eBook Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080964524
  • ISBN-13: 9780080964522
  • DDC: 333.703
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1056 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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 hydroelectric 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 other topics, Energy Economics is of interest to academia, corporations, and governments. This encyclopedia unifies these fields into a unique overview. The only reference work that codifies the relationships among energy economics, resource economics, and environmental economics. Nobel Prize Winning editor-in-chief (joint recipient 2007 Peace Prize), Jason Shogren, has demonstrated excellent team work again, by enabling his editorial board to produce a cohesive work that guides the user seamlessly through the diverse topics. This work contains in equal parts information from and about business, academic, and government perspectives and is intended to serve as a tool for unifying and systematizing research and analysis in business, universities, and government.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
Editor Biographies.
How to Use the Encyclopedia.
1: Climate Change and Policy.
2: Carbon Cap and Trade.
3: Carbon Offsets.
4: Carbon Taxes.
5: Clean Development Mechanism.
6: Climate Change and Food Situation.
7: Dealing with the Uncertainty about Climate Change.
8: Double Dividend.
9: Economics of Forest Carbon Sequestration as a Climate Change Mitigation Strategy.
10: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
11: International Climate Treaties and Coalition Building.
12: Markets/Technology Innovation/Adoption/Diffusion.
13: Diffusion of Energy-Efficient Technologies.
14: Energy-Efficiency Gap.
15: Impacts of Innovation: Lessons from the Empirical Evidence.
16: Modeling Technological Change in Economic Models of Climate Change.
17: Policy Incentives for Energy and Environmental Technological Innovation: Lessons from the Empirical Evidence.
18: Technological Change and Climate Change Policy.
19: Technological Change and the Marginal Cost of Abatement.
20: Technological Lock-In.
21: Technology and Environmental Policy.
22: Non-Renewable Fossil/Nuclear/Electricity Markets.
23: Coal: Prospects in the Twenty-First Century: Exhaustion Trumped by Global Warming?.
24: Economics of Peak Oil.
25: Green Microaccounting for Oil Extraction.
26: Modeling Reserve Growth in Natural Gas Fields.
27: Natural Gas Networks.
28: Price Dynamics in Domestic Energy Markets.
29: Renewable/Alternative Energy.
30: Economic Implications of Wind Power Intermittency.
31: Economics of Biofuels: An Overview.
32: Economics of Technology Learning in Wind Power.
33: Economics of Wind Power: An Introduction.
34: Hydropower Economics: An Overview.
35: Measuring the Environmental Externalities of Offshore Wind Power: The Case of Visual Disamenities.
36: Measuring the Environmental Externalities of Onshore Wind Power.
37: Residential Energy Demand.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Media Non-Biological.
2: Economics of Exploration for and Production of Exhaustible Resources.
3: Economics of Groundwater.
4: Economics of Market Power in the Extraction of Nonrenewable Resources.
5: Theory and Practice of Fisheries and Water Economics.
6: Media: Biological.
7: Economics and Ecology of Open-Access Fisheries.
8: Economics of Agricultural Residuals and Overfertilization: Chemical Fertilizer Use, Livestock Waste, Manure Management, and Environmental Impacts.
9: Economics of Pest Control.
10: Hunting and Exploitation of Terrestrial Animal Species.
11: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.
12: Microeconomics.
13: Economic Analysis of Forest Products Markets.
14: Forest Management and Climate Change.
15: Joint Production of Good and Bad Outputs with a Network Application.
16: Spatial Management of Renewable Natural Resources.
17: Voluntary Resource Conservation and Environmental Management in Agriculture and Forestry.
18: Policy Tools.
19: Conservation Easements: Tools for Conserving and Enhancing Ecosystem Services.
20: Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Concerns, Causes, Policies, and Their Impacts.
21: Exclusive Economic Zone.
22: Externality Regulation in Oil and Gas.
23: Fishery Cooperatives as a Management Institution.
24: Forest Taxation.
25: Individual Transferable Quotas in Fisheries.
26: International Trade and the Conservation of Renewable Resources.
27: Land Use Policies in the United States for Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
28: Protecting Marine Ecosystems in Fishery Regulation.
29: Regulated Open Access and Regulated Restricted Access Fisheries.
30: Taxation of Nonrenewable Resources.
31: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries (TURFs).
32: Tree Plantations and Genetics in Forestry.
33: Water Crises, Water Rights, and Water Markets.
34: Theoretical Tools.
35: Carbon Leakage.
36: Cartel-versus-Fringe Models.
37: Differential Games and Resources.
38: Diffusion and Spatial Aspects.
39: Discounting.
40: Experiments on Common Property Management.
41: Games and Resources.
42: Green Paradox.
43: Hartwick’s Rule.
44: Optimal Control and Resources.
45: Option Value and Precaution.
46: Regime Shifts and Management.
47: Regime Shifts: Early Warnings.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Allocation Tools.
2: Bayesian Decision Theory and Climate Change.
3: Coasean Bargaining.
4: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: Decisions under Risk and Uncertainty.
5: Environmental Cost–Benefit Analysis.
6: Environmental Ethics for Environmental Economists.
7: Ethics, Economics, and Decision Rules for Climate Change.
8: Governance of Common-Pool Resources.
9: Lindahl Pricing for Public Goods and Experimental Auctions for the Environment.
10: Managing Catastrophic Risk.
11: Optimization across Space.
12: Payments for Ecosystem Services: Mechanisms to Achieve Desired Landscape Patterns.
13: Property Rights and the Environment.
14: Media.
15: Agricultural Sources of Water Pollution.
16: Economics of Pesticide Use and Regulation.
17: Hazardous Substances.
18: Local/Regional Air Pollution from Stationary Sources.
19: Waste Disposal and Recycling.
20: Water Pollution from Industrial Sources.
21: Water Pollution from Oil Spills.
22: Wetlands and Coastal Estuaries.
23: Policies/Incentives.
24: Deposit-Refund Systems in Practice and Theory.
25: Ecolabeling.
26: Economics of Nonpoint Pollution.
27: Enforcement.
28: European Union’s Emissions Trading System.
29: Green Tax Design in the Real (Second-Best) World.
30: Information Programs.
31: Liability Rules and the Environment.
32: Price Instruments.
33: Prices versus Quantities.
34: Quantity Instruments.
35: SO2 Program.
36: Standards.
37: Superfund Program.
38: Voluntary Approaches to Environmental Protection.
39: Political Economy.
40: Contest Models and Environmental Policy.
41: Democracy, Political Institutions, and Environmental Policy.
42: Empirical Methods for Political Economy Analyses of Environmental Policy.
43: Environmental Conflict and Natural Resources.
44: Environmental Federalism: Empirics.
45: Environmental Justice: The Experience of the United States.
46: Lobbying, Voting, and Environmental Policy: Theory.
47: Political Economy and the Interaction Between International Trade and Environmental Policies.
48: Political Economy of Instrument Choice.
49: Political Economy of International Environmental Agreements.
50: Public Acceptability of Incentive-Based Mechanisms.
51: Strategic Environmental Policy.
52: Valuation Tools.
53: Averting Behavior.
54: Benefit Transfer.
55: Contingent Valuation Method.
56: Hedonics.
57: Travel Cost Methods.
58: Value of a Statistical Life.