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    Green vs. Green: The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production (Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics) (Hardback) By (author) Ryan M. Yonk, By (author) Randy T. Simmons, By (author) Brian C. Steed

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    DescriptionRenewable and carbon-neutral energy have been promoted as the future of energy production in the United States. Non-traditional energy sources show promise as alternatives to fossil fuels and may provide a sustainable source of energy in increasingly uncertain energy markets. However, these new sources of energy face their own set of political, administrative, and legal challenges. Green vs. Green explores how mixed land ownership and existing law and regulation present serious challenges to the development of alternative energy sources in the United States. Analytically examining and comparing five green energy sectors; wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel and hydro power, Ryan M. Yonk, Randy T. Simmons, and Brian C. Steed argue that discussing alternative energy without understanding these pitfalls creates unrealistic expectations regarding the ability to substitute "green" energy for traditional sources. The micro-goals of protecting individual areas, species, small-scale ecosystems, and other local environmental aims often limits ability to achieve macro-goals like preventing global climate change or transitioning to large-scale green energy production. Statutes and regulations designed to protect environmental and cultural integrity from degradation directly conflict with other stated environmental ends. Although there is substantial interest in adding clean energy to the grid, it appears that localized environmental interests interfere with broader environmental policy goals and the application of existing environmental laws and regulations may push us closer to gridlock. Green vs. Green provides a fascinating look into how existing environmental law created or will create substantial regulatory hurdles for future energy generations.

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    Green vs. Green
    The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryan M. Yonk, By (author) Randy T. Simmons, By (author) Brian C. Steed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 456 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415531276
    ISBN 10: 0415531276

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    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 333.794
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    BISAC V2.8: POL028000
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    3 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    29 November 2012
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    Author Information
    Ryan M. Yonk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Southern Utah University and Research Director of the Center for Public Lands and Rural Economics, Utah State University. Randy T. Simmons is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and former Mayor of Providence, Utah. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Utah League of Cities and Towns and a Member of the Utah Governor's Privatization Commission. Brian C. Steed is Instructor of Economics at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, where he teaches in the Department of Economics. As an academic, Dr. Steed has worked on projects sponsored by various governmental and non-governmental agencies. His research examines the intersection of law, economics and policy, with a particular focus on land, resources, energy, the environment, and international development.
    Review quote
    "To effectively mitigate against climate change, the U.S. needs coherent policies that support the delivery of clean energy to the market. Filled with lucid and poignant examples, this book thoughtfully shows how our often-conflicted regulatory environment impedes the efforts of clean energy entrepreneurs to implement their ideas." -Eric Coleman, The Florida State University
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: An Institutional Framework for Analyzing Conflicts between Green Goals and Green Regulations Chapter 3: Federal Regulations and Policies Chapter 4: Wind Energy Chapter 5: Solar Energy Chapter 6: Geothermal Energy Chapter 7: Hydroelectric Energy Chapter 8: Biofuel Energy Chapter 9: Oil Shale Chapter 10: Conclusions Appendix I: Federal Environmental Regulations Listed by Agency