Originally published in 1982. This book describes a comprehensive and integrated model of the UK energy sector which focuses on decision-making and optimisation rather than on forecasting or simulation. It incorporates the production and investment policy of all the major fuels over a fifty-year horizon and analyses strategy under a variety of different assumptions about costs, demands, technology and future decisions. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of energy problems and policy, including scenarios of rising oil and gas prices, and there are striking calculations of the costs of a non-nuclear plus conservation strategy. Interesting reading for those concerned with energy policy.
Preface 1. UK Energy Sector: Past, Present and Future 2. Survey of Energy Models 3. The Birmingham Energy Model: General Description 4. The Birmingham Energy Model: Mathematical Formulation and Data 5. Base Case Results 6. Base Case Sensitivity Analyses 7. International Trade Policy 8. Conservation 9. Non-nuclear Futures 10. Variable Demand 11. Summary, Updating and Conclusions
Reissuing works originally published between 1964 and 1994, this set of ten volumes is an excellent collection of works on energy – production and consumption, economics and policy, conservation and the crisis. International in scope, the volumes look at household energy conditions, energy in the developing world, political history and various other issues within the world of fuel and power. This set is a resource for environment studies, economics, policy and politics, sociology, geography and other studies considering the use of energy in our world.