Energy policy in general is the manner in which a given entity (often governmental) has decided to address issues of energy development including energy production, energy distribution and energy consumption. The attributes of energy policy may include legislation, international treaties, incentives to investment, guidelines for energy conservation, taxation and other public policy techniques.

Here energy policy is developed to reduce green house gas emissions and fossil fuel combustion, while increasing the percentage of renewable energy such as wind, solar, solar photovoltaic, hydroelectric, geothermal, etc. This is done both by encouraging energy efficiency while also trying to bolster alternative energy sources. Even modest changes to energy policy can have an enormous effect on both the type of energy, but also its use.

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The top journal in the field is called Energy Policy. It addresses energy supply, demand and utilization that confront decision makers, managers, consultants, politicians, planners and researchers. The scope of 'Energy Policy' embraces economics, planning, politics, pricing, forecasting, investment, conservation, substitution and environment.

Other journals related to energy can be found here

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Created August 30, 2008 by Joshua M. Pearce
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