Energy, Transport, & the Environment

Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm

Editors: Inderwildi, Oliver, King, Sir David (Eds.)

  • Examines proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas
  • Enables readers to begin comprehending and managing 21st century energy problems
  • Addresses energy challenges from various viewpoints of different sectors
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Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues. Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm brings together leading figures from business, academia and governments to address the challenges and opportunities involved in working towards sustainable mobility. Key thinkers and decision makers approach topics and debates including:

 

        energy security and resource scarcity

        greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions

        urban planning, transport systems and their management

        governance and finance of transformation

·the threats of terrorism and climate change to our transport systems.

 

Introduced by a preface from U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu and an outline by the editors, Dr Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Energy, Transport, & the Environment is divided into six sections. These sections address and explore the challenges and opportunities for energy supply, road transport, urban mobility, aviation, sea and rail, as well as finance and economics in transport. Possible solutions, ranging from alternative fuels to advanced urban planning and policy levers, will be examined in order to deepen the understanding of currently proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas.

 

The result of this detailed investigation is an integrated view of sustainable transport for both people and freight, making Energy, Transport, & the Environment key reading for researchers, decision makers and policy experts across the public and private sectors.

About the authors

Sir David King is the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford.  He was the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office of Science from 2000 to 2007. He is also Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Adviser to the President of Rwanda and Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS. 

 

Dr Oliver Inderwildi is Head of the Low-Carbon Energy Centre at Oxford and is a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge where he remains involved in fundamental research. Dr Inderwildi holds an M.Sc. from the University of Amsterdam and a magna-cum-laude Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg.

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“On a global scale, it is of paramount importance that we bring all countries on board and develop structures that converge towards a new global climate agreement. Locally, we need a paradigm shift: energy & transport sectors must be renewed to meet global emission targets. Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King have brought together leading thinkers and key decision makers to address how this can happen.  This book is key reading for anyone interested in the creation of a low-carbon economy.”

Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the USSR, Founding President of Green Cross International and Chairman of the Climate Change Task Force.

Humanity is facing the reality of the "economic problem" - infinite desires and finite resources. Economic and societal development has been contingent on the ability of humanity to harvest energy, and the energy resources that have powered development over the past two centuries or more are clearly finite. The implications of this energy crunch are most apparent in the area of modern transport, which underpins everything from where and how we live, to what we eat, to how we interact with one another.  "Energy, Transport, and the Environment" faces up to this reality with refreshing frankness. The collection of essays encompasses a catholic range of sources and opinions, but manages to present them in an manner that makes it accessible to the lay reader while retaining the interest and challenging the views of the expert.
 
Paul Donovan, Managing Director of Global Economics at UBS Investment Bank 2012


Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Inderwildi, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Energy, Transport and the Environment: Providing Energy Security

    Conn, Iain C.

    Pages 13-27

  • The Anomalous Age of Easy Energy

    Campbell, C. J.

    Pages 29-54

  • Peak Oil Futures: Same Crisis, Different Responses

    Friedrichs, Jörg

    Pages 55-75

  • Bioenergy Innovation and Sustainable Mobility: Deployment Feedstock Full Potentials

    Amaral, Weber Antonio Neves (et al.)

    Pages 77-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy, Transport, & the Environment
Book Subtitle
Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm
Editors
  • Oliver Inderwildi
  • Sir David King
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2717-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2717-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2716-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 726
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