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Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

by Robert E. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA) Looney

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security Synopsis

An original contribution to our understanding of a phenomenon that is reshaping the world, this title thoroughly discusses the transformation of the energy security policy arena brought on by two dramatic developments - the increased potential availability of energy in many parts of the world on the supply side, and on the demand side increasing concerns over the harmful effects on the environment brought on by the use of fossil fuels. An in depth discussion specifically focuses on what energy security means to different countries, and examines which of those countries appear to be managing their energy/climate transitions successfully and which are having a more difficult time adapting to the new environment. Part 1 introduces the topic, covering the main themes and provides an overview of the chapters Part 2 provides a framework for policy evaluation, considering the evolving factors affecting energy security and the energy/climate policy trilemma Parts 3 to 6 discuss energy transitions in the carbon producing countries (Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Russia, Mexico), in intermediate carbon/producing/consuming countries (China, United States, UK, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa), in carbon consuming countries (Germany, Japan, South Korea, Israel, India, Spain) and finally in carbon reduction countries (France, Denmark, Switzerland) Part 7 looks at attempts at regional/international cooperation Part 8 considers the prospects for the future, examining technological breakthroughs. This title builds on the theme of unfolding energy transformations driven by, but increasingly constrained by climate/environmental considerations. It is ideal for researchers and students in the areas of environmental politics and policy, climate change, and energy and climate security, as well as for academics and professionals.

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security Press Reviews

Professor Looney has compiled a volume that is sure to become a classic for policymakers on the options for transitioning to an era of energy security, affordable prices, and environmental preservation. While the country chapters afford best policies and roadmaps for every category of country, Professor Looney's synthesis is their beacon. Hossein Askari, Iran Professor, George Washington University Climate change is a game changer in the global energy landscape. Energy policies have moved beyond the binary focus on supply security in consumer nations and demand security in producer states. Transitioning away from carbon fuels will be necessary, yet challenging while they are relatively abundant in the wake of the shale boom. There will be great variations between countries depending on their resource endowments, energy mixes, fiscal abilities and policy preferences. This Handbook offers invaluable theoretical insights and case studies to better understand the dialectic between climate and energy, a dialectic that will play a pivotal role in 21st century societies. Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781857439748
Publication date: 18th September 2018
Author: Robert E. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA) Looney
Publisher: Europa Publications Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 498 pages
Categories: Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology, Climate change,

About Robert E. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA) Looney

The Editor, Professor Robert E. Looney, is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, who specializes in issues relating to economic development in the Middle East, East Asia, South Asia and Latin America. He has published 22 books and more than 250 articles in professional journals. As an international consultant, Dr Looney has provided advice and assistance to various governments and international organizations. He is the editor of Routledge's new series, Europa Perspectives: Emerging Economies.

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