energy policy Books

  • Credible Energy Policy

    Credible Energy Policy sets out why current energy policy is no longer fit for purpose, and provides a comprehensive overview of what is now required to address our ambitious climate change objectives, whilst maintaining security of supply.Professor Helm examines the precarious position of our global gas supplies and draw out the implications for ...

  • Green Power Markets: Support Schemes, Case Studies and Perspectives

    Expert commentators address one of the core topics of European Union energy policy: the increase and support of renewable sources for electricity production. Essential reading for those with a professional or academic interest in energy policy, sustainability issues, European ...

  • European Energy Policies in a Changing Environment

    The European Union is attempting to develop a common energy policy, despite many difficulties in the past and current uncertainties. This book examines the evolution of energy policy in a number of European states, analysing the similarities and differences in approach across the Union. In particular it considers the response in France, Germany, ...

  • Handbook of Renewable Energies in the European Union

    This publication is the completely revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Renewable Energies. The handbook is a collection of systematic case studies describing national renewable energy policies in the EU-15. In all case studies of this edition data from 2003 was used. All the recent developments in the field of renewable energies ...

  • Energy and American Society – Thirteen Myths

    Current events related to energy policy – skyrocketing gasoline prices, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, the Kyoto Protocol’s enactment, passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the influence of recent Gulf Coast hurricanes on energy supplies and prices – demand innovative approaches towards conceptualizing the relationship between energy and ...

  • Energy Policies in the European Union - Germany´s Ecological Tax Reform

    Global warming is a serious threat to the stability of world climate and to economic prosperity in some regions. The book offers a theoretical analysis which focuses on double dividend issues. Moreover, the ecological tax reform in Germany and the options of modern energy policy are described and evaluated. The volume presents innovative model ...

  • Energy Resources and Systems

    This is a comprehensive book that addresses renewable, non-renewable, and future energy sources and their utilization. All current and potential future energy sources are discussed in great details including the type of energy, methods of converting the energy to useful forms, the engineering design issues associated with the energy conversion ...

  • The Economics of Natural Gas Storage

    Within the context of an evolving global market for natural gas and restructuring efforts in the European market, gas storage is an important element. Providing additional flexibility, promoting competition, and enhancing supply security are crucial factors for natural gas sector liberalization. Storage in Europe has come to the center of the ...

  • Powering a Sustainable Future

    Powering a Sustainable Future: An agenda for concerted action Electricity is at the heart of the global energy challenge. This report shares facts on the options available now in the power sector to meet sustainability challenges. The agenda recognizes the need for debate on energy resources, markets and policy frameworks, and calls for prompt ...

  • Global Energy Strategies

    The Potential for Non-Fossil Fuel Energy Sources: Solar Power; A. Polansky. Wind Technology After a Decade of Development; R. Swisher. The Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions through Efficiency: The Transportation Sector; S. Plotkin. The Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions through Efficiency in Industrial Processes; M. Ross. U.S. ...

  • Bosselman, Eisen, Rossi, Spence and Weaver`s Energy, Economics and the Environment, 2d

    Text is organized roughly chronologically, according to the periods in history within which the issues arose. Economic and environmental issues are integrated with energy resource issues: energy policy, energy in nature, the concept of a public utility, water power, coal, oil, natural gas regulation before 1985, rate regulation, competitive ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Middle East

    Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Middle East

    Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan ...

  • Alternative Fuels: The Future Of Hydrogen, 3rd Edition

    Revised throughout, this book addresses many of the factors impacting our energy use, including the availability and desirability of various fuels – especially the use of hydrogen. The new edition examines new hydrogen-based technology developments, fuel cell technology breakthroughs, ultra low emission transportation applications, and ...

  • Energizing Cleaner Production : A Guide for Trainers

    This guide Energizing Cleaner Production - a Guide for Trainers, includes a Management Course for company managers, which outlines an approach to improve energy effciency, more effective national policies, mechanisms to finance projects, and the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. The Guide also includes a Technical Course providing ...

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition

    This book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It covers fundamentals, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling and ...

  • Report 4140: Geothermal Energy

    Report 4140: Geothermal Energy explores finance, policy, market and technology issues in depth with project developers, lenders, investors, researchers and industry analysts. We also examine the emergence of competitors to Ormat for the fast-growing low-temperature segment of geothermal, the tantalizing potential of enhanced geothermal systems ...

  • Future Electricity Technologies and Systems

    Where will our electricity come from in the future, and how will we use it? The UK is aiming for a 60% reduction of 1990 carbon dioxide emission levels by 2050, yet the electricity industry and patterns of electricity use must change radically if this is to be achieved. This authoritative overview analyses a range of possible scenarios for the ...

  • The Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Energy-Efficiency Improvement in Firms

    The Netherlands and some neighbouring countries in Europe have implemented a variety of policy instruments since 1990. These include investment subsidies, voluntary agreements on energy-efficiency, direct regulation and taxes. How effective are these measures?This book presents improved theoretical insight in the investment behaviour of firms, and ...

  • Mainstreaming Renewable Energy in the 21st Century

    Recent surges in gasoline prices and deepening instability in the Middle East are reminders that the world's heavy dependence on fossil fuels carries an array of hidden costs, including energy insecurity and damage to human health and the natural environment.Fortunately, more and more nations are recognizing that they can address these problems by ...

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