Energy and Environment is an interdisciplinary journal aimed at natural scientists, technologists and the international social science and policy communities covering the direct and indirect environmental impacts of energy acquisition, transport, production and use. A major aim of Energy and Environment is to act as a forum for constructive and professional debate between scientists and technologists, social scientists and economists from academia, government and the energy industries on energy and environment issues in both a national and international context. It is also the aim to include the informed and environmentally concerned public and their organisations in the debate. Particular attention is given to ways of resolving conflict in the energy and environment field.
by Colin J. Campbell
Dr Campbell is renowned for the book he published eight years ago, The Coming Oil Crisis. That analysis has been proved right! Now the crisis has come, so we have Oil Crisis. Dr Campbell outlines our grim future unless new policies to face reality can be put in place.
by Ian Lerche & Sheila Noeth
There is an oil industry adage that exploration for hydrocarbons always loses money, while production of hydrocarbons always makes money. To what extent that statement is true, is at the heart of this work. This Compendium recognises the complexity of petroleum production economic risk problems, and offers itself as both an introduction and a foundation for further thought and research.
by Marian Radetzki
This book challenges the common belief that economic growth constitutes an insurmountable threat to the environment. The author explores the reasons for this counter-intuitive finding, and concludes that: expanding economic activity has provided increasing scope to fashion environmental conditions to human needs; human inventiveness and flexible behaviour has avoided or disarmed the environmental problems and constraints arising in the course of economic growth; there is no compelling reason why continued economic growth should not be compatible with improving environmental standard.
by Colin J. Campbell
Campbell's work reviews the geological origins of oil and gas, and the history and current status of this key industry. It assesses how much oil and gas has been produced; what remains in known fields; and what is yet-to-find, explaining how to properly interpret published numbers, many of which are spurious or distorted by vested interests.
by C. J. Campbell
Oil and Gas are finite fossil fuels from the geological past that are inevitably subject to depletion. Eventually we must run out, but what matters more is the inevitable peak of production when growth gives way to decline. The wider implications of this historic discontinuity are colossal.
Edited by Lutz Mez
This book focuses on one of the core topics of European Union energy policy: the increase and support of renewable sources for electricity production. It looks at the practicalities that are being addressed as renewable energy does indeed become a significant part of the energy supply mix: renewables are now the third largest contributor to global electricity production.
Ian Lerche and James. A. MacKay
The main thrust of the book is concerned with problems of flow and retainable reservoir amounts including leakage and production factors, of financial, exploration and risk factors, of gas and oil differences, and of the need to determine how many Monte Carlo calculations to perform.
Elke Loeffler, Dominik Sobczak and Frankie Hine-Hughes
This monograph gives an overview of the privatisation process in services of general interest in Europe and its outcomes, elaborating in particular on its consequences for the European social model.
Energy Exploration and Exploitation is a research journal focused on the economics and management of the energy exploration and production enterprise. Included in its energy scope are oil, gas, coal, uranium, geothermal and other forms of energy derived from the earth.
Increasing activities are expected to be carried out in the oceans in future to meet ever growing requirements of fisheries, fresh water, electric power, communication, mineral extraction and additional space for habitation. The Journal will provide visibility to quality works done in the above areas, and also in many more allied topics.
Edited by John Twidell and Gaetano Gaudiosi
This is the most authoritative single volume on offshore wind power yet published. The range of issues covered by the book include: wind as a resource; wind power generation; connection to the grid; the marine environment and engineering issues particular to it.
by Sander Mertens
This book describes the wind resources in the built environment that can be converted into energy by a wind turbine. It especially deals with the integration of a wind turbine and a building in such a way that the building concentrates the available wind energy for the wind turbine. The three different ways to concentrate wind power are examined: wind turbines on the roof or at the sides of a building; wind turbines between two airfoil shaped buildings; wind turbines in ducts through buildings.
by William Kininmonth
This book demonstrates that the simple model of the climate system represented by the IPCC is inadequate as a foundation for future planning. The climate change theory emphasises an expected change in magnitude of radiation processes as an outcome of changing concentrations of anthropogenic greenhouse gases and leads to flawed conclusions.
by Peter R. Odell
Global energy demand has grown only slowly since the mid-1970s. This is predicated to continue, even without actions to limit/reduce CO2 emissions. Nevertheless, increasing energy use is required to eliminate energy poverty, not only for the 2 to 3 billion of the world's present population which suffer from the condition, but also for the net additional 3 billion inhabitants of planet earth by 2050. Sustainability for a more populous 21st century world depends on this development.
Edited by Tor Ragnar Gerholm
The Kyoto Convention recommends reductions in emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, to mitigate the rate of climate change. Lively debate has taken place in many countries, not least over the political and economic implications.
by Hans Labohm, Simon Rozendaal & Dick Thoenes
If the science is flawed, plainly the policies are too. Worldwide, billions of public money will be mis-spent, unnecessary costs placed on existing industry, new industrial development hampered. Together, these three authors are well-placed to point up the weaknesses in the scientific argument that global warming is a man-made phenomenon, and are able to analyse that murky place where the needs for recognition, research grants and votes all come together.
by Lars Bergman and Marian Radetzki
This monograph sets out to describe the evolution of international climate policy since Kyoto, and to analyse the likely consequences of implementing the policies on nations and markets. As an example, impacts on the electricity market in Sweden are considered in some detail.
In this book, the authors examine the impact of projected climate change on future food production and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), to 2100. According to some accounts, climate change could be a devastating prospect for the indigenous peasantry of South America, and for LAC prospects as a food exporting region. However, temperate areas like the Southern Cone and parts of the Andean Highlands might actually benefit from some increase in temperature and the projected rise in precipitation. Demographic and economic drivers might themselves mitigate some of the potential effects of climate change, by reducing the size of the subsistence peasantry and generally improving access to food. And much improvement could be achieved through progress in agricultural technology, even if it progresses at rates lower than the historical record. Agricultural production and access to food may be further improved by measures creating better institutional and regulatory frameworks in the region and by more appropriate policies towards agriculture. However, the authors point out that governance in South America will have to mature before effective policy based responses to climate change can be expected.
Having been in continuous publication since 1977, Wind Engineering is the oldest and most authoritative English language journal devoted entirely to the technology of wind energy. Papers are published in Wind Engineering on: the aerodynamics of rotors and blades; machine subsystems and components; design; test programmes; power generation and transmission; measuring and recording techniques; installations and applications; and economic, environmental and legal aspects.
Wind Engineering Abstracts offers several hundred summaries in each volume of significant contributions to the advancement of wind energy, drawn from a wide range of journals, government agency reports, and conference proceedings.
For many years the shock of Chernobyl took nuclear power off the agenda in most countries. Intense public relations activities by the industry, increasing evidence of climate change and failures to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have brought nuclear power issues back to the forefront of policy discussion in the nuclear renaissance countries. But some countries are just not prepared to go in that direction and, indeed, are still divesting themselves of their nuclear legacy, the nuclear phase-out countries. And how are nuclear issues being approached in the industrializing countries? An in-depth country-by-country analysis is presented within this framework.
by Vladislav Akhmatov
This book is concerned with understanding and modelling grid-connection and fault ride-through capability in the context of electricity generated from wind turbines. It is very timely due to the rapid incorporation of wind power into power systems across the globe; meeting the challenge of maintaining reliable operation of those systems while using a new electricity source, is essential.
by Professor Ian Lerche
This book looks at how modern developments have enhanced the utility of basin analysis in hydrocarbon exploration.
by Professor Peter Odell
Vol 1: Oil and gas are the drivers of modern economies and issues relating to them impinge importantly on national and international politics. This first of two volumes of Odell's collected papers and essays charts the sequence of significant developments, over the past 40 years, of this most international of industries.
Vol 2: Now comes Volume 2 on Europe's Entanglement with the issues of international oil and gas. This volume looks at the astonishing story of a succession of fundamental changes in the European energy economy during the last 40 or 50 years.
by Dr Vincent Gray
Dr Gray's stimulating monograph sets out to challenge the consensus over global warming. As the title suggests, his particular target is the 2001 reports of IPCC Working Groups I, II, and III. Dr Gray argues that while the IPCC has provided a wealth of scientific information on climate, it has not convincingly made its case that increases in carbon dioxide levels are occurring and that increase will have harmful effects.
by John H. Hartig
This book focuses on the use, abuse and restoration of rivers that have been heavily polluted by petrochemicals. As examples, the author chooses four North American rivers - the Buffalo River, Cuyahoga River, Rouge River and the Chicago River - which were so polluted that at times they actually did catch fire: burning rivers.