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Energy Issues in the EU and Taiwan

Roland Vogt (ed.)

in Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083879
eISBN:
9789882209077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083879.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Energy presents the EU and Taiwan with serious political and existential challenges. The EU and Taiwan have to cope with trade-offs between secure energy supplies, environmental costs and benefits, ... More


Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels ... More


Conclusions

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 8 concludes with suggestions about how to promote cheaper, safer, more ethical, and less carbon-intensive energies, such as renewables, ... More


China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths

Sophia Kalantzakos

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190670931
eISBN:
9780190670962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670931.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

In 2010, because of a geopolitical incident between China and Japan, seventeen elements of the periodic table known as rare earths became notorious overnight. An “unofficial” and temporary embargo of ... More


A New Bipolarity

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

in Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This fifth scenario is marked by high energy prices, strong growth, and global disharmony. The world economy recovers from the quagmire of 2008, pushing up energy prices sharply. China continues to ... More


Current renewables technologies to the rescue?

Dieter Helm

in The Carbon Crunch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186598
eISBN:
9780300188646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186598.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the current renewable technology choices of wind, solar, and bio-energy as a solution to rising emissions leading to climate change. Though each location has, in an important ... More


A new dawn for nuclear?

Dieter Helm

in The Carbon Crunch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186598
eISBN:
9780300188646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186598.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explains that along with renewables and energy efficiency, nuclear power technology has been suggested as a solution to climate change. Many civil programmes are run by countries with ... More


Support Policies for Renewables: Instrument Choice and Instrument Change from a Public Choice Perspective

Erik Gawel, Sebastian Strunz, and Paul Lehmann

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/9780198802242.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter frames the transition towards clean energies as a sequential process of instrument choice and instrument change. First, regulators decide how to initiate the transition away from fossil ... More


Introduction: Rare Earths: A Crisis in the Making

Sophia Kalantzakos

in China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190670931
eISBN:
9780190670962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670931.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

In 2010, rare earths were thrust into geopolitical prominence overnight as a result of a territorial incident between Japan and China. China’s “unacknowledged” and short-lived rare earths embargo ... More


What Are Rare Earths?

Sophia Kalantzakos

in China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190670931
eISBN:
9780190670962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670931.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Rare earths are seventeen elements essential for hundreds of applications in renewables, high-tech, and defense. They include the family of lanthanide elements, as well as yttrium and scandium, and ... More


Conclusion: Rare Earths: Paradigms of Connection and Disruption

Sophia Kalantzakos

in China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190670931
eISBN:
9780190670962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670931.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

The case of rare earths provides an important window into a new set of international challenges. China, a major power on the rise, maintains its dominance over these crucial strategic materials ... More


EU Climate-change Policy—A Critique

Dieter Helm

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter offers a critique of the EU's climate-change policy, focusing on the 2008 package of measures. It first considers the measures taken so far, notably in respect of the Kyoto Protocol, and ... More


Turning Cuts into Growth: German and British Renewable Energy and Climate Policy during the Economic Crisis

Jan-Justus Andreas

in The Impact of the Economic Crisis on European Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198826958
eISBN:
9780191865855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826958.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter applies the Index of Policy Activity (IPA) to key climate and energy policies in Germany and the UK over fifteen years. It reveals a mixed picture regarding changes in the intensity of ... More


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