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How Fast Is the Speed of Light? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor

Let’s break down physics into interesting bits and pieces so that kids would be encouraged to actually like the subject. The way to do that would be to use handpicked information and partner them with wonderful...


Dysfunction: Canada after Keystone XL

by Dennis McConaghy

The Keystone XL pipeline was most controversial North American energy infrastructure project of our time, and its history and demise serve as a cautionary tale for Canada, a country that will remain mired in...


Energy Unlimited: Four Steps to 100% Renewable Energy

by Barbara Maria Albert & Jon Dee

HAVE YOU been tasked with developing a plan to transition your organisation to 100% renewable energy but need more information to make this project a success?

DO YOU want to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels...


Sinews of Power

by Xu Yi-chong

Electricity is a basic requirement for a modern economy, and transmission grids at the center of transition to a low-carbon power system. They are the principal means to integrate large shares of wind and solar...


Routledge Revivals: The Enemy Within (1986): Pit Villages and the Miners' Strike of 1984-5

by Raphael Samuel, Barbara Bloomfield & Guy Boanas

First published in 1986, this book challenges the notion that the miners' strike of 1984-5 was 'Scargill's Strike'. It shows some of the ways in which the strike, though nominally directed from above, was determined...


Economic Lessons from the Transition: The Basic Theory Re-examined: The Basic Theory Re-examined

by Daniel R. Kazmer & Michele Konrad

Economic Lessons from the Transition focuses on major transitions in the 1990s: the transition from central planning and communism to market capitalism and the global integration of national financial systems....


The reform of the Mexican electricity sector

by Enrique Ochoa Reza & Pedro Joaquín Coldwell

The electricity sector is one of the most important industries in the country. Based on that, and due to advances in this area around the world it was necessary to enact an energy reform initiative to establish...


Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire

by Peter B. Doran

The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire

 

Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding...


The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock

by Mark Schapiro

Scientists have devised a new term to explain the turmoil caused by climate change: the end of stationarity. It means that our baselines for rainfall, water flow, temperature, and extreme weather are no longer...


Dysfunction: Canada after Keystone XL

by Dennis McConaghy

The Keystone XL pipeline was most controversial North American energy infrastructure project of our time, and its history and demise serve as a cautionary tale for Canada, a country that will remain mired in...


Panic at the Pump

by Meg Jacobs

An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wrought

In 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the...


Planning for Coexistence?: Recognizing Indigenous rights through land-use planning in Canada and Australia

by Libby Porter & Janice Barry

Planning is becoming one of the key battlegrounds for Indigenous people to negotiate meaningful articulation of their sovereign territorial and political rights, reigniting the essential tension that lies at...


The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future

by Mason Inman

The first comprehensive biography of Marion King Hubbert, the "father of peak oil."

In 1956, geologist and Shell Oil researcher Marion King Hubbert delivered a speech that has shaped world energy debates ever...


EU Energy Security in the Gas Sector: Evolving Dynamics, Policy Dilemmas and Prospects

by Filippos Proedrou

This book fills an important gap in the literature on energy security in the gas sector in the European Union. Whilst the emphasis is often on energy security in the oil sector, the gas sector has grown in importance...


Fukushima and Beyond: Nuclear Power in a Low-Carbon World

by Christopher Hubbard

The catalyst for this study was the Fukushima-Daiichi major nuclear accident of 11 March 2011. In this event, a severe earthquake and15 metre tsunami caused serious damage and equipment failures at Japan's Fukushima...


Winning the Oil Lottery

by Tiago, Mr. Cavalcanti & Daniel Da Mata

This paper provides evidence of the causal impact of oil discoveries on development. Novel data on the drilling of 20,000 oil wells in Brazil allows us to exploit a quasi-experiment: Municipalities where oil...


The Coal Nation: Histories, Ecologies and Politics of Coal in India

by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Social science research is emerging on a range of issues around large and small-scale mining, connecting them to broader social, cultural, political, historical and economic factors rather than purely measuring...


Prospects for the World Oil Industry

by Tim Niblock & Richard Lawless

Written in 1985, at a time when the world oil industry was facing a difficult period of over-supply and falling prices, this book examines some of the most important strategic issues facing both the producers...


Republic of Mozambique: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund

Republic of Mozambique: Selected Issues


The Myth of Resource Efficiency: The Jevons Paradox

by John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi & Mario Giampietro

'The Jevons Paradox', which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource...