Global Energy Politics THIJS VAN DE GRAAF & BENJAMIN K. SOVACOOL Ghent University; University of Sussex “Global Energy Politics is a comprehensive, well-researched, and valuable guide to the energy challenges of our time. Thijs Van de Graaf and Benjamin Sovacool deploy a variety of analytical perspectives: geopolitics, economics, sustainability, and justice, discussing promising technological innovations and the institutional and political challenges to decarbonization.” Robert O. Keohane, Princeton University “We are in the middle of a global energy transformation. Van De Graaf and Sovacool’s comprehensive text provides students with an essential guide to this changing global energy landscape.” Johannes Urpelainen, John Hopkins University “Keeping pace with the changing global energy landscape and its influence on political, economic and social issues has become exponentially more difficult in a world where unprecedented risks and technological advances are upending the norms of the last century. Global Energy Politics is a valuable resource for those seeking to understand and navigate the shifting relationships between energy markets, geopolitics, climate, equity, and emerging technologies at this critical energy crossroad.” Jason Bordoff, Columbia University
229 x 152mm | 312 pages | UK April 2020, US June 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-3048-9 | £55 | $69.95 | €67.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3049-6 | £17.99 | $26.95 | €23.90 ebook available
What is Environmental Politics? ELIZABETH R. DESOMBRE Wellesley College “This accessible primer illuminates the complex “political” challenges that arise when actors with diverse interests, unequal power relations, and competing values confront the environmental crisis. DeSombre offers practical suggestions for engaging with environmental politics to foster broader social and economic change to benefit the planet.” Michele Betsill, Colorado State University “At a time when the problems can seem overwhelming, this highly readable and skilfully executed book makes a compelling case for understanding environmental politics as a way to engage in it more effectively.” Ken Conca, American University
210 x 148mm | 224 pages | UK February 2020, US April 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-3413-5 | £50 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3414-2 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
Renewable Energy Can it Deliver? DAVID ELLIOTT The Open University “This timely book provides an easily readable account of how renewable energy has emerged as the main driver of a transition away from fossil fuels. I highly recommend it for all readers interested in energy and climate.” Mark Jacobson, Stanford University “How can we move to a sustainable energy system? The book addresses the key issues, with the insights and clarity expected from the UK’s most distinguished commentator on renewables.” Nick Eyre, Director, Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions Over a quarter of global electricity is already generated from solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy. But can we get rid of dirty energy sources and deliver 100% of our energy from renewables? In this timely analysis, leading energy expert David Elliott tackles these issues head on and argues that a renewable future could well be on the horizon.
216 x 138mm | 240 pages | UK July 2020, US September 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-4163-8 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4164-5 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
Sustainability MAURIE J. COHEN New Jersey Institute of Technology Sustainability is one of the buzzwords of our times and a key imperative for growth, technological development, social equity, and environmental quality.But what does it really mean? But what does it really mean and how is it being implemented around the world? In this clear-eyed book, Maurie Cohen introduces students to the concept of sustainability, tracing its history and application from local land-use practices, construction techniques and reorientation of business models to national and global institutions seeking to foster sustainable practices. Examining sustainable development in scientific, technological, social and political terms, he shows that it remains an elusive concept and evidence of its unambiguous achievements can be difficult to ascertain. SERIES: SHORT INTRODUCTIONS 229 x 152mm | 200 pages | UK October 2020, US December 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-4031-0 | £55.00 | $69.95 | €67.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4032-7 | £17.99 | $24.95 | €21.90 ebook available
6 Order online at politybooks.com