Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Business Competitiveness

Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Business Competitiveness

by Dimitris N. Chorafas
     
 

Dimitris Chorafas reviews Europe, America and Asia's energy needs in the coming decade, pointing out that current policies are inadequate at best, and more likely disastrous for the economy. Governments persist in having their own agenda and priorities as well as plenty of constraints and taboos, yet when he critically examines the challenges Dr Chorafas concludes

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Dimitris Chorafas reviews Europe, America and Asia's energy needs in the coming decade, pointing out that current policies are inadequate at best, and more likely disastrous for the economy. Governments persist in having their own agenda and priorities as well as plenty of constraints and taboos, yet when he critically examines the challenges Dr Chorafas concludes that no government can solve all current energy problems by acting alone.

The book confronts current thinking, and its after-effect on policies and practices. Readers accustomed to mainstream books and articles which blame fossil fuels for a deteriorating world environment will find this a contrary opinion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566092343
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/11/2011
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I The Pillars of a Realistic Energy Policy: Energy means power; The European energy policy dilemma; Managed oil markets; Nuclear energy; Alternative energy supplies. Part II Biofuels, the Green and Blue Revolutions, and Agricultural Policy: Biofuels and the European Union; The green and blue revolutions that have never been; The European Union's common agricultural policy and its travails. Part III Business Consequences of a Deteriorating World Environment: Strategic inflection points, business risks and opportunities; Producing and trading carbon dioxide; Forests and oceans: the lungs of the Earth; The scarcity of clean water and its impact. Part IV The World's Salient Problem Has Not Been Solved: Human fertility: the number one environmental enemy; United Nations and its conferences on environmental collapse; Can science and technology solve mankind's practical environmental problems?; Part V Appendices; Index.

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