ODUM, HOWARD T. (1996): Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making

ODUM, HOWARD T. (1996): Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making

Environmental Accounting Emergy and Environmental Decision Making In this important new work, Howard T. Odum, widely acknowledged as the father of systems ecology, lucidly explains his concept of emergy, a measure of real wealth that provides a rational, science-based method of evaluating commodities, services, and environmental goods. Using specific real-world examples, Dr. Odum clearly demonstrates the revolutionary role of emergy in environmental management and policy making. Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Environmental Decision Making offers environmental professionals—policymakers, managers, ecologists, planners, developers, and activists—a systematic approach to environmental and economic valuation that will eliminate much of the rancor and adversarial decision making that often plagues environmental issues. Specifically, this book:

  • Describes the theoretical basis, calculation procedures, and applications of emergy
  • Introduces the concept of «transformity,» the ratio of emergy (work put into a product) and energy (value received from the product)
  • Provides formulas for emergy calculations, procedures for making an emergy evaluation table, and parameters for updating evaluations
  • Demonstrates the use of emergy to evaluate environments, minerals, waters, primary energy sources, economic developments, and international trade
  • Compares the emergy approach to environmental evaluation with others

Genero: Libros
Subjects: 1996, ciencia, contabilidad, dinámica de sistemas, econometría, economía ambiental, economía ecológica, emergía, energía, medio ambiente, políticas públicas, teoría, transformidad
HEINBERG, RICHARD (2009): Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

HEINBERG, RICHARD (2009): Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country’s total energy. China and India’s ferocious economic growth is based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity. Coal currently looks like a solution to many of our fast-growing energy problems. However, while coal advocates are urging full steam ahead, increasing reliance on the dirtiest of all fossil fuels has crucial implications for the global climate, energy policy, the world economy, and geopolitics.

Coal advocates argue that America has 250 years’ worth of coal. They say that although it’s disastrous stuff, coal is cheap and abundant, and so we should find a way to capture the carbon dioxide released from power plants. But what if the basic premise of that argument is wrong? What if coal isn’t as abundant as everyone thinks, and will be getting more expensive, and scarce, very soon? That’s the conclusion of a series of groundbreaking reports discussed in Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis.

The book includes information from the National Academy of Science and the U.S. Geological Survey. Blackout goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century, and is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil and climate change.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2009, cambio climático, carbón, crecimiento económico, crisis energética, diagnóstico, electricidad, energía, english, geopolítica, previsiones, producción eléctrica
NAREDO, JOSÉ MANUEL; AGUILERA, FEDERICO (2009): Economía, poder y megaproyectos

NAREDO, JOSÉ MANUEL; AGUILERA, FEDERICO (2009): Economía, poder y megaproyectos

Este libro tiene como origen el curso que, con el mismo título, se celebró en la Fundación César Manrique entre el 17 y el 19 de octubre de 2007, y que fue dirigido por los editores, Federico Aguilera y José Manuel Naredo.

La publicación incluye textos de Óscar Carpintero, Albert Recio, Manuel Delgado, Félix Arias y Marcos Roitman, además de los propios editores.

Tras los cánticos al libre mercado y al crecimiento de la producción, las operaciones de mera adquisición de riqueza están cada vez más al orden del día. Este libro da cuenta de ello a través de análisis generales y aplicados. Los primeros precisan el contexto sociopolítico en el que toma cuerpo la refundación oligárquica del poder en las actuales democracias, así como la cobertura ideológica que la hace pasar desapercibida. Los análisis aplicados se ilustran con casos en los que determinados personajes y grupos empresariales obtienen el lucro fácil e inmediato mediante «operaciones» inmobiliarias o financieras amparadas por el poder, utilizando como pretexto determinados megaproyectos de gran impacto territorial.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2007, 2009, Albert Recio, capitalismo, cursos, energía, Félix Arias, Fundación César Manrique, ideología, impacto sobre el territorio, infraestructuras, Manuel Delgado, Marcos Roitman, megaproyectos, Óscar Carpintero, política, políticas públicas, productivismo, sociopolítica

YOUNGQUIST, WALTER (1999): The Post-Petroleum Paradigm — and Population

Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol. 20, N. 4 (marzo 1999): copia disponible en http://www.dieoff.org/page171.htm

Traducción al italiano: http://www.oilcrash.com/italia/petrolm.htm


Genero: Artículos
Subjects: 1999, agricultura, colapso de la población, diagnóstico, energía, energías renovables, english, etanol, gas natural, Human Sciences Press, límites de la ciencia, límites de la tecnología, medio ambiente, mitos, peak oil, población, población pospetróleo, prosperidad, superpoblación
VV.AA. (2004): World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

VV.AA. (2004): World in Transition: Towards Sustainable Energy Systems

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).


Genero: Informes y estudios, Libros
Subjects: alemania, earthscan, eficiencia, energía, english, escenarios, estrategias, financiación, geopolítica, German Advisory Council on Global Change, gobernanza, gobiernos, instituciones, inversiones, investigación, metodologías, pobreza energética, políticas públicas, previsiones, tecnología, transición, transporte, WBGU
LEGGETT, JEREMY K. (2005): The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air, and the Coming Global Financial Catastrophe

LEGGETT, JEREMY K. (2005): The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air, and the Coming Global Financial Catastrophe

The inhabitants on planet earth are about to be caught between the twin hammers of peak oil and global warming, with coming global turmoil being the result. Leggett outlines the corporate/government cover-up that masks the problem, details the true status of our oil reserves, and proposes a new Manhattan Project for energy that can save us.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2005, colapso financiero, consecuencias económicas, desinformación, diagnóstico, economía, energía, english, ocultación, peak oil, propuestas
HOWE, JOHN G. (2006): The End of Fossil Energy and The Last Chance for Survival

HOWE, JOHN G. (2006): The End of Fossil Energy and The Last Chance for Survival

The author is a retired engineer and life-long farmer, who has been concerned about fossil-fuel depletion for many years. During the last several decades he has researched this problem extensively as well as designed, built, and tested low-energy machines for agriculture and transportation in anticipation of a drastically simpler, localized lifestyle. This work has evolved into numerous lectures and three editions of this book.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2006, energía, energía fósil, english, petróleo
DARLEY, JULIAN (2004): High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis

DARLEY, JULIAN (2004): High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis

Prólogo de Richard Heinberg.

Blackouts, rising gas prices, changes to the Clean Air Act, proposals to open wilderness to gas drilling—all are tied to our increasing dependence on natural gas for electricity generation. High Noon For Natural Gas discusses why this dependence has the potential to cause serious environmental, political, and economic consequences in the near future


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, consecuencias del peak gas, energía, english, gas natural, peak gas