Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid

Japan   s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid
Author: Noriko Hikosaka Behling,Thomas G. Behling,Mark C. Williams,Shunsuke Managi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 0128179619
ISBN 13: 9780128179611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid Book Review:

Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

The Quest For A Just World Order

The Quest For A Just World Order
Author: Samuel S Kim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 1000305058
ISBN 13: 9781000305050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest For A Just World Order Book Review:

In response to a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the state of the world and the state of international relations research, Professor Kim has taken an alternative approach to the study of contemporary world politics. Specifically, he has adopted and expanded the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and transnational approach developed by the World Order Models Project (WOMP), an enterprise committed to the realization of peace, economic equality and well-being, social justice, and ecological balance. Systemic in scope and interdisciplinary in methodology, The Quest for a Just World Order explains and projects the issues, patterns, and trends of world politics, giving special attention to the attitudinal, normative, behavioral, and institutional problems involved in the politics of system transformation. Professor Kim also attempts to remedy a number of problematic features of traditional approaches, including a value-neutral orientation; fragmentation and overspecialization; overemphasis on national actors, the superpowers, and stability; and the Hobbesian image of world politics. Part 1 presents a conceptual framework for developing a normative theory of world order. Each of the four chapters in Part 2 examines a specific global crisis in depth, working within the framework laid out in Part 1. In Part 3 a variety of desirable and feasible transition strategies are proposed, and Professor Kim assesses the prospects for achieving a just and humane world order system by the end of this century.

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Author: Noriko Hikosaka Behling
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 685
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0444563253
ISBN 13: 9780444563255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cells Book Review:

"This book is a one of a kind, definitive reference source for technical students and researchers, government policymakers, and business leaders. It provides an overview of past and present initiatives to improve and commercialize fuel cell technologies. It provides context and analysis to help potential investors assess current fuel cell commercialization activities and future prospects. Most importantly, it gives top executive policymakers and company presidents with detailed policy recommendations as to what should be done to successfully commercialize fuel cell technologies."--pub. desc.

Saturday Review

Saturday Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556026841361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quest

The Quest
Author: Daniel Yergin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1101563702
ISBN 13: 9781101563700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest Book Review:

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Foreign Operations Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1990 African Development Foundation Agency for Internatinal Development

Foreign Operations  Export Financing  and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1990  African Development Foundation  Agency for Internatinal Development
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B5104339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Policy Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries

Policy  Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries
Author: Loren Brandt,Thomas G. Rawski
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 1108480993
ISBN 13: 9781108480994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Regulation and Innovation in China s Electricity and Telecom Industries Book Review:

Openness and competition sparked major advances in Chinese industry. Recent policy reversals emphasizing indigenous innovation seem likely to disappoint.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437010710537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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European Economy

European Economy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106016058528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Japan Unbound

Japan Unbound
Author: John Nathan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780618138944
ISBN 13: 0618138943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan Unbound Book Review:

Explores the cultural changes that have taken place in Japan throughout the last decade as demonstrated by various economic groups and institutions, predicting what Japan's changing world role will mean for the future.

Reinventing Fire

Reinventing Fire
Author: Amory Lovins
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-10-15
ISBN 10: 1603583726
ISBN 13: 9781603583725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Fire Book Review:

Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, no dead coalminers, no dirty air, no devastated lands, no lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. No leaking nuclear wastes or spreading nuclear weapons. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, forever. That richer, fairer, cooler, safer world is possible, practical, even profitable-because saving and replacing fossil fuels now works better and costs no more than buying and burning them. Reinventing Fire shows how business-motivated by profit, supported by civil society, sped by smart policy-can get the US completely off oil and coal by 2050, and later beyond natural gas as well. Authored by a world leader on energy and innovation, the book maps a robust path for integrating real, here-and-now, comprehensive energy solutions in four industries-transportation, buildings, electricity, and manufacturing-melding radically efficient energy use with reliable, secure, renewable energy supplies.Popular in tone and rooted in applied hope, Reinventing Fire shows how smart businesses are creating a potent, global, market-driven, and explosively growing movement to defossilize fuels. It points readers to trillions in savings over the next 40 years, and trillions more in new business opportunities.Whether you care most about national security, or jobs and competitive advantage, or climate and environment, this major contribution by world leaders in energy innovation offers startling innovations will support your values, inspire your support, and transform your sense of possibility.Pragmatic citizens today are more interested in outcomes than motives. Reinventing Fire answers this trans-ideological call. Whether you care most about national security, or jobs and competitive advantage, or climate and environment, its startling innovations will support your values, inspire your support, and transform your sense of possibility.

Brittle Power

Brittle Power
Author: Amory B. Lovins,L. Hunter,L. Hunter Lovins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105037381840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Points out how vulnerable America's energy system is to sabotage, technical failures, and natural disasters, and discusses the advantages of decentralization

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-06
ISBN 10: 9789201003171
ISBN 13: 920100317X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Financial Risk Associated with the Financing of New Nuclear Power Plant Projects Book Review:

This publication emphasizes how various risks -- including those typically considered to be 'engineering risks' -- will give rise to such financial risks.

The Electrical Journal

The Electrical Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1959
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012511098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Price Setting and Price Regulation in Health Care

Price Setting and Price Regulation in Health Care
Author: OECD,World Health Organization,Barber Sarah L,Lorenzoni Luca,Ong Paul
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN 10: 9264508864
ISBN 13: 9789264508866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Price Setting and Price Regulation in Health Care Book Review:

The objectives of this study are to describe experiences in price setting and how pricing has been used to attain better coverage, quality, financial protection, and health outcomes. It builds on newly commissioned case studies and lessons learned in calculating prices, negotiating with providers, and monitoring changes. Recognising that no single model is applicable to all settings, the study aimed to generate best practices and identify areas for future research, particularly in low- and middle-income settings. The report and the case studies were jointly developed by the OECD and the WHO Centre for Health Development in Kobe (Japan).

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
Author: Douglas Jay Arent,Channing Arndt,Mackay Miller,Finn Tarp,Owen Zinaman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0198802242
ISBN 13: 9780198802242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions Book Review:

A volume on the political economy of clean energy transition in developed and developing regions, with a focus on the issues that different countries face as they transition from fossil fuels to lower carbon technologies.

The Quest for Truth

The Quest for Truth
Author: Lucio F. Teoxon
Publsiher: Cellar Book Shop
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019307407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Power Generation

Sustainable Power Generation
Author: Nikolay Belyakov
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN 10: 0128170123
ISBN 13: 9780128170120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Power Generation Book Review:

Sustainable Power Generation: Current Status, Future Challenges and Perspectives addresses emerging problems faced by the transition to sustainable electricity generation and combines perspectives of engineering and economics to provide a well-rounded overview. This book features an in-depth discussion of the main aspects of sustainable energy and the infrastructure of existing technologies. It goes on to evaluate natural resources that are sustainable and convenient forms of energy, and finishes with an investigation of the environmental effects of energy systems and power generating systems of the future. Other sections tackle fundamental topics such as thermal power, nuclear energy, bioenergy, hydropower, challenges and risks to sustainable options and emerging technologies that support global power trends. Sustainable Power Generation explores the future of sustainable electricity generation, highlighting topics such as energy justice, emerging competences, and major transitions that need to be navigated. This is an ideal reference for researchers, engineers, and other technical specialists working in the energy sector, as well as environmental specialists and policy makers. Provides a multidisciplinary, structured approach to electricity generation, focusing on the key areas of technology, business, project management and sustainability Includes analytics and discussions of sustainability metrics, underlying issues and challenges Presents business cases, offering a mix of academic depth and practicality on energy options

The Paradox of Power

The Paradox of Power
Author: David C. Gompert,National Defense University (U S ),Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (U S)
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780160915734
ISBN 13: 0160915732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paradox of Power Book Review:

This book confronts the paradox that as power grows, so can vulnerability. The basic reason for this is that the same factors that produce modern power –technological advancement and economic integration – also increase exposure to risk. The book suggests a way to mitigate U.S. and Chinese strategic vulnerabilities to each other. It is written from an American perspective, with U.S. interests foremost in mind. It ‘s core idea is that mutual strategic vulnerability calls for mutual strategic restraint. Testimonials: In an era where the development of new technologies threatens to outstrip strategic doctrine, David Gompert and Phil Saunders offer a searching mediation on issues at the forefront of security. Policymakers on both sides of the Pacific will find much to consider iin this timely and important book” –Henry Kissinger “In this book, David Gompert and Phil Saunders make an important contribution to American strategic thinking and to the future of U.S.-China relations. Grounded in the international experience in nuclear deterrence yet fresh and novel, their recommendations for mutual strategic restraint in space and cyber relationships between the two countries are deep and compelling. Gompert and Saunders take a new look and come up with a practical way forward in areas that are difficult, important, sensationalized and little understood. Both interested citizens and government specialists and policymakers will benefit from their work.” –ADM Dennis Blair, USN (Ret.) former Director of National Intelligence and commander, U.S. Pacific Command

Energy Security in Japan

Energy Security in Japan
Author: Vlado Vivoda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1317143655
ISBN 13: 9781317143659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Security in Japan Book Review:

For a country already uneasy about energy security, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, turned pre-existing Japanese concern about the availability of energy into outright anxiety. The subsequent closure of many nuclear reactors meant Japan needed to replace lost power quickly and so had no choice but to secure additional fossil fuels, undermining Japanese diversification policy and increasing global and regional competition for energy. This switch has been at a cost to the already weak Japanese economy whilst the increase in fossil fuel consumption has caused a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. In this book Vlado Vivoda examines the drastically changed environment following the disaster in order to analyse Japan’s energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo’s energy policy options. Looking at how the disaster exacerbated Japan’s existing energy security challenges, Vivoda considers the best policy options for Japan to enhance national energy security in the future, exploring the main impediments to change and how they might be overcome.