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U.S. Energy Imperatives for the 1990s

U.S. Energy Imperatives for the 1990s

Author: Donald L. Guertin, Kenneth Davis, John E. Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1992

U.S. Energy Imperatives for the 1990s provides both an integrated package of recommendations for U.S. energy policy and expert background papers on the environment, energy efficiency, and energy supply development. It concludes with an essay on the critical leadership role which must be played by the United States if energy is to be responsibly used in helping to assure sustainable economic development. The policy recommendations, which were developed by some fifty experts from business, labor, the media, academia, and governments, stress the need for efficient use of energy, aggressive environmental action, and responsible and timely resource development. The book presents informative chapters on the need for long-term dedication to environmental excellence and the promising record of-and outlook for-energy efficiency. The outlook for energy supply-demand, and perspectives on liquid fuel supplies are next discussed. Differing viewpoints on governmental policies to assure an efficient and reliable electric generation are presented as well as the environmental issues associated with electricity generation and future prospects for nuclear power. Co-published with the Atlantic Council of the United States.

External Environmental Costs of Electric Power Analysis and Internalization

External Environmental Costs of Electric Power Analysis and Internalization

Author: Olav Hohmeyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1991

Environmental costs of electric power generation are receiving increasing attention as an important input to planning and decision processes. Since the outstart of the discussion on the monetized environmental costs of electricity in 1988, a number of studies have been conducted on the subject, producing partially contradictory results. Simultaneously political action has resulted from the first stage on this discussion process. In Germany the higher rates which have to be payed to autoproducers based on renewable energy sources, have been explicitly justified by the existence of external environmental costs of conventional electricity generation. At the same time some state regulatory commissions in the United States have introduced adders for environmental costs in the utility planning process. This book reports on the first international workshop on the subject, bringing together experts in the field of research and political implementation from the United States and Germany, the two pioneering countries. The more than 30 contributed papers contained in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of the field. Some papers already outline the future course of research by giving an overview of some major research projects, which have just started.

Financial Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Debt

Financial Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Debt

Author: Chris Vaughan-Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/1991

The water and power industries, including the most capital-intensive producers of goods and services in our economy, are exposed to financial risks of staggering proportions. With projects that are routinely large and require long-term planning, and with demand and supply often highly volatile, costs regularly defy prediction. Still, there has been little explicit analysis of financial risk in the water and power industries. In this work, C. Vaughan Jones provides a comprehensive discussion of financial risk and risk analysis for these utilities. Writing in clear, straightforward language, he explores the application of risk analysis to construction projects, rate-setting and price effects, and customer characteristics. In developing a method for evaluating risk, Jones brings together material from business, engineering, economics, demography, probability theory, computer simulation, and policy studies. The materials are organized around risk factors affecting costs and revenues, and support a practical analysis with spreadsheet and simulation examples. Separate chapters present findings relating to the variability of construction costs, customer demand, and population growth. Together with qualitative information about risks, these chapters offer suggestions about quantitative representation of relevant patterns of variability of key risk sources. The techniques are integrated in simulation models dealing with contract risk, the evaluation of sinking funds and amortization schedules, and long-run capacity planning. The concluding chapters summarize major findings, consider issues of reliability and validation, and discuss the way in which this analysis can be applied to a variety of infrastructure investments. Finance and investment professionals and students in business and finance studies will find this work to be a useful reference tool. For public and academic libraries, it will represent a valuable addition to their collections.

Micro-hydro Power

Micro-hydro Power

Author: Peter Fraenkel, Oliver Parish, Varis Bolkalders, Adam Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1991

Energy

Energy

Author: National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1990

Energy provides a fresh, multidisciplinary approach to energy analysis. Leading experts from diverse fields examine the evolving structure of our energy system from several perspectives. They explore the changing patterns of supply and demand, offer insights into the forces that are driving the changes, and discuss energy planning strategies that take advantage of such insights. The book addresses several major issues, including the growing vulnerabilities in the U.S. energy system, the influence of technological change, and the role of electricity in meeting social objectives. The strongest of the book's themes is the growing influence of environmental concerns on the global energy system.

Energy, Land and Public Policy

Energy, Land and Public Policy

Author: J. Barry Cullingworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1989

The development of alternative forms of energy supply since the mid-1970s has brought with it a range of new issues and concerns, ranging from nuclear waste disposal to land use planning for energy efficiency. This latest volume in the acclaimed Energy Policy Studies series brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to examine the relationship between energy and planning policy, with emphasis on urban and regional impacts.Like other volumes in the series, the articles included focus on the social, political, and economic dimensions of energy technology, resources, and use. The emphasis on issues of technological scale, resource allocation, environmental impact and quality, and urban and regional studies makes this a unique contribution to the literature.Contents: Creating Land-Energy Transitions, by Andrew F. Huston, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Land Use Planning for Energy Efficiency, by Susan E. Owens, Cambridge University; Nuclear Waste Landscapes, by Barry Solomon, U.S. Energy Information Administration; Economic Development, Growth and Land Use Planning in Oil and Gas Producing Regions, by Robert L. Mansell, University of Calgary; The Land Use Focus of Energy Impacts, by M. J. Pasqualetti, Arizona State University; Energy Use and Land Use, by Stephen Lonergan, McMaster University; and a concluding essay by J. Barry Cullingworth, University of Delaware.

The Market for Energy

The Market for Energy

This is an up-to-date account of economic aspects of the energy markets, dealing with recent advances in the economics of energy and the implications for regulation, privatization, and international competition in each of the major markets - electricity, gas, coal, and oil.

Regulatory Interventionism in the Utility Industry

Regulatory Interventionism in the Utility Industry

Author: Barbara R. Barkovich Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/1989

During the 1970s and early 1980s utility regulators moved from largely unintrusive regulatory practices towards more aggressive and intrusive strategies. This study explores the reasons for the change and examines the trade-offs involved between seeking fairness to customers and efficiency of operations as primary goals of regulatory policies. An extended case study of the California Public Utilities Commission's conservation policies and utility programs from 1975 to 1984 is used to test theoretical explanations of interventionism. In a look toward the future of interventionist regulatory behavior, Barkovich concludes that in the future regulators will face more stringent limitations in pursuing certain forms of interventionism. Business Information ALERT This pioneering study analyzes the changing nature of utility regulation in the United States, with particular emphasis on the 1970s and early 1980s when regulators moved from largely unintrusive regulatory practices toward more aggressive and intrusive strategies. Barkovich explores the reasons for this change in regulatory behavior and examines the trade-offs involved between seeking fairness to customers and efficiency of operations as primary goals of regulatory policies. Theoretical explanations of regulatory interventionism are then tested in an extended case study of the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) conservation policies and utility programs from 1975 to 1984--widely cited as among the most active and creative in the nation. Barkovich identifies three factors influencing regulatory decisionmaking--interest groups, the regulatory commission organization, and ideology--and proposes an extension of existing regulatory theory to explain interventionist behavior. Based upon an in-depth examination of the CPUC's policymaking, she demonstrates that regulatory interventionism has a number of prerequisites, among them factors which promote regulatory autonomy and reduce external constraints upon regulators. Finally, Barkovich looks toward the future of interventionist regulatory behavior in an increasingly market-oriented, service delivery system, concluding that, in the future, regulators will face more stringent limitations in pursuing certain forms of interventionism. Energy industry professionals, regulatory decisionmakers, and students of the utility industry and of government regulation of business will find important new insights into the social, political, and economic dynamics of utility regulation.

Energy and the Missing Resource

Energy and the Missing Resource

Author: I. Dostrovsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/1989

This 1989 book provides a nontechnical analysis of present and future energy resources and their potential development to meet future demand. The prevailing impression in popular discussion of future energy supply is that a crisis will occur, sooner or later, owing to the exhaustion of present resources. This informative and thought-provoking book demonstrates that sufficient resources are available to meet all energy needs for the foreseeable future. However, this does not remove the threat of an energy-supply crisis. What is lacking - the missing resource - is the knowledge of how to use these resources in a practical and environmentally acceptable manner. The author argues that long-term technical development will be necessary to ensure future energy sufficiency and that international cooperation on technical research, environmental impact, and energy use is needed now to prevent a succession of energy crises in the future. All those involved with energy in a technical, business, or governmental policy capacity will find book essential and rewarding reading.

Energy and the Missing Resource

Energy and the Missing Resource

Author: I. Dostrovsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/1989

This 1989 book provides a nontechnical analysis of present and future energy resources and their potential development to meet future demand. The prevailing impression in popular discussion of future energy supply is that a crisis will occur, sooner or later, owing to the exhaustion of present resources. This informative and thought-provoking book demonstrates that sufficient resources are available to meet all energy needs for the foreseeable future. However, this does not remove the threat of an energy-supply crisis. What is lacking - the missing resource - is the knowledge of how to use these resources in a practical and environmentally acceptable manner. The author argues that long-term technical development will be necessary to ensure future energy sufficiency and that international cooperation on technical research, environmental impact, and energy use is needed now to prevent a succession of energy crises in the future. All those involved with energy in a technical, business, or governmental policy capacity will find book essential and rewarding reading.

Stoves for People

Stoves for People

Author: Roberto Caceres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1989

U.S. Energy Policy and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1980's

U.S. Energy Policy and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1980's

Author: John E. Gray, Henry H. Fowler, Joseph W. Harned Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/1988

Originally published by Ballinger, this book is a result of an Atlantic Council study of U.S. international relationships on energy. It examines the uncertainties of a political, strategic, economic, and technological nature that are involved in energy supply, as well as the unavoidable certainty of finite resources. The authors compile case studies and commentaries, and recommend actions for the United States and its allies to take to insure the security of our energy supply and the efficiency of its use. They address topics such as: U.S. energy and foreign policy in the 1980's; international energy in the 1980's; and U.S. energy relations with Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, and the Arab oil-producing states of the gulf. Co-published with the Atlantic Council of the United States.