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Energy industries & utilities

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Radiation Effects in Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Radiation Effects in Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Author: C. Claeys, E. Simoen Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2002

This wide-ranging book summarizes the current knowledge of radiation defects in semiconductors, outlining the shortcomings of present experimental and modelling techniques and giving an outlook on future developments. It also provides information on the application of sensors in nuclear power plants.

Comparative Studies of Energy Supply Options in Poland for 1997-2020

Comparative Studies of Energy Supply Options in Poland for 1997-2020

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2002

Privatization and Deregulation in the Gulf Energy Sector

Privatization and Deregulation in the Gulf Energy Sector

Author: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2002

Industry specialists and scholars here assess the principal issues associated with the privatization and deregulation of the energy sector. Topics explored include oil production and refining, gas and electricity production, and their transmission and distribution. The book assesses the arguments for and against deregulation of the energy sector and highlights the political, legal, institutional and resource requirements for successful implementation of a privatization programme.

World Energy Resources

World Energy Resources

Author: Charles E. Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2002

World Energy Resources is an explanatory energy survey of the countries and major regions of the world, their geographic and economic settings, and signif icant inter-relationships. This book attempts to combine several interacting energy themes that encompass a historical development, energy issues and forecasts, economic geography, environmental programs, and world energy use. The main thrust of this book -World Energy Resources - is based on princi ples of energy science, applied geology, geophysics, and other environmental sciences as they relate to the exploration, exploitation, and production of resources in this country and throughout the world. This work is an analysis of the United States (USA) and world oil, gas, coal, and alternative energy resources and their associated issues, forecasts, and related policy. This book could not have been attempted without a broad geological exposure and international ge ographic awareness. Much information is scattered among federal and state agencies, schools, and other institutions, and this book has attempted to com bine some of the vast information base. This attempt can only skim the infor mation surface at best, but its regional and topical coverage is broad in scope. Part I introduces conventional energy resources and their historical develop ments, and includes chapters 1 to 7. The basic concepts and supporting facts on energy sources are presented here for the general education of energy analysts, policy makers, and scientists that desire a brief review of advanced technologies and history.

Fundamentals of Trading Energy Futures & Options

Fundamentals of Trading Energy Futures & Options

Author: Steve Errera, Stewart Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2002

In today's changing political and economic environment, it is increasingly important that companies learn to properly use the various trading instruments to protect themselves against price volatility. In this 2nd edition of their best-selling primer, authors Errera and Brown explain how exchange traded futures and options markets work, and how companies can successfully use the markets in their overall strategy to increase profitability. They cover everything from market mechanics, hedging, spread trading, and technical trading to history and growth of the markets. Also included is an extensive appendix detailing contract specification for 13 energy futures/ options contracts. Contents: Futures and options contracts and markets Market mechanics Behavior of commodity futures prices Speculation and spread trading Hedging Introduction to options on futures Energy options strategies Technical factors Histroy and growth Economic implications of energy futures and options Appendices (contract specifications) Glossary Index.

Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion

Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion

Author: Eric R.A.N. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2002

The citizens of the United States generally oppose new energy developments, yet the public does not want to go without cheap, plentiful energy. This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Using the state of California as a model, the author addresses such questions as, What roles do ideology and other values play in influencing opinions on energy issues? How much does the public understand about energy issues? Who favors further oil development or the expansion of nuclear power? How have people's opinions changed over time and how are they likely to change in the future? Are people guided by self-interest or other motives? Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the public wants officials to do about our energy problems, and how governments at various levels are likely to come to grips with energy shortages in the future.

Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion

Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion

Author: Eric R.A.N. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2001

The citizens of the United States generally oppose new energy developments, yet the public does not want to go without cheap, plentiful energy. This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Using the state of California as a model, the author addresses such questions as, What roles do ideology and other values play in influencing opinions on energy issues? How much does the public understand about energy issues? Who favors further oil development or the expansion of nuclear power? How have people's opinions changed over time and how are they likely to change in the future? Are people guided by self-interest or other motives? Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the public wants officials to do about our energy problems, and how governments at various levels are likely to come to grips with energy shortages in the future.

Power System Restructuring and Deregulation

Power System Restructuring and Deregulation

Author: Loi Lei Lai Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2001

The restructuring and deregulation of the power utility industry is resulting in significant competitive, technological and regulatory changes. Independent power producers, power marketers and brokers have added a new and significant dimension to the task of maintaining a reliable electric system. Power System Restructuring and Deregulation provides comprehensive coverage of the technological advances, which have helped redesign the ways in which utility companies manage their business. With the aid of practical case studies, an international panel of contributors address the most up to date problems and their solutions in a cohesive manner, making this book indispensable to graduates and engineers in the power industry field. ? Presents state of the art techniques in power industry restructuring ? Includes applications of new technology in power industry deregulation ? Includes practical examples of changes in load forecasting techniques and methods ? International contributors offer a global perspective detailing power utility restructuring and deregulation from various countries

Utility Pricing and the Poor

Utility Pricing and the Poor

Author: Julian A. Lampietti, etc., World Bank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2001

'Utility Pricing and the Poor' evaluates the 1999 electricity tariff increase and the potential for improved water-sector cost recovery, with a particular focus on service accessibility and affordability for the poor. A two-stage approach is recommended. In the first stage, revenues should be increased by ensuring payment from households that have reliable service but are not paying their bills. After collection capacity is strengthened, the utility should implement a program of tariff adjustment, based on improved service and meter-based billing.

Competition in Electricity Markets

Competition in Electricity Markets

Author: OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2001

Most OECD countries, and many countries outside the OECD, are now deeply engaged in a reform of their electricity markets to stimulate competition and improve efficiency. This book considers the key elements of effective reform based on a review of experiences to date. A converging trend emerges, that emphasizes competition in the generation, supply, and trade of electricity, aimed at maximizing consumer choice. It also highlights the development of new approaches to regulation of the transmission system, which remains monopolistic. This book is an invaluable guide and reference for energy policy makers. It examines the many issues and functions that define a modern, liberalized electricity supply industry, and the challenges posed by regulatory reform. It is the latest in a series of IEA publications on energy market reforms.

Regulating Utilities

Regulating Utilities

Author: Colin Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2001

Every year the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School publish a volume of essays about Britain's system of utility regulation, with additional discussion of regulation in other countries. The book is a must for those interested in regulation, because it is an up-to-date review of the major issues in the field and includes the views of the sector regulators and the general competition authorities. Two papers are presented on each issue: the first by a distinguished academic or other expert and the second, a shorter comment, usually by the relevant regulator.

World Energy Assessment

World Energy Assessment

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2001

Energy is central to achieving the interrelated economic, social and environmental aims of sustainable human development. The World Energy Assessment affirms that solutions to the many urgent problems are possible and that the future is much more a matter of choice than destiny. It analyses the social, economic, environmental and security issues linked to energy supply and use, and assesses options for sustainability in each area. Among the many issues discusses are: renewable energy technologies, advanced energy supply technologies, rural energy in developing countries, energy and economic prosperity, and energy policies for sustainable development.