Originally published in 1994, this book contains the edited papers of the workshop of the Energy and Environmental Programme at the Royal Institute of Interantional Affairs which examined the interaction between environmental legislation and the energy indusutries. It examines past experience; the nature of the challenges to the industries; actual industrial responses and what implications this might have framing legislation. The international contributors represent a range of perspectives.
Part 1: The Challenge of Sustainable Development 1. Introductory Address: Concepts and Dilemmas of Sustainable Development Crispin Tickell 2. Economic Stagnation and Sustainable Development Marcello Colitti Part 2: The Context and Constraints 3. Environmental Challenges to the Energy Industries Lars J. Nilsson and Thomas B. Johansson 4. Economic Impacts of Environmental Law: The US Experience and Its International Relevance Valerie M. Fogleman 5. The Impact of Environmental Policy on Trade Vincent Cable Part 3: Energy Industry Experience and Perspectives 6. Impacts on European Oil and Gas Industries Clement B. Malin 7. Sustainable Coal Use: The Role of Technology Anthony Baker and John C. Whitehead 8. The Pros and Cons of Learning by Doing: The California Utilities' Experience in Energy Efficiency and Renewables Fereidoon Sioshansi Part 4: Opportunities and Strategies 9. The Economics of Energy Savings: CO₂Emissions, Energy Consumption and Competitiveness of Industry in France Françoise Garcia 10. Sustainable Energy Policies: Political Engineering of a Long Lasting Consensus Ernst von Weizsäcker 11. The Restructuring of the Electric Utility: Technology Forces, R & D and Sustainability Carl Weinberg 12. Development and Transfer of Sustainable Energy Technologies: Opportunities and Impediments Katsuo Seiki
In view of the recent decline of the quality of various domestic energy and natural resources and the uncertain nature of the availability of foreign supplies it is becoming increasingly important for many countries to be able to forecast more reliably the demand for energy and resources. Many of the volumes in this set, originally published between 1936 and 1995, provide models with which to measure the impact of policy decisions and technological change. Others analyze and discuss many of the issues which have enduring relevance: ailing global coal mining industries, the advent of new energy forms, increased competition from cheaper sources, strict pollution legislation and the impact that all of these issues have on productivity and employment.