Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation

Energy, Policy, and the Environment

Modeling Sustainable Development for the North

Editors: Järvelä, Marja, Juhola, Sirkku (Eds.)

  • Presents the view of small communities and what they can offer to current developments in terms of energy as well as the perspective of rural bioenergy producers
  • Opens the debate on the linkages between energy and the environment in specifically the Northern European context.
  • Looks at how an emergent Russia affects energy and environmental issues in the north
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This book sets the questions of energy and the environment in the North in the global context and further addresses  historical developments, views on energy taxation and tariffs, and effects of EU energy policy.

Climate change appears more frequently than ever on the top of global and national policy agendas. In the current situation traditional environmental concern and environmental policy may not suffice in the face of the global challenge as manifested by climate change and the depletion of fossil energy resources. But as new data comes to light, new energy policies and changes in economic structures are crucial for putting into action global climate policy. Crucial tasks in environmental policy are the sustainable utilisation of natural resources and the conservation of natural and human-made habitats.

One of the areas of the world where this comes into play the most is in the Nordic countries.  Northern societies are predominantly high tech, high consumption and high energy supply societies. And with the transition from older energy sources (wood for heating and stream water for power production) to newer ones (oil and nuclear energy) discussions on the environmental impact have led to public and corporate action. The Northern countries have been at the forefront in finding sustainable alternatives to solve conflicts arising from the rise in energy needs. However, these countries have taken different pathways with different policies in attempting to achieve this. As the needs and concerns from climate change arise, a Northern dimension, involving policies that contrast to  European and global trends, emerges. Energy, Policy, and the Environment: Modeling Sustainable Development for the North explores that dimension.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Energy, Policy and the Environment: Modeling Sustainable Development for the North

    Järvelä, Marja (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Climate Change and Energy Issues in the North

    Järvelä, Marja (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Farewell to Self-sufficiency: Finland and the Globalization of Fossil Fuels

    Myllyntaus, Timo

    Pages 31-44

  • Trends in EU Energy Policy 1995–2007

    Horn, Susanna (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

  • The Legacy of the Oil Industry in Tomsk Oblast: Contradictions Among Socio-Economic Development, Political Legitimacy and Corporate Profits

    Dusseault, David

    Pages 65-86

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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy, Policy, and the Environment
Book Subtitle
Modeling Sustainable Development for the North
Editors
  • Marja Järvelä
  • Sirkku Juhola
Series Title
Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0350-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0350-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0349-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3026-1
Series ISSN
1574-0501
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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