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Prospects for Alternative Energy Development in the U.S. West : Tilting at Windmills?.

By: Pierce, John C.
Contributor(s): Steel, Brent S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Environmental Challenges and Solutions: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319534145.Subject(s): Environmental managementAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Prospects for Alternative Energy Development in the U.S. West : Tilting at Windmills?DDC classification: 621.042 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- About the Authors -- Part I: Introduction & Context -- Chapter 1: Tradeoffs -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Environmental Tradeoffs -- 1.3 Environmental Values -- References -- Part II: Case Studies -- Chapter 2: Background: Energy Use, Capacity, and Policies -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 California Energy Usage -- 2.3 Oregon Energy Usage -- 2.4 Washington Energy Usage -- 2.5 Idaho Energy Usage -- 2.6 Regional Renewable Energy Capacity -- 2.7 Regional Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.8 California Energy Policies -- 2.9 Oregon Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.10 Washington Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.11 Idaho Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.12 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: The Calico Solar Project -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Case Study Project -- 3.3 The Initial Application for the Calico Project -- 3.4 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) -- 3.5 Public Concerns and Participation -- 3.6 Opinion of Environmentalists Regarding the FEIS and Project Location -- 3.7 Initial Project Approval -- 3.8 Ownership and Project Changes -- 3.9 Challenges to Project's Approval and Amendments -- 3.10 Approval of Bill AB 107 -- 3.11 New Proposed Amendments -- 3.12 Project Closure -- 3.13 Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 4: Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Case Study Project -- 4.3 Initial Application for Site Certification -- 4.4 SEPA Requirements and Environmental Impact Studies -- 4.5 Final Version of the Environmental Impact Study -- 4.6 Second Application to the Board of County Commissioners -- 4.7 Application for Preemption and Disagreements That Emerged with BOCC -- 4.8 Recommendation to the Governor and Motions for Reconsideration -- 4.9 Governor's Request for Reconsideration of Article I(C) (7) -- 4.10 Reopening of the Adjudicative Proceedings and Final Approval.
4.11 Opposition to the Governor's Decision and Petition to the Supreme Court -- 4.12 State Supreme Court's Decision -- 4.13 Amendment to the Site Certification Agreement -- 4.14 KVWPP Implementation and Aftermath -- 4.15 Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 5: Newberry Crater Geothermal -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Case Study Project -- 5.3 Project Partnerships -- 5.4 Exploratory Well Drilling -- 5.5 Surface Geophysical Studies and Gradient Drilling -- 5.6 Site Certification -- 5.7 Project Funding -- 5.8 Demonstration Project in Partnership with AltaRock Energy -- 5.9 Environmental Assessment -- 5.10 Public Participation in the Definition of Issues -- 5.11 Issues Addressed in the Environmental Assessment -- 5.11.1 EGS Safety -- 5.11.2 Water Consumption and Threats to Water Quality -- 5.11.3 Earthquakes -- 5.11.4 Impacts to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument -- 5.11.5 Visual Impact -- 5.11.6 Wildlife - Flora and Fauna -- 5.12 Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact -- 5.13 Sundry Notice from the BLM - 2012 -- 5.14 Controversy Regarding the Project -- 5.14.1 Chemical Controversy -- 5.14.2 Earthquake Controversy -- 5.14.3 Fracking Near a Volcano Controversy -- 5.14.4 Economic Viability Controversy -- 5.15 Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 6: Oregon Coast Wave Energy -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Case Study Project -- 6.2.1 Testing -- 6.2.2 Development and the Territorial Sea Plan -- 6.3 Reedsport Site -- 6.4 Warrenton (Camp Rilea) Site -- 6.5 Nestucca River Site -- 6.6 Case Studies: Conclusions -- References -- Part III: Surveys -- Chapter 7: The Tradeoff Terrain -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Survey Design and Structure -- 7.3 The Alternative Energy Technology-Environmental Tradeoff -- 7.4 New Ecological Paradigm -- 7.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: A Matter of Values? -- 8.1 Introduction.
8.2 Postindustrialism and Its Relevance to Renewable Energy -- 8.3 Postindustrial Value Change -- 8.4 Measuring Postmaterial Values -- 8.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: The Devil You Know -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Ideology, Partisanship, and Climate Change Beliefs -- 9.3 Ideology and AET -- 9.4 Political Efficacy -- 9.5 Analyses -- 9.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: The Role of Energy Policy Beliefs -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Prior Research -- 10.2.1 Energy Security -- 10.2.2 Energy Scarcity -- 10.2.3 Technology Support -- 10.3 Analyses -- 10.3.1 Scarcity -- 10.3.2 Security -- 10.3.3 Technology -- 10.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: Knowledge: Levels and Sources -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Prior Research -- 11.3 Analyses -- 11.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Information Source Reliance and Alternative Energy Tradeoffs -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Information Source Reliance -- 12.3 Analyses -- 12.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 13: What Has Been Learned? Process and Values Matter! -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Process Matters -- 13.3 Environmental Values Matter -- 13.4 Other Things Matter, But Not So Much -- 13.5 Conclusion -- References -- Appendices -- Appendix A. State Energy Profiles -- Appendix B -- Index.
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Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- About the Authors -- Part I: Introduction & Context -- Chapter 1: Tradeoffs -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Environmental Tradeoffs -- 1.3 Environmental Values -- References -- Part II: Case Studies -- Chapter 2: Background: Energy Use, Capacity, and Policies -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 California Energy Usage -- 2.3 Oregon Energy Usage -- 2.4 Washington Energy Usage -- 2.5 Idaho Energy Usage -- 2.6 Regional Renewable Energy Capacity -- 2.7 Regional Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.8 California Energy Policies -- 2.9 Oregon Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.10 Washington Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.11 Idaho Renewable Energy Policies -- 2.12 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: The Calico Solar Project -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Case Study Project -- 3.3 The Initial Application for the Calico Project -- 3.4 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) -- 3.5 Public Concerns and Participation -- 3.6 Opinion of Environmentalists Regarding the FEIS and Project Location -- 3.7 Initial Project Approval -- 3.8 Ownership and Project Changes -- 3.9 Challenges to Project's Approval and Amendments -- 3.10 Approval of Bill AB 107 -- 3.11 New Proposed Amendments -- 3.12 Project Closure -- 3.13 Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 4: Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Case Study Project -- 4.3 Initial Application for Site Certification -- 4.4 SEPA Requirements and Environmental Impact Studies -- 4.5 Final Version of the Environmental Impact Study -- 4.6 Second Application to the Board of County Commissioners -- 4.7 Application for Preemption and Disagreements That Emerged with BOCC -- 4.8 Recommendation to the Governor and Motions for Reconsideration -- 4.9 Governor's Request for Reconsideration of Article I(C) (7) -- 4.10 Reopening of the Adjudicative Proceedings and Final Approval.

4.11 Opposition to the Governor's Decision and Petition to the Supreme Court -- 4.12 State Supreme Court's Decision -- 4.13 Amendment to the Site Certification Agreement -- 4.14 KVWPP Implementation and Aftermath -- 4.15 Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 5: Newberry Crater Geothermal -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Case Study Project -- 5.3 Project Partnerships -- 5.4 Exploratory Well Drilling -- 5.5 Surface Geophysical Studies and Gradient Drilling -- 5.6 Site Certification -- 5.7 Project Funding -- 5.8 Demonstration Project in Partnership with AltaRock Energy -- 5.9 Environmental Assessment -- 5.10 Public Participation in the Definition of Issues -- 5.11 Issues Addressed in the Environmental Assessment -- 5.11.1 EGS Safety -- 5.11.2 Water Consumption and Threats to Water Quality -- 5.11.3 Earthquakes -- 5.11.4 Impacts to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument -- 5.11.5 Visual Impact -- 5.11.6 Wildlife - Flora and Fauna -- 5.12 Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact -- 5.13 Sundry Notice from the BLM - 2012 -- 5.14 Controversy Regarding the Project -- 5.14.1 Chemical Controversy -- 5.14.2 Earthquake Controversy -- 5.14.3 Fracking Near a Volcano Controversy -- 5.14.4 Economic Viability Controversy -- 5.15 Lessons Learned -- References -- Chapter 6: Oregon Coast Wave Energy -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Case Study Project -- 6.2.1 Testing -- 6.2.2 Development and the Territorial Sea Plan -- 6.3 Reedsport Site -- 6.4 Warrenton (Camp Rilea) Site -- 6.5 Nestucca River Site -- 6.6 Case Studies: Conclusions -- References -- Part III: Surveys -- Chapter 7: The Tradeoff Terrain -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Survey Design and Structure -- 7.3 The Alternative Energy Technology-Environmental Tradeoff -- 7.4 New Ecological Paradigm -- 7.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: A Matter of Values? -- 8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Postindustrialism and Its Relevance to Renewable Energy -- 8.3 Postindustrial Value Change -- 8.4 Measuring Postmaterial Values -- 8.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: The Devil You Know -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Ideology, Partisanship, and Climate Change Beliefs -- 9.3 Ideology and AET -- 9.4 Political Efficacy -- 9.5 Analyses -- 9.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: The Role of Energy Policy Beliefs -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Prior Research -- 10.2.1 Energy Security -- 10.2.2 Energy Scarcity -- 10.2.3 Technology Support -- 10.3 Analyses -- 10.3.1 Scarcity -- 10.3.2 Security -- 10.3.3 Technology -- 10.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: Knowledge: Levels and Sources -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Prior Research -- 11.3 Analyses -- 11.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Information Source Reliance and Alternative Energy Tradeoffs -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Information Source Reliance -- 12.3 Analyses -- 12.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 13: What Has Been Learned? Process and Values Matter! -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Process Matters -- 13.3 Environmental Values Matter -- 13.4 Other Things Matter, But Not So Much -- 13.5 Conclusion -- References -- Appendices -- Appendix A. State Energy Profiles -- Appendix B -- Index.

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