The Green Industrial Revolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128023143, 9780128025536

The Green Industrial Revolution

1st Edition

Energy, Engineering and Economics

Authors: Woodrow Clark Grant Cooke
eBook ISBN: 9780128025536
Paperback ISBN: 9780128023143
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th November 2014
Page Count: 592
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Description

The new green industrial revolution is driven by a variety of global environmental concerns. In some regions, it is spurred by the scarcity of cheap affordable renewable energy that will also lead to a reduced reliance on fossil fuel in the production of power. In others, it is driven by a need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power generation. This book provides a comprehensive review of the most popular green “disruptive” technologies in energy production as well as their economic impact. In addition, the book includes a multitude of international case studies where these technologies are currently deployed and their economic impact on the region.

Key Features

  • Clearly explains the scientific, engineering, technological, and economics driving the Green Revolution in power generation
  • A guide to technologies such as renewable energy, smart green grids, and emission control technologies
  • Packed with international case studies that provides real-world examples of how these technologies are currently being deployed around the world
  • Explains the economic impact which these new technologies will play in building global sustainability

Readership

Environmental Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Energy Engineers and Power Engineers

Table of Contents

  1. The Endgame
  2. Industrial Development
  3. Big Oil’s Impact
  4. Coal, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Power
  5. Climate Change, Science and Technology, and Economics Are the Forces Behind the GIR
  6. Renewable Technologies
  7. Storage Technologies
  8. Smart, Green Grids
  9. Emerging Green Industrial Revolution Technologies
  10. China: The Twenty-First-Century Green Powerhouse
  11. The Green Industrial Revolution is Spreading Around the World
  12. Economics of the Green Industrial Revolution
  13. Smart Sustainable Communities: The Way We Will Live in the Future
  14. A Smart Green Future

Appendices 1-18

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780128025536
Paperback ISBN:
9780128023143

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." Clark is an internationally recognized, respected expert, author, lecturer, public speaker and consultant on global and local solutions to climate change. His core focus is on economics for smart green communities. During the 1990s, he was Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with University of California and U.S. Department of Energy. He was one of the contributing scientists for United Nations Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC), awarded 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and Researcher for UN FCCC. From 2000-2003, Clark was Advisor, Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies & Finance to California Governor Gray Davis. After the “recall” in 2004, Clark founded, and manages Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), a global environmental, policy and economics renewable energy consulting firm. Also 2015-2018, Clark taught courses at University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing and lectured on “Environment Economics” Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (April 2017). He was appointed (July 2016) to be a member of the Editorial Board for the Energy Review Journal (ERJ) in China. He was selected to be a member of the UN B20 Finance Task Force supported in 2016 by China. Clark teaches and lectures in the EU, especially Denmark and Italy. Clark published 12 books by the end of 2017 and over 70 peer-reviewed articles, which reflect his concern for global sustainable green communities. He has authored and edited books are The Next Economics (Springer, 2012) and Global Sustainable Communities Handbook (Elsevier, 2014). In addition, his latest coauthored books, with Grant Cooke, are The Green Industrial Revolution (Elsevier, 2014), Green Development Paradigm (in Mandarin, 2015) and Smart Green Cities (Routledge, February 2016). In 2017, Clark had three (3) books published, 2nd Ed of his first book: Agile Energy Systems: Global Systems (Elsevier Press) and 2nd Ed of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook (Elsevier Press 2017). Three more books are planned in 2018, including Climate Preservation (Elsevier Press); 2nd Ed of Qualitative Economics: The Next Economics (Springer Press) and Qualitative and Quantitative Economics (Q2E) for Palgrave Press, Clark created Clark Mass Media Company (CM2C) from his media company in San Francisco 3 decades ago that now distributes documentary and dramatic series on economic, political, climate, environmental and social issues. He earned three MA degrees from universities in Illinois and his Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, and in 2017, his PhD thesis was updated into a book on Violence in Schools, Colleges and Universities, Contact: wwclark13@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/woodrow-w-clark-ii-b6962214

Affiliations and Expertise

Clark Strategic Partners, California, USA

Grant Cooke

Grant Cooke is a journalist and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the “green” industry. He was one of the first businessmen who helped California develop its $3.5 billion world-leading energy efficiency program in 2006. Cooke has designed over $100 million worth of utility-sponsored programs in California, Texas and New York, including programs for preschool, K-12, colleges, data centres, health care facilities, and luxury hotels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal, Sustainable Energy Associates, Benicia, CA, USA

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