Economie et politique de l’énergie
Titre Ouvrage:
Energy Policies of IEA Countries: The United States 2014
Paris : IEA-OECD
The most obvious change since 2008 has been the renaissance of oil and gas production: the growth in unconventional gas production, alongside increased output of light tight oil, is making a substantial contribution to economic activity and competitiveness ; conversely, the expansion in energy production is also raising unease on environmental and safety grounds ; the U.S. natural gas boom has resulted in stable wholesale electricity prices, lower greenhouse gas emissions and greater system flexibility ; renewable energy production is growing but the durability of federal tax incentives remains a persistent uncertainty ; the Climate Action Plan has the potential to guide the U.S. economy away from its reliance on fossil fuels and towards a more sustainable energy system.