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Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications

Paul Ekins, Mike Bradshaw, and Jim Watson


The major purpose of this book is to lay out the broad landscape of global energy issues and how they might develop in coming decades. While there are considerable uncertainties in respect of some of these issues, many of the defining characteristics of the landscape are clear, and the energy policies of all countries will need to be broadly consistent with these if they are to be feasible and achieve their objectives. The book has three Parts. Part I outlines the essential trends and driving forces of global energy supply and demand, and atmospheric emissions, setting out the main dimensions ... More

Keywords: global energy, environmental impacts, policy, governance, technology, scenario futures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719526
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Ekins, editor
Deputy Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and Director and Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London

Mike Bradshaw, editor
Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

Jim Watson, editor
Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre

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Paul Ekins, Mike Bradshaw, and Jim Watson

Part I Global Energy: Context And Implications

2 Energy systems and innovation

Jim Watson, Xinxin Wang, and Florian Kern

3 Deepening globalization

Gavin Bridge and Michael Bradshaw

6 Energy production and ecosystem services

Robert Holland, Kate Scott, Tina Blaber-Wegg, Nicola Beaumont, Eleni Papathanasopoulou, and Pete Smith

7 Technical, economic, social, and cultural perspectives on energy demand

Charlie Wilson, Kathryn B. Janda, Françoise Bartiaux, and Mithra Moezzi

Part II Global Energy: Options and Choices

9 Improving efficiency in buildings

Kathryn B. Janda, Charlie Wilson, Mithra Moezzi, and Françoise Bartiaux

10 Challenges and options for sustainable travel

Hannah Daly, Paul E. Dodds, and Will McDowall

11 Shipping and aviation

Antony Evans and Tristan Smith

12 Carbon capture and storage

Jim Watson and Cameron Jones

13 Fossil fuels

Michael Bradshaw, Antony Froggatt, Christophe McGlade, and Jamie Speirs

14 Unconventional fossil fuels and technological change

Michael Bradshaw, Murtala Chindo, Joseph Dutton, and Kärg Kama

15 The geopolitical economy of a globalizing gas market

Michael Bradshaw, Joseph Dutton, and Gavin Bridge

16 Nuclear power after Fukushima

Markku Lehtonen and Mari Martiskainen

17 Bioenergy resources

Raphael Slade and Ausilio Bauen

18 Solar energy

Chiara Candelise

19 Water

Laura Finlay, Henry Jeffrey, Andy MacGillivray, and George Aggidis

20 Global wind power developments and prospects

Will McDowall and Andrew ZP Smith

22 Metals for the low-carbon energy system

Jamie Speirs and Katy Roelich

Part III Global Energy Futures

24 Global scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Christophe McGlade, Olivier Dessens, Gabrial Anandarajah, and Paul Ekins

25 Energy and ecosystem service impacts

Paul Ekins, Mike Bradshaw, and Jim Watson