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The Energy Of Nations

Author : Jeremy Leggett
ISBN : 9781134578719
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Systemic global risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow's economies and mean businesses and policy makers face huge challenges in fuelling tomorrow’s world. Jeremy Leggett gives a personal testimony of the dangers often ignored and incompletely understood - a journey through the human mind, the institutionalization of denial, and the reasons civilizations fail. It is also an account of tantalizing hope, because mobilizing renewables and redeploying energy funding can soften the crash of modern capitalism and set us on a road to renaissance.

Energy And The Wealth Of Nations

Author : Charles A. S. Hall
ISBN : 1441993983
Genre : Business & Economics
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For the past 150 years, economics has been treated as a social science in which economies are modeled as a circular flow of income between producers and consumers. In this “perpetual motion” of interactions between firms that produce and households that consume, little or no accounting is given of the flow of energy and materials from the environment and back again. In the standard economic model, energy and matter are completely recycled in these transactions, and economic activity is seemingly exempt from the Second Law of Thermodynamics. As we enter the second half of the age of oil, and as energy supplies and the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption become major issues on the world stage, this exemption appears illusory at best. In Energy and the Wealth of Nations, concepts such as energy return on investment (EROI) provide powerful insights into the real balance sheets that drive our “petroleum economy.” Hall and Klitgaard explore the relation between energy and the wealth explosion of the 20th century, the failure of markets to recognize or efficiently allocate diminishing resources, the economic consequences of peak oil, the EROI for finding and exploiting new oil fields, and whether alternative energy technologies such as wind and solar power meet the minimum EROI requirements needed to run our society as we know it. This book is an essential read for all scientists and economists who have recognized the urgent need for a more scientific, unified approach to economics in an energy-constrained world, and serves as an ideal teaching text for the growing number of courses, such as the authors’ own, on the role of energy in society.

Nations Do Not Wait For The Energy Corporations

Author : Clemens Hauser
ISBN : 9783981607413
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The New Map

Author : Daniel Yergin
ISBN : 9780698191051
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future The world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations. The "shale revolution" in oil and gas--made possible by fracking technology, but not without controversy--has transformed the American economy, giving the United States unprecedented leverage in the world while putting an end to the "era of shortage". Almost overnight, and without many Americans realizing it, the United States has become the world's number one energy powerhouse, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia, upending the chessboard of global politics and changing the psychology of the global economy. Yet concern about the role of energy in climate change is roiling global political calculations, challenging industries and our way of life, and accelerating a second energy revolution--the quest for renewables. These developments are shattering longstanding assumptions about the global order, as Yergin shows. A new type of Cold War is emerging. Despite being weighed down with sanctions, Russia is exerting influence around the world and pivoting east toward China. Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping are uniting to challenge American leadership. China is projecting its power and influence in all directions as it struggles to meet its energy needs in what will soon become the world's largest economy. It lays claim to almost all of the South China Sea, the world's most critical trade route. Elsewhere, the map of the Middle East laid down after World War I is being attacked by jihadists of the Islamic State and Iran's Revolutionary Guards. That entire region is struggling to come to grips with the recent oil price collapse, caused by the rise of shale. Oil producers, from the Middle East and Moscow to corporate boardrooms around the world, now fear that "peak demand" for oil is coming, as renewables increasingly supplant fossil fuels. Yergin brilliantly reveals and explains the "new map" to show the great energy and geopolitical transformations looming for Americans and the world--at the very moment they influence the 2020 presidential election. With magisterial research and narrative skill, The New Map tells a gripping global story, both sweeping and meticulous, in which world leaders clash and history is made.

Energy And Electricity In Industrial Nations

Author : Allan Mazur
ISBN : 9781136207402
Genre : Business & Economics
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Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand the physical technologies, while the engineers and industrialists do not understand the societal forces in which they operate. In this book, Allan Mazur, an engineer and a sociologist, explains energy technologies for nontechnical readers and analyses the sociology of energy. The book gives an overview of energy policy in industrialised countries including analysis of climate change, the development of electricity, forms of renewable energy and public perception of the issues. Energy is a key component to environment policy and to the workings of industrial society. This novel approach to energy technology and policy makes the book an invaluable inter-disciplinary resource for students across a range of subjects, from environmental and engineering policy, to energy technology, public administration, and environmental sociology and economics.

Energy Policies In Five Industrialized Nations

Author : Marie L. Kotter
ISBN : 0788103458
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Discusses the key policies adopted by Canada, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea to promote energy efficiency and conservation of oil and coal in their industrial and transportation sectors. 20 charts and tables.

Energy Strategies For Developing Nations

Author : Joy Dunkerley
ISBN : 0801825962
Genre : Developing countries
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The developing countries and the world energy crisis; The traditional secor; Commercial fuels: uses and problems; Energy, economic growth and development strategy; Energy conservation; Fossil and uranium energy reources; Renewable energy resource; Supply planning problems.

Transitioning Island Nations Into Sustainable Energy Hubs Emerging Research And Opportunities

Author : Spataru, Catalina
ISBN : 9781522560036
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Many islands currently rely on heavy fuel oil as their primary energy source. As the issue of pollution and climate change became a reality, many countries, including island nations, began looking to reduce their carbon emissions by launching programs and policies designed to ease their transition from oil to alternative energy technologies that are more environmentally friendly. Transitioning Island Nations Into Sustainable Energy Hubs: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides the latest research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of establishing renewable energy source systems on islands. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as the vision of future energy networks and its role in creating the idea of energy hubs, this book is ideally designed for academicians, environmental professionals, researchers, policy makers, environmental engineers, and individuals seeking current research on renewable energy development.

Yearbook Of The United Nations 41 1987 1992

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ISBN : 0792316134
Genre : Political Science
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Issued annually since 1946/47, the "Yearbook" is the principal reference work of the United Nations, providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization's work. It includes details of United Nations activities concerning trade, industrial development, natural resources, food, science and technology, social development, polulation, environment, human settlement, children and legal questions, along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations family.

The Energy Of Slaves

Author : Andrew Nikiforuk
ISBN : 9781553659792
Genre : Political Science
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By the winner of the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award Ancient civilizations relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. Nineteenth-century slaveholders viewed critics as hostilely as oil companies and governments now regard environmentalists. Yet the abolition movement had an invisible ally: coal and oil. As the world's most versatile workers, fossil fuels replenished slavery's ranks with combustion engines and other labor-saving tools. Since then, cheap oil has transformed politics, economics, science, agriculture, and even our concept of happiness. Many North Americans today live as extravagantly as Caribbean plantation owners. We feel entitled to surplus energy and rationalize inequality, even barbarity, to get it. But endless growth is an illusion. What we need, Andrew Nikiforuk argues in this provocative new book, is a radical emancipation movement that ends our master-and-slave approach to energy. We must learn to use energy on a moral, just, and truly human scale.

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