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Title Global energy : issues, potentials, and policy implications / edited by Paul Ekins, Michael Bradshaw and Jim Watson.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition First edition.

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Subject Renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources -- Environmental aspects.
Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects.
Energy policy.
Energy security.
Renewable energy sources -- Economic aspects.
Alt Name Ekins, Paul,
Bradshaw, Michael H. (Michael Haldane),
Watson, Jim,
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 589 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Contents The Global Energy Context / Jim Skea -- Energy Systems and Innovation / Jim Watson, Xinxin Wang, Florian Kern -- Deepening Globalization: Economies, Trade, and Energy Systems / Gavin Bridge and Michael Bradshaw -- The Global Climate Change Regime / Joanna Depledge -- The Implications of Indirect Emissions for Climate and Energy Policy / Katy Roelich, John Barrett, and Anne Owen -- Energy production and Ecosystem Services / Robert Holland, Kate Scott, Tina Wegg, Nicola Beaumont, Eleni Papathanasopoulou, and Pete Smith -- Technical, Economic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives on Energy Demand / Charlie Wilson, Kathryn Janda, Francoise Bartiaux, and Mithra Moezzi -- Energy Access and Development in the 21st Century / Xavier Lemaire -- Improving Efficiency in Buildings: Conventional and Alternative Approaches / Kathryn B. Janda, Charlie Wilson, Mithra Moezzi, and Francoise Bartiaux -- Challenges and Options for Sustainable Travel: Mobility, Motorisation, and Vehicle Technologies / Hannah Daly, Paul Dodds, and Will McDowall -- Shipping and Aviation / Antony Evans and Tristan Smith -- Carbon Capture and Storage / Jim Watson and Cameron Jones -- Fossil Fuels: Reserves, Costs Curves, Production, and Consumption / Michael Bradshaw, Antony Froggatt, Christophe McGlade, and Jamie Speirs -- Unconventional Fossil Fuels and Technological Change / Michael Bradshaw, Murtala Chindo, Joseph Dutton, and Karg Kama -- The Geopolitical Economy of a Globalizing Gas Market / Michael Bradshaw, Joseph Dutton, and Gavin Bridge -- Nuclear Power after Fukushima: Prospects and Implications / Markku Lehtonen and Mari Martiskainen -- Bioenergy Resources / Raphael Slade and Ausilio Bauen -- Solar Energy: An Untapped Growing Potential? -- Water: Ocean Energy and Hydro / Laura Finlay, Henry Jeffrey, Andy MacGillivray, and George Aggidis -- Global Wind Power Developments and Prospects / Will McDowall and Andrew ZP Smith -- Network Infrastructure and Energy Storage for Low-Carbon Energy Systems / Paul E. Dodds and Birgit Fais -- Metals for the Low-Carbon Energy System / Jamie Speirs and Katy Roelich -- Electricity Markets and their Regulatory Systems for a Sustainable Future / Catherine Mitchell -- Global Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction / Christophe McGlade, Olivier Dessens, Gabrial Anandarajah, and Paul Ekins -- Energy and Ecosystem Service Impacts / Eleni Papathanasopoulou, Robert Holland, Trudie Dockerty, Kate Scott, Tina Wegg, Nicola Beaumont, Gail Taylor, Gilla Sunnenberg, Andrew Lovett, Pete Smith, and Melanie Austen -- Policies and Conclusions / Paul Ekins.
Summary The major purpose of this book is to lay out the broad landscape of global energy issues and how they might develop in coming decades. While there are considerable uncertainties in respect of some of these issues, many of the defining characteristics of the landscape are clear, and the energy policies of all countries will need to be broadly consistent with these if they are to be feasible and achieve their objectives.
"Energy, and access to energy, are essential to human life, civilisation and development. A number of energy issues - including energy security, energy prices and the polluting emissions for energy use - now have high prominence on global agendas of policy and diplomacy. In addressing these and other global energy issues, the purpose of this book is to lay out the broad global energy landscape, exploring how these issues might develop in coming decades, and the implications of such developments for energy policy. There are great uncertainties, which will be identified, in respect of some of these issues, but many of the defining characteristics of the landscape are clear, and the energy policies of all countries will need to be broadly consistent with these if they are to be feasible and achieve their objectives. The book therefore provides information about and analysis of energy and related resources, and the technologies that have been and are being developed to exploit them that is essential to understanding how the global energy system is developing, and how it might develop in the future. But its main focus is the critical economic, social, political and cultural issues that will determine how energy systems will develop and which technologies are deployed, why, by whom, and who will benefit from them."--Publisher's description.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9780191030215 (electronic bk.)
019103021X (electronic bk.)
0198719523 (hardback)
0198719531 (paperback)
OCLC # 915940224
Additional Format Print version 9780198719526

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