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Renewable Electricity Generation: Economic Analysis and Outlook

AEI Press
Publication date: November 2011
ISBN: 9780844772233
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This volume examines the outlook for renewable energy in electricity generation-particularly wind and solar power-as a substitute for conventional fuels such as coal and natural gas. Economist Benjamin Zycher evaluates the central arguments in favor of policies that would make way for broader use of renewables and concludes that all are deeply problematic. ""Renewable"" energy sources are not superior in cost to conventional fuels; nor are they less taxing on the environment. The popular argument that increased use of renewables will create ""green jobs"" is likewise a fallacy-because wind and solar power are costly and inefficient, the net economic impact is a negative one. Zycher concludes that resource-use behaviors emerging from market competition are the best guides to effective, sustainable energy policies.

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In Renewable Electricity Generation, Benjamin Zycher outlines his theory against renewable energy sources, like solar or wind energy. He explains that although this investment might generate new jobs, concerning the high level of costs, it is not an efficient approach. Zycher's theory is only from an economical perspective, but to evaluate the pros and cons for a policy there is a need to be regarded from more that one point of view. Concerning the environmental issues from the early 21st century, the Earth needs less pollution if we want to consider sustainable development, as so the theory in this book is not completely accurate. Even though I do not agree with it, the book is quite interesting especially because it contradicts some of the well-supported policies developed until now.
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