Thought leaders and experts offer the most current information and insights into energy finance Energy Finance and Economics offers the most up-to-date information and compelling insights into the finance and economics of energy. With contributions from today's thought leaders who are experts in various areas of energy finance and economics, the book provides an overview of the energy industry and addresses issues concerning energy finance and economics. The book focuses on a range of topics including corporate finance relevant to the oil and gas industry as well as addressing issues of unconventional, renewable, and alternative energy. A timely compendium of information and insights centering on topics related to energy finance Written by Betty and Russell Simkins, two experts on the topic of the economics of energy Covers special issues related to energy finance such as hybrid cars, energy hedging, and other timely topics In one handy resource, the editors have collected the best-thinking on energy finance.
The Solar Energy is well known form of Green Energy Technology which focuses on the forms and utilizations of energy that have no, minimal, or reduced impact on environment and society. Emphasis is placed on energy diversity, energy localization, energy security, and sustainable development. The research encourages the fields of energy research, management, and conservation, especially the advanced environmentally friendly energy technologies. It provides a medium for the free exchange and discussion of ideas and information, and a record of knowledge generated and technology know-how. The recent research deals with the analytical, numerical, and experimental investigations of all aspects of energy and energy technologies, ranging from fundamentals to practical applications, from energy resources to energy consumption and the consequences of energy use. The topics being covered includes Alternative & Renewable Energy Industries; Alternative Fuels; Economics, the environmental benefits, renewable energy as a business opportunity and continue to invest in accelerating its development.
An energy industry researcher and investment advisor provides a fresh perspective on the economics of energy From major players in the energy industry, such as big oil, to the emerging cap-and-trade market, no other book offers a more complete overview of the energy industry, specifically its economic and financial intricacies, than Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry. Details how to value and invest in the four big energy sectors: oil, gas, power, and green Describes key financial considerations for the energy sectors, including credit metrics, the importance of liquidity, cash flow, and capital expenditures From Bloomberg, a leading provider of the most up-to-date business news and financial data A comprehensive guide to the economics of the energy industry, Investing in Energy will prove an invaluable resource for traditional energy investors looking to expand into new areas, as well as for eco-investors looking to better understand how energy markets function.
The book caters to educators and students of economics in broad and to energy economics in specific. Those interested in understanding the role of energy chain must read this work for assessing the future of natural gas in developing nations like India. Natural gas being relatively clean form of energy never got its due in the developing economies energy literature. The fuel plays a vital role in this transitional era from coal-oil to green energy.
Fulfilling the increasing energy demand is a global challenge. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) can be a resource if we can efficiently convert it into renewable energy. MSW can be converted into Bio gas & Bio fertilizer by an environmental friendly, cost effective & safe technology called Anaerobic Digestion. Bio gas is a combustible gas which can be used widely both for domestic & industrial purpose. Bio fertilizer is a bio organic soil enricher which contains high level of nutrients. This book provides a complete account of manufacturing process, technology selection, process control, process economics and safety aspects for establishing a MSW based technology for the production of bio gas to meet the increasing demand of energy all over the world.
Over the past decades, information technology has been impacting industries, economics, the way of life and even the culture throughout the world. Productivity has been attracting much attention as an important indicator of economics, and numerous researchers have investigated the relationship between information technology and productivity, but little research has been conducted to investigate the relationship between information technology and construction productivity. Through a series of statistical analyses, the author analyzed this relationship at country, industry and project levels, and found a positive correlation between information technology and construction productivity. This book should be useful to construction professionals who want to adopt more IT to improve their projects’ productivity, or anyone else who is interested in the quantitative relationship between IT and construction productivity.
A technical and economic review of emerging waste disposal technologies Intended for a wide audience ranging from engineers and academics to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons reviews the current state of the solid waste disposal industry. It details how the proven plasma gasification technology can be used to manage Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and to generate energy and revenues for local communities in an environmentally safe manner with essentially no wastes. Beginning with an introduction to pyrolysis/gasification and combustion technologies, the book provides many case studies on various waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies and creates an economic and technical baseline from which all current and emerging WTE technologies could be compared and evaluated. Topics include: Pyrolysis/gasification technology, the most suitable and economically viable approach for the management of wastes Combustion technology Other renewable energy resources including wind and hydroelectric energy Plasma economics Cash flows as a revenue source for waste solids-to-energy management Plant operations, with an independent case study of Eco-Valley plant in Utashinai, Japan Extensive case studies of garbage to liquid fuels, wastes to electricity, and wastes to power ethanol plants illustrate how currently generated MSW and past wastes in landfills can be processed with proven plasma gasification technology to eliminate air and water pollution from landfills.
Communicating Renewable Energy Scene in Uganda is a simple book with 6 short chapters which are made up of topical policy and research issues in the contemporary African countries like Uganda since mid-1980s. The publication highlights the supply, demand, and management issues and options as well as the technology transfer, investment financing, and the energy efficiency. The following table of contents describe the six chapters of the book: Chapter 1: Issues and Options in the Energy Scene in Uganda Chapter 2: Research Development Ideas in Renewable Energy Chapter 3: Prospects of Cooperation in New and Renewable Energy Resources Chapter 4: Community Adoption of Efficient Biomass Energy Technology Options Chapter 5: Public Awareness of Basic Energy Efficiency Issues and Options Chapter 6: Excerpts from the National Renewable Energy Policy for Uganda This book presents the need for clean energy technology awareness, diffusion, and practice for sustainable energy security, national and international collaborative research, North-South cooperation, policy, and public education; effective renewable policy institutions, and ICT deployment, and stakeholders’ coordination.
Energy Systems Security features articles from the Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security covering topics related to electricity transmission grids and their protection, risk assessment of energy systems, analysis of interdependent energy networks. Methods to manage electricity transmission disturbances so as to avoid blackouts are discussed, and self-healing energy system and a nano-enabled power source are presented.
Literature suggests that CEOs of technology firms earn higher pay than CEOs of non-technology firms. I investigate whether compensation risk explains the difference in compensation between technology firms and non-technology firms. Controlling for firm size and performance, I find that CEOs in technology firms have higher pay, but also have much higher compensation risk compared to non-technology firms. Compensation risk explains the major part of the difference in CEO pay. My study is consistent with the labor market economics view that CEOs earn competitive risk-adjusted total compensation.
The subject of my book is detailed analyses and studies, which is covered by a compendium of advantages of energy efficient houses, construction alternative materials on construction market and all prospects of economics and project management complexly together for Mongolian continental climatic situation. The high energy consumption and climate change due to globe warming are being big challenges to human being’s development. Therefore today Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources are very important professional topic of human life. Energy Efficiency issue is proving to be one of Strategic Aspects of State Economy, which affects Energy Policy and Energy Market. Energy Efficient Housing is scientific new approach and technologically new solutions and methods, which impacts people’s living environment and money savings.
The last decade has witnessed exponential growth of micro-applications and has exposed the need for smaller sources of energy. The need for more refined ways of energy harvesting and storage is in high demand and has fueled the development of multi-functional materials. MEMS are a technology of the future and are going to keep shrinking and needing energy sources to match their growth. Energy harvesting of renewable energy has been found to meet this criteria but this technology will be required to shrink at the same rate as the physical sizes of the applications, yet remain as efficient. Therefore research observing novel materials and novel methods of actuating these materials for energy generation is vital to balance this growth.
This book is compiled jointly by the Tajikistan and Pakistani scientists based on the result of research and various designs of photovoltaics, wind-power systems, biogas digestors and micro-hydropower systems. The economics of these renewable energy installations that are widespread in different countries in the world for the last decade are described and highlighted. Authors believe that this book will provide understanding of the basic points of the economics of the renewable energy installations and will be a useful source for students, researchers and professionals. In particular, in this book the concept of life-cycle cost (LCC), calculations of present worth, annual life-cycle cost (ALCC) and unit electricity cost are described. For the various designs of photovoltaics, wind-power systems, biogas digestors and micro-hydropower systems the unit electricity costs are calculated. Taking into account that the renewable energy installations usually have less effect to the environment, the concept of total cost of the energy is also described.
China is the world first SO2 and CO2 emitter due to its heavy reliance on coal, which represents more than 60 percent of its energy mix. This already has tremendous implications on a local, regional and global scale. Not only pollution hampers agricultural productivity (regional pollution) or increases asthma or cancer (local one) but now, it can change the climate and conditions in which people live. Therefore, there is an urgent need for decisive actions bringing the energy sector back on sustainable tracks. This book offers (i) a description of the environmental impact of rising energy use in China, (ii) a discussion on the notion of environmentally sustainable development and most importantly (iii) argues that the window of opportunity is not closed yet. The analysis sheds some light on abstract and theoretical concept (sustainable development, environmental economics) as well as applied energy economics and should be of interest to anyone (students, professionals, policy-makers, scholars) interested in energy/environmental economics.
This book is very essential for energy and power engineering people in energy saving and utilization purpose. Thermal engineers working in energy efficient device should concentrate on these points mentioned in this book and at the same time the environmental pollution is a problem in near future. This technology can be used for energy saving and emission reduction purpose. The energy fluctuation can be overcome by storing energy.