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Prospects for Alternative Energy Development in the U.S. West

Tilting at Windmills?

  • John C. Pierce
  • Brent S. Steel

Part of the Environmental Challenges and Solutions book series (ECAS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction & Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 3-9
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 13-36
    3. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 37-56
    4. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 57-88
    5. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 89-115
    6. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 117-130
  4. Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
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    3. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
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    4. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
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    5. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
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    6. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
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    7. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
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    8. John C. Pierce, Brent S. Steel
      Pages 231-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-258

About this book

Introduction

This book poses the question of whether identifiable individual-level attributes (e.g., values, interests, knowledge, demographic characteristics) lead to support for or opposition to the development and implementation of alternative energy technologies. In recent years, attempts to site alternative energy technologies (e.g., wind, solar, wave) have been met by intense opposition from a variety of sources, including many environmentalists from whom one might expect support for non-carbon based renewable energy initiatives. This volume argues that there are indeed such discernible attributes, and moreover that the identification and exploration are important for the development of support strategies for the well-informed and achievable siting of such technologies. 

Keywords

Alternative Energy Technology Siting Renewable Energy Climate Change Environmental Values Politics of Alternative Energy Solar Energy Green Technology Wind Power Geothermal Power Wave Energy Natural Resources Post Materialists

Authors and affiliations

  • John C. Pierce
    • 1
  • Brent S. Steel
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public Affairs and AdministrationUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.School of Public PolicyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53414-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53413-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53414-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-2827
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-2835
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