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Resources on Renewable Energy

Renewable energy can be a controversial topic sometimes and brings a lot of passion from all sides of the political spectrum. Fortunately, the Dewey Library is here to help you sift through the political rhetoric and find some useful information on renewable energy and the public policy issues that surround it.


Carl, J. (ed.) (2013). Distributed power in the United States: Prospects and policies. Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Hoover Institution Press. Dewey Library / TK 1006 D57 2013

Edenhofer, O. (ed.) (2012). Renewable energy sources and climate change mitigation: Special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Dewey Library / TD 195 E49 R47 2012

Galbraith, K., Price, A. (2013). The great texas wind rush: How George Bush, Ann Richards, and a bunch of tinkerers helped the oil and gas state win the race to wind power. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Dewey Library / TJ 820 G35 2013

Hamilton, M. S. (2012). Energy policy analysis: A conceptual framework. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. Dewey Library / HD 9502 U52 H35 2012

Helm, D. (2012). The carbon crunch: How we’re getting climate change wrong – and how to fix it. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Dewey Library / HD 9502 A2 H455 2012

Larkin, A. (2013). Environmental debt: The hidden costs of a changing global economy. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Dewey Library / HD 75.6 L37 2013

Lester, R. K., Hart, D. M. (2012). Unlocking energy innovation: How America can build a low-cost, low-carbon energy system. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Dewey Library / HD 9502 U52 L475 2012

Lovins, A. B. (2011). Reinventing fire: Bold business solutions for the new energy era. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Pub. Dewey Library / HD 9502 U52 L674 2011

Morriss, A. P., Bogart, W. T., et. al. (2011). The false promise of green energy. Washington, D. C.: Cato Institute. Dewey Library / HD 9502.5 C542 F35 2011

National Research Council (U. S.) (2011). Renewable fuel standard: Potential economic and environmental effects of U.S. biofuel policy. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. Dewey Library / HD 9502.5 B543 U658 2011

Repetto, R. C. (2011). America’s climate problem: The way forward. London, Washington D. C.: Earthscan. Dewey Library / HD 9502 A2 R46 2011

Roberts, T., Upham, P. et. al. (eds.) (2013). Low-carbon energy controversies. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Dewey Library / TJ 808 L69 2013

Tomain, J. P. (2011). Ending dirty energy policy: Prelude to climate change. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Dewey Library / HD 9502 U52 T66 2011

Van Kooten, G. C. (2013). Climate change, climate science and economics: Prospects for an alternative energy future. Dordrect, NY: Springer. Dewey Library / QC 903 V36 2013

Zycher, B. (2011). Renewable electricity generation: Economic analysis and outlook. Washington, D. C.: AEI Press. Dewey Library / TJ 807.9 U5 Z93 2011


Business Source Complete    Provides references to journal articles from the business perspective.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications- Provides references to federal government documents.

PAIS-Includes references to journal articles, government documents, research reports.

More specialized databased dealing with environmental/energy issues include:

GreenFile-Provides references to articles addressing environmental issues.

Environment Complete-Provides access to the full-text of articles in over 750 journals concerning environmental topics.

Energy and Power- provides full-Text information on issues relevant to energy industries.


Keywords and Search Terms:

Clean Energy

Climate Change

Energy Development

Global Warming

Green Energy

Renewable Energy Sources

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