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Financial crises and renewal of empires By Thomas Flichy
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Financial crises, which are currently perceived as the dark side of economic cycles, also represent one of the most obvious remedies to the decline of empires. Paradoxically, far-ranging economic... More > crises have not necessarily accelerated the downfall of civilizations. The times of economic crises, whose apparent calamities weaken the Empires, can prove periods of renewal. In Hellenistic Greece and early modern Venice, the economic difficulties have not been sharp enough to favour the emergence of a new elite capable of slowing down the decline of the Empires. In Rome and Byzantium on the reverse, the spectacular financial crises have spawned the emergence of a new military elite. This new-born aristocracy, spared from nihilism thanks to its culture of realities and devoted to the protection of life, has skilfully exploited the difficulties generated by the crisis, thus enabling the renaissance of Empires.< Less
Renewable Energy Transformation By Ray Block
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Ray Block is a Sydney based economist and economic historian. He sees a relationship between the transformational innovations now opening up, centered around low carbon energy. This book Renewable... More > Energy Transformation is a very readable report in non technical language on key developments in major industries updated to June 2011. "If you’re looking for a fiery polemic, larded with rhetoric but short on facts, you’ve picked up the wrong book. Ray Block has written a painstakingly precise study on renewable energy in the United States, China and the European Union. Thoroughly detailed, but still crisp and incisive enough to be readable." Foreword by The Hon. Bob Carr< Less
The Economics of Energy By Les Livingstone
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Everything in our economy runs on energy like oil, gas, electricity or some kind of fuel or power. This book explores and explains every energy source and how best to manage it.
The Economics of Energy By Les Livingstone
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Everything in our economy runs on energy like oil, gas, electricity or some kind of fuel or power. This book explores and explains every energy source and how best to manage it.
Renewing the Earth: Public Domain Inventions for a Sustainable Future By Ralph Cerchione
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This document contains an array of inventions -- now placed in the public domain -- designed to help individuals and communities deal with climate change (global warming), energy shortages and... More > economic pressures. From a method by which charities can muster vast resources to solar-powered desalination and solar-powered steel foundries, from megascale seawall construction to pumping large water supplies without a pump, this work lays out design concepts which may prove critical to people being forced to adapt as never before.< Less
Economic Impact Report - Executive Summary By SEF Alliance
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This is the executive summary of the SEF Alliance report providing an analysis of the connection between government clean energy spending and various measures of economic health. The work was... More > commissioned in response to the current global economic downturn in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of why and how countercyclical investment in sustainable energy by the public sector can be a sound economic response to recession.< Less
Economic Impact Report - Executive Summary By SEF Alliance
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This is the executive summary of the SEF Alliance report providing an analysis of the connection between government clean energy spending and various measures of economic health. The work was... More > commissioned in response to the current global economic downturn in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of why and how countercyclical investment in sustainable energy by the public sector can be a sound economic response to recession.< Less
Why Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense - The Evidence Base By SEF Alliance
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This report provides an analysis of the connection between government clean energy spending and various measures of economic health. The work was commissioned by the SEF Alliance in response to the... More > global economic downturn in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of why and how countercyclical investment in sustainable energy by the public sector can be a sound economic response to recession.< Less
U.S. Economic Impact of Advanced Biofuels Production: Perspectives to 2030 By James Newcomb
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The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for transportation fuels sets minimum levels of renewable fuels that must be blended into gasoline and other transportation fuels from 2006 to 2022. Specific... More > requirements for blending advanced biofuels, including cellulosic biofuels and biomass-based biodiesel, begin at 0.6 billion gallons per year in 2009 and rise to 21 billion gallons in 2022. The RFS levels for advanced biofuels production will drive the creation of a major new industry, creating a foundation for future technology development and commercial growth.< Less
Entropy Happens: How the denial of a basic law of physics is killing our chances for economic and environmental sustainability By John Hoaglund
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Energy, the ability to perform work, is money. The laws of energy “[control], the rise and fall of political systems, the freedom or bondage of nations, the movements of commerce and industry,... More > the origins of wealth and poverty, and the general physical welfare of the race." Energy also governs life and ecosystems. It is conserved, but moves from available to unavailable. Entropy measures both unavailable energy and disorder, and changes when systems change: creating order and available energy in one system, but at the expense of greater disorder or unavailable energy in others. Entropy change happens. Entropy has never been fully accounted in models of economic or environmental sustainability, neglect made possible by the availability of energy, solar energy for a historically small population, and now fossil fuels for a large population. Peak-oil and population makes solving the energy crisis imperative, but it will not be solved without recognizing the intrinsic energy value of our ecosystems.< Less