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xvii, 588 p. : ill.
  • Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv Introduction 1 0.1 Requirements of a Sustainable Energy Pricing Model 9 0.2 Outline of the Contents of this Volume 30 1. Fundamental Notions 37 1.1 "Energy Crunch" or: The Problems and Issues of Modeling an Energy Price 39 1.2 Matter, Energy, and Efficiency from Scientific Standpoint 66 1.3 Truth as a Scientific Frame of Reference 69 1.4 Phenomenally-based Sustainability: The Nature-science Criterion 80 1.5 Value Assessment, Value Addition and Phenomenally-based Energy Pricing 94 1.6 Newtonian 'Mechanism' and Mystification of How Value is Transformed into Price 104 1.7 Risk Assessment & Management and Aphenomenal Energy Pricing 107 1.8 The Temporal Criterion of Long-term Sustainability and its Implications 116 2. Newtonian Mechanism and Deconstruction of Scientific Disinformation 137 2.1 Introduction 139 2.2 Einstein's Relativity and Newton's Mechanism Compared 140 2.3 Newton's First Assumption 142 2.4 Fundamental Assumptions of Electromagnetic Theory 153 2.5 The Engineering Approach and Its Significance 175 2.6 First Conclusions 182 2.7 Continuity and Linearity 182 3. Offshore Networks of Control: Providing Short-Term Multi-Entity International Oil and Gas Plays with a Guarantee 209 4. Current Energy Pricing Models" Origins & Problems 223 4.1 Consumption without Production 226 4.2 Imposed Energy Pricing 246 4.3 Inherent Features of the Current Energy-Pricing Model: Matters Affecting Individuals' Daily Existence 256 4.4 Societal Implications of the Current Energy-Pricing Model for the Long Term 269 4.5 Long-term vs Short-term Returns-on-investment [ROI] From Energy Exploration & Development 296 4.6 Resource "Renewability" and 'Sustainable Negative Rent' 304 5. The Role of Coal in the Modern Evolution of Energy Pricing 309 5.1 Introduction 309 5.2 Significance of Commodifying Labor-time & All Material Production -- Including its Energy Source 313 5.3 From "Law of Supply & Demand" (at the margin) to "Consumption without Production" 335 6. Carbon Emission Credits -- Theory & Practice 341 6.1 Introduction 341 7. "Peak Oil" and Other Fits of Pique Among Resource Economists 435 7.1 Introduction 435 7.2 Human Factor Social Consciousness & "Abstracting Absence" 453 Bibliography 477 Appendix - Disinformation in the Social & Historical Sciences: Concerning Time Functions and Sustainability of Resource Development 521 Index 575.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118319178 20160608
The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominant economic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasons explored in this book, although none of the existing economic development models fit this sector in the past and apply even less today, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. This book highlights the important reasons why current models fail to predict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures into environmental and other problems with oil and gas production and associated economic decisions mounting across both developed as well as developing economies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118319178 20160608
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 588 p.) : ill.
  • Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv Introduction 1 0.1 Requirements of a Sustainable Energy Pricing Model 9 0.2 Outline of the Contents of this Volume 30 1. Fundamental Notions 37 1.1 "Energy Crunch" or: The Problems and Issues of Modeling an Energy Price 39 1.2 Matter, Energy, and Efficiency from Scientific Standpoint 66 1.3 Truth as a Scientific Frame of Reference 69 1.4 Phenomenally-based Sustainability: The Nature-science Criterion 80 1.5 Value Assessment, Value Addition and Phenomenally-based Energy Pricing 94 1.6 Newtonian 'Mechanism' and Mystification of How Value is Transformed into Price 104 1.7 Risk Assessment & Management and Aphenomenal Energy Pricing 107 1.8 The Temporal Criterion of Long-term Sustainability and its Implications 116 2. Newtonian Mechanism and Deconstruction of Scientific Disinformation 137 2.1 Introduction 139 2.2 Einstein's Relativity and Newton's Mechanism Compared 140 2.3 Newton's First Assumption 142 2.4 Fundamental Assumptions of Electromagnetic Theory 153 2.5 The Engineering Approach and Its Significance 175 2.6 First Conclusions 182 2.7 Continuity and Linearity 182 3. Offshore Networks of Control: Providing Short-Term Multi-Entity International Oil and Gas Plays with a Guarantee 209 4. Current Energy Pricing Models" Origins & Problems 223 4.1 Consumption without Production 226 4.2 Imposed Energy Pricing 246 4.3 Inherent Features of the Current Energy-Pricing Model: Matters Affecting Individuals' Daily Existence 256 4.4 Societal Implications of the Current Energy-Pricing Model for the Long Term 269 4.5 Long-term vs Short-term Returns-on-investment [ROI] From Energy Exploration & Development 296 4.6 Resource "Renewability" and 'Sustainable Negative Rent' 304 5. The Role of Coal in the Modern Evolution of Energy Pricing 309 5.1 Introduction 309 5.2 Significance of Commodifying Labor-time & All Material Production -- Including its Energy Source 313 5.3 From "Law of Supply & Demand" (at the margin) to "Consumption without Production" 335 6. Carbon Emission Credits -- Theory & Practice 341 6.1 Introduction 341 7. "Peak Oil" and Other Fits of Pique Among Resource Economists 435 7.1 Introduction 435 7.2 Human Factor Social Consciousness & "Abstracting Absence" 453 Bibliography 477 Appendix - Disinformation in the Social & Historical Sciences: Concerning Time Functions and Sustainability of Resource Development 521 Index 575.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118319178 20160608
The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominant economic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasons explored in this book, although none of the existing economic development models fit this sector in the past and apply even less today, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. This book highlights the important reasons why current models fail to predict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures into environmental and other problems with oil and gas production and associated economic decisions mounting across both developed as well as developing economies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118319178 20160608
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
1 online resource.
  • Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv Introduction xvii 1 A True Sustainability Criterion and Its Implications 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Importance of a Sustainability Criterion 3 1.3 Criterion: The Switch that Determines Direction at a Bifurcation Point 8 1.3.1 Some Applications of the Criterion 11 1.4 Current Practices in Petroleum Engineering 16 1.5 Development of a Sustainable Model 24 1.6 Violation of Characteristic Time 26 1.7 Analogies with Physical Phenomena 31 1.8 Intangible Cause to Tangible Consequence 32 1.9 Removable Discontinuities: Phases and Renewability of Materials 34 1.10 Rebalancing Mass and Energy 35 1.11 Holes in the Current Energy Model 37 1.12 Tools Needed for Sustainable Petroleum Operations 40 1.13 Conditions of Sustainability 43 1.14 Sustainability Indicators 44 1.15 Assessing the Overall Performance of a Process 46 2 "Alternative" and Conventional Energy Sources: Trail-Mix, Tom Mix or Global Mixup? 59 2.1 Introduction 63 2.2 Global 68 2.3 Solar Energy 74 2.4 Hydroelectric Power 78 2.5 Ocean Thermal, Wave and Tidal Energy 79 2.6 Windi Energy 80 2.7 Bioenergy 82 2.8 Fuelwood 82 2.9 Bioethanol 83 2.10 Biodiesel 86 2.11 Nuclear Power 88 2.12 Geothermal Energy 91 2.13 Hydrogen Energy 92 2.14 Global [ Efficiency 94 2.15 Solar Energy 95 2.16 "Global Warming" 113 2.17 Impact of Energy Technology and Policy 117 2.18 Energy Demand in Emerging Economies 119 2.19 Conventional Global Energy Model 120 2.20 Renewable vs Non-renewable: Is There a Boundary? 121 2.21 Knowledge-Enriched Global Energy Model 126 2.22 Conclusions 128 3 Electricity and Sustainability 131 3.1 Electrical Power as the World's Premier Non-Primary Energy Source 131 3.2 Consequences of the Ubiquity of Electric Power Services 143 3.3 The Last Twenty Years of "Electrical Services Reform" in the United States 150 4 The Zero-Waste Concept and Its Applications 169 Part A. Petroleum Engineering Applications 169 4.1 Introduction 170 4.2 Petroleum Refining 172 4.3 Zero-Waste Impacts on Product Life Cycle (Transportation, Use, and End-of-Life) 193 4.4 No-Flaring Technique 194 Part B. Other Applications of the 'Zero-Waste' Principle 205 4.5 Zero-Waste Living and the Anaerobic Biodigester 205 4.6 Solar Aquatic Process Purifies Waste (including Desal-inated) Water 209 4.7 Last Word 212 5 Natural Gas 293 5.1 Introduction 293 5.2 Divergence of Energy Commodity Pricing From Laws of Supply and Demand 303 5.3 Sustainability and the Increasing Fascination with Natural Gas 307 5.4 Natural Gas Pricing, Markets, Risk Management, and Supply 311 5.5 Natural Gas in Eurasia 328 5.6 Nature As The New Model 333 6 OPEC -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 359 6.1 Birthmarks -- The First Twenty Years 359 6.2 OPEC's Hard Choices in the Era of the Bush Doctrine 367 6.3 Monopoly, Cartel, Rentier -- or Instrumentality for Economic Independence? 380 6.4 Postscript (Friday 21 October 2011) 400 7 Concluding Remarks 405 Appendix 409 Al Taking Economics Backward As Science 416 A2 Developing a Theory of Marginal Information Utility Based on "The Alternative Approach of Beginning with Highly Simplified, Quite Concrete Models" 418 A3 Imperfections of Information, or Oligopoly and Monopoly? 426 A4 Afterword 435 Bibliography 443 Introductory Note 443 I. Bibliography 445 II. Websites 494 Index 497.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118568859 20160610
"True sustainability" is the line of engineering research and practice that is giving rise to a series of Scrivener textbooks, such as Khan & Islam's best-selling The Greening of Petroleum Operations . Making explicit reference to his own recently-published book in this series, Sustainable Energy Pricing, as the companion volume of this book, the author applies the principles of true economic sustainability developed there to re-examine actual engineering practices in fossil fuel and as well as alternative-energy (such as wind and tidal power) exploration and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118568859 20160610
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
xxxiv, 504 p.
  • Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv Introduction xvii 1 A True Sustainability Criterion and Its Implications 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Importance of a Sustainability Criterion 3 1.3 Criterion: The Switch that Determines Direction at a Bifurcation Point 8 1.3.1 Some Applications of the Criterion 11 1.4 Current Practices in Petroleum Engineering 16 1.5 Development of a Sustainable Model 24 1.6 Violation of Characteristic Time 26 1.7 Analogies with Physical Phenomena 31 1.8 Intangible Cause to Tangible Consequence 32 1.9 Removable Discontinuities: Phases and Renewability of Materials 34 1.10 Rebalancing Mass and Energy 35 1.11 Holes in the Current Energy Model 37 1.12 Tools Needed for Sustainable Petroleum Operations 40 1.13 Conditions of Sustainability 43 1.14 Sustainability Indicators 44 1.15 Assessing the Overall Performance of a Process 46 2 "Alternative" and Conventional Energy Sources: Trail-Mix, Tom Mix or Global Mixup? 59 2.1 Introduction 63 2.2 Global 68 2.3 Solar Energy 74 2.4 Hydroelectric Power 78 2.5 Ocean Thermal, Wave and Tidal Energy 79 2.6 Windi Energy 80 2.7 Bioenergy 82 2.8 Fuelwood 82 2.9 Bioethanol 83 2.10 Biodiesel 86 2.11 Nuclear Power 88 2.12 Geothermal Energy 91 2.13 Hydrogen Energy 92 2.14 Global [ Efficiency 94 2.15 Solar Energy 95 2.16 "Global Warming" 113 2.17 Impact of Energy Technology and Policy 117 2.18 Energy Demand in Emerging Economies 119 2.19 Conventional Global Energy Model 120 2.20 Renewable vs Non-renewable: Is There a Boundary? 121 2.21 Knowledge-Enriched Global Energy Model 126 2.22 Conclusions 128 3 Electricity and Sustainability 131 3.1 Electrical Power as the World's Premier Non-Primary Energy Source 131 3.2 Consequences of the Ubiquity of Electric Power Services 143 3.3 The Last Twenty Years of "Electrical Services Reform" in the United States 150 4 The Zero-Waste Concept and Its Applications 169 Part A. Petroleum Engineering Applications 169 4.1 Introduction 170 4.2 Petroleum Refining 172 4.3 Zero-Waste Impacts on Product Life Cycle (Transportation, Use, and End-of-Life) 193 4.4 No-Flaring Technique 194 Part B. Other Applications of the 'Zero-Waste' Principle 205 4.5 Zero-Waste Living and the Anaerobic Biodigester 205 4.6 Solar Aquatic Process Purifies Waste (including Desal-inated) Water 209 4.7 Last Word 212 5 Natural Gas 293 5.1 Introduction 293 5.2 Divergence of Energy Commodity Pricing From Laws of Supply and Demand 303 5.3 Sustainability and the Increasing Fascination with Natural Gas 307 5.4 Natural Gas Pricing, Markets, Risk Management, and Supply 311 5.5 Natural Gas in Eurasia 328 5.6 Nature As The New Model 333 6 OPEC -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 359 6.1 Birthmarks -- The First Twenty Years 359 6.2 OPEC's Hard Choices in the Era of the Bush Doctrine 367 6.3 Monopoly, Cartel, Rentier -- or Instrumentality for Economic Independence? 380 6.4 Postscript (Friday 21 October 2011) 400 7 Concluding Remarks 405 Appendix 409 Al Taking Economics Backward As Science 416 A2 Developing a Theory of Marginal Information Utility Based on "The Alternative Approach of Beginning with Highly Simplified, Quite Concrete Models" 418 A3 Imperfections of Information, or Oligopoly and Monopoly? 426 A4 Afterword 435 Bibliography 443 Introductory Note 443 I. Bibliography 445 II. Websites 494 Index 497.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118568859 20160610
"True sustainability" is the line of engineering research and practice that is giving rise to a series of Scrivener textbooks, such as Khan & Islam's best-selling The Greening of Petroleum Operations . Making explicit reference to his own recently-published book in this series, Sustainable Energy Pricing, as the companion volume of this book, the author applies the principles of true economic sustainability developed there to re-examine actual engineering practices in fossil fuel and as well as alternative-energy (such as wind and tidal power) exploration and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118568859 20160610
Book
ix, 407 p. : ill ; 27 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction-- The Tangible-Intangible Nexus-- Intangibles in the Big Picture: The Delinearised History of Time-- Intangibles in the Big Picture, Continued: Information Technology and the Global System-- Tangibles in the Big Picture-- The Aphenomenal Model-- The New Synthesis-- Conclusion-- References And Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781600213168 20160528
Up to now, economics as a branch of social science has been concerned mainly to map the commercial and financial relations of Humanity, including a wide variety of institutions spawned to sustain livelihoods within these relations. Although these relationships, qua relations, are by definition intangible, the forms by which these relations are expressed - and in which they may even be quantified, predicted and managed - are all tangible. Thus we arrive at the tantalizing paradox wherein, for economists, tangibles seem to occupy the entire space of interest, even though that which has given rise to their very field in the first place are actually social relations that remain utterly intangible. Always and everywhere, the tangible is also quantifiable. However, lifting this veil uncovers something very strange. To the extent that tangible economic activity takes quantifiable form, it is possible to generalize about the forms themselves and/or to verify them, without reference to any further information as to the intent, conscience or consciousness of those who gave rise to these activities in the first place. This elimination of "subjective factors", such as intention, was long trumpeted as the economists' greatest success (as social "scientists"). This book presents the many quintessential elements of economics from all around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781600213168 20160528
Business Library
Book
xix, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword xiii Acknowledgments xv Preface xvii 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Widespread malaise a Summary 1 1.2 Thought as Material 8 1.3 Renewal of Thought-Material Resources and the Nature-ScienceApproach 9 2 Curriculum The Place Where Tangible ContentWrestles Intangible Process 19 2.1 Introduction 19 2.2 What is Human Thought Material ? 21 2.3 Why This Starting Point? 22 2.4 HTM from the Nature-Science Standpoint 24 2.5 Commodification of HTM 46 2.6 HTM vs Commodification 47 2.7 Skills Development versus Learning from Acts of Finding Out 57 2.8 Current Practices in Education 65 2.9 The Need for the Science of Intangibles as the Basis forEducation 69 2.10 The Tangible-Intangible Nexus 70 2.11 The Encounter between European and Islamic Outlooks a Delinearized History 74 2.12 Final Words About Education and Training 85 3 Intention: Its Individual and Social Purposes 87 3.1 Introduction 87 3.2 Human Thought Material: A Root + Pathway Analysis 88 3.3 Foetal Learning 88 3.4 Aspects of Pre-School Learning and Early Development ofIndividuals own Thought-Material 90 3.5 Intention: Origins 91 3.6 Nature for Sale? 102 3.7 Conclusions 107 4 Fundamental Changes in Curriculum Development 109 4.1 Introduction 109 4.2 Struggle for Educational Reform: Internal and ExternalFactors 111 4.3 Muslim-Christian Conflict: A Delinearized Short History112 4.4 Why did the Scientific Revolution Break Out in Europe andNot the Islamic World? 116 4.5 Education and Civilization: a Delinearized History 117 4.6 Education and Civilization: the Delinearized Future Prospectof a Reconstituted Curriculum 123 5 Sustainability and Change in Curriculum Development: TheHSSA Syndrome and Other Maladies 125 5.1. Truth is Knowledge, Knowledge is Peace, So What s the Problem? 125 5.2 What is Sustainability? 126 5.3 What Happens When a Process is Not Sustainable 127 5.4 Theories Proven Wrong? How About Laws ? 131 5.5 Could this be Averted, and if so, How? 136 5.6 Theory, Empirical Outlook and Disinformation in the SocialSciences 141 6 The Nature-Science Criterion 151 6.1 Introduction Can Modern Science Distinguish TruthFrom Falsehood? 151 6.2 Tangible-Intangible Nexus & the criterion of Truthvs Falsehood 159 6.3 Negative Impacts of the Science of Tangibles 163 7 The HSSRAR Phenomenon 191 7.1 Introduction 191 7.2 The HSSRAR (Honey Sugar SaccharinR AspartameR) Pathway193 8 Concluding Remarks & Observations 207 8.1 Introduction 207 The Appendices 209 Appendix 1a 211 Appendix 2a 325 Appendix 3a 411 References and Bibliography 463 Index 505.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118472897 20160612
This inspiring work presents a truly knowledge-based approach to education as an alternative to the current curriculum that is based on consolidating pre-conceived ideas. It demonstrates the advantages of the new curriculum, both in terms of acquiring knowledge and preventing current problems such as technological disasters, global injustice, and environmental destruction. It also shows how it can eliminate plagiarism, low retention in classrooms, non-representative grading, and other common problems. Examples are given from various disciplines, ranging from science and engineering to philosophy and law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118472897 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)

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