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Nuclear Power in Stagnation A Cultural Approach to Failed Expansion

Nuclear Power in Stagnation: A Cultural Approach to Failed Expansion

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Toke, Geoffrey Chun-Fung Chen, Antony Froggatt, Richard Connolly
March 09, 2021

This book studies the extent to which nuclear safety issues have contributed towards the stagnation of nuclear power development around the world, and accounts for differences in safety regulations in different countries. In order to understand why nuclear development has not met widespread ...

Social Movements against Wind Power in Canada and Germany Energy Policy and Contention

Social Movements against Wind Power in Canada and Germany: Energy Policy and Contention

1st Edition

Andrea Bues
July 14, 2020

Taking a comparative case study approach between Canada and Germany, this book investigates the contrasting response of governments to anti-wind movements. Environmental social movements have been critical players for encouraging the shift towards increased use of renewable energy. However, social...

Wind Power and Public Engagement Co-operatives and Community Ownership

Wind Power and Public Engagement: Co-operatives and Community Ownership

1st Edition

Giuseppe Pellegrini-Masini
July 13, 2020

Adopting an interdisciplinary social science approach, this book examines community reactions to wind farms to form a new understanding of what facilitates social acceptance. Based on empirical research, Wind Power and Public Engagement investigates opposition to wind energy and considers the ...

Ethics in Danish Energy Policy

Ethics in Danish Energy Policy

1st Edition

Finn Arler, Mogens Rüdiger, Karl Sperling, Kristian Høyer Toft, Bo Poulsen
April 28, 2020

This book deepens our understanding of ethical drivers in energy policy and contributes to future decision-making on transitions towards a sustainable energy system. During the latest fifty years Western energy politics have been faced with a series of ethical challenges including rapid growth, ...

Mainstreaming Solar Energy in Small, Tropical Islands Cultural and Policy Implications

Mainstreaming Solar Energy in Small, Tropical Islands: Cultural and Policy Implications

1st Edition

Kiron C. Neale
March 25, 2020

This book explores how cultural considerations can improve policymaking to achieve mainstream solar energy in small, tropical islands. Focusing on Trinidad, Barbados and Oʻahu, Kiron C. Neale looks at how culture can affect and be affected by the policies that support the household adoption ...

Appraising the Economics of Smart Meters Costs and Benefits

Appraising the Economics of Smart Meters: Costs and Benefits

1st Edition

Jacopo Torriti
March 18, 2020

This book focuses on the economics of smart meters and is one of the first to present comprehensive evidence on the impacts, cost-benefits and risks associated with smart metering. Throughout this volume, Jacopo Torriti integrates his findings from institutional cost-benefit analyses and smart ...

Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries Policies and Programmes

Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries: Policies and Programmes

1st Edition

Suzana Tavares da Silva, Gabriela Prata Dias
February 18, 2020

This book presents a comparative analysis of energy efficiency policies in developing countries. Although there is a vast amount of literature available about renewable energy policy and implementation in the developing world, energy efficiency tends to lack attention. This book fills this lacuna ...

Energy Policies and Climate Change in China Actors, Implementation, and Future Prospects

Energy Policies and Climate Change in China: Actors, Implementation, and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Han Lin
August 21, 2019

In the face of growing environmental challenges, including climate change and energy security, countries across the globe are developing new policies and programs to address these challenges, and China is no exception. This book analyses China’s two most significant climate-related energy policies,...

Energy Security and Cooperation in Eurasia Power, profits and politics

Energy Security and Cooperation in Eurasia: Power, profits and politics

1st Edition

Ekaterina Svyatets
April 15, 2019

Why are bilateral relations, especially in the area of energy security, so different in the cases of U.S.-Russia, U.S.-Azerbaijan, and Russia-Germany energy deals? Why do some states find common ground despite differences, while others, with all the seemingly favourable conditions, are sinking into...

Business Battles in the US Energy Sector Lessons for a Clean Energy Transition

Business Battles in the US Energy Sector: Lessons for a Clean Energy Transition

1st Edition

Christian Downie
February 05, 2019

This book is ground breaking in its study of business actors in climate and energy politics. While various studies have demonstrated the influence of business actors across multiple policy domains, this is the first to examine the behaviour of business actors in energy centric industries in ...

Governing Shale Gas Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe

Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe

1st Edition

John Whitton, Matthew Cotton, Ioan M. Charnley-Parry, Kathy Brasier
August 02, 2018

Shale energy development is an issue of global importance. The number of reserves globally, and their potential economic return, have increased dramatically in the past decade. Questions abound, however, about the appropriate governance systems to manage the risks of unconventional oil and gas ...

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity

1st Edition

Jun Rentschler
April 10, 2018

Countries around the world are spending up to $500 billion per year on subsidising fossil fuel consumption. By some estimates, the G20 countries alone are spending around another $450 billion on subsidising fossil fuel production. In addition, the indirect social welfare costs of these subsidies ...

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