The Handbook of Global Energy Policy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118326350
  • ISBN-13: 9781118326350
  • DDC: 333.79
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 564 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Recent years have seen energy placed at the top of policy agendas. Against the backdrop of a rise of new consumers such as China and India, climate change and the geopolitical challenges stemming from scarce and unevenly distributed fossil resources, energy policy is now a global concern. The first volume of its kind to focus on global policy perspectives on energy, this comprehensive Handbook analyzes the key dimensions of markets, development, sustainability, and security.  It successfully maps the emerging field of global energy policy for both scholars and practitioners, broadening the discussion beyond the prevalent debates about oil supply. The volume offers a broad comparison of energy policy challenges faced across the globe by exploring future policy requirements at local, national and international levels.  Case studies offer regional perspectives from the viewpoint of major energy producers (Russia, Nigeria, and Brazil), emerging energy consumers (China and India), as well as newly-challenged players (The United States and the European Union).  The volume brings together the latest research from an international team of scholars and energy policy practitioners, resulting in an invaluable reference source for this fast-growing field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Figures and Tables.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Key Dimensions of Global Energy Policy.
1: Global Energy: Mapping the Policy Field.
2: The Role of Markets and Investment in Global Energy.
3: The Entanglement of Energy, Grand Strategy, and International Security.
4: Sustainability, Climate Change, and Transition in Global Energy.
5: The Development Nexus of Global Energy.
6: Global Energy and Markets.
7: The Oil Market: Context, Selected Features, and Implications.
8: Natural Gas Going Global? Potential and Pitfalls.
9: The Breakout of Energy Innovation: Accelerating to a New Low Carbon Energy System.
10: Recent Trends in Upstream Petroleum Agreements: Policy, Contractual, Fiscal, and Legal Issues.
11: National Oil Companies: Ensuring Benefits and Avoiding Systemic Risks.
12: Global Energy and Security.
13: Global Resource Scramble and New Energy Frontiers.
14: Cooperation and Conflict in Oil and Gas Markets.
15: The “Gs” and the Future of Energy Governance in a Multipolar World.
16: Nuclear Energy and Non-Proliferation.
17: Global Energy and Development.
18: Energy Access and Development.
19: Resource Governance.
20: The “Food Versus Fuel” Nexus.
21: Energy Efficiency: Technology, Behavior, and Development.
22: Global Energy and Sustainability.
23: Regulation, Economic Instruments, and Sustainable Energy.
24: The Role of Regulation in Integrating Renewable Energy: The EU Electricity Sector.
25: Global Climate Governance and Energy Choices.
26: The Growing Importance of Carbon Pricing in Energy Markets.
27: The Influence of Energy Policy on Strategic Choices for Renewable Energy Investment.
28: Regional Perspectives on Global Energy.
29: Global Energy Policy: A View from China.
30: Dismounting the Subsidy Tiger: A Case Study of India's Fuel Pricing Policies.
31: The EU's Global Climate and Energy Policies: Gathering or Losing Momentum?.
32: Energy Governance in the United States.
33: Global Energy Policy: A View from Brazil.
34: Global Oil Market Developments and Their Consequences for Russia.
35: Nigeria: Policy Incoherence and the Challenge of Energy Security.
Conclusion: Global Energy Policy: Findings and New Research Agendas.