Energy Policy for Peace

Energy Policy for Peace
Author: Daniel Kammen,Hisashi Yoshikawa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780128173503
ISBN 13: 0128173505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Policy for Peace Book Review:

Though Sustainable Development Goals and other international initiatives have insisted on the importance of energy access in peace building, there is still little understanding about the extent to which energy systems themselves can contribute to or mitigate structural violence. While there are ample relevant examples globally from a diverse literature and increasing body of case studies, this knowledge has not been systematically organized to show theoretical alternatives to current energy systems or deliver practical policy advice in building such alternatives.Informed by the contributions of a multidisciplinary global author pool, Energy Policy for Peace provides both a new foundation for researchers and practitioners exploring how energy systems can be changed to build positive peace, and a toolkit for redressing structural violence. The work opens by reviewing how unequal energy access strengthens structural violence. It argues that increasing access to energy access may be an important tool in mitigating structural violence. It concludes with practical policy recommendations and institutional reforms designed to mitigate the structural violence embedded in many energy systems and develop energy strategies for peace building. Reviews the characteristics of energy systems which enable positive peace Discusses practical recommendations to achieve positive peace through energy strategy and policies Draws on an array of real-world case studies drawn from an exemplary team of international practitioners Provides a toolkit of policy options for stakeholders interested in redressing structural violence

Energy Cooperation in South Asia

Energy Cooperation in South Asia
Author: Mirza Sadaqat Huda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-13
ISBN 10: 1000057151
ISBN 13: 9781000057157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Cooperation in South Asia Book Review:

This book analyses the key political challenges to regional energy cooperation in South Asia. It argues that investment in the planning of regional energy projects can increase their viability and also drive integration and peacebuilding. Regional cooperation has been substantiated by academics and multilateral development banks as one of the most viable solutions to South Asia’s crippling energy crisis. However, three decades of national and regional efforts have failed to develop a single multilateral energy project or foster high levels of bilateral cooperation. Using data collected through extensive interviews with policymakers in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, this book identifies the specific roadblocks to energy cooperation – including domestic politics and the failure of leadership on multiple levels - and evaluates how these political challenges determine regional interactions on energy securitisation, environmental cooperation and human rights. Huda then undertakes case studies on four transnational energy projects to highlight specific policy recommendations to overcome these challenges, suggesting planning mechanisms through which the significant issue of energy cooperation in South Asia can be addressed. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy security and geopolitics, natural resource governance and South Asian politics.

Atoms for Peace and War 1953 1961

Atoms for Peace and War  1953 1961
Author: Richard Greening Hewlett,Richard G. Hewlett,Jack M. Holl
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520060180
ISBN 13: 0520060180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atoms For Peace

Atoms For Peace
Author: Joseph F. Pilat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN 10: 042971159X
ISBN 13: 9780429711596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atoms For Peace Book Review:

Thirty years ago, President Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace proposal to the United Nations provided the basis for development of nuclear cooperation, trade, and nonproliferation policy in the noncommunist world. Ever since its inception, however, the policy has sparked widespread debate, and it remains controversial today. Exploring the past, present, and future significance of Atoms for Peace, the contributors to this volume analyze the future role of the United States in international affairs, the nature of controls over nuclear cooperation and trade, the scope and limitations of international cooperation in nuclear energy and nonproliferation matters, and the prospects for multinational and international institutional measures to achieve these ends.

Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace

Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace
Author: Carsten Stahn,Jens Iverson,Jennifer S. Easterday
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 0191087580
ISBN 13: 9780191087585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace Book Review:

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Environmental protection is fundamental for the establishment of sustainable peace. Applying traditional legal approaches to protection raises particular challenges during the transition from conflict to peace. In the jus post bellum context, protection of the environment and natural resources needs to be considered in tandem with a broad range of simultaneously applicable normative frameworks, such as human rights, transitional justice, arms control/disarmament, UN law and practice, development, and domestic law. While certain multilateral environment agreements, such as the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage protect the environment; international humanitarian law and international criminal law continue to treat environmental protection largely from an anthropocentric perspective. This book is the first targeted work in the legal literature that investigates environmental challenges in the aftermath of conflict. Addressing these challenges, it brings together academics, policy-makers, and practitioners from different disciplines to clarify policies and practices of environmental protection and key normative frameworks. It draws on experiences and practices in post-conflict settings to specify substantive principles and techniques to remedy and prevent harm.

The Development of a Policy for Industrial Peace in Atomic Energy

The Development of a Policy for Industrial Peace in Atomic Energy
Author: Donald B. Straus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1950
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015001311193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain

The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain
Author: M.d.Mar Rubio-Varas,Joseba De la Torre
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN 10: 3319598678
ISBN 13: 9783319598673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain Book Review:

This book analyses the economic history of the nuclear program in Spain, from its inception in the 1950s to the nuclear moratorium in the early 1980s, and investigates the economic, financial and business origins of atomic energy in Spain. The actual dimension of the Spanish nuclear sector, which exceeded the relative economic and political clout of the country at the time, reflects the combination of domestic and foreign interests. Each contribution inserts the Spanish case within the international development of nuclear energy, but also shows how the Spanish nuclear program came about, how it was financed, and who the main architects and beneficiaries at the industrial, financial, commercial and banking levels were; all without losing sight of the energy policy aspects such as energy mix and energy security. The volume provides useful analysis and sources for a variety of core fields across the social sciences including economic history of post-war Europe, industrial and energy policy, international relations and history of technology.

Soft Energy Paths

Soft Energy Paths
Author: Amory B. Lovins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:232612660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Policy

Energy Policy
Author: Tolga Taner
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN 10: 1789238730
ISBN 13: 9781789238730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Policy Book Review:

The aim of this book is to provide energy conservation, increase energy efficiency, reduce the costs of alternative and renewable energy sources, improve energy management systems, and provide energy for world peace. The chapters collected in the book are contributions by invited researchers with long-standing experience in different research areas. I hope that the material presented here is understandable to a wide audience, not only energy and mechanical engineering, but also scientists from various disciplines. The book contains seven chapters in four sections: “Introduction to the Energy,” “Energy Policy,” “Energy Application for Country,” and “Implementation of Other Energy Technologies and Policies and Policies.” This book shows detailed and up-to-date evaluations in different areas and was written by academics with experience in their fields. It is anticipated that this book will make a scientific contribution to energy and environmental regulations, quality and efficiency of energy services, energy supply security, energy market-based approaches, government interventions, and the spread of technological innovation for a broad spectrum of researchers, academics, graduate and doctoral students, and other scientists both today and in the future.

Russian Energy Policy and Military Power

Russian Energy Policy and Military Power
Author: Pavel K. Baev
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1134106858
ISBN 13: 9781134106851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Energy Policy and Military Power Book Review:

This book examines the interplay between energy policy and security policy under Vladimir Putin, and his drive to re-establish Russia’s ‘greatness’. Assessing the internal contradictions of this policy, the book argues that Russia’s desire to strengthen its role of ‘energy security’ provider is undermined by its inability to secure growth in production of oil and gas. Further, the pressing demand to channel more resources into the military-industrial complex clashes with the growing need to invest in the energy complex, and the priority granted to strategic forces deprives the conventional forces of strike power and strategic mobility. In conclusion, the author anticipates how these contradictions could be resolved, and suggests three short scenarios for Russia’s continuing transition in the next decade. This book will be of interest to students of Russian politics, European politics and international security.

Eisenhower s Atoms for Peace

Eisenhower s Atoms for Peace
Author: Ira Chernus
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781585442201
ISBN 13: 1585442208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eisenhower s Atoms for Peace Book Review:

In his “Atoms for Peace” speech of 1953, President Dwight David Eisenhower captured the tensions—and the ironies—of the atomic age. While nuclear devastation threatened all nations, Eisenhower believed only nuclear preparedness offered protection; while nuclear weapons loomed as the ultimate war cloud, nuclear power offered progress and hope. In this thought-provoking consideration of Eisenhower’s speech and others leading up to it, Ira Chernus views the “Atoms for Peace” speech, presented to the General Assembly of the United Nations, not merely as a legitimation of American foreign policy but as itself an act of policy. Indeed, he frames the policy in a new interpretation of Eisenhower’s broad discursive goal, which he calls “apocalypse management,” a plan to allow the United States to manage threats and crises around the world. Chernus sheds new light on the internal consistency of Eisenhower’s thought, which many observers have found inconsistent, as well as on the ways in which the president’s rhetoric backed him into a policy corner he had not intended to occupy. Chernus also reviews the domestic impact of the speech through a detailed examination of media interpretations in the United States. This tightly reasoned, clearly written study offers a new understanding of the evolution of cold war nuclear policy, the power of presidential rhetoric, and the political understanding of America’s “man of peace,” Dwight David Eisenhower. The full text of Eisenhower's speech is presented in the text. Those interested in American foreign policy will find it compelling reading; scholars and students will find it challenging and rewarding analysis.

Renewable Energy in the Middle East

Renewable Energy in the Middle East
Author: Michael Mason,Amit Mor
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2009-08-04
ISBN 10: 1402098928
ISBN 13: 9781402098925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy in the Middle East Book Review:

Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan Basin (Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Jordan), this timely volume addresses the prospects for the adoption of renewable energy in the oil-poor Middle East. Featuring regional energy experts, it offers an invaluable survey. After outlining the regional security context, this book first reviews renewable energy policy and practices in the Jordan Basin. It then considers options for greening energy use, including promising pilot projects in North Africa. The initiatives discussed encompass renewable energy finance, energy-efficient rural communities, and solar and wind energy. There is significant potential for an increase in the uptake of renewable energy technologies in the eastern Mediterranean. This window of opportunity has been created by high oil prices, energy infrastructure investment opportunities, and the UN climate change regime. In conclusion, the book considers the institutional conditions for collaborative decision-making on renewable energy. Such cooperation would deliver substantial security and human development benefits to the region, and indeed the world.

Perspective of Energy Policy in the U S

Perspective of Energy Policy in the U S
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:727253841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspective of Energy Policy in the U S Book Review:

U.S. National Energy Policy encourages the expanded use of nuclear energy while emphasizing the need for improved safeguards and proliferation resistance. The National Energy Policy, published in May 2001 cites that 'The National Energy Policy Development (NEPD) Group recommends that the President support the expansion of nuclear energy in the United States as a major component of our national energy policy.' However, the U.S. policy also emphasizes that the expansion of nuclear energy must be supported by the development of advanced safeguards and more proliferation resistant technologies. U.S. energy policy promotes emission free energy that is sustainable and economically viable. Current carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are approaching a record levels Of 380 ppm. It is widely believed that we are quickly approaching a 'carbon wall' when the concentrations reach somewhere between 450 ppm and 750 ppm. Further increases in CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are likely to result in serious changes in the atmosphere, even though the severity of the consequences may be debatable. Thus, to meet the growing energy demand worldwide, emission free energy sources are needed. At present, nuclear power is the only large-scale energy production technology that is economically competitive with fossil fuels. U.S. energy policy promotes the expansion of nuclear power while continuing research in 'renewable energy' forms. Meeting the growing energy demand of developing nations by clean energy forms is essential for world peace, prosperity and environmental integrity. Energy use will grow as developing countries achieve affluence. Affluence in developing countries will lead to more stable and peaceful world. Note that a world of 10 billion people consuming energy as US citizens do today would raise the world energy demand by 10 fold. Such a growth via the use of fossil fuel will result in resource shortfalls and regional conflicts, and serious environmental impact. Therefore, worldwide expansion of nuclear energy use is a natural development and will occur. However, while for world peace and prosperity, this outcome is encouraged, it is important to recognize that nuclear material management is becoming an important International issue that requires a unified solution. To promote the growth of nuclear energy, four major programs are ongoing in the U.S. lead by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology: (1) 201 0 Initiative, (2) Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), (3) Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (NHI), and (4) Generation IV (Gen IV) Initiative. 2010 Initiative focuses on exploring new sites, developing the business case for nuclear energy, developing the Generation III+ technologies, and demonstrating new NRC process for nuclear plant licensing. AFCI is focused on research for recovery of energy value from SNF, reducing the inventory of civilian Plutonium and the toxicity and heat of waste, and more effective use of the repository. GEN IV initiative is conducting research for better, safer, and more economic nuclear power plants with improvements in safety and reliability, proliferation resistance and physical protection, economic competitiveness and sustainability. Finally, NHI is developing technologies for economic, commercial-scale generation of hydrogen.

Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
Author: Twentieth Century Fund,Philip Mullenbach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:35112104518875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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India s Quest for Energy Through Oil and Natural Gas

India   s Quest for Energy Through Oil and Natural Gas
Author: Sanjay Kumar Pradhan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 9811552207
ISBN 13: 9789811552205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

India s Quest for Energy Through Oil and Natural Gas Book Review:

This book analyzes energy security through the lens of oil and natural gas and explains how geopolitics and security challenges affect India’s quest for energy security. It also offers insights into India’s international trade and investment in the overseas oil and natural gas markets and discusses shale energy, adopting region-specific (Africa, West Asia, Central Asia, and LAC), country-specific (Russia and the US), maritime-specific (Arctic and South China Sea), and pipeline-specific (TAPI, MBI, IPI, and RCI) approaches to analyze India’s oil and natural gas trade and investment abroad. The introductory chapter examines energy perspectives in international relations and conceptualizes energy geopolitics and energy security from both international and Indian standpoints. The book also highlights the similarities and differences in the issues involved in the global oil and natural gas market, and India’s approach to these, offering a roadmap for holistic and integrated energy security through oil and natural gas. Since India’s energy trade and investment in the international oil and natural gas market are not free from the effects of political instability, corruption, environment crisis, militancy, terrorism, war, and geopolitical involvement and interference, the book investigates the nature and extent of the security threats and competition India faces in the oil and natural gas-producing countries while pursuing its trade and investments there. As major sources of energy, oil and natural gas are strategic assets, and energy security is one of the core areas of India’s foreign policy pursuits. As such, the chapters critically assess India’s energy policy and resource diplomacy, providing analyses of the issues raised, identifying the central arguments and presenting existing cooperations – with past examples where necessary. The book appeals to scholars and policymakers active in the fields of energy, political science, international relations, economics, foreign policy, peace and conflict, security and geopolitics, as well as non-experts interested in this topic.

World in Transition 3

World in Transition 3
Author: German Advisory Council On Global Change (Wbgu)
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1134207220
ISBN 13: 9781134207220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World in Transition 3 Book Review:

'The publication of World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems is timely indeed. The World Summit on Sustainable Development gave great prominence to this challenge, but failed to agree on a quantitative, time-bound target for the introduction of renewable energy sources. The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) has now produced a report with a global focus, which is essential in view of the global impacts of climate change. The report provides a convincing long-term analysis, which is also essential. Global energy policies have to take a long-term perspective, over the next 50 to 100 years, while providing concrete guidance for decision-makers to implement now. There is an urgent need to secure energy supplies for the 2.4 billion people who still depend upon traditional biomass, while avoiding dangerous climatic changes. Our one world must close the gap between industrialized countries' surfeit and developing countries' poverty. Policies will need to consider both the broader environmental and specific climate constraints. I recommend this book very warmly to everyone concerned with global energy issues' Klaus Topfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems underscores the urgent need to transform global energy systems so that the world's population has access to energy based on renewable sources. This is necessary to protect the global climate and to free those in developing countries trapped by energy poverty. Such an approach would also yield a peace dividend by reducing dependence upon regionally concentrated oil reserves. The authors stress that such a reconfiguration of energy systems is both feasible and fundable if rapid and resolute action is taken in the coming two decades. To this end, they propose a roadmap with specific milestones, making this an indispensable contribution to the scientific and policy debates on these critical issues and essential reading for those engaged with them.

Climate Change and Global Energy Security

Climate Change and Global Energy Security
Author: Marilyn A. Brown,Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-08-12
ISBN 10: 0262516314
ISBN 13: 9780262516310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Global Energy Security Book Review:

Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of the twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of the most advanced commercially available technologies for strengthening global energy security, mitigating the effects of climate change, and enhancing resilience through adaptation and geo-engineering. They also evaluate the barriers to the deployment of these technologies and critically review public policy options crucial to their adoption. Arguing that society has all the technologies necessary for the task, Brown and Sovacool discuss an array of options available today, including high-efficiency transportation, renewable energy, carbon sequestration, and demand-side management. They offer eight case studies from around the world that document successful approaches to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and improving energy security. These include the Danish approach to energy policy and wind power, Brazil's ethanol program, China's improved cookstove program; and the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory. Brown and Sovacool argue that meeting the twin challenges of climate change and energy security will allow us to provide energy, maintain economic growth, and preserve the natural environment -- without forcing tradeoffs among them.

Power Plants in the Industry

Power Plants in the Industry
Author: Tolga Taner
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-02-06
ISBN 10: 1789850835
ISBN 13: 9781789850833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Plants in the Industry Book Review:

The main aim of this study is to present power plants for all fields of industry. The chapters collected in the book are contributions by invited researchers with long-standing experience in different research areas. I hope that the material presented here is understandable to a wide audience, not only energy and mechanical engineering specialists but also scientists from various disciplines. The book contains seven chapters in two sections: (1) "Power Plants

Transforming Power

Transforming Power
Author: John Byrne,Noah Toly,Leigh Glover
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN 10: 1412815967
ISBN 13: 9781412815963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Power Book Review:

In 1934, Lewis Mumford critiqued the industrial energy system as a key source of authoritarian economic and political tendencies in modern life. Recent debate continues to engage issues of energy authoritarianism, focusing on the contest between energy-driven globalization (the spread of energy deregulation and the simultaneous consolidation of the oil, coal, and gas industries) and the so-called "sustainable energy" strategy that celebrates the local and community scale characteristics of renewable energy. Including theoretical inquiries and case studies by distinguished writers, Transforming Power is divided into three parts: Energy, Environment, and Society; The Politics of Conventional Energy; and The Politics of Sustainable Energy. It interrogates current contemporary energy assumptions, exploring the reflexive relationship between energy, environment, and society, and examining energy as a social project. Some of these have promised a prosperous future founded upon technological advances that further modernize the modern energy system, such as "inherently safe" nuclear power, environmentally friendly coal gasification, and the advent of a wealthier, cleaner world powered by fuel cells; and the "green technologies," said by advocates to prefigure a revival of human scale development, local self-determination, and a commitment to ecological balance. >br> This volume offers a timely engagement of the social issues surrounding energy conflicts and contradictions. It will be of interest to policymakers, energy and environmental experts, sociologists, and historians of technology.

Energy Systems and Environment

Energy Systems and Environment
Author: Pavel Tsvetkov
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN 10: 1789237106
ISBN 13: 9781789237108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Systems and Environment Book Review:

This book looks at environmental aspects of energy technologies, from common traditional sources in use, new sources, and emerging sources and technologies. The objective of this book is to serve as a one-stop comprehensive information resource on energy and environment topics, from energy science to energy engineering to energy politics. Starting with science and technology topics we link them to economics and politics showcasing interconnections between energy sources, energy utilization, energy conversion, and sustainability under the common theme of energy and environment. The book achieves its objective by offering and integrating deeply technical and socioeconomics papers together on energy and environment topics.