Book
xiii, 495 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The End of the Old Order: The Roots of Restructuring-- Energy System Change in a Global Context-- Energy System Change in a Global Context-- Technological Change: From a Vertically Integrated to a Dispersed Electrical System-- The Derregulation Debacle-- Economic Models and Market Change-- Knowing and Managing Complex Power Systems-- Economic development and the Energy Crisis-- Advanced Technologies for an Agile Energy System-- Civic Markets: Public Oversight of an Agile Energy System-- Civic Capitalism: A new economics for the public good-- Planning for a Complex Infrastructure-- Economic Development: Sustainability is Defined Improving Local Economies-- The Hydrogen Freeway: The Road Ahead-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080444482 20160528
This book aims at empowering decision makers by setting the vision for a new approach to energy systems and providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives. It provides specific and actionable public policy and programme tools. It helps solve energy issues worldwide by illustrating how the lessons learned from the California energy crisis can be used to create an agile energy system for any region in a country. Due to the recent catastrophic energy system failures in California along with those in the North-Eastern US and Southern Canada, London, and Italy, the time has come to proclaim the failure of deregulation, privatization or liberalization and propose a new energy system. This book shows in the first section, how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California: major technological changes and commercialization; regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments; inadequate and flawed economic models; lack of vision, goals, and planning leading to energy failures; and, failure and lack of economic regional development. The second half of the book examines how 'civic market', new economic models, and planning for a sustainable economic environment counteracted these five forces to create an 'agile energy system'. This system is based on renewable energy generation, hybrid or combined and distributed generation technologies. Such an agile system can be a new paradigm for both energy efficiency and reliability for any region or country, in contrast to the brittle centralized energy grid systems created by deregulation. Furthermore, the book overviews how the future of energy systems rests in the emerging 'clean' hydrogen economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080444482 20160528
Green Library
Book
xvi, 223 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • PART I: DOSSIER: ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT Energy and Development-- G.Carbonnier & J.Grinevald Towards Global Energy Governance: How to Patch the Patchwork-- S.de Jong Energy Security and Sub-Saharan Africa-- E.Meierding Old Wine in New Bottles?: Does Climate Policy Determine Bilateral Development Aid for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency?-- A.Michaelowa & K.Michaelowa Challenges in the Energy Sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: An Evaluation of 18 Years of Swiss Economic Cooperation-- G.Bonvin Indian Energy Policy and Strategy: Pre- and Post-Copenhagen 2009-- M.Shenoy, G.Jain & T.Parthasarathy Pay to Preserve: The Global Politics of Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT Proposal-- P.L.Martin PART II: REVIEW: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY TRENDS Advancing Sustainable Development in Global Trade and Multilateral Negotiations-- C.Bellman, A.A.Latif & J.Hepburn Aspects of Development Financing After the Financial and Economic Crisis-- B.Gurtner Migration and Development: The Policies of China and India with Regard to their Overseas Communities-- J.Elie, M.Lieber & C.Lutringer INFOGRAPHIC SECTION Energy and Development Development Policy Trends.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230282483 20160606
International Development Policy is a critical source of analyses of development policy trends and international cooperation for scholars, policy-makers, development professionals and journalists.It offers a diverse range of academic views from industrialised countries as well as emerging economies. Each book presents in-depth coverage of a chosen theme, and focuses on the latest trends in finance, trade and development. This collection examines the energy-development nexus: how it has intensified in recent years, how it shapes geopolitics and access to energy in Africa and it highlights how patchy energy governance is. The authors explore today's energy policy options in developing countries and emerging economies while questioning the role of development aid. International Development Policy is edited by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, an institution of higher education and research dedicated to advancing world affairs in Geneva, Switzerland.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230282483 20160606
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • I. Introduction and Overview / Akin Iwayemi
  • II. Energy Poverty in Africa / Suleiman J. Al-Herbish
  • III. Regional Integration of Power Systems: A Tool for Reducing Energy Poverty and Accelerating Economic Growth / Roger M. Gaillard
  • IV. Powering Industrial Growth: The Challenge of Energy Security for Africa / Pradeep Monga
  • V. Energy Access in Rural Areas / Phil U. Chineyemba
  • VI. Expanding Energy Access through Sustainable Energy Enterprises in Africa: Financing, Capacity-building and Policy Aspects / Lawrence Agbemabiese
  • VII. Africa's Power Supply Crisis: Unraveling the Paradoxes / Waqar Haider
  • VIII. Why Africa Lags Behind in the Energy Sector / Steve Olumuyiwa
  • IX. Promotion of Public-Private Partnership to Improve Energy Access for Poverty Reduction and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa / Adeola Adenikinju
  • X. Energy and Poverty in Sub-Saharan African Economies: Supply-side Issues / Akin Iwayemi.
The common theme that runs through this book and the workshop is the identification of, and solutions to, the twin problems of energy poverty and expanded access to modern energy services in Africa. The discussions cover key issues, challenges and constraints to the elimination of energy poverty and expanded energy access in both urban and rural areas. Also covered are solutions based on the sustainable exploitation and utilization of the region's abundant, though unequally distributed, renewable and non-renewable energy resources. What emerges is the need for a paradigm shift in the development and management of Africa's energy sector backed up by policy continuity and credibility in the sector's reform process. Most fundamental to the effectiveness of a solution to the energy poverty and expanded access problems is translating the ideas in this book to practice propelled by good governance and political accountability.
Green Library
Book
viii, 219 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Green Library
Book
17 p ; cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xix, 344 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents:Preface 1. Introduction: Promoting Green Electricity in Europe: The Challenge of Integrating Contextual FactorsWilliam M. Lafferty and Audun Ruud2. The Netherlands: Muddling Through in the Dutch DeltaMaarten Arentsen3. Denmark: Path Creation Dynamics and Winds of ChangePeter KarnA e and Adam Buchhorn4. Ireland: Putting the Wind up the Political SystemGerard Mullally and Jillian Murphy5. Spain: Greening Electricity - While Growing the EconomyCarmen Navarro6. Finland: Big is Beautiful - Promoting Bioenergy in Regional-Industrial ContextsPaula Kivimaa7. Austria: An 'Incidental Frontrunner' Faces New ChallengesBarbara Pfluglmayer, Christian Nopp, Volkmaar Lauber and Michael Narodoslawsky 8. Sweden: Greening The Power Market in a Context of Liberalization and Nuclear AmbivalenceYong Chen and Francis X. Johnson9. Norway: Trying To Maintain Maximal Res-E in a Petroleum Driven EconomyJA rgen Knudsen, Olav Mosvold Larsen and Audun Ruud10. Conclusion: Energy Path Dependency and the Promotion of Res-E in EuropeWilliam M. Lafferty And Audun RuudIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847208071 20160527
This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewable electricity sources (RES) in eight European countries. Carried out by the ProSus research programme at the University of Oslo in cooperation with leading research institutions in each country, the study focuses on the promotional schemes used to foster RES in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. The study is unique in that it monitors progress on implementing the EU RES Directive in relation to the impact of the 'dominant energy systems' in each country.Employing the notions of 'path dependency/path creation', the analysis demonstrates that crucial lessons for achieving RES targets are to be found in the contextual conditions of national and regional settings; conditions that qualify the effects of more general, market-oriented schemes. The conclusions reached are of direct relevance for the ongoing debate as to the most effective policy instruments for achieving sustainable energy and climate policies in Europe. "Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe" will be of interest to academics and researchers involved in environmental management, energy studies, technology and sustainable development. Furthermore it will be of interest to policymakers and bureaucrats both at the EU level and among EU/EEA member states concerned with climate change, renewable energy and sustainable development at large. The book should also be of relevance for business organizations and NGOs concerned with the promotion of sustainable electricity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847208071 20160527
Green Library
Book
x, 195 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface * Acknowledgements * Introduction Towards Sustainable Electricity * Part 1: Making Energy Sustainable * Making the World Work * The Energy Dilemma * Rethinking Energy * Part 2: Making Electricity Sustainable * Full Circle * The Electric Challenge * Generating Change * Networking Change * Decentralizing networks * Getting the Story Right * Getting Energy Right * Sustainable Electricity: Changing Minds * Annex 1: Running the Planet * Annex 2: Discussing Energy: A Style Guide * Annex 3: Glossary * Annex 4: Further Information * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844074563 20160528
'This is such a timely book. Combining extraordinary historical insight with the sharpest analysis of where we are now, Walt Patterson carves out the most applied and practical of 'road maps' as to where we need to go if we are to deliver a genuinely sustainable electricity system for the future. As we go into a period of considerable turbulence, primarily because of the impacts of climate change, "Keeping The Lights On" will undoubtedly be seen as a very well informed Guidebook' - Jonathon Porritt CBE, Chair, UK Sustainable Development Commission. 'A very important and timely book. Walt Patterson persuasively challenges traditional assumptions about how we think of energy and electricity, and presents an exciting vision of an innovative and sustainable future' - Nick Mabey, Chief Executive, E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), Former Senior Adviser in the UK Prime Minister' Strategy Unit. 'Walt has got this exactly right. It should be compulsive reading, if not compulsory reading, for all politicians and other players that determine or have a role to play in energy policy and, more importantly, in tackling climate change. Knowing what we know now, you would not implement such a wasteful and polluting electricity system as centralized power generation. As Walt has indicated, we do have to overcome the grid mindset of those who should know better' - Allan Jones MBE, Chief Executive Officer, London Climate Change Agency. 'What can I say? Clearly thought out, simply written, and straight to the heart of the major issues in energy today. I can't think of anyone else who could bring together the technology, the economics, and the basic human relationship with energy that Walt has here. This is really great stuff' - Ronan Palmer, Chief Economist, UK Environment Agency. 'Fashions come and fashions go in the energy world. Security of supply, climate change and market liberalization have all vied for our attention. It's good to have one voice that's stayed constant over thirty years of turbulence and change. "Keeping The Lights On" distils Walt Patterson's thinking over the last three decades. As ever, he provokes us to re-examine our own thinking about energy policy. Essential reading as we face up to new challenges' - Professor Jim Skea OBE, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre. In "Keeping The Lights On", Walt Patterson starts from a simple premise: that we are making a mess of energy, and this is endangering the planet. Using accessible, everyday language Patterson describes how we could do much better, outlining a different way to think about energy, what we want from it and how we get it. Drawing on over 35 years of work from one of the leading voices in the field, "Keeping The Lights On" explains how we could go about improving energy security and services while reducing costs and vulnerability, globally and rapidly. The book discusses the timely and heated debates surrounding energy and power, and emphasizes that electricity is about infrastructure; we have to stop treating it as a commodity. The result is a comprehensive introduction to the most important issues, providing the reader with innovative and expert ideas and solutions. Published with Royal Institute of International Affairs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844074563 20160528
Green Library
Book
3, 2, 2, 13, 176 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
本书探索在我国改革发展的关键时期优化能源 结构, 转变能源供给方式, 提高能源利用效率, 确保能源安全的目标和途径, 并提出了一系列政策建议和规划意见.
East Asia Library
Book
xxvii, 204 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables List of AbbreviationsPrefaceAcknowledgments1: Sustainable Consumption And The Public's Room To Maneuver In Energy Use 1. Introduction2. The consumer society3. Consumption trajectories in Western Europe 4. North-South disparities, Northern consumerist models, and global resource constraints5. The evolving international discourse on sustainable consumption6. Consumption or production: Which is the better focus for addressing environmental problems?7. Room to maneuver in energy use 7.1 Northern society's discretion in energy use 7.2 Individuals' discretion 8. Research questions and challenges in this book 2: Targets Of Intervention For Sustainable Consumption 1. Introduction2. Efficiencies, patterns, and levels of consumption 2.1 Patterns of consumption 2.2 Efficiency and dematerialization 2.3 Levels of consumption 3. An expanded multi-disciplinary analysis of consumption's driving forces and possibilities for intervention 3.1 Consumption critiques 3.2 Psychological and behavioral treatments 3.3 Social treatments 3.4 Economic treatments 4. Conclusion: Policy syntheses and political implications 4.1 Altering consumption: top-down or bottom-up? 4.2 Political implications and alternatives3: Energy, Environment, And Society: Knowledge And Risk Communication1. Introduction2. Alternative research approaches and a frame for discussing knowledge in the context of discretionary and non-discretionary energy consumption2.1 Introduction: Two approaches and two constructs 2.2 Selected topics in the Energy-Revealing approach and actors' discretionary energy consumption2.3 The Social-Revealing approach and less discretionary influences on energy consumption 3. Energy and risk communication 3.1 Public communication 3.2 Risk communication 4. Final comments and further applications4: Field Study With Computer-Aided Interviews1. Introduction 2. Experimental hypotheses and user questions3. Software development and modeling3.1 Original version of the Personal ECO2-Calculator3.2 Interview version of the Personal ECO2-Calculator4. Interviewee recruitment5. Interview description and guideline6. Data capture, storage, and analysis means7. Subjects' biographical profiles8. Results 8.1 Subject groups8.2 Terms and comments 8.3 Hypotheses A and B: Freedom of Choice and Capability 8.4 Hypotheses C, D, and E: Non-discretionary accounting, Perception of less discretionary influences, and Communicating about Energy Consumption 8.5 Hypothesis H: Separation of social from technological influences 8.6 Hypothesis G: Cross-temporal and cross-cultural comparisons 8.7 Consumer-citizen involvement in affecting less-discretionary forces 8.8 Energy Communication 8.9 Subjects' evaluation of the program and the interview session 5: Achievements, Open Questions, And Lessons Learned 1. Which questions have been answered? 1.1 Top-down or bottom-up?1.2 Metric for gauging experimental success1.3 Success in researching and applying domestic sustainable consumption 1.4 Pedagogical use and timing2. Lifestyle groups and differentiated approaches to sustainable consumption 3. Personal responsibility 4. Success in risk communication5. Suggestions for further research6. Some open questions 7. Divergence from the prevailing environmental frameworkReferences Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402030864 20160528
What drives developed countries' high rates of energy and resource consumption? How important are individual efforts versus technological or social innovations for environmental sustainability? A multidisciplinary study combining social science, energy analysis, and risk communication, this work occupies a unique niche in the literature. Few treatments of energy and the environment approach the problem through the larger social science framework of sustainable consumption, while sociological studies of consumption eschew quantitative modelling. This book incorporates both, using theories, research, and computer-aided interviews to illustrate the range and relative effectiveness of interventions that support sustainable energy consumption. Based on award-winning research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, this book should be of interest to academics, agencies, and activists working on the interaction of energy, the environment, and society. It is also readily accessible to the group it is primarily concerned with the educated lay public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402030864 20160528
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (viii, 76 p.).
Book
290 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
164 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
230 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
45 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

16. Energising Europe [2000]

Book
45 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xiv, 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxviii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • The economic rationale for renewable energy
  • Case study : Vietnam
  • Case study : Sri Lanka
  • Case study : Indonesia
  • Case study : South Africa
  • Case study : Tanzania
  • Case study : the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Case study : Brazil
  • Case study : Turkey.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (311 pages) : illustrations (some color).

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