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Risks and Psychic Costs of Alternative Energy Sources for Generating Electricity

According to public opinion polls, many people in the United States do not agree that there is truly an energy crisis. President Carter referred to it as an "invisible" crisis in the National Energy Plan of 1977.

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Energy Specializations: Unconventional Fossil Resources – R&D and New Technologies; Electricity – Generation Technologies; Renewables – Other

JEL Codes:
O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
Q2 -
Q29 - Renewable Resources and Conservation: Other

Keywords: Alternative energy, Electricity generation, Risks, Psychic costs

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol2-No1-3

Published in Volume 2, Number 1 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.