Energy Policy is a component of the Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
Energy policy addresses the economic, environmental, political, planning, and social aspects of energy supply and utilization that confront decision makers, corporate planners, managers, consultants, politicians, and researchers. Energy is of considerable importance given its strategic relevance as a raw material for industry, particularly energy intensive industries, for the quality of life, and for the creation of jobs. The level of energy prices is a critical factor in production costs and prices, and consequently has an important impact on government policy relating to sustainable economic growth, job creation, and prosperity.
The book provides a background on the theory and application of policy as it relates to the energy sector, particularly with respect to market failures and potential policy remedies to the energy/ environment dilemma. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.
Anthony Owen is currently Associate Professor of Economics at The University of New South Wales, where he has been employed since 1974. He was Director of the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) from 1989 to 1995, and has been Director of the University’s Energy Research Development and Information Centre (ERDIC) since 2000. He has almost thirty years of research experience in the fields of econometrics, energy economics, and environmental economics, and currently serves on the International Editorial Boards of Energy Policy and Energy Economics. He was Conference Chair for the 23rd Annual International Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics, held in Sydney in June 2000. He has had extensive consulting experience with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Governments of Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Professor Owen is the author of four books, five monographs and more than fifty papers published in academic journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FRSS).