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Thiruvengadam Lakshman Sankar

Thiruvengadam Lakshman Sankar is an Indian energy expert, civil servant, corporate executive and the former head of Asian Energy Survey of the Asian Development Bank. He is a former chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corporation Limited and ...

                                               

Girish Sant

Girish Sant was a noted energy analyst held in high esteem as an energy policy commentator from India. He co-founded the non-governmental organisation Prayas in Pune, India. His analytical inputs helped shape Indias energy policy over the decades ...

                                               

Lee Schipper

Leon Jay "Lee" Schipper was a physicist and energy efficiency expert who authored more than 100 technical papers and a number of books on energy economics and transportation. He was "often a critic of the conventional wisdom." He was remembered b ...

                                               

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah is an American clean energy entrepreneur, author, and podcast host. Shah is known for work to create and advocate for market-driven solutions to climate change. He authored a book, "Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy ...

                                               

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Kristin Shrader-Frechette is ONeill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. She has previously held senior professorships at the University of California and the Universit ...

                                               

Gianni Silvestrini

Gianni Silvestrini is an Italian researcher. From 1977 to 2014 he taught at the University of Palermo and at the National Research Council in the fields of solar technology and energy policy.

                                               

Benjamin K. Sovacool

Benjamin K. Sovacool is director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology at the Department of Business Technology and Development and a professor of social sciences at Aarhus University. He is also professor of energy policy at the University ...

                                               

Andy Stirling

Andy Stirling is Professor of science and technology policy at Sussex University. He has a background in the natural sciences, a masters degree in archaeology and social anthropology and a D.Phil. in science and technology policy. Formerly a boar ...

                                               

Ted Taylor (physicist)

Theodore Brewster Taylor was an American theoretical physicist, specifically concerning nuclear energy. His higher education includes a PhD from Cornell University in theoretical physics. Although Taylor is relatively unknown to the public, his m ...

                                               

Peter Tertzakian

Peter Tertzakian is an economist and author. He is the Executive Director of the Arc Energy Research Institute, as well as the Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director at ARC Financial Corporation, an energy-focused private equity firm. His two ...

                                               

Thermodynamicist

In thermodynamics, a thermodynamicist is someone who studies thermodynamic processes and phenomena, i.e. the physics that deal with mechanical action and relations of heat. Among the well-known number of famous thermodynamicists, include Sadi Car ...

                                               

Stephen Thomas (professor)

Stephen Thomas is a professor at the University of Greenwich Business School, working in the area of energy policy. Before moving to the University of Greenwich in 2001, Thomas worked for twenty-two years at the University of Sussex.

                                               

Thomas W. Walde

Thomas W. Walde, former United Nations Inter-regional Adviser on Petroleum and Mineral Legislation, was Professor & Jean-Monnet Chair at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee.

                                               

Gordon Walker (professor)

Gordon P. Walker is professor in the Department of Geography and Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University. Professor Walker is the author of many publications on environmental justice and inequality, and community energy initiatives w ...

                                               

James Watt

James Watt – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomens 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial ...

                                               

Stuart White

Stuart White is an Australian educator and sustainability advocate. He is a professor and the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney. White has researched sustainability for more than twenty year ...

                                               

Daniel Yergin

Daniel Howard Yergin is an American author, speaker, energy expert, and economic historian. Yergin is vice chairman of IHS Markit, a research and information company which absorbed his own energy research consultancy Cambridge Energy Research Ass ...

                                               

100% renewable energy

100% renewable energy refers to an energy system where all energy use is sourced from renewable energy sources. The endeavor to use 100% renewable energy for electricity, heating/cooling and transport is motivated by global warming, pollution and ...

                                               

2000-watt society

The 2000-watt society is an environmental vision, first introduced in 1998 by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, which pictures the average First World citizen reducing their overall average primary energy usage to no more than ...

                                               

2007 Russia–Belarus energy dispute

The Russia–Belarus energy dispute began when Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom demanded an increase in gas prices paid by Belarus, a country which has been closely allied with Moscow and forms a loose union state with Russia. It escalated ...

                                               

Acheson–Lilienthal Report

The Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy was written by a committee chaired by Dean Acheson and David Lilienthal in 1946 and is generally known as the Acheson–Lilienthal Report or Plan. The report was an important American documen ...

                                               

Alberta electricity policy

In 1996, Alberta began to restructure its electricity market away from traditional cost-of-service regulation to a market-based system. The market now includes a host of buyers and sellers, and an increasingly diverse infrastructure. Consumers ra ...

                                               

Alberta Royalty Review

The 2007 Alberta Royalty Review was an independent panel, chaired by William M. Hunter, established by the government of Alberta to review the level of resource royalties collected by the provincial government from petroleum and natural gas compa ...

                                               

Alternative energy

Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. These alternatives are intended to address concerns about fossil fuels, such as its high carbon dioxide emissions, an important factor in global warming. Marine energy ...

                                               

Association negaWatt

Association NegaWatt Power, Is a French advocacy group based in Valence, Drome. It was founded in 2001 to promote the NegaWatt concept and its application to French society. The association seeks to reduce the use and consumption of fossil fuels ...

                                               

Baruch Plan

The Baruch Plan was a proposal by the United States government, written largely by Bernard Baruch but based on the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission during its first meeting in June 1946. The United States, ...

                                               

Bolivian gas conflict

The Bolivian gas conflict was a social confrontation in Bolivia reaching its peak in 2003, centering on the exploitation of the countrys vast natural gas reserves. The expression can be extended to refer to the general conflict in Bolivia over th ...

                                               

Cap and dividend

Cap and dividend is a market-based trading system which retains the original capping method of cap and trade, but also includes compensation for energy consumers. This compensation is to offset the cost of products produced by companies that rais ...

                                               

Carbon Neutrality Coalition

The Carbon Neutrality Coalition is a group of countries, cities and organisations which have committed to take concrete and ambitious action to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement.

                                               

China Energy Label

The China Energy Label is an energy consumption label for products in China, similar to the European Union energy label. Manufacturers of specified electronic devices are obligated to attach a CEL label to their goods to inform China-based consum ...

                                               

Climate ethics

Climate ethics is an area of research that focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, and concepts such as climate justice. Human-induced climate change raises many profound ethical questions, yet many believe that these ethical issues ...

                                               

The Doomsday Machine (book)

The Doomsday Machine: The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the Worlds Most Dangerous Fuel is a 2012 book by Martin Cohen and Andrew McKillop which addresses a broad range of concerns regarding the nuclear industry, the economics and environmental as ...

                                               

Efficient energy use

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achi ...

                                               

ENBau

ENBau is an initiative of Swiss universities for training in sustainable building with the goal of resource efficiency of buildings in the areas of energy, water, materials and processes. At the same time it is the goal of the participation of th ...

                                               

Energy Cities

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition. It represents 1000 towns and cities in 30 countries. From 2017 to 2020, Energy Cities is under the Presidency of the City of Heidelberg. Energy Cities was establ ...

                                               

Energy and Environmental Security Initiative

Established in 2003, the Energy and Environmental Security Initiative is an interdisciplinary Research & Policy Institute located at the University of Colorado Law School. The fundamental mission of EESI is to serve as an interdisciplinary resear ...

                                               

Energy certificate

An energy certificate is a transferable certificate, record or guarantee, in any form in relation to the amount of a specific type of energy or material goods consumed by an energy conversion device in the production of a quantity of energy or ma ...

                                               

Energy Charter Treaty

The Energy Charter Treaty is an international investment agreement that establishes a multilateral framework for cross-border cooperation in the energy industry. The treaty covers all aspects of commercial energy activities including trade, trans ...

                                               

Energy Community

The Energy Community, also referred to in the past as the Energy Community of South East Europe is an international organisation established between the European Union and a number of third countries to extend the EU internal energy market to Sou ...

                                               

Energy conservation

Energy conservation is the effort made to reduce the consumption of energy by using less of an energy service. This can be achieved either by using energy more efficiently or by reducing the amount of service used. Energy conservation is a part o ...

                                               

Energy hierarchy

The Energy Hierarchy is a classification of energy options, prioritised to assist progress towards a more sustainable energy system. It is a similar approach to the waste hierarchy for minimising resource depletion, and adopts a parallel sequence ...

                                               

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 is an Act of Congress concerning the energy policy of the United States. As part of the Democratic Partys 100-Hour Plan during the 110th Congress, it was introduced in the United States House of Re ...

                                               

Energy liberalisation

Energy liberalisation refers to the liberalisation of energy markets, with specific reference to electricity generation markets, by bringing greater competition into electricity and gas markets in the interest of creating more competitive markets ...

                                               

Energy Policy Act of 2005

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a bill passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The act, described by pr ...

                                               

Energy poverty

Energy poverty is lack of access to modern energy services. It refers to the situation of large numbers of people in developing countries and some people in developed countries whose well-being is negatively affected by very low consumption of en ...

                                               

Energy security and renewable technology

The environmental benefits of renewable energy technologies are widely recognised, but the contribution that they can make to energy security is less well known. Renewable technologies can enhance energy security in electricity generation, heat s ...

                                               

Energy superpower

An energy superpower is a country that supplies large amounts of energy resources to a significant number of other countries, and therefore has the potential to influence world markets to gain a political or economic advantage. Russia has been de ...

                                               

Energy tax

An energy tax is a tax that increases the price of energy. Arguments in favour of energy taxes have included the pursuit of macroeconomic objectives, e.g., fiscal deficit reduction in the 1990s, as well as environmental benefits, i.e., reduced po ...

                                               

Energy transition

Energy transition is a phrase that generally refers to significant structural change in an energy system. Historically, these changes have been driven by the demand for and availability of different fuels. The current energy transition differs as ...

                                               

Energy Victory

Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil is a 2007 book by Robert Zubrin. Zubrins central argument is that the decisive front in the War on Terror is Americas struggle for energy independence. He outlines the manner in wh ...