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State Energy Policy

Current Issues, Future Directions, 1st Edition

By Stephen W Sawyer, John R Armstrong, Jon M Veigel, Paul F Levy

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307 pages

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Description

This book is the product of the good will and hardwork of many people. The contributors, all recognized experts in their fields, are thanked for providing thoughtful, informative chapters and for accommodating editorial suggestions and revisions. Westview Press is thanked for providing the opportunity to address a serious omission in the energy literature. The Geography Department at the University of Maryland made a similarly generous commitment of secretarial staff and faciltiies. Allen Eney aided in the construction of computerized maps. Many skilled, conscientious individuals at state energy offices, public utility commissions, the U.S. Department of Energy, and other organizations supplied essential data and produced many of the analytic studies that underlie the contents of the book. Patti Leedham provided patient and expert typing through numerous revisions of the chapters and many tables. Patricia Sawyer provided essential guidance, support, and proofreading throughout the entire effort.

Table of Contents

List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 ENERGY AND THE STATES /Stephen I. Sawyer -- 2 INVENTORY OF CURRENT STATE ENERGY ACTIVITIES /John Randolph -- 3 EVALUATING ENERGY PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN /Robert E. Webber -- 4 IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EXISTING HOMES: THE RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION SERVICE /Eric Hirst -- 5 SHIFTING WINDS, CHANGING TIDES: NAVIGATING LOW-INCOME CONSERVATION PROGRAMS THROUGH UNCHARTED WATERS /Michael Sherman -- 6 POLITICS AND POLICY: THE MINNESOTA COMMUNITY ENERGY PROGRAM /Paul David Wellstone and Barry M. Casper -- 7 EFFICIENCY STANDARDS IN CALIFORNIA'S ENERGY POLICY /John A. Wilson -- 8 RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX INCENTIVES: STATUS, EVALUATION ATTEMPTS, CONTINUING ISSUES /Stephen w. Sawyer and Richard R. Lancaster -- 9 CALIFORNIA'S EXPERIENCE IN PROMOTING RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT /Gigi Coe -- 10 UNMET ENERGY NEEDS: THE STATES' PERSPECTIVE /Stephen W. Sawyer -- 11 STATE GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY SERVICE CONTRACTING /Mitchell Rosenberg and David R. iolcott -- 12 THE ROLE OF PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONS /Paul F. Levy -- 13 STIMULATING INNOVATION THROUGH ALTERNATE INSTITUTIONS /Jon M. Veigel and Sanford Lakoff -- 14 THE EVOLUTION OF STATE LEVEL ENERGY INSTITUTIONS /John R. Armstrong -- Index.

About the Authors

Stephen W. Sawyer is assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland. John R. Armstrong was formerly director of the Office of Energy Conservation and Development at the Minnesota Department of Energy and Economic Development. He is now an energy consultant for developing countries.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General