages 265-287

    Energy Myth Ten – Energy Efficiency Measures are Unreliable, Unpredictable, and Unenforceable

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    Pages 289-309

    Energy Myth Eleven – Energy R&D Investment Takes Decades to Reach the Market

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    Pages 311-340

    Energy Myth Twelve – Climate Policy Will Bankrupt the U.S. Economy

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    Pages 341-350

    Energy Myth Thirteen - Developing Countries are not Doing Their Part in Responding to Concerns About Climate Change

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    Pages 351-366

    Conclusions - Replacing Myths With Maxims: Rethinking The Relationship Between Energy And American Society