The Politics of 21st Century Policy
- Walter A. Rosenbaum - University of Florida, USA
Environmental Public Policy | Public Policy
There are rapid, and sometimes radical, changes now transforming energy production and consumption in the United States. Utilizing contemporary examples throughout his narrative, Rosenbaum captures this transformation while analyzing how important actors, institutions, and issues impact American energy policymaking.
With clear explanations of relevant energy technologies—from controversial fracking to mountain top mining to nuclear waste storage—the book first looks at the policy options available in governing the energy economy and then discusses specific resources (petroleum and natural gas, coal, nuclear power, electricity, renewable energy, conservation) and the global energy challenges associated with climate change.
“For anyone interested in the rapid transformation taking place in American energy policy, Rosenbaum's new book on this subject is required reading. It is well-researched, well-written, and extremely timely.”
"American Energy is a timely, thought-provoking contribution to the field. Its balanced and comprehensive treatment will leave the reader much better informed about the inputs and outputs of energy policy making. Moreover, as the discourse on national and human security broadens, we need scholarship that carefully explores and even demystifies vitally important issues. In this important respect, Rosenbaum delivers."
"Having coherent, balanced, and future-oriented energy policies is absolutely critical to environmental quality, economic sustainability, and national security for the United States. We finally have book on US energy policy and politics that is equal to the subject. I recommend American Energy as an excellent, thoughtful, and authoritative analysis of one of the most important issues our time."
“This book is invaluable for those seeking to be more informed about American energy policy. It does a wonderful job describing the difficult decisions currently facing policy-makers.”