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Edwina Kofi-Opata

Introduction Energy lies at the core of every human activity and can be described as having a pervasive influence on all aspects of development—social, economic, and environmental—including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural productivity, health, population levels, education, and

Robert M. Cutler

The incentive structure for the international energy policy of the Chinese noc s is conditioned, in the most general sense, by three drivers and three constraints. The drivers are: (1) the strategic geoeconomic and foreign policy priorities programmatically defined by authoritative state and

David J. LePoire

of rapid change in Big History. The first pattern occurred soon after the Big Bang, when the energy in the form of high temperature heat cooled due to expansion, resulting in a decreasing rate of change in the way matter and energy behaved. The second pattern is the more delicate emergence of

Marcelo del Castillo-Mussot, Pablo Ugalde-Véle, Jorge Antonio Montemayor-Aldrete, Alfredo de la Lama-García and Fidel Cruz

1 Introduction The available energy for the human species plays a fundamental role in the way in which humans organize themselves according to complex social and technical structures. For instance, in the modern world, the quality and duration of human life is proportional to the daily

Gustavo Richmond Navarro, Rolando Madriz-Vargas, Noel Ureña-Sandí and Fabian Barrientos-Johansson

accessible only by foot. Considering the above, and with the objective of providing power to those communities, it becomes necessary to build off-grid power systems. The renewable-energy-based off-grid systems are among the most feasible. However, financing research in isolated and remote areas in Costa Rica

Sonny Yuliar, Ida Nurlaila and Sulfikar Amir

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156914908X318474 PGDT 7 (2008) 113-132 www.brill.nl/pgdt Perspectives on Global Development and Technology P g d t Cultivating Energy, Reducing Poverty: Biofuel Development in an Indonesian Village Sulfikar Amir a , Ida Nurlaila b , and Sonny

Mehdi P. Amineh and Wina H. J. Crijns-Graus

1 Introduction Security of energy supply is an important part of the long-term development goals of the eu , as it supports key policy objectives such as competitiveness and stability. Concerns for energy security have been triggered by declining European energy production as well as the

Felicia Christine Graham

on local communities. 2.1 Oil and Gas Driving Modernity The University of California, San Diego’s Institute of the Americas hosts one of the largest energy conferences every May. The 2013 conference boasted a keynote address by Colombia’s Vice Minister of Energy, Orlando Cabrales. “We want

Nikhil Deb

Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Nuclear energy’s catastrophic potential was revealed long before the Fukushima meltdown. Especially, the 1973 Three Mile Island and the 1986 Chernobyl accidents raised concerns about consequences of nuclear meltdowns, and led scholars to warn about the massive health and

Jerry Harris

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156914911X555099 PGDT 10 (2011) 41-59 brill.nl/pgdt P E R S P E C T I V E S O N G L O B A L D E V E L O P M E N T A N D T E C H N O L O G Y Going Green to Stay in the Black: Transnational Capitalism and Renewable Energy Jerry Harris DeVry