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Health and Energy Use

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on health and energy use. Topics discussed include human energy needs, biomass fuels, fossil fuels, hydropower, nuclear power, alternative energy sources, comparing risks, and ... More


The Impact of Energy on Health, Environment, and Sustainable Development: The TANSTAAFL Problem  

George (Rock) Pring, Alexandra Suzann Haas, and Benton Tyler Drinkwine

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The TANSTAAFL principle— ‘There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch’—controls everything on our energy menu. All forms of energy have their negative impacts on sustainable development ... More


Energy Resources Management in Russia: Policy and Law

Irina Krasnova

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the fuel and energy sectors in Russia with emphasis on energy policy and legislation. It examines the traditional hydrocarbons, hydropower, nuclear energy, and alternative ... More


A Smart Energy Policy: An Economist's Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy

James M. Griffin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149852
eISBN:
9780300149869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149852.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap, and secure, goals which often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hardly clean or (in the case of ... More


The Future of an Economy Based on Oil Exploitation: The Mexican Case

José Juan González

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyses Mexico's energy sector from the following perspectives: the importance that the oil industry has had in the Mexican economy since it was nationalised in 1938, taking into ... More


Abu Dhabi’s Climate Change and Sustainability Responses

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines Abu Dhabi’s responses to climate change and environmental sustainability through case studies of major alternative energy and sustainability initiatives, including the Masdar ... More


Qatar’s Climate Change and Sustainability Responses

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines Qatar’s responses to climate change and environmental sustainability through case studies of major alternative energy and sustainability initiatives, including those under the ... More


Introduction: An Overview from 30,000 Feet

James M. Griffin

in A Smart Energy Policy: An Economist's Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149852
eISBN:
9780300149869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149852.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter outlines the best energy policy for balancing the often-competing goals of cheap, clean, and secure energy, and which would use the price system to fundamentally alter consumer behavior, ... More


The Emerging Importance of Linkages

Ester van der Voet and Thomas E. Graedel

in Linkages of Sustainability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013581
eISBN:
9780262258845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013581.003.0025
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the potential constraints for supplying the desired quantity of land, water, energy, and mineral resources. It focuses on the constraints resulting from the linkage of ... More


Integrating Clean Energy Use in National Poverty Reduction Strategies: Opportunities and Challenges in Rwanda’s Girinka Programme

Chika Ezeanya and Abel Kennedy

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The disappearance of Rwanda’s forests and attendant change in climatic conditions prompted the government to explore clean energy alternatives such as biogas. Unlike at any other time in Rwanda’s ... More


Developing a Single Energy Market

Anders Åslund and Simeon Djankov

in Europe's Growth Challenge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499204
eISBN:
9780190499235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499204.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Europe’s security of energy supplies is a major concern. Much of Europe’s energy comes from Russia. Some European countries—such as Finland, Estonia, Bulgaria, and Slovakia—depend nearly 100 percent ... More


Energy Struggles and City Life in Africa

Kabiru K Salami and Adigun A B Agbaje

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Energy struggles are a global phenomenon. In spite of this, its dimension in Africa is more pronounced for various reasons. This chapter presents the dimension of struggles along with relative ... More


The Challenge of Global Climate Change: An Indian Perspective

Shyam Saran

in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092346
eISBN:
9780199082834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092346.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter contextualizes the challenge of climate change, mitigation, and adaptation in the perennial cultural and intellectual traditions of South Asia, according to which human existence is seen ... More


The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is the first full-length biography of the prolific inventor Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922-2012). Ovshinsky’s discoveries led to the creation of many important information and energy technologies, ... More


Climate Change: The Uncertainties, the Certainties, and What They Imply About Action

Thomas C. Schelling

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the following aspects of global warming: the uncertainties, the certainties, the urgencies, and finally, what uncertainties imply about waiting for their resolution before ... More


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