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The Green Energy Boom: A Global Quest for Money, Power and Energy

The Green Energy Boom: A Global Quest for Money, Power and Energy

Author: Jean Missinhoun

Publisher: Jean Missinhoun

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

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In the 20th century, we built our daily existence around the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Our use of oil has given us more jobs, leisure time, cheaper goods, and affordable travel – just to name a few benefits. Oil has made our lives richer and more efficient. But it came at a cost. The latest catastrophe? COVID-19. Jean Missinhoun is a hedge fund investor based in London who focuses on oil and energy investments. Up until the COVID-19 crisis, Missinhoun focused on dealings with Brent crude oil, as well as options and futures. But as the pandemic continued to expand, he realized the world has two choices: continue down the destructive path of fossil fuels or make the transition to green energy. Our exploration of renewable energy has the same potential to be just as fruitful as oil was a century ago, if not more so. And with the help of artificial intelligence, who knows what new materials or inventions we’ll make next as we embark on the 21st century. The trillion dollar question is: who will be the next Rockefeller?

EU Leadership in Energy and Environmental Governance

EU Leadership in Energy and Environmental Governance

Author: Jakub M. Godzimirski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137502766

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This edited collection focuses on the impact of the changing global distribution of power on the EU's energy policy and ability to project its approach to energy-related issues abroad. It maps the EU's changing position on global energy, the impact of various factors on its energy policy, and its relations with Russia, China, the USA and Brazil.

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

Author: Kathleen Araújo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199362578

Category: Science

Page: 400

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The world is at a pivotal crossroad in energy choices. There is a strong sense that our use of energy must be more sustainable. Moreover, many also broadly agree that a way must be found to rely increasingly on lower carbon energy sources. However, no single or clear solution exists on the means to carry out such a shift at either a national or international level. Traditional energy planning (when done) has revolved around limited cost projections that often fail to take longer term evidence and interactions of a wider set of factors into account. The good news is that evidence does exist on such change in case studies of different nations shifting toward low-carbon energy approaches. In fact, such shifts can occur quite quickly at times, alongside industrial and societal advance, innovation, and policy learning. These types of insights will be important for informing energy debates and decision-making going forward. Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation takes an in-depth look at four energy transitions that have occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973: Brazilian biofuels, Danish wind power, French nuclear power, and Icelandic geothermal energy. With these cases, Dr. Araújo argues that significant nationwide shifts to low-carbon energy can occur in under fifteen years, and that technological complexity is not necessarily a major impediment to such shifts. Dr. Araújo draws on more than five years of research, and interviews with over 120 different scientists, government workers, academics, and members of civil society in completing this study. Low Carbon Energy Transitions is written for for professionals in energy, the environment and policy as well as for students and citizens who are interested in critical decisions about energy sustainability. Technology briefings are provided for each of the major technologies in this book, so that scientific and non-scientific readers can engage in more even discussions about the choices that are involved.

Hydrogen is the New Oil

Hydrogen is the New Oil

Author: Thierry LEPERCQ

Publisher: Cherche Midi

ISBN: 9782749158907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 135

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There will be no energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies, but a clean break, a Big Bang! Clean, almost infinite, universally available energy from the sun, wind and water? And easy to transport over long distances and to store for months? And so cheap that it could match the price of an oil barrel as early as 2020? In barely a decade, 7 global energy battles have shaped up: shale oil and gas and the reversal of peak oil, super competitive solar and wind power, cheap batteries and the electrification of transport, the digitalization of power grids, the descent of energy companies into stranded assets, the geopolitical emergence of China and, most important of all, spiraling climate change. These battles are now converging into a historic convulsion, abruptly opening the gates of renewable hydrogen and sealing the inexorable decline of the world of fossil fuels. The time has come for a new, zero-carbon energy world order!

Popular Science

Popular Science

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Page: 186

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Making a World of Difference

Making a World of Difference

Author: National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309312653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 63

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Fifty years ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) was founded by the stroke of a pen when the National Academy of Sciences Council approved the NAE's articles of organization. Making a World of Difference commemorates the NAE anniversary with a collection of essays that highlight the prodigious changes in people's lives that have been created by engineering over the past half century and consider how the future will be similarly shaped. Over the past 50 years, engineering has transformed our lives literally every day, and it will continue to do so going forward, utilizing new capabilities, creating new applications, and providing ever-expanding services to people. The essays of Making a World of Difference discuss the seamless integration of engineering into both our society and our daily lives, and present a vision of what engineering may deliver in the next half century.

Spaceship in the Desert

Spaceship in the Desert

Author: Gökçe Günel

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478002406

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In 2006 Abu Dhabi launched an ambitious project to construct the world’s first zero-carbon city: Masdar City. In Spaceship in the Desert Gökçe Günel examines the development and construction of Masdar City's renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures, providing an illuminating portrait of an international group of engineers, designers, and students who attempted to build a post-oil future in Abu Dhabi. While many of Masdar's initiatives—such as developing a new energy currency and a driverless rapid transit network—have stalled or not met expectations, Günel analyzes how these initiatives contributed to rendering the future a thinly disguised version of the fossil-fueled present. Spaceship in the Desert tells the story of Masdar, at once a “utopia” sponsored by the Emirati government, and a well-resourced company involving different actors who participated in the project, each with their own agendas and desires.

Energy, Capitalism and World Order

Energy, Capitalism and World Order

Author: Jesse Salah Ovadia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137539151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

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This original, timely and innovative collection is the first to offer critical IPE perspectives on the interconnections between energy, capitalism and the future of world order. The authors discuss the importance of energy for our understanding of the global political economy, climate change and key new developments like 'fracking'.

America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

Author: Rework America

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393285147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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It is time for a new conversation. Amid the biggest economic transformation in a century, the challenge of our time is to make sure that all Americans benefit from the wave of digital revolutions around the world that have permeated and upended modern life. Yet today's economic arguments seem stuck. We need a new vision of a hopeful future and a new action agenda. So many Americans are uncertain about the future. How can there be so many paths to opportunity with so few people traveling them? As a nation, we have to understand what is required to help Americans succeed now, and how to prepare our country for what comes next. We have been here before. A hundred years ago, America experienced the greatest economic transformation and technological revolution in its history. The transformation of the past twenty years—as the world has moved through the information era into the digital age—has turned our life and work upside down once again. It is a time of tremendous change but also of tremendous possibility. Rework America is a group of American leaders who know from experience the challenges we face—and the potential solutions. In America's Moment they suggest a practical agenda for an exciting future. It is illustrated by people who are already showing the way and includes actions Americans can take today in their own communities: preparing people to succeed, using the reach of the Internet and data to innovate jobs and to reach new markets all over the world, using technology to match employers and workers, and transitioning to a "no-collar" working world— neither blue collar nor white collar. Set against the history of how Americans succeeded once before in remaking their country, America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

Sustainable Resource Development

Sustainable Resource Development

Author: Gary M. Zatzman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118568811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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"True sustainability" is the line of engineering research and practice that is giving rise to a series of Scrivener textbooks, such as Khan & Islam's best-selling The Greening of Petroleum Operations. Making explicit reference to his own recently-published book in this series, Sustainable Energy Pricing, as the companion volume of this book, the author applies the principles of true economic sustainability developed there to re-examine actual engineering practices in fossil fuel and as well as alternative-energy (such as wind and tidal power) exploration and development.