Global Energy Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications
29 Sep 2015
Oxford University Press
Ekins, Paul; Bradshaw, Mike; Watson, Jim
What energy sources to use and how to ensure their availability is one of the most fundamental policy questions facing human societies today. The choices have many global dimensions and implications, from the geopolitics of energy markets, to energy prices, to the emissions from energy systems and their environmental impacts, including climate change. This book explores in depth the full range of these issues, giving a comprehensive, but relatively concise,
account of the energy issues, options and choices that face all countries, and plotting out different potential energy paths with very different technological profiles and implications for energy security
and environmental change. The book concludes with a review of the policies that countries can use in order to influence the way their energy system develops over the crucial decades between now and 2050.