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Environmental Challenges and Solutions

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

Tilting at Windmills?

Authors: Pierce, John C., Steel, Brent S.

  • Broadens our understanding of public support and opposition to alternative energy technologies
  • Explores how environmentally oriented citizens weigh the environmental trade-offs concerning the siting of alternative energy technologies
  • Provides case studies of alternative energy siting controversies 
  • Identifies best practices for future siting considerations
  • Valuable to students and policy makers interested in the promotion of alternative energy technologies
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About this book

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. 

About the authors

John C. Pierce

John Pierce (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is Faculty Research Associate and Lecturer in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas and Graduate Faculty in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University.  Pierce is author or co-author of approximately 20 books and  monographs and 150 articles, chapters and essays. 

Brent S. Steel

Brent S. Steel is Professor and Director of the Public Policy Graduate Program in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. He teaches courses in comparative public policy, politics and administration. Steel is co-author of State and Local Government: Prospects for Sustainability (Oxford University Press) and editor of Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies (Sage).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Tradeoffs

    Pierce, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Background: Energy Use, Capacity, and Policies

    Pierce, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 13-36

  • The Calico Solar Project

    Pierce, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project

    Pierce, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 57-88

  • Newberry Crater Geothermal

    Pierce, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 89-115

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53414-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53413-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prospects for Alternative Energy Development in the U.S. West
Book Subtitle
Tilting at Windmills?
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Challenges and Solutions
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53414-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53414-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53413-8
Series ISSN
2214-2827
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics