The Energy Policy Act Of 1992

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Energy Policy Act In this final assignment for Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law, I will discuss the Energy Policy Act. This discussion will be geared toward the current usage of renewable energy with reference to the incentives created in the Energy Policy Act. The introduction into this topic will include a brief synopsis of the act’s history. Following the history of the Energy Policy Act, there will be a discussion and argument for the act and its present incentives for the use of renewable energy sources. In conclusion, the expected future of the Energy Policy Act and the closing argument for its regulation will be covered. Introduction and History of Energy Policy Act The Energy Policy Act of 1992 was amended in 2005 and 2009. In general, the act addresses production associated with energy with in the United States which include, renewable energy, energy efficiency, oil and gas, coal, Tribal energy, vehicles and motor fuels, hydrogen, nuclear matters and security (Environmental Protection Agency, 2015). In addition, the act also covers electricity, energy tax incentives, climate technology, hydropower and geothermal energy (Environmental Protection Agency, 2015). In regards to the Act, a renewable energy system is defined in the as a connection with a residence that transmits or uses solar energy or energy derived from geothermal deposits, biomass or any other form of renewable energy which the secretary stipulates within regulation (Environmental Protection

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