By David J. Robinson
The strength economic system is a public coverage and present affairs concentrated economics ebook unique towards a public coverage and present affairs viewers. It bargains functional and topical discussions concerning the most crucial monetary factor of present instances: power.
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The final piece of creating an energy led economic development strategic plan is the creation of tactics. These tactics are specific action steps laid out in specific timeframes. This outline of action steps provides a guide to achieve the overall goals of the plan. Big Questions 1. Will energy led economic development continue to produce major benefits? 2. What is the energy industry booming? 3. Can we grow with both renewable and nonrenewable energy sources? 4. What are the key elements of an energy led economic development strategy?
America began using wood, still a major source of biomass energy, as its prime energy source. As the nation entered the Industrial Revolution, and exploration techniques became more advanced, coal, petroleum, and natural gas became the dominant sources of energy. The dominance of petroleum as an energy source is tied to the growth of the automobile as the prime means of transportation in the United States. Petroleum fuels nearly 100 percent of the American auto fleet. The nuclear age began in the late 1940s, but nuclear energy is still far behind the three dominant fossil fuel sources—in terms of its usage.
42 Energy Led Economic Development 15 Land Use Regulation Impacts Energy Led Economic Development Strategies America’s land use policies impact energy cost and consumption. America’s post–World War II urban sprawl development pattern contributes substantially to rising energy consumption and costs. Zoning and interstate highway developments spurred America’s cities to grow out, not up. Promoting more compact suburban development and redeveloping America’s urban centers can drive down energy costs and help build an energy led economic development strategy.