February 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138392717 - CAT# K400226
Series: Routledge Studies in Energy Policy
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This book is ground breaking in its study of business actors in climate and energy politics. While various studies have demonstrated the influence of business actors across multiple policy domains, this is the first to examine the behaviour of business actors in energy centric sectors in the US that will be vital for achieving a clean energy transition, namely the oil, gas, coal, utility and renewable industries.
Drawing on almost 80 interviews with senior energy executives, lobbyists and policymakers, it asks two central questions: (i) how and why are business actors shaping energy policy contests in the US? And (ii) what are the implications for policymakers? In answering these questions, this book provides new insights about the preferences and strategies of business in the energy sector, and significantly, it identifies strategies for policymakers seeking to regulate energy in the face of political resistance from incumbent fossil fuel industries.
This book will be of particular value to students, scholars and policymakers working in the fields of energy, climate, and environmental politics, as well as individuals generally interested in the role that business exerts over policy processes.
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List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Understanding Business Preferences, Strategies and Influence
Chapter 3 – Exporting to the World: Policy contests in the oil and gas industries
Chapter 4 – The War on Coal: Policy contests in the coal and utility industries
Chapter 5 – The Rise of Renewable Power: Policy contests in the wind and solar industries
Chapter 6 – Re-thinking Business Behaviour in the US Energy Sector
Chapter 7 – What Should Policymakers Do?