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Global EnergyIssues, Potentials, and Policy Implications$
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Paul Ekins, Mike Bradshaw, and Jim Watson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198719526

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Global Energy

Paul Ekins

Mike Bradshaw

Jim Watson

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the book. It briefly describes the big global energy-related issues that policymakers and societies need to grapple with if they are to give access to the modern energy services that their people both need and want. The issues include the availability and price of fossil fuels and other energy resources, together with the technologies used to deliver them, associated emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the institutions that are required for energy governance and security. Following this brief overview of more general issues, the chapter then briefly describes in turn each chapter’s contribution to the more detailed consideration of these issues.

Keywords:   global energy, issues, policy, governance, technology

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