Public investments in energy technology

Escalating energy demand may be the most important issue facing the United States and the world today. There is little disagreement that research and development (R&D) is needed to develop new energy technologies for the future; however, there is less agreement over the specific research agenda...

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Main Author: Gallaher, Michael P.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Link, Albert N., O'Connor, Alan
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham [England] Edward Elgar Pub 2012
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Escalating energy demand may be the most important issue facing the United States and the world today. There is little disagreement that research and development (R&D) is needed to develop new energy technologies for the future; however, there is less agreement over the specific research agenda to be pursued and how that agenda is funded. This book addresses the social importance of new energy technologies, illustrates policy-relevant applications of evaluation techniques and proposes new perspectives for a US energy investment strategy
1. Introduction -- 2. Economic rationale for public investment -- 3. Evaluation of public investments in new technology -- 4. Technical discussions of the case studies -- 5. Investments in solar energy technologies -- 6. Investments in geothermal technologies -- 7. Investments in vehicle combustion engine technologies -- 8. Conclusions
Physical Description:xii, 183 p ill
ISBN:9780857931580
9780857931573