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Energy Conversions:: Growth and Innovation

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Our civilization is based on massive consumption of fossil fuels. This chapter begins by examining technical advances of energy industries, before turning to energy transitions and the process of ... More


Energy Transitions in the Twentieth Century

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/9780691143620.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines energy transitions in twentieth-century Europe. It begins with a discussion of the rise in energy consumption in the twentieth century and the breakthrough of oil and ... More


Summary and Implications For the Future

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/9780691143620.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter summarizes the book's main findings and their implications for the future, reflecting in particular on the limits of growth, peak oil, technology, and prospects for a return to the ... More


Introduction

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/9780691143620.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book explores the role that energy has played in the economic history of Europe, highlighting the link between energy consumption and economic development. Using three industrial revolutions as ... More


The “Energy Transition”: Not Enough or Too Much Oil and Gas?1

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapters 14 looks in greater depth at the energy aspects of the transition to a green economy. First, various energy transition models are discussed: the U.S. energy revolution driven by the ... 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


The History and Politics of Energy Transitions: Comparing Contested Views and Finding Common Ground

Benjamin K. Sovacool

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/9780198802242.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

According to some definitions, an energy transition refers to the time that elapses between the introduction of a new primary energy source, or prime mover, and its rise to claiming a substantial ... More


An Enquiry into the Political Economy of the Global Clean Energy Transition Policies and Nigeria’s Federal and State Governments’ Fiscal Policies

David Onyinyechi Agu and Evelyn Nwamaka Ogbeide-Osaretin

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/9780198802242.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In order to implement clean energy transition programmes, the national and sub-national governments in Nigeria will incur certain costs. Similarly, failure to implement the policies will come with ... More


Governing Clean Energy Transitions in China and India

Karoliina Isoaho, Alexandra Goritz, and Nicolai Schulz

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/9780198802242.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

China and India will have to radically transform their electric power systems in order to decouple economic growth from unsustainable resource consumption. The development and deployment of renewable ... More


Introduction: How Technological and Legal Innovation Are Transforming Energy Law

Donald Zillman, Martha Roggenkamp, LeRoy Paddock, and Lee Godden

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/9780198822080.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The editors in this chapter introduce the topic of innovation in energy technology and energy law. They highlight some of the pathbreaking changes that have occurred during recent years in both ... More


Heavy Duty Transition Fuels: Oil Sands and Heavy Oil

Alastair R. Lucas, Chidinma B. Tbmpson, and Olurotimi Williams Daudu

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/9780199532698.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

In the early twenty-first century, there are signs of a shift away from petroleum to various forms of renewable energy; energy conservation is high on government agendas, and ‘unconventional’ ... More


Comparative Analysis, Tools, and Questions

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

This chapter returns to the overarching questions of this book, namely, how can national energy transitions be explained, to what extent do patterns of change align and differ in the transitions of ... More


Energy Justice and Energy Transition in Australia: From Remote Access to Consumer Protection

Lee Godden

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/9780198860754.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Australia is in energy transition despite a national policy supportive of fossil fuels. Regional and remote areas, however, remain dependent on fossil fuels, including diesel. Renewable energy is ... More


Fossil Fuels, Backstop Technologies, and Imperfect Substitution

Gerard van der Meijden

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies the transition from fossil fuels to backstop technologies in a general equilibrium model in which growth is driven by research and development. The analysis generalizes the ... More


Challenges and Opportunities of Health Protection in the Twenty-First Century

Emily Ying Yang Chan

in Essentials for Health Protection: Four Key Components

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198835479
eISBN:
9780191873140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835479.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Globally, changes of macro-determinants of health occur as consequences of population movement, urbanization, globalization, technology advancement, and globalized living environments in the ... More


Climate Change Policy and Power Sector Reform in Mexico under the Golden Age of Gas

José María Valenzuela and Isabel Studer

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/9780198802242.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Mexico’s low-carbon technology perspectives show lack of coherence with the rising ambition in climate change commitments, for which Mexico is internationally praised. The comparison of two recent ... More


Conclusion

Donald Zillman, Martha Roggenkamp, LeRoy Paddock, and Lee Godden

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/9780198822080.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The final chapter links contemporary political and economic developments with an historical overview of innovation in energy technologies and energy transition. In order to achieve the goals of the ... More


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

Donald Zillman, Lee Godden, LeRoy Paddock, and Martha Roggenkamp (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198822080
eISBN:
9780191861161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822080.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Technological and legal innovation have been central to energy development for centuries. Today’s era of accelerating change is transforming energy law. Disruption and change to established energy ... More


Research Design, Scoping Tools, and Preview

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

This chapter outlines the design of the current study. It discusses my underlying logic for scoping energy system change with theory-building in the form of (1) a framework on intervention that ... More


Community Energy and a Just Energy Transition: What We Know and What We Still Need to Find Out

Annalisa Savaresi

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/9780198860754.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

In recent years, measures to stimulate local and rural communities’ involvement in the generation of renewable energy have been rather optimistically promoted as a means to engender greater ... More


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