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Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

From the mid-1980s, private ownership and foreign investment began to be touted as solutions to many problems of the Third World. Starved of capital for projects they wanted, many officials in ... More


 Paiton's Power: A New Contender

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

With US government help, the second contender for Paiton I would strike a deal that promised huge profits and few risks. Lacking the kind of technological edge that protected ITT, investors would ... More


 Paiton's Power: The Cost of Poor Preparation

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

With slow growth in home electricity markets, cheap money, and a go-go atmosphere, foreign investors responded eagerly to the new call of emerging markets. Assurances of property rights added to ... More


Technological Innovation and the Reform of the Chinese Electric Power System

Wang Mingyuan and Gao Lailong

in Innovation in Energy Law and Technology: Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198822080
eISBN:
9780191861161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822080.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Along with China’s economic and social development and scientific and technological progress, the innovative development of electric power technologies has effectively promoted the rapid development ... More


The Changing Village

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the changes in Rampura after 1948. Among the several technological changes which had occurred between 1948 and 1952 was the availability of electric power. There was also ... More


Incentive Regulationin Theory and PracticeElectricity Distribution and Transmission Networks

Nancy L. Rose

in Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138022
eISBN:
9780226138169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138169.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Public utility network industries historically evolved as either state-owned or private regulated vertically integrated monopolies. Many countries have privatized and restructured these sectors. ... More


Nuclear Decision

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the partnership between the Kaminoseki municipality and Chugoku Electric Power Company. Chugoku Electric's involvement with the town began when mayor Kanō Shin was asked about ... More


The Agency of Assemblages and the North American Blackout

Jane Bennett

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that one of the consequences of globalization has been the expansion of the categories with whose help we situate (human) agency. References to ... More


Origins of a Grid, Part 1

Stephen Doheny-Farina

in The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the importance of electricity and the origin of grids. It explains that while the expanding patchwork of grids fueled the development of cities, these grids eventually broke ... More


Communication and Electric Utilities

Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode

in Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226633114
eISBN:
9780226633251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter details Gallman’s estimation of the current value and constant (1860) value capital stock on a decadal basis from 1840 to 1900 for Communication and Electric Utilities. These include ... More


Japan: Paragon of Energy Efficiency, Green Growth Laggard

Brian Woodall

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Despite compelling reasons to do so, Japanese policymakers have been reluctant to fully buy into a “green growth” strategy. One might have expected that the triple disasters of March 2011 – ... More


Local Energy and the Public Sector

David J. Hess

in Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012645
eISBN:
9780262255486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines localism in the context of municipal, regional, or state government ownership. It analyzes three cases of local ownership in the electric power industry and identifies the ... More


Energy Industry Research and the Politics of Doubt

Rachel Emma Rothschild

in Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634715
eISBN:
9780226634852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634852.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1973, American scientist Gene Likens discovered that acid rain was also occurring in the United States, putting greater pressure on developed countries to reduce fossil fuel emissions. The ... More


The Challenges of Rural Electrification in Canada

Alastair Lucas

in Energy Justice and Energy Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198860754
eISBN:
9780191892899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860754.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

There have been significant energy justice issues in the development of Canadian rural electrification (RE), particularly in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and the Yukon territory. In an ... More


Misadventures in Modification

Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke

in Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190233112
eISBN:
9780197559536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190233112.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Imagine a large wooden ship, in service for generations. As its planks decay, they are swapped out for new—but otherwise identical—timbers. Over time, every piece of the ship is replaced in this ... More


Love Story (1950s)

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In late 1951, Ovshinsky moved to Detroit, where as research director at Hupp Corporation he invented improved automotive components, including electric power steering and an electrical automatic ... More


The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall … of the RV in America

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the rise and fall, as well as the future of the RV. In the 1960s, the RV was an object of much interest, but as the Winnebago started to be mass-produced, the allure of escape ... More


When the Fog of Enactment Lifts: Utilities Drive Rapid Retrenchment of Ohio’s Renewable Energy Laws

Leah Cardamore Stokes

in Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190074258
eISBN:
9780190074296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074258.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 examines how networked interest groups can learn about policies in other states and use this information to swiftly drive retrenchment. Ohio was one of the last states to enact a renewable ... More


. Spillovers from Climate Policy to Other Pollutants

Stephen P. Holland

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter describes spillovers from carbon dioxide emissions regulations to other pollutants. It presents a theoretical description of spillovers resulting from responses to climate policy and ... More


African Economies and Their Challenges

Robert I. Rotberg

in Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190942540
eISBN:
9780190942571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942540.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Population numbers throughout most of Africa will continue to increase severely in most parts of Africa for the next thirty years. Unless women in sub-Saharan Africa suddenly cease having more than ... More


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