How 7 energy battles are giving birth to a carbon-free world
Author: Thierry LEPERCQ
Pubpsher: Cherche Midi
Category: Business & Economics
There will be no energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies, but a clean break, a Big Bang! Clean, almost infinite, universally available energy from the sun, wind and water? And easy to transport over long distances and to store for months? And so cheap that it could match the price of an oil barrel as early as 2020? In barely a decade, 7 global energy battles have shaped up: shale oil and gas and the reversal of peak oil, super competitive solar and wind power, cheap batteries and the electrification of transport, the digitalization of power grids, the descent of energy companies into stranded assets, the geopolitical emergence of China and, most important of all, spiraling climate change. These battles are now converging into a historic convulsion, abruptly opening the gates of renewable hydrogen and sealing the inexorable decline of the world of fossil fuels. The time has come for a new, zero-carbon energy world order!
The development of Africa’s oil has greatly accelerated in recent years, with some countries looking at the prospect of almost unimaginable flows of money into their national budgets. But the story of African oil has usually been associated with conflict, corruption and disaster, with older producers such as Nigeria having little to show for the many billions of dollars they’ve earned. In this eye-opening book, former BBC correspondent Celeste Hicks questions the inevitability of the so-called resource curse, revealing what the discovery of oil means for ordinary Africans, and how China’s involvement could mean a profound change in Africa’s relationship with the West. A much-needed account of an issue that will likely transform the fortunes of a number of African countries – for better or for worse.
Originally published in 1986. The oil crises of the 1970s and the shockwaves they sent throughout the industrialized countries and the Third World, appeared at one point to be ushering in an "Arab Century." But the first half of the 1980s produced a radically different oil reality. The price of oil dropped from over $34 per barrel in l980 to under
In a perfect world condiments would be unlimited and free for all. Sadly this world is imperfect. And it is that particular imperfection C.A. Huggins tackles in this thought provoking short story of a man planning to do something about it. All movements start with planning. Unfortunately as of the writing of this short story condiments costs money. C.A. Huggins is well aware of this important fact, therefore he has made this story FREE of cost. Download and enjoy. Save your money for ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, barbecue sauce… whatever your precious heart and meals desire.
Using Innovative Business Models to turn Data Into Profit
Author: Arent van 't Spijker
Pubpsher: Technics Publications
How can you leverage the value of your company’s data? Well over a century ago oil drove the development of innovations such as the internal combustion engine, central heating and plastics, changing our world and our economy. Oil, as a technology, fueled an economic force that inexorably changed the way people lived and worked. Today, data is fueling a very similar change: it is the driving force for new business models and disruptive technologies that impact companies in every imaginable industry. The New Oil shows how data changes the traditional business paradigm. How it impacts not just high-tech, high-profile companies, but also old-school, low-tech industries all around the world; data lives and breathes within every single company. In The New Oil, Arent van ‘t Spijker explains how companies such as Google, Nike and Adara are leveraging a ‘Data Driven Strategy’. Many other examples highlight the applications and commercial potential for data. Van 't Spijker describes five typical business models for monetizing data that help you to develop viable business models for leveraging data in your own company. He then shows how to successfully put these business models to practice. Above all, he will inspire you to follow in the footsteps of market leaders.
Prepared by the East Asian Institute, NUS, which promotes research on East Asian developments particularly the political, economic and social development of contemporary China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), this series of research reports is intended for policy makers and readers who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in China.
The Facts Behind the New Massive Supplies, the Exciting New Technologies and the Emerging Oil Powers of the XXIst Century
Author: Paul Michael Wihbey
Category: Business & Economics
The Rise of the New Oil Order demonstrates that there are vast reserves of oil to meet an increasing demand. Oil will remain the world's primary strategic resource and an invaluable commodity. But oil will come from different sources (mainly North America), will be of a different kind (unconventional), and will be produced with different technologies by different types of companies. The oil market will not be regulated by OPEC but by the consumers and producers together, who will create the mechanisms to achieve price stability at a higher level. In this new context, the book examines the strategies of the traditional players â?? the US, Russia, Japan, the European Union, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Mexico â?? and of the new ones â?? Alberta, Saskatchewan, China, India, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and West Africa. The book offers a very different explanation of the recent rise of the price of oil. The increase of' demand in China and India is not the key factor. Other rational and irrational factors may explain the speculation and market manipulation that occurred, especially in 2007-2008. The Rise of the New Oil Order is a manifesto and a practical roadmap with specific proposals to restore a healthy market equilibrium to this most critical of commodities. It is a book that brings transparency to consumers and investors, companies, banks, and governments, while casting aside irrational beliefs and simplistic explanations. The book is based on a seven-hour interview session with two of Switzerland's most knowledgeable business reporters.
A comprehensive volume on global oil markets. Part I provides a discussion of global oil reserves, production, and consumption trends, as well as current developments in the areas of oil pricing, futures markets, oil marketing, and refining. Part II deals with the political economy of global oil mar
China, India, and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan
Author: Luke Patey
Category: Social Science
In the past decade, the need for oil in Asia's new industrial powers, China and India, has grown dramatically. The New Kings of Crude takes the reader from the dusty streets of an African capital to Asia's glistening corporate towers to provide a first look at how the world's rising economies established new international oil empires in Sudan, amid one of Africa's longest-running and deadliest civil wars. For over a decade, Sudan fuelled the international rise of Chinese and Indian national oil companies. But the political turmoil surrounding the historic division of Africa's largest country, with the birth of South Sudan, challenged Asia's oil giants to chart a new course. Luke Patey weaves together the stories of hardened oilmen, powerful politicians, rebel fighters, and human rights activists to show how the lure of oil brought China and India into Sudan--only later to ensnare both in the messy politics of a divided country. His book also introduces the reader to the Chinese and Indian oilmen and politicians who were willing to become entangled in an African civil war in the pursuit of the world's most coveted resource. It offers a portrait of the challenges China and India are increasingly facing as emerging powers in the world.