The Fossil Fuel Revolution

The Fossil Fuel Revolution
Author: Daniel J. Soeder,Scyller J. Borglum
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 0128153989
ISBN 13: 9780128153987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fossil Fuel Revolution Book Review:

The Fossil Fuel Revolution: Shale Gas and Tight Oil describes the remarkable new energy resources being obtained from shale gas and tight oil through a combination of directional drilling and staged hydraulic fracturing, opening up substantial new energy reserves for the 21st Century. The book includes the history of shale gas development, the technology used to economically recover hydrocarbons, and descriptions of the ten primary shale gas resources of the United States. International shale resources, environmental concerns, and policy issues are also addressed. This book is intended as a reference on shale gas and tight oil for industry members, undergraduate and graduate students, engineers and geoscientists. Provides a cross-cutting view of shale gas and tight oil in the context of geology, petroleum engineering, and the practical aspects of production Includes a comprehensive description of productive and prospective shales in one book, allowing readers to compare and contrast production from different shale plays Addresses environmental and policy issues and compares alternative energy resources in terms of economics and sustainability Features an extensive resource list of peer-reviewed references, websites, and journals provided at the end of each chapter

Global Energy

Global Energy
Author: Paul Ekins,Mike Bradshaw,Jim Watson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0198719523
ISBN 13: 9780198719526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Energy Book Review:

What energy sources to use and how to ensure their availability is one of the most fundamental policy questions facing human societies today. The choices have many global dimensions and implications, from the geopolitics of energy markets, to energy prices, to the emissions from energy systems and their environmental impacts, including climate change. This book explores in depth the full range of these issues, giving a comprehensive, but relatively concise,account of the energy issues, options and choices that face all countries, and plotting out different potential energy paths with very different technological profiles and implications for energy securityand environmental change. The book concludes with a review of the policies that countries can use in order to influence the way their energy system develops over the crucial decades between now and 2050.

Fracking and the Environment

Fracking and the Environment
Author: Daniel J. Soeder
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN 10: 3030591212
ISBN 13: 9783030591212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracking and the Environment Book Review:

This book provides a systematic scientific approach to the understanding of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a hydrocarbon extraction technology and its impact on the environment. The book addresses research from the past decade to assess how fracking can affect air, water, landscapes and ecosystems, and presents the subject in the context of the history of fracking and shale gas development in the United States, describing what is known and not known about environmental impacts, and the broader implications of fossil energy use, climate change, and technology development. In 9 chapters, the author lays out how and why hydraulic fracturing was developed, what driving forces existed at the beginning of the so-called "shale revolution", how success was achieved, and when and why public acceptance of the technology changed. The intended audience is scientific people who are concerned about fracking, but perhaps do not know all that much about it. It is also intended for lay people who would be interested in understanding the technical details of the process and what effects it might or might not be having on the environment. The book is written at a level that is both understandable and technically correct. A further goal is to give some useful insights even to experienced petroleum geologists and engineers who have been doing fracking for many years.

New Advances and Challenges in Shale Oil Exploration

New Advances and Challenges in Shale Oil Exploration
Author: Min Wang,Guochang Wang,Jinbu Li
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN 10: 2889767019
ISBN 13: 9782889767014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy
Author: Edwin Constable
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN 10: 3038977764
ISBN 13: 9783038977766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy Book Review:

Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy is a collective volume which combines original contributions and review papers that address the question how the transition to clean and affordable energy can be governed. It will cover both general analyses of the governance of transition, including policy instruments, comparative studies of countries or policies, and papers setting out scientifically sound visions of a clean and just energy system. In particular, the following aspects are foregrounded: • Governing the supply and demand side transformation • Geographical and cultural differences and their consequences for the governance of energy transitions • Sustainability and justice related to energy transitions (e.g., approaches for addressing energy poverty) Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy is part of MDPI's new Open Access book series Transitioning to Sustainability. With this series, MDPI pursues environmentally and socially relevant research which contributes to efforts toward a sustainable world. Transitioning to Sustainability aims to add to the conversation about regional and global sustainable development according to the 17 SDGs. The book series is intended to reach beyond disciplinary, even academic boundaries.

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash
Author: Espen Moe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1137298790
ISBN 13: 9781137298799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash Book Review:

Renewable energy is rising within an energy system dominated by powerful vested energy interests in fossil fuels, nuclear and electric utilities. Analyzing renewables in six very different countries, the author argues that it is the extent to which states have controlled these vested interests that determines the success or failure of renewables.

Water Quality Impacts of the Energy Water Nexus

Water Quality Impacts of the Energy Water Nexus
Author: Avner Vengosh,Erika Weinthal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN 10: 1107061636
ISBN 13: 9781107061637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Quality Impacts of the Energy Water Nexus Book Review:

An exploration of the energy-water nexus and how fossil fuels energy production affects the quality and quantity of water resources.

The Green and the Black

The Green and the Black
Author: Gary Sernovitz
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 1466892579
ISBN 13: 9781466892576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Green and the Black Book Review:

Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word "fracking" entered popular parlance. "How can you frack?" they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, "What happens if we don't?" Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works. He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate - in short, everyone. Thanks to American engineers' oilfield innovations, the United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, has sparked a potential manufacturing renaissance, and may soon eliminate its dependence on foreign energy. Once again the largest oil and gas producer in the world, America has altered its balance of power with Russia and the Middle East. Yet the shale revolution has also caused local disruptions and pollution. It has prolonged the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any way to reconcile the costs with the benefits of fracking? To do so, we must start by understanding fracking and the shale revolution in their totality. The Green and the Black bridges the gap in America's energy education. With an insider's firsthand knowledge and unprecedented clarity, Sernovitz introduces readers to the shales - a history-upturning "Internet of oil" - tells the stories of the shale revolution's essential characters, and addresses all the central controversies. To capture the economic, political, and environmental prizes, we need to adopt a balanced, informed perspective. We need to take the green with the black. Where we go from there is up to us.

Energy and Society

Energy and Society
Author: Gavin Bridge,Stewart Barr,Stefan Bouzarovski,Michael Bradshaw,Ed Brown,Harriet Bulkeley,Gordon Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 1351019007
ISBN 13: 9781351019002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Society Book Review:

Energy and Society is the first major text to provide an extensive critical treatment of energy issues informed by recent research on energy in the social sciences. Written in an engaging and accessible style it draws new thinking on uneven development, consumption, vulnerability and transition together to illustrate the social significance of energy systems in the global North and South. The book features case studies, examples, discussion questions, activities, recommended reading and more, to facilitate its use in teaching. Energy and Society deploys contemporary geographical concepts and approaches but is not narrowly disciplinary. Its critical perspective highlights connections between energy and significant socio-economic and political processes, such as globalisation, urban isation, international development and social justice, and connects important issues that are often treated in isolation, such as resource availability, energy security, energy access and low-carbon transition. Co-authored by leading researchers and based on current research and thinking in the social sciences, Energy and Society presents a distinctive geographical approach to contemporary energy issues. It is an essential resource for upperlevel undergraduates and Master’s students in geography, environmental studies, urban studies, energy studies and related fields.


Author: Martin Bajus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN 10: 1119647762
ISBN 13: 9781119647768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Petrochemistry Book Review:

A comprehensive textbook on petrochemical conversion processes for petroleum and natural gas fractions as produced by refinery operations This innovative textbook provides essential links between the chemical sciences and chemical technology, between petrochemistry and hydrocarbon technology. The book brings alive key concepts forming the basis of chemical technology and presents a solid background for innovative process development. In all chapters, the processes described are accompanied by simplified flow schemes, encouraging students to think in terms of conceptual process designs. Petrochemistry: Petrochemical Processing, Hydrocarbon Technology and Green Engineering introduces students to a variety of topics related to the petrochemical industry, hydrocarbon processing, fossil fuel resources, as well as fuels and chemicals conversion. The first chapter covers the fundamentals and principals for designing several of the processes in the book, including discussions on thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, reactor calculations, and industrial catalysts. The following chapters address recent advances in hydrocarbon technology, energy technology, and sources of hydrocarbons. The book then goes on to discuss the petrochemical industry based on four basic pillars, all derived from petroleum and natural gas: Production of lower alkenes; other sources of lower alkenes; petrochemicals from C2-C3 alkenes Production of BTX aromatics; chemicals from BTX aromatics C1 technology Diversification of petrochemicals The growing importance of sustainable technology, process intensification and addressing greenhouse gas emissions is reflected throughout the book. Written for advanced students working in the areas of petrochemistry, hydrocarbon technology, natural gas, energy materials and technologies, alternative fuels, and recycling technologies the book is also a valuable reference for industrial practitioners in the oil and gas industry.

Energy Capitalism and World Order

Energy  Capitalism and World Order
Author: Jesse Salah Ovadia,Tim Di Muzio
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 1137539151
ISBN 13: 9781137539151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Capitalism and World Order Book Review:

This original, timely and innovative collection is the first to offer critical IPE perspectives on the interconnections between energy, capitalism and the future of world order. The authors discuss the importance of energy for our understanding of the global political economy, climate change and key new developments like 'fracking'.

Snake Oil

Snake Oil
Author: Richard Heinberg
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN 10: 1905570724
ISBN 13: 9781905570720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snake Oil Book Review:

The rapid spread of ‘fracking’ (hydraulic fracturing) has temporarily boosted natural gas and oil production, particularly in the USA, but it has also sparked a massive environmental backlash in local communities. The fossil fuel industry is promoting fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with seductive promises of energy independence and benefits to local economies. Snake Oil casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked the discussion over energy security. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

Energy Systems

Energy Systems
Author: Nick Jenkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-02
ISBN 10: 0198813929
ISBN 13: 9780198813927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Systems Book Review:

Modern societies require energy systems to provide energy for cooking, heating, transport, and materials processing, as well as for electricity generation. Energy systems include the primary fuel, its conversion, and transport to the point of use. In many cases this primary fuel is still a fossil fuel, a one-use resource derived from a finite supply within our planet, causing considerable damage to the environment. After 300 years of increasing reliance on fossil fuels, particularly coal, it is becoming ever clearer that the present energy systems need to change. In this Very Short Introduction Nick Jenkins explores our historic investment in the exploitation of fossil energy resources and their current importance, and discusses the implications of our increasing rate of energy use. He considers the widespread acceptance by scientists and policy makers that our energy systems must reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and looks forward to the radical changes in fuel technology that will be necessary to continue to provide energy supplies in a sustainable manner, and extend access across the developing world. Considering the impact of changing to an environmentally benign and low-carbon energy system, Jenkins also looks at future low-carbon energy systems which would use electricity from a variety of renewable energy sources, as well as the role of nuclear power in our energy use. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Geo economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century

Geo economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century
Author: Mikael Wigell,Sören Scholvin,Mika Aaltola
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN 10: 1351172263
ISBN 13: 9781351172264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geo economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century Book Review:

Starting from the key concept of geo-economics, this book investigates the new power politics and argues that the changing structural features of the contemporary international system are recasting the strategic imperatives of foreign policy practice. States increasingly practice power politics by economic means. Whether it is about Iran’s nuclear programme or Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Western states prefer economic sanctions to military force. Most rising powers have also become cunning agents of economic statecraft. China, for instance, is using finance, investment and trade as means to gain strategic influence and embed its global rise. Yet the way states use economic power to pursue strategic aims remains an understudied topic in International Political Economy and International Relations. The contributions to this volume assess geo-economics as a form of power politics. They show how power and security are no longer simply coupled to the physical control of territory by military means, but also to commanding and manipulating the economic binds that are decisive in today’s globalised and highly interconnected world. Indeed, as the volume shows, the ability to wield economic power forms an essential means in the foreign policies of major powers. In so doing, the book challenges simplistic accounts of a return to traditional, military-driven geopolitics, while not succumbing to any unfounded idealism based on the supposedly stabilising effects of interdependence on international relations. As such, it advances our understanding of geo-economics as a strategic practice and as an innovative and timely analytical approach. This book will be of much interest to students of security studies, international political economy, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

Energy Security Trade and the EU

Energy Security  Trade and the EU
Author: Rafael Leal-Arcas,Costantino Grasso,Juan Alemany Ríos
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 1785366742
ISBN 13: 9781785366741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Security Trade and the EU Book Review:

Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. This book is about finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf
Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 0190911379
ISBN 13: 9780190911379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf Book Review:

The contradictory trends of the 'post-Arab Spring' landscape form both the backdrop to, and the focus of, this volume on the changing security dynamics of the Persian Gulf, defined as the six GCC states plus Iraq and Iran. The political and economic upheaval triggered by the uprisings of 2011, and the rapid emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in 2014, have underscored the vulnerability of regional states to an intersection of domestic pressures and external shocks. The initial phase of the uprisings has given way to a series of messy and uncertain transitions that have left societies deeply fractured and ignited violence both within and across states. The bulk of the protests, with the notable exception of Bahrain, occurred outside the Gulf region, but Persian Gulf states were at the forefront of the political, economic, and security response across the Middle East. This volume provides a timely and comparative study of how security in the Persian Gulf has evolved and adapted to the growing uncertainty of the post-2011 regional landscape.

The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds

The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Author: Douglas J. Cumming,Geoffrey Wood,Igor Filatotchev,Juliane Reinecke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN 10: 0191070823
ISBN 13: 9780191070822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds Book Review:

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) represent both an increasingly important - and potentially dominant - category of alternative investor, and a novel form for governments to project their interests both home and abroad. As such, they represent both economic actors and embody power vested in the financial and diplomatic resources they can leverage. Although at times they have acted in concert with other alternative investors, their intergenerational savings function should, in theory at least, promote more long-termist thinking. However, they may be impelled in towards greater short termism, in response to popular pressures, demands from predatory elites and/or unforeseen external shocks. Of all the categories of alternative investment, SWFs perhaps embody the most contradictory pressures, making for diverse and complex outcomes. The aim of this volume is to consolidate the present state of the art, and advance the field through new applied, conceptual and theoretical insights. The volume is ordered into chapters that explore thematic issues and country studies, incorporating novel insights in on the most recent developments in the SWF ecosystem. This handbook is organized into four sections and 23 chapters. The four sections are: Governance of SWFs, Political and Legal Aspects of SWFs, Investment Choices and Structures of SWFs, Country and Regional Analyses of SWFs.

New Energy New Geopolitics

New Energy  New Geopolitics
Author: Sarah O. Ladislaw,Maren Leed,Molly A. Walton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 1442228369
ISBN 13: 9781442228368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Energy New Geopolitics Book Review:

This report evaluates the energy and geopolitical shifts that have arisen from the production of shale gas and light tight oil in the United States.

Fossil Fuels in the Arab World Seasons Reversed

Fossil Fuels in the Arab World  Seasons Reversed
Author: Basel Asmar
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-05-05
ISBN 10: 0956736815
ISBN 13: 9780956736819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fossil Fuels in the Arab World Seasons Reversed Book Review:

In the previous book "Fossil Fuels in the Arab World: Facts and Fiction," an assessment of mankind's dependence on fossil fuels was performed - particularly the position of Arab countries in this international industry. Several questions were posed then, identifying whether or not fossil fuel producing countries of the Arab world were an indispensable energy supplier and if the answer or beliefs around that question were behind Western policies towards the Arab world. In this book the questions posed 5 years ago from three perspectives: market fundamentals, understanding the fossil fuel market fundamentals and the place of the Arab world within that; political influences, corruption & cultural norms in business dealings, the developing democracy and militarisation in the Arab world and their interplay with oil and gas are addressed and finally, public relations, perceptions or concerns, where climate change and alternative energy questions are explored in detail.

Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Author: James A. Jacobs,Stephen M. Testa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019-04-05
ISBN 10: 1119336104
ISBN 13: 9781119336105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Book Review:

A guide to environmental and communication issues related to fracking and the best approach to protect communities Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations offers a much-needed resource that explores the complex challenges of fracking by providing an understanding of the environmental and communication issues that are inherent with hydraulic fracturing. The book balances the current scientific knowledge with the uncertainty and risks associated with hydraulic fracking. In addition, the authors offer targeted approaches for helping to keep communities safe. The authors include an overview of the historical development of hydraulic fracturing and the technology currently employed. The book also explores the risk, prevention, and mitigation factors that are associated with fracturing. The authors also include legal cases, regulatory issues, and data on the cost of recovery. The volume presents audit checklists for gathering critical information and documentation to support the reliability of the current environmental conditions related to fracking operations and the impact fracking can have on a community. This vital resource: Contains the technical information and mitigation recommendations for safety and environmental issues related to hydraulic fracturing Offers an historical overview of conventional and unconventional oil and gas drilling Explains the geologic and technical issues associated with fracking of tight sand and shale formulations Presents numerous case studies from the United States EPA and other agencies Discusses issues of co-produced waste water and induced seismicity from the injection of wastewater Written for environmental scientists, geologists, engineers, regulators, city planners, attorneys, foresters, wildlife biologists, and others, Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations offers a comprehensive resource to the complex environmental and communication issues related to fracking.