Agile Energy Systems - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081017609, 9780081017616

Agile Energy Systems

2nd Edition

Global Distributed On-Site and Central Grid Power

Authors: Woodrow Clark
eBook ISBN: 9780081017616
Paperback ISBN: 9780081017609
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th July 2017
Page Count: 328
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Agile Energy Systems: Global Distributed On-Site and Central Grid Power, Second Edition, offers new solutions to the structure of electricity provision made possible by new energy technologies.

The book begins by showing how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California, including major technological changes and commercialization, regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments, inadequate and flawed economic models, a lack of vision, goals, and planning that lead to energy failures, and questionable finance and lack of economic development.

The second half of the book examines the civic market paradigm for new economic models and how to plan for complexity using California as an example of how the problem of centralized power systems can be seen in the worst drought that California has ever seen.

Key Features

  • Offers new approaches to energy systems, providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives
  • Presents specific and actionable public policy and program tools
  • Illustrates how lessons learned from California can be used to create an agile energy system for any country


Energy decision makers, researchers, public policy workers and company executives

Table of Contents

Woodrow W. Clark II

Woodrow W. Clark II

Chapter 1: The End of the Fossil Fuel Industrial Revolution: the case of California in the USA
Woodrow W. Clark II
Chapter 2: The Green Industrial Revolution (GIR) is here today
Woodrow W. Clark II
Chapter 3: The Global Context for Changes in the Energy System
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Chapter 4: BRIC and other developed nations
Woodrow W. Clark II, Tor Zipkin, Samantha Bobo and Melody Rong
Chapter 5: Developing Nations: Africa, Latin America and Island Nations
Woodrow W. Clark II and Samantha Bobo
Chapter 6: Technologies, Changes and Impacts: From a vertically integrated to dispersed energy systems
Woodrow W. Clark II
Chapter 7: Agile Energy Systems: integrated GIR technologies into infrastructures
Woodrow W. Clark II
Chapter 8: The Next Economics: Civic Capitalism
Woodrow W. Clark II and Tor Zipkin
Chapter 9: Complex Infrastructures: the role of government in planning for agile energy systems
Woodrow W. Clark II
Chapter 10 Conclusions: implementing the smart green development revolution through agile energy systems
Woodrow W. Clark II, and Tor Zipkin

Agile Energy System Cases:
Green technologies for power on-site and central grid
Woodrow W. Clark II, Tor Zipkin and Samantha Bobo
The Case of China
Melody Rong


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About the Author

Woodrow Clark

Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in economics, renewable energy, sustainability, and sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and his film “An Inconvenient Truth."

Affiliations and Expertise

Clark Strategic Partners, California, USA

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