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Reality of American Energy : The Hidden Costs of Electricity Policy (Hardcover) (Ryan M. Yonk & Jordan
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This book dispels common myths about electricity and electricity policy and reveals how government policies manipulate energy markets, create hidden costs, and may inflict a net harm on the American people and the environment.
• Explores U.S. energy policy and explains the largely unknown impacts of policy decisions that are particularly relevant today given growing concerns surrounding climate change and increasing demand for action
• Documents how idealistic desires to be "green" and to favor renewable energy over fossil fuels are rarely tempered by an understanding of the real-world tradeoffs that result from choosing one energy source over others
• Identifies the direct impact of policies on electricity markets and especially on the affordability of electricity for U.S. consumers
• Presents information that should be considered essential reading for policymakers charged with making informed, responsible decisions about our country's energy future as well as for anyone wanting to better understand why "green energy" may not always be the best option