Download Opting for Oil: The Political Economy of Technological by Raymond G. Stokes PDF

By Raymond G. Stokes

This booklet investigates the explanations, direction, and results of the shift in West German chemical know-how from a coal to a petrol foundation among 1945 and 1961. It examines the historic underpinnings of technological tradition of the German chemical undefined; altering political and financial constraints on technological decision-making within the postwar interval; and the particular decision-making approach inside of 5 person companies. The study's major significance lies in its exact portrayal of decision-making inside of person chemical companies. by means of addressing a wide selection of broader concerns, as well--including the origins and impression of the department of Germany; the results of the Wirtschaftswunder, or monetary miracle; ecu integration; and the altering position of the West German Federal Republic within the foreign political order--this publication explains how West German regained after which retained a aggressive place in global markets.

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Download Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy by Alberto Troccoli PDF

By Alberto Troccoli

Climate and weather details offer very important components in policy/decision making in the strength area. climate forecasts are hired sometimes within the strength quarter – through strength manufacturers via to providers, and through monetary analysts via to nationwide regulators – to aid in decision-making. this knowledge is used for varied reasons equivalent to the pricing of strength or the valuation of economic tools. weather details, together with from seasonal to inter-annual predictions in addition to weather swap eventualities, is becoming integrated in those choice techniques. additionally, climate and weather info is of course key within the improvement and use of renewable strength assets comparable to wind, sunlight and hydropower. Following an introductory part masking the creation of climate and weather info (forecasts, re-analyses, and so on), and a moment one facing rules for shifting details among the elements and weather region and the power undefined, the publication delves into multi-faceted functions in the strength undefined, from the oil/gas quarter to the renewable power via to call for forecasting, therefore supplying an encompassing state of the art photo of the interactions among climate, weather and effort. extra on http://springer.com/978-90-481-3690-2 With contributions from: Dr Elena Akentyeva (Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia) Dr Alberto Arribas (UK Met place of work) Mr Paolo Bonelli (CESI RICERCA S.p.A., Italy) Mr Mohammed S. Boulahya (ClimDevAfrica and Climate-Insight, Tunisia) Dr Carlo Buontempo (Met place of work, united kingdom) Dr Anca Brookshaw (Met workplace, united kingdom) Ms H?l?ne Connor (HELIO overseas, France) Dr Laurent Dubus (Electricit? De France, France) Prof. John A. Dutton (Prescient climate Ltd., united states) Ms Jane Ebinger (World financial institution, united states) Dr Martin Fischer (Metnext, France) Dr Lizzie S. R. Froude (University of analyzing, united kingdom) Mr John Furlow (US corporation for overseas improvement, united states) Ms Stefanie Greis (European Institute for strength learn, Germany) Prof Robert J Gurney (University of studying, united kingdom) Ms Lucy Hancock (World financial institution, united states) Dr Mike Harrison (Climate-Insight, united kingdom) Mr Matteo Lacavalla (CESI RICERCA S.p.A., Italy) Mr Olivier Lema?tre (M?t?o-France, France) Dr Pascal Mailier (Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Belgium) Dr Axel Michaelowa (University of Zurich, Switzerland) Ms Ulrike M?ller (European Institute for strength study, Germany) Mr Ken Mylne (Met workplace, united kingdom) Dr Oleg M. Pokrovsky (Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia) Dr Galina Rakitina (VNIIGAZ, Russia) Dr Benno Rothstein (Rottenburg collage, Germany) Ms Jeannette Schulz (European Institute for power learn, Germany) Dr Alberto Troccoli (University of studying, united kingdom and CSIRO, Australia) Mr Vladimir Tsirkunov (World financial institution, united states) Mr Sebastian Veit (African improvement financial institution, Tunisia) Dr Lada Vlasova (VNIIGAZ, Russia) Dr Lueder von Bremen (ISET e.V., Germany) Ms Laura E Williamson (HELIO foreign, united states)

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Download Global Energy Transformation: Four Necessary Steps to Make by M. Larsson PDF

By M. Larsson

Over the following few years political and monetary energy will stream towards contributors, businesses and international locations which are in a position to use strength in a extra effective approach. This e-book describes this problem and offers a manner ahead in which we could in attaining the aim of elevated strength potency within the diverse components that have to swap.

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Download Mapping Sustainability Transitions: Networks of Innovators, by Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, PDF

By Gerardo Marletto, Simone Franceschini, Chiara Ortolani, Cécile Sillig

This publication used to be written for someone wishing to appreciate how sustainable eventualities emerge from present suggestions. It enhances present sustainability transition study through supplying a “socio-technical map,” an analytical and operational instrument that may be used to provide an explanation for the present positioning of innovators and their networks; to shape substitute transition pathways and eventualities; and to layout regulations for a sustainability transition. Drawing on a number of disciplinary techniques to the learn of “green” thoughts and focusing particularly on operational directives, it examines and assesses a number of transition pathways (and assisting networks). finally, it provides 3 sectorial case stories (urban mobility, agri-food, and lighting fixtures) to illustrate how the “socio-technical map” could be concretely positioned into practice.

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Download Service Quality Regulation in Electricity Distribution and by Elena Fumagalli, Luca Schiavo, Florence Delestre PDF

By Elena Fumagalli, Luca Schiavo, Florence Delestre

Service caliber legislation in electrical energy Distribution and Retail presents a consultant for regulatory professionals and postgraduate scholars alike, accompanying readers in the course of the beneficial steps for designing and imposing regulatory coverage. It builds a bridge among the theoretical facets of provider caliber law and country-specific utilized mechanisms. The booklet bargains examples as supplied by way of regulatory gurus (including a few rarely to be had within the English language), and indicates top practices as elaborated by means of a couple of foreign regulatory organisations.

The e-book is a accomplished, transparent, well-organized description of utilized caliber rules within the electrical energy area because it is, this day. complex readers also will delight in its survey of the main cutting edge regulatory mechanisms presently being hired (and

tested) in ecu nations, in addition to those who were proposed within the literature.

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Download Hard Oiler!: The Story of Canadians' Quest for Oil at Home by Gary May PDF

By Gary May

A hard-luck Yankee fortune seeker. A Hamilton wagon maker hoping to promote vehicles to the recent railways. A howling swamp so remoted and foul that pioneer farmers had recommended it a large omit. An not likely trio certainly. And but those 3 possible unconnected components got here jointly at simply the ideal second in time, to create one of many nice yet little recognized tales of Canada's early years. tough Oiler! is the tale of ways oil used to be came across close to Sarnia, Ontario, 100 and 40 years in the past, and the way the next exploitation of that oil gave delivery to what's arguably the world's most crucial this day. This nice Canadian milestone should be traced again to the summer time of 1858 while James Miller Williams struck oil in Lambton County, in Southwestern Ontario. quickly thereafter Williams dug the 1st advertisement oil good in North the US - if now not the area - and started refining and advertising his product as computer lubricant and lights oil. This trigger a sequence of occasions that led to the institution of an on which our very lifestyles this present day is so seriously established. difficult Oiler! strains those occasions together with the gold rush-like frenzy that observed the in a single day upward push and decline of the frontier city of Oil Springs, and the production of the even more everlasting neighborhood of Petrolia, which nonetheless flashes its Victorian appeal to today. It additionally remembers the unique adventures of Lambton oil drillers as they travelled the globe commencing up oil fields from Java to the Ukraine, and from the US to Venezuela and the center East.

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Download Energy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide to by Roy Nersesian PDF

By Roy Nersesian

A compendium of present wisdom approximately traditional and substitute assets of strength. It clarifies advanced technical concerns, enlivens historical past, and illuminates the coverage dilemmas we are facing this present day. This revised variation comprises new fabric on biofuels, an increased part on sustainability and sustainable strength, and up-to-date figures and tables all through. There also are on-line teacher fabrics for these professors who undertake the ebook for school room use.

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Download Wirtschaft am Rohstofftropf: Der Kampf um die wichtigsten by Günter Pilarsky PDF

By Günter Pilarsky

In seinem Buch zeigt Günter Pilarsky, ein worldwide aktiver Insider und einer der wenigen großen deutschen Minenbetreiber, worum es bei dem Thema Rohstoffsicherung wirklich geht, wie erfolgversprechende Vorgehensweisen aussehen und welche Forderungen an Politik, Interessenverbände und die gesamte Gesellschaft zu stellen sind. Dabei verzichtet er bewusst auf die Betrachtung der fossilen Energieträger, da diese nicht zu seinem Geschäftsfeld gehören und über deren Zukunft schon viele Bücher geschrieben wurden. Auch spezielle Wege der Rohstoffgewinnung, wie die Erschließung von Rohstoffquellen in der Tiefsee oder in den polaren Regionen, die in noch ferner Zukunft liegen, werden in diesem Buch am Rande allenfalls erwähnt. Ergänzt werden die Ausführungen von Statements und Kurzinterviews ausgewählter Experten aus Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft, welche die einzelnen Kapitel fachlich und sachlich vertiefen. Dazu dienen auch Fotos und Informationsgrafiken, die den textual content ergänzen. Günter Pilarsky meint: Wir haben keine Wahl, sondern müssen uns jetzt dem Kampf um Rohstoffe stellen, wenn wir in Zukunft nicht zu den Verlierern gehören wollen.​

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