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eaties and other incentives to investment, that aim at revamping the energy sector to make it responsive to modern day needs as well as making it sustainable for future generations (Moselle Jorge and Richard 117). The US Energy Policy is a collective responsibility of various organs at the federal, state and local authorities. These organizations have the responsibility of managing production or energy, its distribution and consumption. They also address issues such as gas mileage standards and building codes.
Currently, about 85% of energy in the US comes from fossil fuels while the rest comes from Nuclear and Hydro stations. Most of the energy is used in industries, transport and domestic use. A big percentage of oil, gas and electricity imports in the US comes from Canada (Moselle, Jorge and Richard 106). The current energy policy in the US includes three Energy Policy Acts and various initiatives to promote renewable sources of energy, innovation and affordability of energy. President Obama’s administration has instituted various reforms in the energy sector that aim at reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere and promote sustainable energy development.
The US government has over the years, proposed different initiatives as a response to different energy needs, but there still lacks an elaborate long-term energy policy. The fact that is no elaborate energy policy for the long term has elicited heated political debates with some people criticizing the government for being short cited and only responding to energy crises at the expense of preparing for the long-term challenges. There is also criticism that government energy policies in the US enacted after the oil crisis in 1973 ignore market forces and technology to provide quick fixes for emerging crises.
Scholars in the US have also criticized Energy Policies for not focusing on research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector. They criticize the energy policy for focusing on short-term
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Discussion Since the end of cold war, US security policy in the Persian Gulf had been dominated by the issue of Iraq (Pauly & Lansforford 2005, p1). This is primarily because of the unending hegemonic thirst in the international sphere where U.S. is known to be the defending winner to this one.
The sustainable energy sources are also referred to as renewable energy sources as the majority of the renewable energy fall under this category. Currently the whole world needs to adopt the use of sustainable energy sources especially the western nations like US, the developing nations in the south east region (China, Japan, South Korea, and Bangladesh) and the European countries as well.
However these sources have been faced with major challenges which have compromised their energy production efficiency. Fossil fuel contribution to energy production in the world has been affected by the rising cost of oil and continuously deterioration of the environment.
Smart grid is a concept that not only enjoys immense popular and political backing, but also stands to be highly relevant from a technical perspective. Smart Grid is a broad based and holistic approach towards energy distribution that
Eventually, efforts were directed towards energy conservation programs and alternative energy resources development. That’s how renewable energy came into existence up to today (Qurash & Hussain, 2010). In
ictims of the terrorist acts, they have to work together to stop oil usage, thereby reducing money used to generate weapons in the middle east (Reducing U.S. Dependence on Imported Oil). The issue is barely about preservation of the environment. The two governments have figured
These forces are necessary as they help the people in taking care of the environment. The US energy policy has been implemented taking into consideration the various environmental matters affecting the world currently.
While coming up with the policies, all the factors regarding energy consumption, generation, and policy were put into consideration to enable the policies are favorable to all the citizens upon approval by the house and the Senate. In the formulation, therefore, three areas will, therefore, be considered: the environment, resources, and the energy.