Assessing a rapidly changing landscape, this Handbook explores how the scope and complexity of energy politics increases constantly with the rise of new technologies, cyber security threats and environmental concerns.
Starting with the fundamentals, the Handbook of Energy Politics covers the evolution of capital and financial markets in the energy industry, as well as assessing the effects of technology and environmental issues such as global warming and geopolitical tensions. It is shown that a lack of consensus on basic definitions and clear long-term goals on climate and energy are hampering the sector's ability to invest in low-carbon growth. The importance of achieving and maintaining positive relationships for effective consultation and engagement with those directly affected by energy politics is emphasized, with a focus on factors critical for sustainable development. The authors also assess what we can learn from historical cases and the steps we can take to mitigate potential energy risks in the future.
This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for upper level graduates and postgraduates of public policy and environmental politics. Policy-makers, at state, regional and local levels will benefit from the suggestions for future developments.
'Dr Jennifer I. Considine and Dr Keun-Wook Paik are brilliant! The Handbook of Energy Politics is superb. The authors provide the industry with a much needed all-encompassing energy reference. This book covers critical issues and major topics in today's energy industry ranging from supply side and demand side global economics through the capital and financial markets in the energy industry. The authors also include an insight into environmental issues and renewable energy policy. This is a must have resource for all energy practitioners and executives.'
– Robert Kissell PhD, President and Founder of the Kissell Research Group, US
Contributors: S.H. Ahn, P. Andrews-Speed, M.L. Barcella, C.J. Campbell, J.I. Considine, L. de Castro, T.K Doshi, J. Dutra, V. Figer, A. Fogwill, H. Henderson, L. Johnson, A.C. Lavaller, L. Lázaro-Touza, X.T.L. Liu, M. Lynch, D. Millington, K.-W. Paik, N. Poussenkova, D.B. Reynolds, M.G. Salameh, P. Stevens, L. Tian, R.R. Tissot, A. Vypovska, G. Wood, S. Zhang.
Edited by Jennifer I. Considine, University of Dundee and Keun-Wook Paik, Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House, UK.