Solar Energy, Technology Policy, and Institutional Values by Frank N. Laird
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Solar Energy, Technology Policy, and Institutional Values
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Solar Energy, Technology Policy, and Institutional Values

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Solar Energy, Technology Policy, and Institutional Values by Frank N. Laird

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Energy policies that promote new technologies and energy sources are policies for the future. They influence the shape of emergent technological systems, and also condition our social, political and economic lives. Solar Energy, Technology Policy, and Institutional Values demonstrates the difficulties of deliberating such properties by providing a historical case study that analyses US renewable energy policy from the end of World War II through the energy crisis of the 1970s. The book illuminates the ways beliefs and values come to dominate official problem frames and get entrenched in institutions. In doing so it also explains why advocates of renewable energy have often faced ideological opposition, and why policy makers fail to take them seriously.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521034296
ISBN-10: 0521034299
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Analyses US renewable energy policy from World War II through 1970s energy crisis.

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