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Title: Energy use: The human dimension

Abstract

This book discusses the major social and political components of energy policy. By putting energy in its human context, the report generates new policy options for solving specific energy problems and suggests broad new approaches to energy policy. Commissioned by the Department of Energy, the book demonstrates the folly of making energy decisions without a basic understanding of the continuing social conflict over the nature of energy and the many noneconomic factors that influence its use. It emphasizes the importance of seeing energy problems and solutions in terms of social systems rather than single causes; designing energy systems for adaptability as an alternative to detailed planning; and treating energy policies and programs as the social experiments they are. The contents are: The Human Dimension; Thinking About Energy; Some Barriers to Energy Efficiency; Individuals and Households as Energy Users; Operations and Energy Consumption; Energy Emergencies; Local Energy Action; Conclusions and Recommendations.

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OSTI Identifier:
6256590
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ENERGY POLICY; POLITICAL ASPECTS; SOCIAL IMPACT; HOUSEHOLDS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; CONSTRAINTS; DECISION MAKING; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HUMAN FACTORS; PLANNING; RECOMMENDATIONS; US DOE; EFFICIENCY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS; 293000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 320100 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Buildings; 298000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization

Citation Formats

Aronson, E, and Stern, P C. Energy use: The human dimension. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Aronson, E, & Stern, P C. Energy use: The human dimension. United States.
Aronson, E, and Stern, P C. Sun . "Energy use: The human dimension". United States.
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abstractNote = {This book discusses the major social and political components of energy policy. By putting energy in its human context, the report generates new policy options for solving specific energy problems and suggests broad new approaches to energy policy. Commissioned by the Department of Energy, the book demonstrates the folly of making energy decisions without a basic understanding of the continuing social conflict over the nature of energy and the many noneconomic factors that influence its use. It emphasizes the importance of seeing energy problems and solutions in terms of social systems rather than single causes; designing energy systems for adaptability as an alternative to detailed planning; and treating energy policies and programs as the social experiments they are. The contents are: The Human Dimension; Thinking About Energy; Some Barriers to Energy Efficiency; Individuals and Households as Energy Users; Operations and Energy Consumption; Energy Emergencies; Local Energy Action; Conclusions and Recommendations.},
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