Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental EconomicsEditor-in-Chief:
- Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming, USA
Every decision about energy involves its price and cost. The price of gasoline and the cost of buying from foreign producers; the price of nuclear and hydroelectricity and the costs to our ecosystems; the price of electricity from coal-fired plants and the cost to the atmosphere. Giving life to inventions, lifestyle changes, geopolitical shifts, and things in-between, energy economics is of high interest to Academia, Corporations and Governments.
For economists, energy economics is one of three subdisciplines which, taken together, compose an economic approach to the exploitation and preservation of natural resources:
- energy economics, which focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energy
- resource economics, which covers subjects in land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forests
- environmental economics, which takes a broader view of natural resources through economic concepts such as risk, valuation, regulation, and distribution
University and research libraries, especially with collections in economics or earth sciences; corporations engaged in these utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal; and government agencies regulating these utilities in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy and the treatment of waste.
Hardbound, 1056 Pages
Published: April 2013