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Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles

by Jean-François Lefebvre, Nicole Moreau & Jonathan Théorêt Éditions MultiMondes (June 03, 2013)

If the future of humanity depends on the massive development of renewable energies combined with drastic reductions in energy waste, many obstacles stand in the way.


Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!

by Mark T. Jewell, Rachel A. Christenson & Michael Bannett Energy Efficiency Funding Group (September 01, 2014)

--#8 on The Wall Street Journal Best-Seller list for business hardback -- Given the abundance of commercially available energy-saving technologies, talented technologists to apply them, and even generous rebates...


Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth

by Gar Smith, Jerry Mander & Ernest Callenbach Chelsea Green Publishing (October 25, 2012)

Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three...


Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout

by Bob Cavnar Chelsea Green Publishing (October 22, 2010)

Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast. Cavnar uses...


Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

by Øystein Tunsjø Columbia University Press (October 29, 2013)

China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies for managing the international petroleum market, maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker...


Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf: Framing U.S. Energy and Security Policies for the Gulf of Guinea

by James J. F. Forest & Matthew V. Sousa Lexington Books (March 07, 2006)

Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf promises to inform a lively debate over the future of U.S. foreign policies toward Africa. This coherent, integrated debate will engage policymakers and the academic community...


Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent Countries

by Sadika Hameed & Kathryn Mixon Center for Strategic & International Studies (July 03, 2013)

The CSIS Working Group on Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent States identifies tools available to the international business community and the U.S. government to assist these...


Restoring U.S. Leadership in Nuclear Energy: A National Security Imperative

by The Csis Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States Center for Strategic & International Studies (July 03, 2013)

America’s nuclear energy industry is in decline. Low natural gas prices, financing hurdles, failure to find a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste, reactions to the Fukushima accident in Japan,...


Who Turned Out the Lights?

by Scott Bittle & Jean Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 27, 2009)

Who Turned Out the Lights? is an entertaining and nonpartisan guide to the current U.S. energy crisis from Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, coauthors of the breakout bestseller Where Does the Money Go? At once...


Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry

by Marius S. Vassiliou Scarecrow Press (March 02, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through...


Anointed with Oil

by Darren Dochuk Basic Books (June 03, 2019)

A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes

Anointed with Oil places...


Power Trip

by Michael E. Webber Basic Books (May 06, 2019)

A global tour of energy--the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat.

Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip,...


Chernobyl

by Serhii Plokhy Basic Books (May 14, 2018)

A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal...


Energy

by Vaclav Smil Oneworld Publications (January 05, 2017)

With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil...


Oil

by Vaclav Smil Oneworld Publications (November 02, 2017)

World acclaimed scientist Vaclav Smil reveals everything there is to know about nature's most sought-after resource

Oil is the lifeblood of the modern world. Without it, there would be no planes, no plastic,...


A Question of Power

by Robert Bryce Public Affairs (March 10, 2020)

In the ancient world it was guns, germs, and steel that determined the fates of people and nations; now, more than ever, it is electricity.Global demand for power is doubling every two decades, but electricity...


Energy

by Richard Rhodes & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (May 29, 2018)

A “meticulously researched” (The New York Times Book Review) examination of energy transitions over time and an exploration of the current challenges presented by global warming, a surging world population,...


Superpower

by Russell Gold & Michael David Axtell Simon & Schuster Audio (June 25, 2019)

In the ever more urgent quest for sources of renewable energy, meet the man boldly harnessing the natural forces that could power America’s future.

The United States is in the midst of an energy transition....


The Teapot Dome Scandal

by Laton Mccartney & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (February 05, 2008)

The Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s was all about oil—hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of petroleum. When the scandal finally broke, the consequences were tremendous. President Harding’s legacy...


The Power Brokers

by Jeremiah D. Lambert & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (September 04, 2015)

For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service...


In Deep Water

by Peter Lehner, Tom Weiner & Bob Deans Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2010)

Deepwater Horizon was supposed to be the cutting edge of energy exploration: drilling five thousand feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, the $560 million rig would be indispensable in helping to solve...


AC/DC

by Tom McNichol & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2008)

Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD, the first and nastiest standards war was fought between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

AC/DC tells...


Power Trip

by Michael E. Webber & L. J. Ganser Basic Books (May 07, 2019)

A global tour of energy--the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat.

Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip,...


A Question of Power

by Robert Bryce PublicAffairs (March 03, 2020)

Current has become currency. This is the story of electricity-the commodity that determines which nations rise and which fall or remain mired in poverty, and powers us physically and politically.

If, in the ancient...


Oil, Power, and War

by Matthieu Auzanneau & Richard Heinberg Chelsea Green Publishing (November 06, 2018)

In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances...


Anointed with Oil

by Darren Dochuk Basic Books (May 14, 2019)

A prize-winning historian offers a major new history of the United States, placing faith and oil at the center of America's rise to global power

Anointed with Oil is a groundbreaking new history of the United...


OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2018

by Collectif Oecd (February 23, 2018)

This report is concerned with policies that directly support the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD countries and in a selection of partner economies. It provides a useful complement to the online...


Clean Tech Nation

by Ron Pernick & Clint Wilder Harper Business (September 04, 2012)

From Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, the authors of Clean Tech Revolution, comes the next definitive book on the Clean Tech industry. In Clean Tech Nation, they shine a light on the leaders at the forefront of...


Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry

by Marius S. Vassiliou Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 15, 2018)

The petroleum industry is unique: it is an industry without which modern civilization would collapse. Despite the advances in alternative energy, petroleum’s role is still central. Petroleum still drives economics,...


Projected Costs of Generating Electricity 2010

by Collective Oecd (March 24, 2010)

This joint IEA/NEA report on electricity generating costs presents the latest data available for a wide variety of fuels and technologies, including coal and gas (with and without carbon capture), nuclear, hydro,...


The Paralysis in Energy Decision Making

by Malcolm Grimston Whittles Publishing (September 09, 2016)

This analysis of decision-making in the energy field, especially electricity in the UK and Western Europe, provides a critique of the various claims that are made for different ways of approaching the critical...


Pipe Dreams

by Erin Banco Columbia Global Reports (January 29, 2018)

"A fascinating and revealing dive into the murky world of oil contracts that shape power and politics in Iraq." -- Loveday Morris, The Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief

Iraq sits on top of more than 140...


THE DIGITAL UTILITY

by Wayne Pales Grammar Factory Pty. Ltd. (February 12, 2018)

As an executive of an electric utility, have you wondered how you will navigate increasing regulatory uncertainty, appeal to disheartened consumers, and balance short-term returns with long-term sustainability?...


The Economy of Ireland

by John W. O'Hagan & Carol Newman Gill Books (August 22, 2014)

An essential book for students of economics as well as economists and policymakers.

The twelfth edition of this enduring and popular book surveys all major changes in the Irish economy in the past fifteen years,...


Energy Transformation

by Claude Turmes Biteback Publishing (July 13, 2017)

The European Union has powerful resources at its disposal to tackle global warming; together, the countries of the EU are global leaders in the use of renewables. Why, then, has there been such slow progress...


The Depths of Russia

by Douglas Rogers Cornell University Press (October 27, 2015)

Russia is among the world's leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet's eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly transformed by the oil industry. In The Depths of...


Subterranean Estates

by Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason & Michael Watts Cornell University Press (May 26, 2015)

“Oil is a fairy tale, and, like every fairy tale, is a bit of a lie.”—Ryzard Kapuscinski, Shah of Shahs

The scale and reach of the global oil and gas industry, valued at several trillions of dollars, is...


New Energy, New Geopolitics

by Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed & Molly A. Walton Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 15, 2015)

This report evaluates the energy and geopolitical shifts that have arisen from the production of shale gas and light tight oil in the United States. It begins by assessing how much the unconventional energy...


Delivering the Goods

by Frank A. Verrastro, Michelle Melton, Sarah O. Ladislaw & Lisa Hyland Center for Strategic & International Studies (February 19, 2015)

The North American energy landscape has shifted in significant ways. New development of abundant tight oil and unconventional natural gas resources creates an historic opportunity to enhance economic growth...


A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

by Kelsey Hartigan, Corey Hinderstein, Andrew Newman & Sharon Squassoni Center for Strategic & International Studies (February 23, 2015)

The Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Center for Strategic and International Studies joined to launch the New Approaches to the Fuel Cycle project. This project sought to build consensus on common goals, address...


Remaking American Power

by John Larsen, Sarah O. Ladislaw & Whitney Ketchum Center for Strategic & International Studies (November 17, 2014)

This study seeks to help inform federal and state policymakers, energy producers, investors, and consumers about the potential energy market impacts of state and federal policy decisions associated with the...


New Energy, New Geopolitics

by Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed & Molly A. Walton Center for Strategic & International Studies (July 03, 2014)

The second background report in the New Energy, New Geopolitics series, this report evaluates the geopolitical and national security impacts of the dramatic increase in the production of shale gas and light...


The Eskimo and The Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future

by Bob Reiss Business Plus (May 15, 2012)

The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence...


Shifting Political Economy of Russian Oil and Gas

by Tatiana Mitrova Center for Strategic & International Studies (April 11, 2016)

Russia is one of the world’s largest hydrocarbon resource holders, producers, and exporters, but it is undergoing an uncertain economic and energy transition. An economic slowdown, the dual shocks of a sharp...


Africa's New Energy Producers

by Jennifer G. Cooke & David L. Goldwyn Center for Strategic & International Studies (February 05, 2015)

Sub-Saharan Africa is on the verge of an energy boom. New discoveries off the East and West coasts have raised hopes of significant revenues that can accelerate poverty reduction and enhance Africa’s status...


New Energy, New Geopolitics

by Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed & Molly A. Walton Center for Strategic & International Studies (July 01, 2014)

The third background report in the New Energy, New Geopolitics series, this report examines the dramatic increase in the production of shale gas and light tight oil in the United States and suggests possible...


New Energy, New Geopolitics

by Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed & Molly A. Walton Center for Strategic & International Studies (June 16, 2014)

This report evaluates the energy impacts of the dramatic increase in the production of shale gas and light tight oil in the United States. It examines how the unconventional energy trend has already impacted...


Recapturing U.S. Leadership in Uranium Enrichment

by George David Banks & Michael WALLACE Center for Strategic & International Studies (December 19, 2013)

The United States is at risk of finding its nuclear weapons capabilities severely weakened by the absence of an available capability to enrich uranium. International legal obligations prohibit the United States...


Renewable Electricity Generation: Economic Analysis and Outlook

by Benjamin Zycher AEI Press (November 16, 2011)

This volume examines the outlook for renewable energy in electricity generation-particularly wind and solar power-as a substitute for conventional fuels such as coal and natural gas. Economist Benjamin Zycher...


How Fast Is the Speed of Light? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s break down physics into interesting bits and pieces so that kids would be encouraged to actually like the subject. The way to do that would be to use handpicked information and partner them with wonderful...