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Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

Series: Energy Systems

Bjørndal, E., Bjørndal, M., Pardalos, P.M., Rönnqvist, M. (Eds.)

2010, XVIII, 522 p.

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  • Surveys applications, models and methods in the integrated area of energy, natural resources and environmental economics
  • Offers comprehensive natural resource management examples from Nordic countries
  • Takes a real-world approach to environmental economics
The book consists of a collection of articles (survey and research) describing the area of energy, natural resources and environmental economics. The contents of the book is divided into four sections. The first part considers petroleum and natural gas applications, taking up topics ranging from the management of incomes and reserves to market modeling and value chain optimization. The second and most extensive part studies applications from electricity markets, including analyses of marked prices, risk management, various optimization problems, electricity market design and regulation. The third part describes different applications in logistics and management of natural resources. Finally, the fourth part covers more general problems and methods arising within the area. The volume contains many examples from Nordic countries where there is knowledge and experience in managing natural resources.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Environmental economics - electricity market design - electricity markets - management of natural resources - natural gas - petroleum - production - value chain optimization

Related subjects » Economics - Energy Technology - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport

Table of contents 

Petroleum and Natural Gas.- Investment Strategy of Sovereign Wealth Funds.- Chasing Reserves: Incentives and Ownership.- Elastic Oil: A Primer on the Economics of Exploration and Production.- Applied Mathematical Programming in Norwegian Petroleum Field and Pipeline Development: Some Highlights from the Last 30 Years.- Analysis of Natural Gas Value Chains.- On Modeling the European Market for Natural Gas.- Equilibrium Models and Managerial Team Learning.- Refinery Planning and Scheduling: An Overview.- Electricity Markets and Regulation.- Multivariate Modelling and Prediction of Hourly One-Day Ahead Prices at Nordpool.- Time Regularities in the Nordic Power Market: Potentials for Profitable Investments and Trading Strategies?.- Valuation and Risk Management in the Norwegian Electricity Market.- Stochastic Programming Models for Short-Term Power Generation Scheduling and Bidding.- Optimization of Fuel Contract Management and Maintenance Scheduling for Thermal Plants in Hydro-based Power Systems.- Energy Portfolio Optimization for Electric Utilities: Case Study for Germany.- Investment in Combined Heat and Power: CHP.- Capacity Charges: A Price Adjustment Process for Managing Congestion in Electricity Transmission Networks.- Harmonizing the Nordic Regulation of Electricity Distribution.- Benchmarking in Regulation of Electricity Networks in Norway: An Overview.- On Depreciation and Return on the Asset Base in a Regulated Company Under the Rate-of-Return and LRIC Regulatory Models.- Natural Resources and Logistics.- Rescuing the Prey by Harvesting the Predator: Is It Possible?.- Absorptive Capacity and Social Capital: Innovation and Environmental Regulation.- Issues in Collaborative Logistics.- Pilot Assignment to Ships in the Sea of Bothnia.- Transportation Planning and Inventory Management in the LNG Supply Chain.- General Problems and Methods.- Optimal Relinquishment According to the Norwegian Petroleum Law: A Combinatorial Optimization Approach.- An Overview of Models and Solution Methods for Pooling Problems.- Cooperation Under Ambiguity.- The Perpetual American Put Option for Jump-Diffusions.- Discrete Event Simulation in the Study of Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment.

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