Public Policy Comparison Essay by Champ

Public Policy
A comparison of United States' public policy on climate change with that of Japan and the European Union.
# 99066 | 1,129 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses the United States' environmentally clean technology and environmental regulations. It compares the economic output and environmental issues of the United States with that of Japan and the European Union, its closest competitors. The paper also analyzes the United States' public policy on climate change and provides recommendations for the future.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: The Problem with the United States
Policy and Non-Policy Decisions
The United States
Japan and the European Union
Evaluation of Policy in the US versus Japan and the EU
Conclusion and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Of particular importance in the United States is the implementation of new environmental policies that associated an economic cost with the production of GHGs as well as greater investment in research and development in clean energy technology. A cap and trade scheme for carbon is already emerging with state level support through the country, and requires only marginal attention from the federal government in order to make this prudent approach a national policy. As for the development of clean energy technology, the United States has farther to go. In an effort to decrease dependence on foreign oil, there have been subsidies in alternative fuels, but whether or not these technologies are clean has not been a primary concern."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chakravarthy, Chuck and Rhoads, John. "How Markets Will Save the World." Public Utilities Fortnightly Jan. 2007: 38-45.
  • "Crossing the Divide? The Future of Renewables and Clean Energy." A CERA Multiclient Study. CERA, Inc., 2006.
  • Makower, Joel, Pernick, Ron, and Wilder, Clint. "Clean Energy Trends: 2003." Clean Edge: The Clean Tech Market Authority. Clean Edge, Inc., 2003.
  • Pizer, William A. and Tamura, Kentaro. "Climate Policy in the United States and Japan." Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, Aug. 2005.
  • Schreurs, Miranda A. "Divergent Paths: Environmental Policy in Germany, the United States, and Japan." Environment Oct. 2003. 1 May 2007 <>.

Cite this Comparison Essay:

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