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See below for a selection of the latest books from Energy industries & utilities category. Presented with a red border are the Energy industries & utilities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Energy industries & utilities books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Handbook of Energy Economics and Policy

Handbook of Energy Economics and Policy

Handbook of Energy Economics and Policy: Fundamentals and Applications for Engineers and Energy Planners presents energy engineers and managers with analytical skills and concepts that enable them to apply simple economic logic to understand the interrelations between energy technologies, economics, regulation and governance of the industry. Sections cover the origins, types and measurement of energy sources, transportation networks, and regulatory and policy issues on electricity and gas at a global level, new economic and policy issues, including innovation processes in the energy industry and economic and policy implications. Final sections cover state-of-the-art methods for modeling and predicting the dynamics of energy systems. Its unique approach and learning path makes this book an ideal resource for energy engineering practitioners and researchers working to design, develop, plan or deploy energy systems. Energy planners and policymakers will also find this to be a solid foundation on which to base decisions.

Energy Strategies for the UK

Energy Strategies for the UK

Author: Stephen (University of Cambridge, UK) Littlechild, Kirit (Aston University, UK) Vaidya Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Originally published in 1982. This book describes a comprehensive and integrated model of the UK energy sector which focuses on decision-making and optimisation rather than on forecasting or simulation. It incorporates the production and investment policy of all the major fuels over a fifty-year horizon and analyses strategy under a variety of different assumptions about costs, demands, technology and future decisions. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of energy problems and policy, including scenarios of rising oil and gas prices, and there are striking calculations of the costs of a non-nuclear plus conservation strategy. Interesting reading for those concerned with energy policy.

Dry Syngas Purification Processes for Coal Gasification Systems

Dry Syngas Purification Processes for Coal Gasification Systems

Dry Syngas Purification Processes for Coal Gasification Systems illustrates the promising development status of dry syngas purification for various power generation systems based on coal gasification. The core advantages of dry syngas purification, methodologies for impurity measurement, sorbents development, and evaluation of process performance are described in-depth, and from a practical perspective that is based on current research and development. Reviewing key findings from process integration, the book encompasses scale-up strategies from pilot processes to achieve dry syngas processing for new build plants. The book provides researchers and engineers with practical information to realize dry syngas purification processes for each context.

Energy Policy for Peace

Energy Policy for Peace

Author: Daniel (University of California, Berkeley, USA) Kammen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Though sustainable development goals and other international initiatives have insisted on the importance of energy access in peace building, there is still little understanding about the extent to which energy systems themselves can contribute to or mitigate structural violence. While there are ample relevant examples globally from a diverse literature and increasing body of case studies, this knowledge has not been systematically organized to show theoretical alternatives to current energy systems or deliver practical policy advice in building such alternatives. Informed by the contributions of a multidisciplinary global author pool, Energy Policy for Peace provides both a new foundation for researchers and practitioners exploring how energy systems can be changed to build positive peace, and a toolkit for redressing structural violence. The work opens by reviewing how unequal energy access strengthens structural violence. It argues that increasing access to energy access may be an important tool in mitigating structural violence. It concludes with practical policy recommendations and institutional reforms designed to mitigate the structural violence embedded in many energy systems and develop energy strategies for peace building.

Dammed

Dammed

Author: Brittany Luby Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory explores Canada's hydroelectric boom in the Lake of the Woods area. It complicates narratives of increasing affluence in postwar Canada, revealing that the inverse was true for Indigenous communities along the Winnipeg River. Dammed makes clear that hydroelectric generating stations were designed to serve settler populations. Governments and developers excluded the Anishinabeg from planning and operations and failed to consider how power production might influence the health and economy of their communities. By so doing, Canada and Ontario thwarted a future that aligned with the terms of treaty, a future in which both settlers and the Anishinabeg might thrive in shared territories.The same hydroelectric development that powered settler communities flooded manomin fields, washed away roads, and compromised fish populations. Anishinaabe families responded creatively to manage the government-sanctioned environmental change and survive the resulting economic loss. Luby reveals these responses to dam development,inviting readers to consider how resistance might be expressed by individuals and families, and across gendered and generational lines. Luby weaves text, testimony, and experience together, grounding this historical work in the territory of her paternal ancestors, lands she calls home. With evidence drawn from archival material, oral history, and environmental observation, Dammed invites readers to confront Canadian colonialism in the twentieth century.

Study on the Path of Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Study on the Path of Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Author: Jian Zhang Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Energy cooperation in northeast Asia is proceeding slowly. It is necessary to promote energy cooperation in northeast Asia further to ensure energy security of all countries in the region. In recent years, many changes have taken place in the world energy landscape, bringing new opportunities for energy cooperation in northeast Asia. Firstly, increased oil and gas production in North America has increased Russia's willingness to deepen energy cooperation with northeast Asian countries. Secondly, the low oil price in the world brings opportunities for the construction and cooperation of energy reserves in northeast Asia. Thirdly, the diversification of energy import in northeast Asia is conducive to the construction and cooperation of energy and financial markets in northeast Asia. Fourth, shale oil and gas investment cooperation will be the new content of energy cooperation in northeast Asia. In addition, China's One Belt And One Road initiative will also boost the energy cooperation in northeast Asian. Northeast Asian countries should rethink how to promote the energy cooperation in northeast Asian further. This paper explores and demonstrates three possible paths for promoting regional energy cooperation through multiple channels in northeast Asia. Generally speaking, this book is of theoretical and practical significance in regional energy cooperation, regional economic cooperation and improvement of state-to-state relations. Firstly, this book provides three practical ways to promote northeast Asia energy cooperation, broadens the ideas of northeast Asia energy cooperation, enriches the content of northeast Asia energy cooperation, and improves the theoretical system of northeast Asia energy cooperation. This book provides detailed research and elaboration on the meaning, content, form and measures of each path, which will help inspire and guide thinking and decision-making at the levels of government, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and enterprises. Secondly, the study on the path of energy cooperation in northeast Asia expands the ideas of regional energy cooperation, enriches the content and forms of regional energy cooperation, and makes a positive contribution to improving the theory of regional energy cooperation. At the same time, these theories can be used for reference to regional energy cooperation and even international energy cooperation in other regions. Finally, the study of promoting energy cooperation in northeast Asia is conducive to accelerating the process of regional economic cooperation in northeast Asia and improving the relations between countries in northeast Asia.

Crude Reality

Crude Reality

Author: Brian C., Ph.D. Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2020

This concise, accessible introduction to the history of oil tells the story of how petroleum has shaped human life since it was first discovered oozing inconspicuously from the soil. For a century, human dependence on petroleum caused little discomfort as we enjoyed the heyday of cheap crude--a glorious episode of energy gluttony that was destined to end. Today, we see the disastrous results in environmental degradation, political instability, and world economic disparity in the waning years of a petroleum-powered civilization--lessons rooted in the finite nature of oil. Considering the nature of oil itself as well as humans' remarkable relationship with it, Brian C. Black spotlights our modern conundrum and then explores the challenges of our future without oil. It is this essential context, he argues, that will prepare us for our energy transition. Bringing his global perspective and wide-ranging technical knowledge, Black has written an essential contribution to environmental history and the rapidly emerging field of energy history in this sweeping, forward-looking survey.

Crude Reality

Crude Reality

Author: Brian C., Ph.D. Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2020

This concise, accessible introduction to the history of oil tells the story of how petroleum has shaped human life since it was first discovered oozing inconspicuously from the soil. For a century, human dependence on petroleum caused little discomfort as we enjoyed the heyday of cheap crude--a glorious episode of energy gluttony that was destined to end. Today, we see the disastrous results in environmental degradation, political instability, and world economic disparity in the waning years of a petroleum-powered civilization--lessons rooted in the finite nature of oil. Considering the nature of oil itself as well as humans' remarkable relationship with it, Brian C. Black spotlights our modern conundrum and then explores the challenges of our future without oil. It is this essential context, he argues, that will prepare us for our energy transition. Bringing his global perspective and wide-ranging technical knowledge, Black has written an essential contribution to environmental history and the rapidly emerging field of energy history in this sweeping, forward-looking survey.

Energy Futures

Energy Futures

Author: John Elting Treat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

More than a dozen of the futures industry's leading authorities provide you with an even broader background in both the theory and practice of energy futures trading in this newly-updated text. They review the history of the futures markets and the fundamentals of trading, hedging, and technical analysis; then update you on the newest trends in energy futures trading - natural gas and electric futures, options, regulations, and new information services. What's New: New chapters specifically dedicated to the oil futures market, natural gas markets, and electricity markets A new chapter on market fundamentals with details on how to manage energy supply and trading groups A sample electricity contract. About the Author: John Elting Treat is Vice President of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., a firm responsible for management consulting to the energy industry. He also leads the firm's wargaming activities. His recent work includes assignments for national and international companies in both North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Mr Treat received degrees in International Economics from Princeton and from Johns Hopkins University.

Energy statistics yearbook 2017

Energy statistics yearbook 2017

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Statistics Division Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2020

In this publication, annual data for 230 countries and areas for the period 2014 to 2017 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels, electricity and heat, covering both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. In addition, per capita consumption series are also provided for all energy products. Graphs are included to illustrate historic trends and/or changes in composition of production and/or consumption of major energy products

The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR)

The Information System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Industry and Research (ISEMIR)

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This publication presents the findings of the Working Group on Industrial Radiography (WGIR) in assessing the status of occupational radiation protection in IR throughout the world, and in developing an international database (ISEMIR-IR) to be used by IR facilities worldwide as a tool for benchmarking and improving their implementation of optimization of occupational radiation protection.

Stranded Wealth of Nations?

Stranded Wealth of Nations?

Many countries have developed comparative advantages in energy and carbon-intensive sectors which have helped them escape poverty and fuel shared prosperity. This report deepens the understanding of the impacts that carbon-intensive countries may face from uncertain but possible developments such as international climate policies, trade measures, transformational technology trends, and shifts in consumer preferences that can affect global demand for fossil fuels and the cost of burning them. The report's methodological framework combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, offering new insights into understanding impacts and the most robust and sustainable coping strategies. Its key messages include: * Countries have different carbon-intensive assets-resources in the ground and built infrastructure-that vary in their exposure and vulnerability to transformational trends. * Structural transformations are normal in history, and many coping strategies have turned risks into new development opportunities. * Climate change adds new momentum to the traditional diversification debates in resource-intensive countries. The best hedging strategies are based on deep diversification not only of outputs and exports but also of the asset base-natural, physical, human, and intangible capital. * Countries will use a menu of policies to manage structural transformations including energy, fiscal, and climate policies as well as trade measures. * Anticipating or reacting to the climate transition shocks, some carbon-intensive countries may choose to be the early movers and divest quickly, some will choose to be the followers, while others may try the harvesters' strategies. Each strategy has opportunities and risks.