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Energy-Based Economic Development

How Clean Energy can Drive Development and Stimulate Economic Growth

  • Defines the convergence of the fields of energy policy and planning and economic development

  • Presents a framework for describing and designing energy-based economic development approaches

  • Outlines a taxonomy of different types of energy-based economic development projects, and assesses various case studies as examples in practice

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Energy-Based Economic Development

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 1-14
  3. Defining Energy-Based Economic Development

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 15-35
  4. Process and Approaches

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 37-53
  5. Supportive Policies for Energy-Based Economic Development

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 55-80
  6. Evaluation and Metrics

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 81-93
  7. Case Study Approach

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 95-98
  8. Subnational EBED Cases

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 99-117
  9. National Case Studies

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 119-136
  10. A Hybrid Model: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 137-155
  11. Common Themes and Conclusions

    • Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence
    Pages 157-165

About this book

Energy is becoming a prominent driver of economic development. Each year, billions of dollars are invested around the world by the public and private sectors in low-emissions energy development and energy efficiency planning. Energy-based economic development (EBED) is a domain that seizes the opportunities inherent in clean energy development to drive innovation and generate economic growth.

 

Energy-based economic development: How clean energy can drive development and stimulate economic growth delivers working definitions, common approaches, descriptions of supportive policy mechanisms, and suggested metrics for evaluation. The book offers a unified framework for EBED that is supported by examples and leaves readers better equipped to design, plan, and implement EBED initiatives. Case studies illustrate how national and subnational initiatives adopt to a locale’s energy asset base, energy and economic development needs, and the context in which the initiative operates. Descriptions of the energy projects supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act offer insights about what worked and what did not and suggest ways in which governments can be better prepared to manage EBED projects in the future.

 

This book provides the tools necessary to work toward simultaneous energy and economic development goals and facilitates discussion for an advanced policy agenda of energy efficiency, energy diversification, innovation-led economic growth, and job creation.

Keywords

  • Economic Development
  • Energy Case Studies
  • Energy Planning
  • Energy Policy
  • Federal Stimulus Spending
  • Industry Development
  • Return on Investment

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bloomington, USA

    Sanya Carley

  • Raleigh, USA

    Sara Lawrence

About the authors

Sanya Carley is an assistant professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, at Indiana University. Her research interests include the sustainability of the electricity sector, the effectiveness of energy policy instruments, and the overlap between energy and economic development. Her professional experience outside academia includes approximately eight years of consulting work with economic development organizations, including the World Bank and RTI International, as well as environmental and energy policy organizations, such as the Nicholas Institute, ARCeconomics, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sara Lawrence is a senior economic development analyst at RTI International. She works in a variety of settings linking innovation and cross-cutting disciplines into economic development practice. Her research interests are regional development, emerging economies, and leadership. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Energy-Based Economic Development

  • Book Subtitle: How Clean Energy can Drive Development and Stimulate Economic Growth

  • Authors: Sanya Carley, Sara Lawrence

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6341-1

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Business and Economics, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-6340-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-6940-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4471-6341-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 165

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Environmental Economics, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Environmental Law

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-6341-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)