This important compendium deals with the primary world problems of global warming and the coming energy crisis. In alternating chapters, it lays out the nature of the two interrelated problems, and specifies the various economic considerations. Thus, it describes the coming shortfall of fossil fuel energy in detail and then presents the economic factors governing possible solutions.
Written by two world renowned academics — a physicist who writes about the nature of the problem, and an economist who discusses various scenarios and solutions, this unique must-have book highlights the problem from the point of view of a scientist and an economist.
Contents:The Science of Energy and Global WarmingEnergy Market Structures and Regulatory StructuresThe FutureThe Economics of Global Energy SecurityEnergy Myths and a Brief History of EnergyThe Economics of Energy and Climate ChangeWhere Do We Go from Here?The Future of Energy Based on Technological InnovationSummaryReadership: Undergraduates, graduates, professionals, academics and the general public interested in energy studies, environmental economics, geophysics and public policy.