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Traditional Sources

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on traditional energy sources in Europe. It first provides an overview of energy sources and energy consumption in premodern Europe before discussing organic energy sources and ... More


A Modern Energy Regime

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the emergence of a modern energy regime in Europe. It begins with a discussion of the increase in energy consumption and how a combination of coal, engine, and iron coalesced to ... More


Energy in World History

Vaclav Smil

in Energy and Civilization: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the place of energy in world history. It examines historical milestones—such as the rise of larger populations organized with greater social complexity into nation-states and ... More


Energy as Sustenance: Energy and Society

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter searches for adequate, sustainable, safe, and secure energy supplies for the long term. It argues that human history is linked to energy use, therefore human progress and prosperity ... More


The Role of Energy Networks in Developing Renewable Energy Sources in China

Wang Mingyuan

in Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199645039
eISBN:
9780191738647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

China is in the transformation phase from a rural society to an industrial society, from a planned economy to a market economy. The major challenges which China's power industry is facing are: how to ... More


Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets

Donald N. Zillman, Martha M. Roggenkamp, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Iñigo del Guayo

in Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199645039
eISBN:
9780191738647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to discuss the role of networks in the energy sector, how these networks have developed, are being regulated, and what the impact can be ... 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


Solar Radiation at the Earth

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

in The Sun's Influence on Climate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter explores how solar radiation is the climate's fundamental energy source. It considers the solar radiance at the top of the Earth's atmosphere, its variation with location and season, and ... More


Battlefields before Gunpowder

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Military technology incorporated the elements of hardware, procedure, and personnel in the same way as the technology of civilian production, and before the coming of gunpowder it was equally reliant ... More


Renewable Energy in National Legislation: Challenges and Opportunities

Richard L. Ottinger, Lily Mathews, and Nadia Elizabeth Czachor

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/9780199532698.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Energy from renewable sources holds great promise for meeting the energy and development needs of countries throughout the world, without the negative external impacts of fossil fuels. This promise ... More


Singapore: National Energy Security and Regional Cooperation

Lye Lin-Heng and Chang Youngho

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins by introducing the topic of energy security. It then provides an overview of Singapore's energy needs and its sources of energy. It gives an historical overview of Singapore's oil ... 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


The Shifting Bases of Prosperity

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses how there are two recurring central themes when reflecting on why Australia was, and remains, so rich. First, the interactions between the principal determinants of growth have ... More


Security, Continuity, and Regularity of Energy Supply: The Case of Spain

Iñigo Del Guayo

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses that Spain relies upon foreign sources of energy, and so security issues are of paramount importance. It notes that under these conditions, Spain tries to diversify the sources ... More


Reducing Carbon-Based Electricity Generation: Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?

Aileen Mcharg and Anita Rønne

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/9780199532698.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

In 1997, the European Union (EU) resolved to increase the overall share of renewable energy sources (encompassing heating, electricity generation, and transport) within the EU to 12 per cent by 2010. ... More


The Use of Market-Based Instruments in the Transition from a Carbon-Based Economy  

Catherine Banet

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/9780199532698.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Moving beyond the carbon economy requires, on the one hand, greater reliance on renewable energy sources combined with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and, on the other hand, a reduction ... 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


Energy Security and Energy Sovereignty in Mexico

José Juan González Máarquez

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses that the demand for all sources of energy is growing in Mexico. It adds that financial resources are needed to support the investments which will satisfy the demands. It notes ... More


The No-brainer: Emissions Reduction

Eelco J. Rohling

in Rebalancing Our Climate: The Future Starts Today

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197502556
eISBN:
9780197502587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502556.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the need for combined transition to renewable energy sources, reduction of non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and avoidance of any new emissions. Climate cannot be restored back to ... More


Towards an International Law for the Conservation of Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources within the Continental Shelf?

David M Ong

in The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299614
eISBN:
9780191714887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299614.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The evolution of the modern international law of the sea has been particularly sensitive to, and influenced by, developments in scientific knowledge and technology. An obvious example of this is in ... More


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