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xi, 537 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
This proceedings volume, with more than 30 chapters, is based on the presentations given at the National Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower (WRHP-2016) and represents the state-of-the-art in water resources in India. It includes experimental investigations, field studies, theoretical developments, numerical methods, as well as engineering achievements in water resources. The contributions are organised under four main topics: * Water Resources and Management: covers the issues related to water resources planning and management, water conservation, flood mitigation, policies and governance, conflict over rivers and planning of groundwater evolution, Assessment of Sedimentation, Surface water quality, Rainfall assessment, * Climate Change and Global Warming: includes chapters on the impact of climate on water resources and groundwater, hydrological impacts of climate change, Ground Water Contaminants, Assessment of Evaporation and evapotranspiration effects on global warming* Hydraulic Structures: presents contributions on fluvial hydraulics, flow through Weirs, Open Channel flow, river flood control, scour and erosion, dam and dowstream block failures and protection, Losses in pipes By combining these topics, the book provides a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers, including field engineers, academicians, planners, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers and policy makers engaged in various aspects of water resources and hydropower. The WRHP-2016 was organised in association with the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited and the Indian Society for Hydraulics, Pune and was held in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India from June 17-18, 2016.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319551241 20171009
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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339 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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194 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Canadian Oil Sands and the American Empire 3. The Political Economy of U.S. Energy Policy 4. The Canadian Oil Sands Policy Network 5. Urban Sprawl as Economic Stimulus 6. Global Oil Politics 7. Democratic Ethics, Environmental Lobbying Groups, and Symbolic Inclusion: The Case of the Canadian Oil Sands 8. Conclusion: The Canadian Oil Sands, Empire, and the Collapse of Civilization.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137539557 20160704
This book shows that the unconventional fossil fuels revolution taking place in North America must be understood in light of the great power status of the US. Gonzalez argues that the development of the Canadian oil sands would enhance the political position of the US on the world stage-both by powering its domestic economy and giving the US a potentially important asset, as conventional fossil fuels are declining. While the unconventional fossil fuels revolution in North America has obvious geopolitical implications, it also holds tremendous potential for causing environmental damage-both in terms of global warming and the local and regional damage created by extracting Canadian oil sands and natural gas and oil from shale.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137539557 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xxii, 601 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Introduction 1. Balanced Urban Development: Is it a myth or reality? Part II: Peri-Urbansation 2. Re-Ruralising the Urban Edge: Lessons from Europe, USA & the Global South 3. Nimbyism and Nature - Whose Backyard is it Anyway? 4. Connecting Urban and Rural Futures Through Rural Design 5. Archaeology and Contemporary Dynamics for More Sustainable, Resilient Cities in the Peri-Urban Interface 6. Decontamination of Urban Run-off: Importance and Methods Part III: Peri-Urban Culture and Socio-Economy 7. Socio-economy of Peri-Urban Areas: The Case of Lisbon Metropolitan Area 8. Changing Economic Scenario of the Peri-Urban Area of Udaipur City, India 9. Community Stakeholder Viewpoints on Issues of Urbanisation along the River Ma Oya, Sri Lanka Part IV: Peri-Urban Landuse Planning 10. The role of peri-urban land use planning in resilient urban agriculture: a case study of Melbourne, Australia 11. Engaging Peri-Urban Landholders in Natural Resources Management 12. Urban Farming Master Plan in Western Sydney - From Planning to Reality Part V: Urban Water Security 13. Study of urban water bodies in view of potential for micro-climatic cooling and natural purification of waste water 14. Groundwater Crisis in a Mega City - A Case Study of New Delhi, India 15. Safe Water Supply Determinants in Peri-Urban Communities of South-East Nigeria16. Risks of Coal Seam and Shale Gas Extraction on Groundwater and Aquifers in Eastern AustraliaPart VI: Wastewater and Irrigation 17. Use of recycled water for irrigation of open spaces: Benefits and Risks 18. Global Experiences on Wastewater Irrigation: Challenges and Prospects 19. Impacts of Wastewater Reuse on Peri-Urban Agriculture: Case Study in Udaipur City, India Part VII: Urban Agriculture and Food Security 20. Urban Agriculture in Cuba: Alternative Legal Structures, Crisis and Change 21. High quality agricultural land in Western Australia - A new decision tool for planning 22. Food Efficient Planning and Design for Peri-urban Neighbourhoods 23. Role of Peri-urban Areas in the Food System of Kampala, Uganda Part VIII: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations 24. Climate Change Adaptation Planning with Peri-Urban Local Government in Victoria, Australia 25. Awareness of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Local Level in Punjab, Pakistan 26. Urbanisation, Nutrition and Food Security: A Climatological Perspective 27. Coastal Urban and Peri-Urban Indigenous People's Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change Part IX: Legal, Policy and Institutional Challenges 28. Effect of Social and Institutional Fragmentation on Collective Action in Peri-urban Settings 29. Gentrification versus Territorialisation: The Peri-Urban Agriculture Area in Beirut 30. Reimagining the "Peri-Urban" in the Mega-Urban Regions of Southeast Asia Part X: Integrated Urban Development 31. Sustainability of Water Resources in Peri-urban Landscapes: Learning from the Journey of Engagement32. Development of Future Management Options for the Hawkesbury River 33. Planning Development to Reduce Mosquito Hazard in Coastal Peri-Urban Areas: Case Studies in NSW, Australia 34. An Integrated Simulation and Visualisation Platform for the Design of Sustainable Urban Developments in a Peri-Urban Context 35. Options and Strategies for Balanced Development for Liveable Cities: An Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319281100 20161108
This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term planning needs and transdisciplinary approaches to ensure the secured future for generations ahead; and (iv) Strategies to adapt the cities and land, water and energy uses for viable and liveable cities. There are growing concerns about water, food security and sustainability with increased urbanisation worldwide. For cities to be liveable and sustainable into the future there is a need to maintain the natural resource base and the ecosystem services in the peri-urban areas surrounding cities. This need is increasing under the looming spectre of global warming and climate change. This book will be of interest to policy makers, urban planners, researchers, post-graduate students in urban planning, environmental and water resources management, and managers in municipal councils.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319281100 20161108
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xi, 299 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Onshore oil and gas resource development
  • Oil and gas development in the outer continental shelf
  • Representing the interests of industry
  • Representing the interests of the land
  • How institutions matter : oil and gas regulatory regimes
  • National energy policies and big oil
  • Conclusion.
This book explains how and why large oil-producing corporations have affected government institutions, energy policy, and politics in the United States-and suggests how their influence can be reduced. * Focuses on big oil's impact on U.S. government policy-regulatory, environmental, and fiscal-and analyzes big oil's political influence through campaign contributions and lobbying * Proposes methods that could be employed to reduce big oil's influence over energy policy * Presents current information relevant to university-level courses in energy politics, public policy, and state or local politics and policy as well as to practitioners such as government regulators, business persons, and NGO representatives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781440837425 20160830
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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x, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: From "shaping" to "framing" China's energy security and the example of the oil policy Jean-Francois Di Meglio, Giulia C.Romano 2 Coal Resources and Coal Utilisation in China Liu Zhi, Wang Zhe 3. Gas in China's Energy Security Strategy: Threat of a New Form of Dependency? Giulia C. Romano, Yin Na, Xuanxuan Zhang 4. Low-Carbon Energy in China's Energy Security Strategy Benjamin Denjean, Cyril Cassisa 5. Conflicts in the South China Sea: Energy Resources, ASEAN, and the Question of Regional Stability Francois Bafoil 6. China and the Middle East: Moving Beyond Energy Trade Michal Meidan 7. China's New Energy Haven: Opportunities and Challenges in Central Asia Vanessa Boas, Olga A. Spaiser 8. China's Energy Security and Sino-African Energy Cooperation Ka-ho Yu, Yunheng Zhou 9. Decentralised energy resources as a challenge to the secular top-down paradigm of energy production? Marie-Helene Schwoob 10. Controlling the growth of China's power consumption through industrial energy efficiency as pillar of national energy security Patrick Schroeder 11. The Energy Transition and Energy Security of Cities: the Urban Dimension of Chinese Energy Issues Giulia C.Romano.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138913141 20160830
A secure supply of energy is essential for all nations, to sustain their economy, and indeed their very survival. This subject is especially important in the case of China, as China's booming economy and consequent demand for energy is affecting the whole world, and in turn potentially driving realignments in international relations. Moreover, as this book argues, energy security should be considered more broadly, to include issues of sustainability, environmental protection and the domestic organisation of energy policy and energy supply. This book presents a comprehensive picture of China's energy security. It covers all energy sectors - coal, oil, gas, renewables; international relations with all major sources of energy supply - the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa; and key areas of domestic policy making and supply.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138913141 20160830
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xx, 172 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Energy, Capitalism and World Order-- Tim Di Muzio-- Jesse Salah Ovadia PART I: ENERGY, CAPITAL AND INTERNATIONAL THEORY 2. IPE and the Unfashionable Problematic of Capital and Energy-- Tim Di Muzio 3. Reassessing the Crisis: Ecology and Liberal International Relations-- Shane Mulligan 4. The Political Economy of Trade in the Age of Carbon Energy-- Silke Trommer-- Tim Di Muzio PART II: ENERGY, CAPITALISM AND THE (RE)MAKING OF WORLD ORDER 5. Oil-Backed Capitalist Development in the Global South: A Case of Positive Oil Exceptionalism?-- Jesse Salah Ovadia 6. A Different Kind of Magic? Oil, Development and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela-- Tom Chodor 7. Towards a North American Energy Bloc: the Geopolitical implications of Market Preserving Federalism-- Dan Bousfield 8. The Political Economy of (Climate) Change: Low Carbon Energy Transitions under Capitalism-- Peter Newell PART III: ENERGY, CAPITALISM AND THE 21ST CENTURY 9. The Ethanol Boom and Distributional Coalitions in US Agribusiness: Beyond ' 'Capital in General ' '-- Joseph Baines-- David Ravensbergen 10. The Unsustainable Nature of Petro-Market Civilization in Canada-- Matt Dow 11. Fracking into the Future of Petro-Market Civilization-- Emma Lee 12. Critical IPE, the Open Range and the Illusion of the Epoch-- Tim Di Muzio-- Jesse Salah Ovadia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137539144 20160704
This original, timely and innovative collection is the first to offer critical IPE perspectives on the interconnections between energy, capitalism and the future of world order. The authors discuss the importance of energy for our understanding of the global political economy, climate change and key new developments like 'fracking'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137539144 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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88 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The United States cannot attain energy independence / Jordan Weissmann
  • Reducing US dependence on foreign oil will strengthen the economy / Jason Furman and Gene Sperling
  • Reducing US dependence on foreign oil will not strengthen the economy / Sam Mutasem
  • US foreign oil dependence is a security threat / John Miller
  • Energy independence will not break OPEC influence / Gal Luft and Anne Korin
  • The Keystone XL Pipeline is not a good energy choice / Brad Wieners
  • Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia / David Usborne
  • Energy innovation needed to reduce dependence on foreign oil, save money / Pew Charitable Trusts
  • What it would really take to reverse climate change / Ross Koningstein and David Fork
  • Ethanol can help to achieve energy independence / National Corn Growers Association
  • Ethanol will not help to achieve energy independence / Jill Richardson.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xx, 186 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Central Discourses: The China Threat Discourse 3. Central Discourses: The Energy Security Discourse 4. Case Study: The CNOOC/Unocal Affair 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138955684 20160711
Energy security has emerged as one of the most important contemporary geopolitical issues. Access to reliable, cheap energy has become essential to the functioning of modern economies but the uneven distribution of energy supplies has led to perceptions of significant Western vulnerability. At the same time, many in the West have become wary of China's re-emergence as a major power in global politics, with its impact on Western foreign policies and potential threat to Western energy security. This book offers fresh insights into the rise of China as a global superpower and the ways in which its rise is perceived to threaten Western energy security, engaging specifically with how the idea of the China threat has emerged in popular discourse. The author questions how recent US foreign policy has sought to position China as an antagonist to Western energy interests and explores how this image has become the dominant understanding of China by the West. Rather than treating these issues as given, which orthodox approaches tend to do, this book analyses the discursive relationship between US identity, foreign policy and energy security, which leads to a more nuanced and critical understanding of perceptions of China's potential threat to Western energy security. Filling an important gap in the emerging corpus of research on energy security, this book will be particularly valuable to students and scholars of Politics, International Relations and Chinese Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138955684 20160711
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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x, 1065 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Energy Today. Global Energy Balance. Energy Marketing. Fossil Energy Markets. Renewable Energy Markets. The Other Energy Markets. Electricity and Transportation Markets. Peripheral Energy Markets. Energy Markets' Risks. Energy Markets' Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498786577 20161114
As discussed in this text, countries with excess energy resources export these to countries that need them. This is an important function of the global energy markets, where energy sources, products and services are traded among countries and companies. While this is the primary activity in energy markets, it is only part of the entire global energy market scheme. The goal of this text is to analyze all sides of the energy markets in their physical, technological, economic, political, regulatory, environmental, financial, and legal aspects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498786577 20161114
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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ix, 196 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction.- Explaining peak oil: What it is, and why it happens.- A brief history of forecasting peak oil.- When should we expect the peak?.- Why has peak oil been so poorly understood?.- Caveats and conclusions.- Definitions.- Oil reserves data: 1P vs. 2P.- Suggestions for use of IHS Energy's 'PEPS' dataset.- Further aspects of oil forecasting.- Detail on specific oil forecasts.- Peak oil and climate change.- Peak demand.- Peak gas.- Reading University 'Oil group' and publications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319263700 20160704
This book examines the physical and economic characteristics of the global oil resource to explain why peak oil has been so poorly understood. The author draws on information held in oil industry datasets that are not widely available outside of the specialist literature, and describes a number of methods that have been successfully used to predict oil peaks. In contrast to the widely-held view that 'all oil forecasts are wrong', these methods correctly predicted the current peak in global conventional oil production. Current oil forecasts are then compared to evaluate the expected dates for regional and global oil peaks for conventional oil, all-oils, and all-liquids. The dates of global peaks in the production of all-oil and all-liquids appear to be reasonably soon, while the oil price that is needed to support these global production levels continues to rise. The world faces serious constraints in its oil supply, which accounts for about one-third of total world energy use, and over 90% of the fuel used for transportation. Readers of this book will gain a thorough understanding of the critical, but poorly understood, phenomenon of peak oil that has already had significant impacts on society in terms of high oil prices, and which will place increasing constraints on mankind's supply of energy and economic well-being in the coming years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319263700 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xvii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- Management and Business: Cash Flow Modelling and Financial Accounting-- Strategic Management-- Management of Projects, Markets and Supplies-- Mineral and Petroleum Geosciences: Mineral Deposits-- Petroleum and Coal-- Project Evaluation: Resource Evaluation-- Metals and Energy Project Appraisal and Finance-- Minerals Engineering-- Quantitative Finance and Financial Engineering--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783268511 20160704
Given the design component it involves, financial engineering should be considered equal to conventional engineering. By adopting this complementary approach, financial models can be used to identify how and why timing is critical in optimizing return on investment and to demonstrate how financial engineering can enhance returns to investors. Metals and Energy Finance capitalizes on this approach, and identifies and examines the investment opportunities offered across the extractive industry's cycle, from exploration through evaluation, pre-production development, development and production. The textbook also addresses the similarities of a range of natural resource projects, whether minerals or petroleum, while at the same time identifying their key differences. This innovative textbook is clear and concise in its approach, and is illustrated throughout with case studies and exercises used at professional training sessions. As the sum of 45 years' international experience in industry and teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal, Metals and Energy Finance will be invaluable to both professionals and graduate students working in the field of mineral and petroleum business management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783268511 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction Part 1: Mineral Economics: A Conceptual Framework 2. Demand 3. Supply 4. Markets and Prices Part 2: Public Policy 5. Public Policy, Rents, and Taxation 6. Mineral Commodity Trade and Comparative Advantage in Mining 7. Market Power and Competition Policy 8. Mining and Economic Development 9. Depletion and Scarcity 10. The Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138838956 20160718
This textbook provides an introduction to the field of mineral economics and its use in understanding the behaviour of mineral commodity markets and in assessing both public and corporate policies in this important economic sector. The focus is on metal and non-metallic commodities rather than oil, coal, and other energy commodities. The work draws on John Tilton's teaching experience over the last 30 years at the Colorado School of Mines and the Catholic University of Chile, as well as short courses for RioTinto and other mining companies. This is combined with the professional consulting and academic research of Juan Ignacio Guzman over the past decade, in order to demonstrate the industry application of the economic principles described in the earlier chapters. The book should be an ideal text for graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of mining engineering and natural resource economics and policy. It should also be of interest to professionals and investors in mining and commodity markets, and those undertaking continuing education in the mineral sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138838956 20160718
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

15. Mines handbook [2016 - ]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This new guide to oil and gas trading aims to fill a gap not currently supplied by other reference books on sale-of-goods law and charters by focusing on the day-to-day realities of trading in the sector. It examines the way in which the oil and gas market operates in practice, taking note of real-life situations that can arise. Featured chapters are written by expert professionals who have hands-on experience of working in the oil and gas market and who can therefore describe to readers the issues to watch out for. Topics covered include international oil and gas trading contracts, trade finance, hedging, insurance, delivery, carriage, damages and even the effect of international oil and gas sanctions. Indeed, the guide contains a succinct account of all the main legal and practical areas that are relevant to trading in the sector. The publication will be of relevance and interest to all those involved in oil and gas trading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911078036 20160711
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xxiii, 200 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
  • Discovery: the sucre pioneers
  • Standard Oil and Eastern Bolivia
  • Oil and the Chaco War
  • Oil and nation
  • Oil and the revolutionary state
  • Fall and rise of the oil state.
Oil and Nation places petroleum at the center of Bolivia's contentious twentieth-century history. Bolivia's oil, Cote argues, instigated the largest war in Latin America in the 1900s, provoked the first nationalization of a major foreign company by a Latin American state, and shaped both the course and the consequences of Bolivia's transformative National Revolution of 1952. Oil and natural gas continue to steer the country under the government of Evo Morales, who renationalized hydrocarbons in 2006 and has used revenues from the sector to reduce poverty and increase infrastructure development in South America's poorest country. The book advances chronologically from Bolivia's earliest petroleum pioneers in the nineteenth century until the present, inserting oil into historical debates about Bolivian ethnic, racial, and environmental issues, and within development strategies by different administrations. While Bolivia is best known for its tin mining, Oil and Nation makes the case that nationalist reformers viewed hydrocarbons and the state oil company as a way to modernize the country away from the tin monoculture and its powerful backers and toward an oil-powered future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781943665471 20161213
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xii, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction by Elisabetta Bini, Giuliano Garavini and Federico RomeroPART 1: ORIGINS1. The Shocking History of Oil by Bernard Mommer2. 'First Class Brouhaha': Henry Kissinger and Oil Power in the 1970s by Christopher R. W. Dietrich3. Iraq and the Oil Cold War: A superpower struggle and the end of Iraq Petroleum Company, 1958-1972 by Philippe Tristani 4. Eight Squeezed Sisters: The Oil Majors and the Coming of the 1973 Oil Crisis by Francesco PetriniPART 2: CONSEQUENCES5. Shifting Sands: The 1973 Oil Shock and the Expansion of Non-OPEC Supply by Tyler Priest6. The OECD Oil Committee and the international search for reinforced energy consumer cooperation, 1972-1973 by Marloes Beers7. Learning to 'Recycle': Petrodollars and the West, 1973-75 by William Glenn Gray8. Energy Hinge? Oil Shock and Greening American Consumer Culture since the 1970s by Brian Black9. Energy and Soviet Economic Integration: Foundations of a Future Petrostate by Oscar Sanchez-Sibony10. Nuclear Energy and the Rise of Environmentalism in the United States by Martin V. Melosi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535568 20160906
"The 1973 'Oil Shock' is considered a turning point in the history of the twentieth century. At the time it seemed to mark a definitive shift from the era of low priced oil to the era of expensive oil. For most Western industrialized countries, it became the symbolic marker of the end of an era. For many oil producers, it translated into an unprecedented control over their energy resources, and completed the process of decolonization, leading to a profound redefinition of international relations.This book provides an analysis of the crisis and its global political and economic impact. It features contributions from a range of perspectives and approaches, including political, economic, environmental, international and social history. The authors examine the origins of what was defined as an 'oil revolution' by the oil-producing countries, as well as the far-reaching effects of the 'shock' on the Cold War and decolonization, on international energy markets and the global economy. In doing so, they help place the event in its historical context as a key moment in the transformation of the international economy and of North-South relations.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535568 20160906
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century, we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to reply primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by the depletion of easily-accessible oil, coal, and natural gas, this transformation will entail a major shift in how we live. What might a 100% renewable future look like? Which technologies will play a critical role in our energy future? What challenges will we face in this transition? And how we can make sure our new system is just and equitable? In Our Renewable Future, expert Richard Heinberg and scientist David Frindley explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of our current energy system, the author's survey issues of energy supply and demand in key components of society, including electricity generation, transportation, housing and manufacturing. In their detailed review of each sector, the authors examine the most crucial challenges we face, from intermittency in fuel sources to energy storage and grid redesign. The book concludes with a discussion of energy and equity and a summary of key lessons and steps forward at the individual, community, and national level. The transition to clean energy will not be a simple matter of replacing coal with wind power of oil with solar; it will require society to adapt our energy usage as dramatically as we adapt our energy sources. Our Renewable Future is a clear eyed and urgent guide to this transformation that will be a crucial resource for policymakers and energy activists. The Authors - Richard Heiberg is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost educators about the need to transition away from fossil fuels. He has authored twelve books, including The party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies and After burn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, and scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, The American Prospect, The pacific standard, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, The Ecologist, Resurgence, The Futurist, European Business Review, Earth Island Journal and The Sun. David Fridley has been staff scientists at the Energy Analysis Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California since 1995. He is also Dubiety Group Leader of Lawrence Berkeley's China Energy Group, which collaborates with China on end-user energy efficiency, government energy management programmes and energy policy research. Fridley has written and spoken extensively on the energy and ecological limits of biofuels and serves as Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fellow at Post Carbon Institute.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610917797 20160802
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xxiii, 743 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Introduction.- Chapter 1: States, markets and institutions: Integrating International Political Economy and global energy politics-- Thijs Van de Graaf, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Arunabha Ghosh, Florian Kern, and Michael T. Klare.- Part II: Energy actors and institutions-- Primary editor: Thijs Van de Graaf.- Chapter 2: Actors, frames and institutions in global energy politics-- Thijs Van de Graaf and Fariborz Zelli.- Chapter 3: The past, present and future role of OPEC-- Bassam Fattouh and Anupama Sen.- Chapter 4: Corporations, civil society and disclosure: a case study of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)-- James van Alstine and Nathan Andrews.- Chapter 5: The UN, energy, and the Sustainable Development Goals-- Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen.- Chapter 6: The World Trade Organization's role in global energy governance-- Timothy Meyer.- Part III: Energy trade, finance and investment--iv>Primary editor: Arunabha Ghosh.- Chapter 7: Green energy trade conflicts: the political economy of a future energy system-- Arunabha Ghosh-- Chapter 8: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, energy and divestment-- Rafael Leal-Arcas and Constantino Grasso.- Chapter 9: The international oil and gas pricing regimes-- Ustina Markus.- Chapter 10: The political economy of carbon markets-- Richard Lane and Peter Newell.- Chapter 11: The politics and governance of energy subsidies-- Harro van Asselt and Jakob Skovgaard.- PART IV. Energy transitions-- Primary editor: Florian Kern.- Chapter 12: Energy transition studies and political economy considerations: prospects and challenges-- Florian Kern and Jochen Markard.- Chapter 13: Developing and Deploying Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies: Explaining uneven progress-- James Meadowcroft and James Gaede.- Chapter 14: Democracy and transitions: European experiences of policy inclusiveness and changes in the electricity industry-- Mari Ratinen and Peter D. Lund.- Chapter 15: Second life or half-life? The contested future of nuclear power and its potential role in a sustainable energy transition-- M.V. Ramana.- Chapter 16: The politics of biofuels.- John Alic-- Part V. Energy conflict and the resource curse-- Primary editor: Michael T. Klare.- Chapter 17: No blood for oil? Hydrocarbon abundance and international security-- Michael T. Klare.- Chapter 18: Do countries fight over oil? Emily Meierding.- Chapter 19: Does Russia have a potent gas weapon? James Henderson.- Chapter 20: Energy, coercive diplomacy and sanctions Llewellyn Hughes and Eugene Gholz.- Chapter 21: The resource curse puzzle across four waves of research-- William Gochberg and Victor Menaldo.- Part VI: Energy justice and political ecology-- Primary editor: Benjamin K. Sovacool.- Chapter 22: The political ecology and justice of energy-- Benjamin K. Sovacool.- Chapter 23: The political ecology of oil and gas in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea: State, petroleum, and conflict in Nigeria-- Michael J. Watts.- Chapter 24: Dispossession, justice and a sustainable energy future-- Majia H. Nadesan and Martin Pasqualetti.- Chapter 25: Energy and global production networks-- Dustin Mulvaney.- Chapter 26: Enclosure and exclusion within emerging forms of energy resource extraction: shale fuels and biofuels-- Arielle Hesse, Jennifer Baka, and Kirby Calvert.- Chapter 27: The political economy of energy justice: A nuclear energy perspective-- Kirsten Jenkins, Raphael Heffron, and Darren McCauley.- Chapter 28: Energy justice in theory and practice: Building a pragmatic roadmap-- Mark Cooper.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137556301 20161114
This Handbook is the first volume to analyse the International Political Economy, the who-gets-what-when-and-how, of global energy. Divided into five sections, it features 28 contributions that deal with energy institutions, trade, transitions, conflict and justice. The chapters span a wide range of energy technologies and markets - including oil and gas, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, nuclear, and electricity - and it cuts across the domestic-international divide. Long-standing issues in the IPE of energy such as the role of OPEC and the 'resource curse' are combined with emerging issues such as fossil fuel subsidies and carbon markets. IPE perspectives are interwoven with insights from studies on governance, transitions, security, and political ecology. The Handbook serves as a potent reminder that energy systems are as inherently political and economic as they are technical or technological, and demonstrates that the field of IPE has much to offer to studies of the changing world of energy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137556301 20161114
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)