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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
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 ContentsPart 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.