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Business Battles in the US Energy Sector: Lessons for a Clean Energy Transition

Business Battles in the US Energy Sector: Lessons for a Clean Energy Transition

1st Edition

Christian Downie
February 05, 2019

This book is ground breaking in its study of business actors in climate and energy politics. While various studies have demonstrated the influence of business actors across multiple policy domains, this is the first to examine the behaviour of business actors in energy centric industries in...

Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe

Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe

1st Edition

John Whitton, Matthew Cotton, Ioan M. Charnley-Parry, Kathy Brasier
August 02, 2018

Shale energy development is an issue of global importance. The number of reserves globally, and their potential economic return, have increased dramatically in the past decade. Questions abound, however, about the appropriate governance systems to manage the risks of unconventional oil and gas...

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity

1st Edition

Jun Rentschler
April 10, 2018

Countries around the world are spending up to $500 billion per year on subsidising fossil fuel consumption. By some estimates, the G20 countries alone are spending around another $450 billion on subsidising fossil fuel production. In addition, the indirect social welfare costs of these subsidies...

Low Carbon Politics: A Cultural Approach Focusing on Low Carbon Electricity

Low Carbon Politics: A Cultural Approach Focusing on Low Carbon Electricity

1st Edition

David Toke
April 05, 2018

Low Carbon Politics focuses on how policies and institutions have influenced the deployment of renewable energy and nuclear power in the electricity sector. Cultural theory is used to analyse this. Egalitarian pressures have had a profound influence on technological outcomes, not merely in...

Energy Security and Natural Gas Markets in Europe: Lessons from the EU and the United States

Energy Security and Natural Gas Markets in Europe: Lessons from the EU and the United States

1st Edition

Tim Boersma
October 12, 2017

Moving beyond most conventional thinking about energy security in Europe which revolves around stability of supplies and the reliability of suppliers, this book presents the history of European policy-making regarding energy resources, including recent controversies about shale gas and...

Energy Policy in China

Energy Policy in China

1st Edition

Chi-Jen Yang
May 17, 2017

Energy policy has always been an important part of China’s national policy agenda. Although the overall Chinese economy has become largely market-driven, its energy sectors are still subject to varying degrees of government control. Authoritarian governance allows China to move very quickly in some...

Making Electricity Resilient: Risk and Security in a Liberalized Infrastructure

Making Electricity Resilient: Risk and Security in a Liberalized Infrastructure

1st Edition

Antti Silvast
May 04, 2017

Energy risk and security have become topical matters in Western and international policy discussions; ranging from international climate change mitigation to investment in energy infrastructures to support economic growth and more sustainable energy provisions. As such, ensuring the resilience of...

Climate Policy Integration into EU Energy Policy: Progress and prospects

Climate Policy Integration into EU Energy Policy: Progress and prospects

1st Edition

Claire Dupont
April 26, 2017

Climate change is a cross-cutting, long-term, global problem that presents policymakers with many challenges in their efforts to respond to the issue. Integrating climate policy objectives into the elaboration and agreement of policy measures in other sectors represents one promising method for...

International Energy and Poverty: The emerging contours

International Energy and Poverty: The emerging contours

1st Edition

Lakshman Guruswamy
April 16, 2017

Around 2.8 billion people globally, also known as the "Other Third" or "energy poor", have little or no access to beneficial energy that meets their needs for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical power. This book uniquely integrates the hitherto...

Our Energy Future: Socioeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Rural America

Our Energy Future: Socioeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Rural America

1st Edition

Don E. Albrecht
November 11, 2016

Rapid changes in energy production and consumption are having major socioeconomic implications for the communities of rural America. Technological developments in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) nuclear energy, biofuels, wind and solar energy have significantly increased...

Energy, Cities and Sustainability: An historical approach

Energy, Cities and Sustainability: An historical approach

1st Edition

Harry Margalit
March 03, 2016

According to some estimates, humanity has now passed the point at which city dwellers outnumber country dwellers. This simple fact encapsulates a multitude of historical trends and contentions, not the least being "is this sustainable"? Energy, Cities and Sustainability aims to illuminate this...

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the city

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the city

1st Edition

David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey, Mark Winskel
November 30, 2015

Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major...

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