Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity
Author: Felix Dodds,Andrew Higham,Richard Sherman
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1849774404
ISBN 13: 9781849774406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate change is now recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing the international community and when coupled with energy production and use - the most significant contributor to climate change - and the related security problems the double threat to international security and human development is of the highest order. This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.Part one considers energy. It analyses the challenges of meeting future energy demands and the ongoing and future security-related conflicts over energy. Coverage includes security and development concerns related to the oil and gas, nuclear, bio-fuels and hydropower sectors, ensuring energy access for all and addressing sustainable consumption and production in both developed and rapidly industrializing countries such as India, China, Brazil and South Africa. Part two analyses how climate change contributes to global insecurity and presents a consolidated overview of the potential threats and challenges it poses to international peace and development. Coverage includes future water scenarios including a focus on scarcity in the Middle East, food security, biodiversity loss, land degradation, the changing economics of climate change, adaptation and the special case of small island states.The final part lays out the potential avenues and mechanisms available to the international community to address and avert climate and energy instability via the multilateral framework under the United Nations. It also addresses mechanisms for resource and knowledge transfer from industrialized to developing countries to ensure a low-carbon energy transition by focusing on the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies and ways to tackle income and employment insecurity created by the transition away from traditional energy sources. This book offers the most comprehensive international assessment of the challenges and solutions for tackling the global insecurity arising from climate change and energy provision and use. It is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals across international relations, security, climate change and the energy sectors.

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

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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.

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.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
Author: Tolga Taner,Archana Tiwari,Taha Selim Ustun
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2021-02
ISBN 10: 1838810005
ISBN 13: 9781838810009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Russian Energy Policy and Military Power

Russian Energy Policy and Military Power
Author: Pavel K. Baev
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1134106858
ISBN 13: 9781134106851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

United Methodist Church Book of Discipline 2016

United Methodist Church Book of Discipline 2016
Author: United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 898
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781501833212
ISBN 13: 1501833219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Powering Forward

Powering Forward
Author: Bill Ritter, Jr.
Publsiher: Fulcrum Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 1933108886
ISBN 13: 9781933108889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A historic energy revolution is underway in the United States. Wind, sunlight, and other sustainable resources are now the fastest growing sources of energy in the U.S. and worldwide. American families are installing power plants on their roofs and entire communities are switching to 100 percent renewable energy. The urgent need to prevent climate change is causing people around the planet to question their reliance on carbon-intensive oil, coal, and natural gas. Author Bill Ritter, Jr., the 41st governor of Colorado and one of America's key thought leaders on this topic, discusses the forces behind the energy revolution, the new ways we must think about energy, and the future of fossil and renewable fuels. It is an essential read for any who want to understand one of history's biggest challenges to peace, prosperity, and security in the United States. Written in partnership with the Center for a New Energy Economy.

Breaching the Peace

Breaching the Peace
Author: Sarah Cox
Publsiher: On Point Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0774890282
ISBN 13: 9780774890281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who are standing up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro’s claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She found farmers, First Nations, and scientists caught up in a modern-day David-and-Goliath battle to save the valley, their farms, and traditional lands from wholesale destruction. Told in frank and moving prose, their stories stand as a much-needed cautionary tale at a time when concerns about global warming have helped justify a renaissance of environmentally irresponsible hydro megaprojects around the world.

Making Peace with the Planet

Making Peace with the Planet
Author: Barry Commoner
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015017749030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reviews past efforts to repair environmental damage and documents the shortcomings of the eco-revolution.

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security
Author: Morgan Bazilian,Fabien Roques
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2009-03-02
ISBN 10: 9780080915319
ISBN 13: 0080915310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security Book Review:

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is an ideal volume for professionals in academia, industry and government interested in the rapidly evolving area at the nexus between energy and climate change policy. The cutting-edge international contributions allow for a wide coverage of the topic. Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security focuses on the consideration of financial risk in the energy sector. It describes how tools borrowed from financial economic theory, in particular mean-variance portfolio theory, can provide insights on the costs and benefits of diversity, and thus inform investment decision making in conditions of uncertainty. It gives the reader an in-depth understanding of how to manage risk at a time when the world’s focus is on this area. The book provides insights from leading authorities in the area of energy security. It gives readers abundant, rigorous analysis and guidance at a critical time in facing the twin challenges of energy security and climate change. The book also highlights the role of clean energy technology in moving towards future diverse and intelligent electricity systems. It will be a trusted, first point of reference for decision-makers in the field of energy policy. The book includes a foreword by the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner. All royalties from sale of this book will be donated to charities working in the energy sector in the developing world. Theoretical underpinning and applied use of Portfolio theory in the energy sector In-depth consideration of risk Contributions from leading international energy economists Innovative methodologies for thinking about energy security and diversity

PEACE STUDIES PUBLIC POLICY AND GLOBAL SECURITY Volume IX

PEACE STUDIES  PUBLIC POLICY AND GLOBAL SECURITY     Volume IX
Author: Ursula Oswald Spring, Ada Aharoni, Ralph V. Summy, Robert Charles Elliot
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2010-07-24
ISBN 10: 184826352X
ISBN 13: 9781848263529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Processes of Peace and Security; International Security, Peace, Development, and Environment; Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerability and Risks; Sustainable Food and Water Security; World Economic Order. This 11-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, issues on Peace studies, Public Policy and Global security. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Belief based Energy Technology Development in the United States

Belief based Energy Technology Development in the United States
Author: Chi-Jen Yang
Publsiher: Cambria Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1604976365
ISBN 13: 9781604976366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belief based Energy Technology Development in the United States Book Review:

This book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. In the post-WWII era, the U.S. government forcefully and consistently endorsed the development of civilian nuclear power. It adopted policies to establish the competitiveness of civilian nuclear power far beyond what would have occurred under free-market conditions. Even though synthetic fuel was characterized by a similar level of economic potential and technical feasibility, the policy approach toward synthetic fuel was sporadic and indeterminate. The contrast between the unfaltering faith in nuclear power and the indeterminate attitude toward synthetic fuel raises many important questions. The answers to these questions reveal provocative yet compelling insights into the policy-making process. The author argues that these diverging paths of development can be explained by exploring the dominant government ideology of the time or "ideology of the state" as the sociology literature describes it. The forceful support for nuclear power was a result of a government preoccupied with fighting the Cold War. The U.S. national security planners intentionally idealized and deified nuclear power to serve its Cold War psychological strategy. These psychological maneuverings attached important symbolic meaning to nuclear power. This symbolism, in turn, explains the society-wide enthusiasm. The fabricated myth of the Atomic Age became a self-fulfilling prophecy and ushered in a bandwagon market. On the other hand, a confused, indeterminate, and relatively powerless welfare state stood behind synthetic fuel. The different ideologies of the state explain the government's different attitudes toward nuclear and synfuel endeavors. The overarching discovery is a mode of "belief-based decision-making" in long-term energy planning. This discovery goes against the prevalent assumption of rational choice in social sciences. The author argues that rational-choice assumption is inapplicable because of the extreme long-term nature of energy planning. It is not usually possible to predict the sociopolitical and economic conditions in the distant future. Rational decisions require supporting information, which often includes impossible long-term foresights. One cannot rationally choose between one unknown and another unknown. Pivotal decisions in long-term energy planning must inevitably be belief based, and beliefs are subject to political manipulation and distortions by social mechanisms. Understanding these peculiar but pervasive characteristics of energy business bears important lessons for today's decision making about energy technologies, and the stakes, if anything, are even higher than before. Energy policy communities; historians of the Cold War, American history, and technology; and sociologists would find this book an invaluable resource.

Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace

Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace
Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,John Grin,Jürgen Scheffran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1014
Release: 2016-08-10
ISBN 10: 3319438840
ISBN 13: 9783319438849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book 60 authors from many disciplines and from 18 countries on five continents examine in ten parts: Moving towards Sustainability Transition; Aiming at Sustainable Peace; Meeting Challenges of the 21st Century: Demographic Imbalances, Temperature Rise and the Climate–Conflict Nexus; Initiating Research on Global Environmental Change, Limits to Growth, Decoupling of Growth and Resource Needs; Developing Theoretical Approaches on Sustainability and Transitions; Analysing National Debates on Sustainability in North America; Preparing Transitions towards a Sustainable Economy and Society, Production and Consumption and Urbanization; Examining Sustainability Transitions in the Water, Food and Health Sectors from Latin American and European Perspectives; Preparing Sustainability Transitions in the Energy Sector; and Relying on Transnational, International, Regional and National Governance for Strategies and Policies Towards Sustainability Transition. This book is based on workshops held in Mexico (2012) and in the US (2013), on a winter school at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2013), and on commissioned chapters. The workshop in Mexico and the publication were supported by two grants by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF). All texts in this book were peer-reviewed by scholars from all parts of the world.

Sudan Energy Policy Laws and Regulation Handbook Strategic Information Regulations Opportunities

Sudan Energy Policy  Laws and Regulation Handbook   Strategic Information  Regulations  Opportunities
Author: IBP, Inc.
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-03-03
ISBN 10: 1433072769
ISBN 13: 9781433072765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sudan Energy Policy Laws and Regulation Handbook Strategic Information Regulations Opportunities Book Review:

2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Sudan Energy Policy, Laws and Regulation Handbook

Short Circuiting Policy

Short Circuiting Policy
Author: Leah Cardamore Stokes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN 10: 0190074272
ISBN 13: 9780190074272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 1999, Texas passed a landmark clean energy law, beginning a groundswell of new policies that promised to make the US a world leader in renewable energy. As Leah Stokes shows in Short Circuiting Policy, however, that policy did not lead to momentum in Texas, which failed to implement its solar laws or clean up its electricity system. Examining clean energy laws in Texas, Kansas, Arizona, and Ohio over a thirty-year time frame, Stokes argues that organized combat between advocate and opponent interest groups is central to explaining why states are not on track to address the climate crisis. She tells the political history of our energy institutions, explaining how fossil fuel companies and electric utilities have promoted climate denial and delay. Stokes further explains the limits of policy feedback theory, showing the ways that interest groups drive retrenchment through lobbying, public opinion, political parties and the courts. More than a history of renewable energy policy in modern America, Short Circuiting Policy offers a bold new argument about how the policy process works, and why seeming victories can turn into losses when the opposition has enough resources to roll back laws.

Handbook of Security and the Environment

Handbook of Security and the Environment
Author: Ashok Swain,Joakim Öjendal,Anders Jägerskog
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN 10: 1789900662
ISBN 13: 9781789900668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Security and the Environment Book Review:

This comprehensive Handbook tackles the increasingly urgent problem of the impact of climate change on conflict and human security. It analyses the ways in which scarcity of resources leads to food, water and health insecurities, resulting in population migration. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars, chapters cover how these contribute globally to societal insecurity and violent conflict in a growing number of regions.

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN 10: 9789201070166
ISBN 13: 9201070160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development Book Review:

Transforming the energy system is at the core of the dedicated sustainable development goal on energy within the new United Nations development agenda. This publication explores the possible contribution of nuclear energy to addressing the issues of sustainable development through a large selection of indicators. It reviews the characteristics of nuclear power in comparison with alternative sources of electricity supply, according to economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability. The findings summarized in this publication will help the reader to consider, or reconsider, the contribution that can be made by the development and operation of nuclear power plants in contributing to more sustainable energy systems.

Energy Policy Advancement

Energy Policy Advancement
Author: Dmitry Kurochkin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030849937
ISBN 13: 9783030849931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water Peace and War

Water  Peace  and War
Author: Brahma Chellaney
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1442249285
ISBN 13: 9781442249288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Peace and War Book Review:

Now in an updated edition, this pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world’s most underappreciated and undervalued resource. One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil. But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict. Water war as a concept may not mesh with the conventional construct of warfare, especially for those who plan with tanks, combat planes, and attack submarines as weapons. Yet armies don’t necessarily have to march to battle to seize or defend water resources. Water wars—in a political, diplomatic, or economic sense—are already being waged between riparian neighbors in many parts of the world, fueling cycles of bitter recrimination, exacerbating water challenges, and fostering mistrust that impedes broader regional cooperation and integration. The danger is that these water wars could escalate to armed conflict or further limit already stretched food and energy production. Writing in a direct, nontechnical, and engaging style, Brahma Chellaney draws on a wide range of research from scientific and policy fields to examine the different global linkages between water and peace. Offering a holistic picture and integrated solutions, his book has become the recognized authority on the most precious natural resource of this century and how we can secure humankind’s water future.

World Energy Strategies

World Energy Strategies
Author: Amory B. Lovins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038978933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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