Rowman and Littlefield International

Energy, Economics, and Ethics

The Promise and Peril of a Global Energy Transition

By Kenneth Martens Friesen

Through case studies and examples of past and present development of energy sources, the story is told of the global energy industry. Energy, Economics, and Ethics wrestles with many of the difficult questions at the heart of the emerging global energy transition.

Hardback ISBN: 9781786606587 Release date: Jan 2020
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Paperback ISBN: 9781786606594 Release date: Jan 2020
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Pages: 176

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We are in the midst of an enormous global energy transition happening before our eyes. Alternative energy forms including solar, wind, water, and bio-fuels are challenging the established energy sources that have fuelled the industrial era for the past century.
As we look to this century’s energy future an examination of the past is important to understand how these choices will be made. What political, economic, and ethical lessons can be learned from how coal, oil, and natural gas became the power of the 20th century? Are those lessons instrumental in determining future decisions about emerging alternative energy choices?
The opportunities and the risks involved in making, or not making these choices are enormous. Through case studies and examples of past and present development of energy sources, the story is told of the global energy industry. In its telling Energy, Economics, and Ethics wrestles with many of the difficult questions at the heart of the emerging global energy transition

Preface

Acknowledgements

Dedication

List of Tables and Figures

Measurements: Making Sense of Kilowatts and Carbon

Chapter One: Introduction - An Empty Lakebed

Chapter Two: The Development and Challenges of Fossil Fuels

Chapter Three: Germany’s Energy Story

Chapter Five: China’s Energy Story

Chapter Six: India’s Energy Story

Chapter Seven: The Future of Renewables, Nuclear, and Increased Efficiency

Chapter Eight: The Transition to Electric Vehicles

Chapter Nine: Carbon Pricing and Carbon Removal

Chapter Ten: Conclusion – A Pessimist and Optimist Perspective

Bibliography

Kenneth Martens Friesen is an Associate Professor of International Studies and History at Fresno Pacific University.

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