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

Fracking and the Environment

Fracking and the Environment
Author: Daniel J. Soeder
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030591212
ISBN 13: 9783030591212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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America s Energy Future

America s Energy Future
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on America's Energy Future
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN 10: 0309116023
ISBN 13: 9780309116022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Energy Future Book Review:

For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation.

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success
Author: Mark Jaccard
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN 10: 1108479375
ISBN 13: 9781108479370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Citizen s Guide to Climate Success Book Review:

Shows readers how we can all help solve the climate crisis by focusing on a few key, achievable actions.

The Boom

The Boom
Author: Russell Gold
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1451692285
ISBN 13: 9781451692280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boom Book Review:

A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents an unstinting exploration of today's controversial fracking technologies to consider the arguments of its supporters and detractors, profiling key contributors while explaining how the practice is changing the way energy is used.

Energy Fact Book

Energy Fact Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211338129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The TESLA revolution

The TESLA revolution
Author: Rembrandt Koppelaar,Willem Middelkoop
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN 10: 9048531969
ISBN 13: 9789048531967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The TESLA revolution Book Review:

We burnt our oil supplies up so fast that the era of cheap oil is over. Finally there is a widespread recognition for the need to move to a post-fossil fuel age. Yet promises of too cheap to meter nuclear, household power stations, the hydrogen economy, or abundant bio-based fuels, all remain dreams. Is there still hope that humanity can bring about a renewable energy revolution? Or will fossil fuels remain the driving force behind energy expansion and global politics? The Tesla Revolution will help to understand the future direction of our energy systems. In tracing rapid technological advances in batteries and solar technologies, energy flows in economies, geopolitical repercussions and the political decisions present and missing to bring an energy revolution ever closer. A picture emerges of a transition that in our lifespans will reshape economies, global power relations, and even affect day to day lives and values.

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.

Fossil Fuels in the Arab World Seasons Reversed

Fossil Fuels in the Arab World  Seasons Reversed
Author: Basel Asmar
Publsiher: Lulu.com
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.

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'.

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.

Petrochemistry

Petrochemistry
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.

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.

Energy Research at DOE

Energy Research at DOE
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee on Benefits of DOE R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2001-12-12
ISBN 10: 0309074487
ISBN 13: 9780309074483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Research at DOE Book Review:

In legislation appropriating funds for DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2000 energy R&D budget, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee directed an evaluation of the benefits that have accrued to the nation from the R&D conducted since 1978 in DOE's energy efficiency and fossil energy programs. In response to the congressional charge, the National Research Council formed the Committee on Benefits of DOE R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy. From its inception, DOE's energy R&D program has been the subject of many outside evaluations. The present evaluation asks whether the benefits of the program have justified the considerable expenditure of public funds since DOE's formation in 1977, and, unlike earlier evaluations, it takes a comprehensive look at the actual outcomes of DOE's research over two decades.

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.

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics
Author: Mark D. Zoback,Arjun H. Kohli
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1107087074
ISBN 13: 9781107087071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of the key geologic, geomechanical and engineering principles that govern the development of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Covering hydrocarbon-bearing formations, horizontal drilling, reservoir seismology and environmental impacts, this is an invaluable resource for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers.

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics
Author: Kathleen J. Hancock,Juliann Emmons Allison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN 10: 019086138X
ISBN 13: 9780190861384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics Book Review:

The global, regional, and local energy landscape has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century. Many factors have affected what we know about energy: a consensus among scientists on climate change and related support for renewable energy, evolving energy and resource extraction technologies, growing resource demand in the developing world, new regional and global energy governance actors, new major fossil fuel discoveries on land and underwater in states that have previously been under-resourced, rising interest in corporate social responsibility in energy companies, and the need for energy justice. The Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics synthesizes the diverse literature on these topics to provide a foundational resource for teaching and research on critical energy issues in international relations and comparative politics. Through chapters authored by both scholars and practitioners, the Handbook further develops the energy politics scholarship and community, and generates sophisticated new work that will benefit all who work on energy issues.

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 Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance

The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance
Author: Thijs Van de Graaf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN 10: 1137320737
ISBN 13: 9781137320735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance Book Review:

From climate change over shale gas to the race for the Arctic, energy makes headlines in international politics almost daily. Thijs Van de Graaf argues that energy is in dire need of global governance. He traces the history of international energy cooperation from the notorious 'Seven Sisters' oil-companies cartel to the recent creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He analyses how international institutions have been created for securing oil rents, coordinating consumer-countries' energy security policies, promoting producer-consumer dialogue, managing regional gas markets, and dealing with energy-related environmental externalities. Drawing on the emerging regime complexity literature, he constructs a novel analytical framework to explain the fragmented architecture of global energy governance, and studies prospects for institutional reform at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the G8/G20.

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.