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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...


Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy

by Stephen Moore & Kathleen Hartnett White

Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on solar energy captured in living plants. But with the ability to harness the energy in coal and...


The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain: A History

by Simon Taylor

In the 1950s, Britain was a pioneer in civil nuclear power and there were high hopes that this could be a source of cheap electricity and a valuable export opportunity. In The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power...


Panic at the Pump

by Meg Jacobs

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

In Panic at the Pump, Meg Jacobs shows how a succession of crises beginning with the 1973 Arab oil embargo prompted American...


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...


Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale

by James S. Guignard & M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Before the dust settles, as many as 100,000 natural gas wells may be drilled into the Marcellus Shale on more than 20,000 well pads in Pennsylvania.

Living on seven acres above the shale, Jimmy Guignard tells...


Lighting the World

by Jim Rogers & Stephen P. Williams

1.2 billion people on Earth still don't have electricity. Even where cell phones are now common, like sub-Saharan Africa and parts of India, villagers still walk miles to charge them. But new large-scale, sustainable...


Belarus Heat Tariff Reform and Social Impact Mitigation

by Fan Zhang & Denzel Hankinson

The Government of the Republic of Belarus (GoB) plans to increase district heating tariffs to cost-recovery levels and gradually phase out subsidies, replacing them with social assistance programs. Residential...


Rethinking Utility Customer Care: Satisfying Your Always-Connected, Always-On Customers

by Todd W. Arnold

Is your customer care ready for our connected world? Ubiquitous digital communication has created a customer that's always connected, always on. Utilities are adopting digital communication to connect to the...