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Energy industries & utilities

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Oil and World Politics The Real Story of Today's Conflict Zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and More

Oil and World Politics The Real Story of Today's Conflict Zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and More

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2019

Petroleum is the most valuable commodity in the world and an enormous source of wealth for those who sell it, transport it and transform it for its many uses. As the engine of modern economies and industries, governments everywhere want to assure steady supplies. Without it, their economies would grind to a standstill.Since petroleum is not evenly distributed around the world, powerful countries want to be sure they have access to supplies and markets, whatever the cost to the environment or to human life. Coveting the petroleum of another country is against the rules of international law - yet if accomplished surreptitiously, under the cover of some laudable action, it's a bonanza. This is the basis of the petroleum game, where countries jockey for control of the world's oil and natural gas. It's an ongoing game of rivalry among global and regional countries, each pursuing its own interests and using whatever tools, allies and organizations offer possible advantage. John Foster has spent his working life as an oil economist. He understands the underlying role played by oil and gas in international affairs. He identifies the hidden issues behind many of the conflicts in the world today. He explores military interventions (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria), tensions around international waterways (Persian Gulf, South China Sea), and use of sanctions or political interference related to petroleum trade (Iran, Russia, Venezuela). He illuminates the petroleum-related reasons for government actions usually camouflaged and rarely discussed publicly by Western politicians or media.Petroleum geopolitics are complex. When clashes and conflicts occur, they are multi-dimensional. This book ferrets out pieces of the multi-faceted puzzle in the dark world of petroleum and fits them together.

The Energy Within Us An Illuminating Perspective from Five Trailblazers

The Energy Within Us An Illuminating Perspective from Five Trailblazers

Author: Joyce Hayes Giles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Impact Evaluation of Energy Interventions A Review of the Evidence

Impact Evaluation of Energy Interventions A Review of the Evidence

Author: Asian Development Bank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

This report aims to support impact evaluation in the energy sector by assessing what has been produced against what might be possible. It reviews 85 impact evaluations of energy interventions in developing countries, summarizes findings on outcomes, identifies evidence gaps, and proposes ways forward. It notes that impact evaluation has so far focused on rural electrification and improved cookstoves, while most investments are in power generation and transmission. It highlights where future impact evaluation investments can best contribute new evidence and how such studies could be approached.

Energy Projects Handbook Legal, Health and Environmental Evaluation

Energy Projects Handbook Legal, Health and Environmental Evaluation

Author: Sally J. (Tumbleweed Books, LLC, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA) Benjamin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2019

This book provides an overview of the technical, legal, and administrative issues associated with the development and approval of energy projects. The rapidly changing energy landscape requires timely analysis of the legal landscape surrounding energy projects. Professionals engaged in the preparation of complex technical reports and legal documents for energy projects often do not understand the entire report preparation and approval process. This book provides a single resource on how the process works and how to get energy projects approved, constructed, and operated.

Energy statistics yearbook 2016

Energy statistics yearbook 2016

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Statistics Division Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

The 2016 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the sixtieth issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 230 countries and areas for the period 2013 to 2016 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. Special tables of interest include: international trade tables for coal, crude petroleum and natural gas by partner countries - providing information on direction of trade; selected series of statistics on renewables and wastes; refinery distillation capacity; and a table on selected energy resources.

Consumer, Prosumer, Prosumager How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model

Consumer, Prosumer, Prosumager How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model

Author: Fereidoon P. (President, Menlo Energy Economics, San Francisco, CA, USA) Sioshansi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers: How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model examines customer stratification in the electric power sector, arguing that it is poised to become one of the fundamental drivers of the 21st century power network as distributed energy generation, storage, sharing and trading options become available at scale. The book addresses the interface and the relationship between key players and their impacts on incumbent and disruptive service providers. Topics covered include innovations that lead to consumer stratification, regulatory policy, the potential of service, the speed and spread of stratification, and a review of potential business models and strategies. The work also covers the evolution and potential end-states of electricity service provision, from its basis in current pilot programs as distributed generation scales and its potential to supplant industry norms.

Goldilocks Policy, The: The Basis For A Grand Energy Bargain

Goldilocks Policy, The: The Basis For A Grand Energy Bargain

Author: John R (Texas Christian Univ, Usa) Fanchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

This book makes the case for a grand energy bargain that recognizes the need to protect the environment from the combustion of fossil fuels while protecting the national and global economies during the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.Our future energy mix depends on choices we make, which depends, in turn, on energy policy. Society is continuing a trend toward decarbonization: the reduction in the relative amount of carbon in combustible fuels. The 21st century energy mix will depend on technological advances, including some advances that cannot be anticipated, and on choices made by society.There are competing visions for reaching a sustainable energy mix. If the energy transition is too fast, it could significantly damage the global economy. If the energy transition is too slow, damage to the environment could be irreversible.The 'Goldilocks Policy for Energy Transition' is designed to establish a middle ground between these competing visions. We need the duration of the energy transition to be just right; we need to adopt a reasonable plan of action that reduces uncertainty for businesses and innovators with predictable public policy while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact.The question of climate change is still unsettled, but enough is known to motivate a transition away from fossil fuels. The transition does not have to be abrupt and catastrophic, however. Historical energy transitions can be a guide to a reasonable duration for making an orderly transition. If we exercise discipline and patience, we can overcome the obstacles to successful implementation of a grand energy bargain.

Goldilocks Policy, The: The Basis For A Grand Energy Bargain

Goldilocks Policy, The: The Basis For A Grand Energy Bargain

Author: John R (Texas Christian Univ, Usa) Fanchi Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

This book makes the case for a grand energy bargain that recognizes the need to protect the environment from the combustion of fossil fuels while protecting the national and global economies during the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.Our future energy mix depends on choices we make, which depends, in turn, on energy policy. Society is continuing a trend toward decarbonization: the reduction in the relative amount of carbon in combustible fuels. The 21st century energy mix will depend on technological advances, including some advances that cannot be anticipated, and on choices made by society.There are competing visions for reaching a sustainable energy mix. If the energy transition is too fast, it could significantly damage the global economy. If the energy transition is too slow, damage to the environment could be irreversible.The 'Goldilocks Policy for Energy Transition' is designed to establish a middle ground between these competing visions. We need the duration of the energy transition to be just right; we need to adopt a reasonable plan of action that reduces uncertainty for businesses and innovators with predictable public policy while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact.The question of climate change is still unsettled, but enough is known to motivate a transition away from fossil fuels. The transition does not have to be abrupt and catastrophic, however. Historical energy transitions can be a guide to a reasonable duration for making an orderly transition. If we exercise discipline and patience, we can overcome the obstacles to successful implementation of a grand energy bargain.

The Political Economy of National and Energy Security

The Political Economy of National and Energy Security

Author: Pantelis Sklias Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2019

The aim of this collective volume is to study the crucial aspects related to the interconnection between the political economy of energy security and national security, which is of great importance globally, due to great volatility and complexity.Several conceptual frameworks regarding the issue of energy security are examined in order to understand the relationships between relevant parameters and then to investigate their implications for national security. Research needs to examine how energy security affects national security of nation states around the world, either as producers or consumers of energy resources.In this volume, the theory of realism is employed for the analysis of such concepts, as it emphasizes the primary importance of any given state and its national security, whereas realism is essentially a political ideology and looks to provide the proper spectrum for further analysis.The fact that the political economy of energy security and the political economy of national security are addressed as separate parts in the literature are among the main drawbacks in our effort to comprehend the issues concerned. The abovementioned results to a dichotomy that affects the ontological and epistemological essence of the two pillars of the issue in question based on our working hypothesis should be addressed in a complementary and interconnected way. Addressing both theoretical concepts and case studies to validate the argument, the authors believe that the academic level of the proposed subject is related to graduate and postgraduate studies.

Handbook on Battery Energy Storage System

Handbook on Battery Energy Storage System

Author: Asian Development Bank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2018

This handbook serves as a guide to deploying battery energy storage technologies, specifically for distributed energy resources and flexibility resources. Battery energy storage technology is the most promising, rapidly developed technology as it provides higher efficiency and ease of control. With energy transition through decarbonization and decentralization, energy storage plays a significant role to enhance grid efficiency by alleviating volatility from demand and supply. Energy storage also contributes to the grid integration of renewable energy and promotion of microgrid.

International recommendations for energy statistics (IRES)

International recommendations for energy statistics (IRES)

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Statistics Division Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2018

The International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) have been prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division in close cooperation with countries and other international/regional organizations and adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2011. IRES was developed to assist countries in the establishment and strengthening of their energy statistical programmes. In particular, IRES provides data compilers with a complete set of recommendations covering all aspects of the statistical production process from basic concepts, definitions, classifications and measurement units to data sources, institutional and legal framework, data compilation strategies, energy balances, data quality and statistical dissemination. It also contains the Standard International Energy Product Classification (SIEC) which is the first internationally agreed classification of energy products. IRES is a multipurpose document intended to address the need of various user groups including data producers and data users