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Icelandic Geothermal Energy: Shifting Ground

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/9780199362554.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Today’s energy sectors hold different potentials for saving on energy, carbon, and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). Buildings, for instance, represent more than 40% of energy use worldwide and ... More


New Advances in Geothermal Energy Law: A Comparative Analysis

Adrian J Bradbrook and Anita Rønne

in The Law of Energy Underground: Understanding New Developments in Subsurface Production, Transmission, and Storage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703181
eISBN:
9780191772474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703181.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the need for a legal management regime for the geothermal industry. It identifies three areas of legal uncertainty in the absence of legislation: whether ownership of the ... More


Geothermal energy

Tony Batchelor and Robin Curtis

in Energy... beyond oil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209965
eISBN:
9780191917363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209965.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The term ‘geothermal energy’ describes all forms of heat stored within the Earth. The energy is emitted from the core, mantle, and crust, with a large proportion coming from nuclear reactions in ... More


Earth Heat and Lunar Gravity Geothermal and Tidal Energy

Michael B. McElroy

in Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490331
eISBN:
9780197559642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490331.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

To this point, we have discussed the current status and future prospects of energy from coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, and hydro. With the exception of the contribution from nuclear, ... More


Energy Underground and Water Sustainability: African Strategies for a Changing Environment

Yinka Omorogbe

in The Law of Energy Underground: Understanding New Developments in Subsurface Production, Transmission, and Storage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703181
eISBN:
9780191772474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703181.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines new ways of unlocking geothermal energy, and energy from shale formations. It assesses whether they hold any promise for Africa in general and for developing states in ... 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


Introduction:The Global Imperative

Scott Valentine

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199862726
eISBN:
9780197563236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199862726.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The years 2006–2007 represented an intellectual tipping point for climate change advocacy. Over this short period of time, there was ample evidence of a general convergence of understanding between ... More


Energy Supplies for the 21st Century

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 7 describes energy sources in particular clean energy based on renewable sources. The importance of renewable energy in limiting global warming is discussed. Solar cells, hydroelectric power, ... More


Wind Power in Canada

Scott Valentine

in Wind Power Politics and Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199862726
eISBN:
9780197563236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199862726.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

In August 2007, the ice sheets choking off Canada’s Northwest Passage receded, permitting passage without the aid of an icebreaker for the first time in Canada’s 150-year history. Although this ... More


From Concept to Movement

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in Sustainability: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199372409
eISBN:
9780197562932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372409.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

A self-defined sustainability movement crystallized between the late 1970s and the 1990s. No longer was sustainability merely a concept or set of ideas. There was now a set of organizations—the ... More


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