Energy Demand and Climate Change

Author: Franklin Hadley Cocks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527644598
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This scientifically sound, yet easily readable book provides the fundamentals necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems and provides possible answers based on current technology such as solar, water and geothermal power. Moreover, it introduces the reader to new concepts that are already or may soon be realized, such as nuclear fusion or a hydrogen-based economy. Aimed at a wide readership ranging from educated laypeople and students to practitioners in engineering and environmental science.

Energy and Climate Change

Author: David Coley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119964458
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For more information on this title, including student exercises, please visit , http://www.people.ex.ac.uk/DAColey/ Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future provides an up-to-date introduction to the subject examining the relationship between energy and our global environment. The book covers the fundamentals of the subject, discussing what energy is, why it is important, as well as the detrimental effect on the environment following our use of energy. Energy is placed at the front of a discussion of geo-systems, living systems, technological development and the global environment, enabling the reader to develop a deeper understanding of magnitudes. Learning is re-enforced, and the relevance of the topic broadened, through the use of several conceptual veins running through the book. One of these is an attempt to demonstrate how systems are related to each other through energy and energy flows. Examples being wind-power, and bio-mass which are really solar power via another route; how the energy used to evaporate sea water must be related to the potential for hydropower; and where a volcano’s energy really comes from. With fermi-like problems and student exercises incorporated throughout every chapter, this text provides the perfect companion to the growing number of students taking an interest in the subject.

Mastering Legal Matters How Climate Change and International Environmental Issues Influence the Real Estate Business

Author: David R. Berz
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632811804
Format: PDF
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In today's global economy, it is essential for a corporation to understand the environmental laws of a foreign country in which it is doing business or seeks to do business. Equally important to a corporation is understanding climate change and managing its impacts. For a handy resource that addresses these rapidly evolving issues, turn to Mastering Legal Matters: How Climate Change and International Environmental Issues Influence the Real Estate Business, which contains the following chapters: • International Environmental Issues examines environmental law in the international context, which is important in business transactions as environmental regulation becomes more and more transnational in character. Coverage includes discussions of international controls on wastes, radioactive materials, and chemicals; European Union environmental law and policy; environmental risks associated with investing in Eastern, South Eastern and Central Europe; and environmental issues and laws in China. Practical guidance is also provided to help reduce the risks inherent in foreign real estate and business transactions. • Global Climate Change and Its Impact on Business discusses the legal impacts of climate change on business, including the risks and opportunities, so that corporations can strategically position themselves to best manage the impacts of climate change. Toward this end, the chapter provides an overview of the current state of climate change policy and its impact on business transactions, an analysis and insight into regulatory initiatives to regulate greenhouse gases and corresponding carbon markets, and an analysis of climate change-related litigation. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

International Arbitration in the Energy Sector

Author: Maxi Scherer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192528319
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Disputes in the energy and natural resources sector are at the heart of international arbitration. With more arbitrations arising in the international energy sector than in any other sector, it is not surprising that the highest valued awards in the history of arbitration come from energy-related arbitrations. Energy disputes often involve complex and controversial issues relating to security, sovereignty, and public welfare. International Arbitration in the Energy Sector puts international energy disputes into a global context, providing broad coverage of different forms and systems of dispute resolution across both renewable and non-renewable sectors. With contributions from leading practitioners, arbitrators, academics, and industry experts from across the globe, the eighteen chapters in the book enable readers to compare the approaches to, and learnings from, energy arbitrations across various legal systems and geographic regions. After outlining the international energy arbitration legal framework, the text delves into a detailed analysis of the problems which regularly arise in practice. These include, among other things, commercial disputes in Part I (e.g. over the upstream oil sector and long-term gas supply contracts), investor-state disputes in Part II (e.g. under the Energy Charter Treaty), and public international law disputes in Part III (e.g. concerning international boundaries and the distribution of natural resources). Alongside recent developments in the international energy sector, attention is given to climate and sustainable development disputes, which raise important questions about enforcing sustainability objectives on individuals, corporations, and states. Backed by analyses of arbitral awards, national court and international tribunal decisions, treaties, and other international legal instruments, as well as current events and news in the energy industry, this text offers a unique contribution to international energy literature and provides insightful commentary on the prevalent issues in the field. It is essential reading for any practitioner or researcher in the energy and natural resources sector.

Climate Impacts on Energy Systems

Author: Jane O. Ebinger
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821386980
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"While the energy sector is a primary target of efforts to arrest and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and lower the carbon footprint of development, it is also expected to be increasingly affected by unavoidable climate consequences from the damage already induced in the biosphere. Energy services and resources, as well as seasonal demand, will be increasingly affected by changing trends, increasing variability, greater extremes and large inter-annual variations in climate parameters in some regions. All evidence suggests that adaptation is not an optional add-on but an essential reckoning on par with other business risks. Existing energy infrastructure, new infrastructure and future planning need to consider emerging climate conditions and impacts on design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Integrated risk-based planning processes will be critical to address the climate change impacts and harmonize actions within and across sectors. Also, awareness, knowledge, and capacity impede mainstreaming of climate adaptation into the energy sector. However, the formal knowledge base is still nascent?information needs are complex and to a certain extent regionally and sector specific. This report provides an up-to-date compendium of what is known about weather variability and projected climate trends and their impacts on energy service provision and demand. It discusses emerging practices and tools for managing these impacts and integrating climate considerations into planning processes and operational practices in an environment of uncertainty. It focuses on energy sector adaptation, rather than mitigation which is not discussed in this report. This report draws largely on available scientific and peer-reviewed literature in the public domain and takes the perspective of the developing world to the extent possible."

Climate Change

Author: Joseph Romm
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190250178
Format: PDF, ePub
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Climate change will have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had. The last decade's spate of superstorms, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts has accelerated the public discourse on this topic and lent credence to climatologist Lonnie Thomson's 2010 statement that climate change "represents a clear and present danger to civilization." In June 2015, the Pope declared that action on climate change is a moral issue. This book offers the most up-to-date examination of climate change's foundational science, its implications for our future, and the core clean energy solutions. Alongside detailed but highly accessible descriptions of what is causing climate change, this entry in the What Everyone Needs to Know series answers questions about the practical implications of this growing force on our world: · How will climate change impact you and your family in the coming decades? · What are the future implications for owners of coastal property? · Should you plan on retiring in South Florida or the U.S. Southwest or Southern Europe? · What occupations and fields of study will be most in demand in a globally warmed world? · What impact will climate change have on investments and the global economy? As the world struggles to stem climate change and its effects, everyone will become a part of this story of the century. Here is what you need to know.