Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power

Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power

by Jimmy Y. Jia, Jason Crabtree

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Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power by Jimmy Y. Jia, Jason Crabtree

Energy plays a central role in shaping our society and infrastructure, making it increasingly important for today's leaders to understand the impact of energy decisions. Discussions about energy often neglect important historical lessons about previous energy transformations and provide inadequate consideration of context - Driven by Demand takes a fresh approach by exploring the emergence of energy systems, outcomes and priorities. It outlines select historical and current events, challenges, and developing energy trends using a range of case studies. Readers will gain foundational knowledge about energy flows and end-uses, helping them to become more conversant about energy outcomes and priorities. This accessible book paves the way for broader discussions about societal resilience, privacy, and security concerns associated with the move towards 'smart' infrastructure. This is a must-read for business executives, policymakers and students working in energy policy, energy management and sustainable business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107507104
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Y. Jia leads the Sustainable Energy Solutions Certificate program at Pinchot University, a year-long course that educates MBA students on how to incorporate energy issues into the decision making process. Together with Jason Crabtree, he founded Distributed Energy Management to help business owners transparently manage utility costs via a money management account, combining total lifecycle costs of operational and capital expenses. He has been passionate about promoting energy literacy and understanding how energy consumption affects our society since his time as a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jimmy Y. Jia leads the Sustainable Energy Solutions Certificate program at Pinchot University, a year-long course that educates MBA students on how to incorporate energy issues into the decision making process. Together with Jason Crabtree, he founded Distributed Energy Management to help business owners transparently manage utility costs via a money management account, combining total lifecycle costs of operational and capital expenses. He has been passionate about promoting energy literacy and understanding how energy consumption affects our society since his time as a student at M.I.T.

Jason Crabtree is the CEO of Rationem, a bespoke analysis, advisory and technology firm, and Chairman of Distributed Energy Management. He is a risk management and complex adaptive systems aficionado with a strong focus on the nexus of information, energy, security, and technology. He maintains deep involvement in energy, cybersecurity, and national security strategy and policy. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, an Afghanistan veteran, and a Rhodes Scholar.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. You get what you ask for; Part II. Three Frameworks: 2. Energy: the product; 3. Energy: the delivery system; 4. Energy: the value proposition; Part III. Critical Decisions: 5. The international Niagara commission of 1891; 6. Trash as treasure; 7. Paying for pavement; 8. Heat, without the hot air; 9. The collision of two critical infrastructures; Part IV. Energy Futurism: 10. Towards better management of energy infrastructures; 11. Risk management in energy; 12. Resilience as a core value; 13. Exploring energy security; 14. Energy-as-a-service; Part V. Societal Advancement: 15. Bringing it all together; References; Index.

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