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Energy industries & utilities

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The Solar Disruption of 2020

The Solar Disruption of 2020

Author: Barry Bowen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2018

International Journal of Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (IJEMME)

International Journal of Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (IJEMME)

Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2018

International Journal of Electronics, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (IJEMME), is an international multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to disseminate original, high-quality analytical and experimental research articles on Robotics, Mechanics, Electronics, Telecommunications, Control Systems, System Engineering, Biomedical and Renewable Energy Technologies. Contributions are expected to have relevance to an industry, an industrial process, or a device. Subject areas could be as narrow as a specific phenomenon or a device or as broad as a system.The manuscripts to be published are selected after a peer review process carried out by our board of experts and scientists. Our aim is to establish a publication which will be abstracted and indexed in the Engineering Index (EI) and Science Citation Index (SCI) in the near future. The journal has a short processing period to encourage young scientists.Istanbul Aydin UniversityIAU Press

Enron Ascending

Enron Ascending

Author: Robert L. Bradley Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2018

A great fall cannot be understood apart from the rise that preceded it. Enron Ascending is the only book to date that examines in detail the first two-thirds of that iconic energy company's life. Thus, it is the only book to date that exposes the deepest causes of Enron's stunning collapse. Nobel economist Paul Krugman predicted that history would look upon Enron's plummet as a greater turning point than the fall of the Twin Towers. Enron Ascending explains the shock of the company's fall by recalling the astounding achievements of Enron's birth, childhood, adolescence, and early maturity. It sets forth the once-celebrated but now-forgotten industry and innovation that caused the company and its reputation to soar stratospherically. At the same time, always conscious of the company's fate, the book highlights throughout the developing habits of thought and behavior that later evolved into self-destructive acts of desperation and deceit. Written fifteen years after the firm's demise, Enron Ascending offers the long perspective of a uniquely positioned insider, Robert L. Bradley, Jr., the company's director of public-policy analysis and Chairman Ken Lay's personal speechwriter. The book also offers a library of previously unavailable information, drawn from Bradley's innumerable corporate documents and unrepeatable interviews, which he collected in his capacity as the company's prospective historian. Most important, however, Enron Ascending offers an antidote to the unending stories, studies, and books about Enron that are presented as just-the-facts but are in reality shaped decisively by the worldview of their authors. Bradley shows, beyond dispute, that the early habits which set precedents for Enron's history-making demise were directly contrary to the free-market behaviors and capitalist attitudes generally blamed for Enron's fall.

Energy statistics pocketbook 2018

Energy statistics pocketbook 2018

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

The Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2018 presents a compilation of energy statistics designed to highlight the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics, covering the whole world in the period 1990-2015. It distinguishes itself from the other three UNSD energy statistics annual data publications (Energy Statistics Yearbook, Energy Balances, and Electricity Profiles) in that it highlights key indicators and uses different visualizations (such as maps and charts) to also show developments, dependencies and distributions in a way that standard data tables cannot convey. Energy is central to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, and sound energy statistics is the basis for the reliable measurement of progress, thereby assisting the formulation of policy measures to achieve international and national sustainable development goals.The information in this publication is primarily based on the energy data collection carried out by the Industrial and Energy Statistics Section of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

Shale Boom

Shale Boom

Author: Diana Davids Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Shale Boom describes how independent oilman George P. Mitchell developed technology that would unlock trillions of cubic feet of natural gas in the North Texas rock formation known as the Barnett Shale. When he succeeded, other oilmen used it to uncover vast reserves, prompting a gas boom extending through twenty-one North Texas counties including the Fort Worth metropolitan area. The boom created enormous wealth, but brought drilling rigs into urban neighborhoods and created safety and environmental concerns, especially with respect to the fracking technology necessary to produce gas. As the new technology was adapted to develop shale in other areas, controversy over it became national and global. Overall, however, what happened in the Barnett Shale meant profound changes for the future of petroleum at home and abroad.

The Biofuels Deception

The Biofuels Deception

Author: Okbazghi Yohannes Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2018

There is by now no question among informed people that the Earth is undergoing severe climate change - soon to become catastrophic, if humans don't take drastic measures to stop it. Heroically into the fray steps the biofuel industry, announcing to millions of anxious consumers that this eco-crisis can be averted if only they turn away from fossil fuels, to the saving power of synthetic bioproducts. But, although eliminating fossil fuels is essential, the manufacture of biofuels has far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than with saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analysis, The Biofuels Deception argues that the seemingly innovative, hopeful campaign for green energy is actually driven by bio-technology industries and global grain-trading corporations. These corporate players are motivated by a late-capitalist need to cope with a crisis of accumulation; they have no real interest in mitigating climate-change, alleviating poverty, or even creating clean energy. In fact, the manufacture of biochemical, bioplastics, and biomaterials, writes Okbazghi Yohannes, portends horrific contradictions and disastrous consequences for nature and society. Actually confronting climate change and the rampant inequality it engenders, Yohannes says, requires two steps. The first is to understand the driving socioeconomic forces behind the biofuels industry. The second is to unravel the tapestry of deceit itself. This book is a necessity for any scholar or environmental activist interested in seeing beyond corporate chimeras to actual environmental solutions.

Biofuels Deception

Biofuels Deception

Author: Okbazghi Yohannes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2018

There is by now no question among informed people that the Earth is undergoing severe climate change - soon to become catastrophic, if humans don't take drastic measures to stop it. Heroically into the fray steps the biofuel industry, announcing to millions of anxious consumers that this eco-crisis can be averted if only they turn away from fossil fuels, to the saving power of synthetic bioproducts. But, although eliminating fossil fuels is essential, the manufacture of biofuels has far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than with saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analysis, The Biofuels Deception argues that the seemingly innovative, hopeful campaign for green energy is actually driven by bio-technology industries and global grain-trading corporations. These corporate players are motivated by a late-capitalist need to cope with a crisis of accumulation; they have no real interest in mitigating climate-change, alleviating poverty, or even creating clean energy. In fact, the manufacture of biochemical, bioplastics, and biomaterials, writes Okbazghi Yohannes, portends horrific contradictions and disastrous consequences for nature and society. Actually confronting climate change and the rampant inequality it engenders, Yohannes says, requires two steps. The first is to understand the driving socioeconomic forces behind the biofuels industry. The second is to unravel the tapestry of deceit itself. This book is a necessity for any scholar or environmental activist interested in seeing beyond corporate chimeras to actual environmental solutions.

Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies

Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2018

Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies describes the process of pipeline risk management and hazard identification, using qualitative risk assessment, consequence modeling/evaluation, pipeline failure rates, and risk calculations, as well as risk mitigation and control strategies. The book evaluates potential causes of pipeline failure in the oil and gas industry based on a wide range of data that cover more than 40 years of operating history. Additionally, it details a consistent approach that allows for proper estimation of potential risk and offers methods for mitigating this potential risk. This approach is then combined with consequence modeling to fully calculate the different forms of risk presented by pipelines. Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies is an essential resource for professionals and experts involved in pipeline design as well as researchers and students studying risk assessment, particularly in relation to pipelines.

Energy Policies of Turkey During the Erdogan Era

Energy Policies of Turkey During the Erdogan Era

Author: Tugce Varol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Erdogan discovered in 2002 that energy policies and the energy sector would create a mechanism to institute his dynasty in Turkey. The energy policies of the Erdogan era include how the Erdogan family engaged in the international energy business in Turkey and neighboring countries, and how they became wealthy. After many years of supporting the Calik Holding, the former CEO, Berat Albayrak, Erdogans son-in-law, was appointed Turkeys Minister of Energy by Erdogan in 2015. Since Erdogan came to power in 2002, many books and articles were published on Turkeys foreign policy and domestic politics by scholars. However, this is the first book that combines Erdogans energy policy actions (country by country in chronological order) as well as describing the underlying corruption allegations, the Zarrab case, and the smuggling of ISIS oil. As a result of the research through official Turkey institutions and international institutions, it is shown that an overseas Turkish energy company was and continues to be involved in the energy blocks of Iraqi Kurdistan, thanks to Erdogans agreement with the Barzani administration. This book aims to analyze Turkeys energy relations with Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq-Iraqi Kurdistan, Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asian countries since 2002. One of the notable outcomes of the book is to reveal how Erdogan contributed to Israels energy security despite his anti-Israeli rhetoric. The reader will learn the details of the energy projects between Turkey and other countries. In addition, the reader will also learn the roles of Turkeys energy companies close to the Erdogan family. The book emphasizes the deterioration of Turkey-Russia relations and its impact on Turkeys energy security, thanks to the Erdogan-Putin rivalry over Syria. Erdogan has been in power since 2002 (President since 2014), and is trying to convert Turkeys political regime to remain in power for as long as possible. Appointing his son-in-law as Turkeys Minister of Energy is not a coincidence, but rather a business strategy.

Green Fuels Technology

Green Fuels Technology

Author: Carlos Ricardo Soccol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2018

This book presents key recent developments in biofuel policy, products, processes, patents and innovative technologies. It presents several case studies, which maximize reader insights into how innovative green energy technologies can be implemented on an industrial scale, with illustrations, photos and new approaches. It also analyzes in detail several different technological aspects of the research into and production of green fuels from the first, second and third generation, such as, bioethanol, biogas, biohydrogen, biobutanol, biofuels from pyrolysis, and discusses their economic and environmental impacts. A new source of information for engineers, technicians and students involved in production and research in the biofuels sector, this book also provides a valuable resource for industry, covering the current and future status of biofuels.

Investment in Electricity Generation and Transmission

Investment in Electricity Generation and Transmission

Author: Antonio J. Conejo, Luis Baringo, S. Jalal Kazempour, Afzal S. Siddiqui Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

This book provides an in-depth analysis of investment problems pertaining to electric energy infrastructure, including both generation and transmission facilities. The analysis encompasses decision-making tools for expansion planning, reinforcement, and the selection and timing of investment options. In this regard, the book provides an up-to-date description of analytical tools to address challenging investment questions such as: How can we expand and/or reinforce our aging electricity transmission infrastructure? How can we expand the transmission network of a given region to integrate significant amounts of renewable generation? How can we expand generation facilities to achieve a low-carbon electricity production system? How can we expand the generation system while ensuring appropriate levels of flexibility to accommodate both demand-related and production-related uncertainties? How can we choose among alternative production facilities? What is the right time to invest in a given production or transmission facility? Written in a tutorial style and modular format, the book includes a wealth of illustrative examples to facilitate comprehension. It is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of electric energy systems, operations research, management science, and economics. Practitioners in the electric energy sector will also benefit from the concepts and techniques presented here.

High Energy Costs

High Energy Costs

Author: Hans H. Landsberg, Joseph M. Dukert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

High energy prices affect nearly the whole of the American population, arguably affecting some consumer groups more than others. Although originally published in 1981, the issues explored in this study such as who is affected most by energy price increases, regional differences and what can or should be done in the United States in regards to energy costs are still as relevant today as they were then. These papers attempt to directly address these concerns in the wake of the 1979-80 price shock in America and to advise what action can be taken to allay these concerns. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies and economics.