The Greening of Energy Policies
By Miriam Kennet (UK) and Ryota Koike (Japan)
Green Economics and Energy Policy. This is an introduction for the general reader who wants to understand green economics and also the latest thinking about energy in one easy to read volume.
Working in the context of post Fukushima (Japan) and Chernobyl(Ukraine) as well as the Institute which created the academic discipline of Green Economics,(UK), this book provides a completely new round up of the current state of innovation in energy policy and life style changes for the success of all of us in the 21st century and our survivability.
It introduces the reader to the important and innovative state of the art developments and aspects of both Green Economics and the measures being used to combat climate change and to meet the challenges of an increasing global population whilst at the same time changing life styles, using technology and policy and regulation.Green Economics has emerged as a counterpart to mainstream orthodox economics.
Having seen the main-stream economics failure in connecting nature and human activities there have been countless problems emerging, which harm the people and marginalize the poor around the world.
As a result, Green Economics has developed its entirely new and exciting discipline or school of economics. Green Economics is based on a different ethics about economics and takes alternative and innovative perspectives on the global issues, suggesting new options and solutions affordable to society in the age of resource scarcity and global climate change. As business-as-usual approach dominates the mainstream, the world is facing unseen problems which have not been previously witnessed in our history. The global population has reached 7 billion and is likely to reach 8.5 billion by 2050 and global electricity demand is expected to increase by 80% by 2040, which exceeds the ecological carrying capacity.
Having acknowledged the situation, this book aims to provide focus on the issues raised by current energy policies with a diverse group of researchers from around the world. The book also examines the risks of nuclear energy and suggests a blueprint for a transition to a low carbon society by developing renewable energy. It helps illustrate the way of re-examining such costly energy policies and dangerous nuclear disaster scenario.
Authors featured in the book
Editors: Ryota Koike (Japan) Miriam Kennet (UK)Green Economics Institute M.Potapenko (Ukraine)
Miriam Kennet is CEO, director and co-founder of the Green Economics Institute and the founder and editor of the International Journal of Green Economics. She is a member of Mansfield College, Oxford University and the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. She is a UK government recommendation for the IPCC and has her own delegation to the Kyoto Climate Protocol Conferences and to the RIO +20 Conference. Her research at South Bank University, London and at Templeton College, Oxford University focused on green issues and strategic management. She is editor and author of 100s of articles, book chapters and books in many languages. Miriam recently was named as one of the 100 most powerful unseen women making change globally at a ceremony in London. She is the founder and Director of The Green Economics Institute and the International Journal of Green Economics and is credited with the development of the inclusive, academic discipline of green economics.
Ryota Koike is a researcher from Japan, analysing post-Fukushima Japanese energy policies. He has a broad range of academic interests from peace and development to environmental and nuclear issues. He is a regular speaker and a trainer in workshops and a popular lecturer on green economics and energy policy including at a conference held at Oxford University. He is also the creator and editor of a 20th and 21st century philosophy book series by Ashgate Academic Publishers, which deals with nuclear and other Holocausts.
List of Contributors
Dr Viacheslav Potapenko(Ukraine), Maria Delfina Rossi (Spain), Professor Graciela Chichilnisky (USA), Professor Katsushi S. Imai (Japan), Dr. Stephen Adewale Bakare (Nigeria), Dr Grimot Nane (Uk and Nigeria), Juliane Goke (Germany), Monowaruz Zaman (Canada), Dr Horace Herring (UK), Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira (Brazil), Volker Heineman (Germany), Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy), Meredith Hunter MLA (Australia), Oliver Tickell (UK), Monika E. Siegrist (Australia),Professor Peter Yang (US), Karina Garnes Reigstad (Norway), Dr Hayal Ayca Simsek (Turkey), Dr Hevzat Simsek (Turkey), Professor Maria Alejandra Madi (Brazil).