World Energy Crisis

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691474
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This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis. * A bibliographic chapter devoted to print and electronic resources on the topic useful to readers interested in continuing their research on world energy issues * Profiles of individuals and organizations with special interests in the world energy crisis * 20 tables providing relevant data, such as a list of the years various countries hit "peak oil" (the maximum amount of oil produced in a single year) * Primary documents relating to the world energy crisis

World Energy Crisis

Author: Stuart A. Kallan
Publisher: Referencepoint PressInc
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Discusses the world energy crisis, the affect alternative-fuel vehicles would have on the issue, and if renewable energy can meet the world's future needs for electricity.

The Hidden Energy Crisis

Author: Teodoro Sanchez
Publisher: Practical Action Pub
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This book outlines why we have failed so far to extend energy access to the world's poor, and suggests operating models that have greater potential to make a difference.It presents a call to address the energy crisis. It should be read by policy makers in governments and donor agencies, as well as academics, students and programme managers.

The New Energy Crisis

Author: J. Chevalier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137021187
Format: PDF, ePub
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Global warming reveals that world energy consumption is on an unsustainable path. This updated second edition of The New Energy Crisis examines the impact of climate change on energy economics and geopolitics, exploring key issues such as energy poverty, renewable and nuclear energy, and focusing on the implications of the Fukushima crisis.

Understanding the Global Energy Crisis

Author: Eugene D. Coyle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557536617
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We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. It is imperative that policy makers liaise closely with the academic community in order to realize advances. This book is designed to bridge the gap between these two groups, with a particular emphasis on educating the socially-conscious engineers and technologists of the future. In this book, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe.

Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis

Author: George Hunter Miley
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981443650X
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Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis: A Technologist''s Search for a Black Swan describes the story of the author''s work and struggles in the field of energy research. The author''s experience in the field spans from work with Admiral Rickover and the Nuclear Navy to research with NASA designing propulsion for spacecraft to travel to Mars. The book provides insights into the differences between nuclear research done during the Cold War by the two superpowers, and offers a commentary on the flaws in each system with hope for change in the future. The book also provides a look into the development of the nuclear engineering program at the University of Illinois from the author''s years as a professor and an administrator.

The World Energy Crisis and the Task of Retrenchment

Author: Seymour K. Itzkoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780773450561
Format: PDF
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The unanticipated arrival of peak energy production will cause the greatest revolution in the Western world's optimistic perceptions of the future since the beginning of the use of our fossel fuel inheritance in the 18th century. Retrenchment and scarcity will now be the themes of international discourse. This work probes the philosophical assumptions behind this planning lapse, the sudden confrontation with a reversal of all that has powered our political and economic institutions.

Elements of the World Energy Crisis

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The chain of events leading to the wonld energy crisis is followed for each industrialized country and the effects that energy shortages are presenting and optiona that are available are identified. The Soviet Union has extensive oil and gas reserves and the USA has extensive fossil fuel reserves, but needs to develop technology for coal and shale. Western Europe has been dependent upon Middle East oil, but could develop their coal resources. Japan is dependent upon oil imports, and with the advanced prices of oil, the capital on that island needs to be used internally in improving living conditions. (MCW).

China and the Global Energy Crisis

Author: T. Kambara
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847204317
Format: PDF
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. . . a very detailed and fascinating description of the development of China s oil and natural gas industry and an assessment of its prospects. . . certainly a recommended read. Anthony D. Owen, Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business . . . this book should be a part of the library of anyone interested in the Chinese energy system. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies This is a timely and important book to help enhance understanding of China s petroleum industry and to assess China s energy policy in a more sensible way. Janet Xuanli Liao, The China Journal This is a timely volume. Understanding the oil and gas industry that China has at home is an essential prerequisite to understanding Chinese foreign policy and the future role of China in world oil and gas markets. It is certain to be a major one. From the preface by Ron Oxburgh, Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool, (Climate Change Capital) China s rapid economic development is having profound implications for energy resources. China has always been exceptionally reliant on its abundant coal, but consumption of oil and gas have grown rapidly since reform began in the 1980s. In spite of vigorous domestic development most recently in the Tarim Basin China is now consuming approximately 8 per cent of the world s oil output but producing only 4 per cent. China s emergence as an energy importer has given rise to concerns that it is a major contributor to recent turmoil in energy markets. This book examines China s record of oil and gas development, its refining capacity, and energy prospects. The authors conclude that there are no fundamental reasons for anxiety about China s demands on the world energy economy, but they emphasize that its energy future will depend critically on a continuation of reform and internationalization. China and the Global Energy Crisis is a concise but detailed study of these issues. This book will appeal not only to readers concerned with China and energy issues, but also to a wider readership seeking to understand China s development and its global meaning.