As an essential component for economic growth, energy has a significant impact on the global economy. The need to meet growing energy demand has prompted cutting-edge innovation in clean technology in an attempt to realise environmental and cost objectives, whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. This Handbook offers a comprehensive review of the economics of energy, including contributions from a distinguished array of international specialists. It provides a thorough discussion of the major research issues in this topical field of economics. Themes addressed include the theory of energy supply, demand and policy, empirical modelling of energy demand, holistic energy models, an analysis of coal, gas, electricity, oil and the markets within which they operate, and a discussion of the current key energy policy issues. The topics of pricing, transmission, regulation, security, energy efficiency, new technologies and climate change are also discussed. The International Handbook on the Economics of Energy presents a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research making it an indispensable reference for researchers, advanced students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.1 Introduction The social, economic and environmental development of many developing countries (DCs)1 is threatened by a lack of ... Training and education enabled by the provision of modern energy services are important prerequisites for a prosperous broader ... The main uses of traditional biomass fuels are cooking, lighting, running of appliances, and in some cases space heating (IEA, 2006).
|Title||:||International Handbook on the Economics of Energy|
|Author||:||Lester C. Hunt, Joanne Evans|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01|