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Sustainable Energy Pricing

Nature, Sustainable Engineering, and the Science of Energy Pricing
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ISBN-13:
9781118319161
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
608
Autor:
Gary M. Zatzman
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Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The petroleum sector is possibly the largest and most dominanteconomic sector in the globalized economy. However, for reasonsexplored in this book, although none of the existing economicdevelopment models fit this sector in the past and apply even lesstoday, no satisfactory alternative has presented itself. Thisbook highlights the important reasons why current models fail topredict energy pricing with reasonable accuracy, and ventures intoenvironmental and other problems with oil and gas production andassociated economic decisions mounting across both developed aswell as developing economies.
Acknowledgements xiii
Preface xv

Introduction 1

0.1 Requirements of a Sustainable Energy Pricing Model 9

0.2 Outline of the Contents of this Volume 30

1. Fundamental Notions 37

1.1 "Energy Crunch" or: The Problems and Issues of Modeling anEnergy Price 39

1.2 Matter, Energy, and Efficiency from Scientific Standpoint66

1.3 Truth as a Scientific Frame of Reference 69

1.4 Phenomenally-based Sustainability: The Nature-scienceCriterion 80

1.5 Value Assessment, Value Addition and Phenomenally-basedEnergy Pricing 94

1.6 Newtonian 'Mechanism' and Mystification of How Value isTransformed into Price 104

1.7 Risk Assessment & Management and Aphenomenal EnergyPricing 107

1.8 The Temporal Criterion of Long-term Sustainability and itsImplications 116

2. Newtonian Mechanism and Deconstruction of ScientificDisinformation 137

2.1 Introduction 139

2.2 Einstein's Relativity and Newton's Mechanism Compared140

2.3 Newton's First Assumption 142

2.4 Fundamental Assumptions of Electromagnetic Theory 153

2.5 The Engineering Approach and Its Significance 175

2.6 First Conclusions 182

2.7 Continuity and Linearity 182

3. Offshore Networks of Control: Providing Short-TermMulti-Entity International Oil and Gas Plays with a Guarantee209

4. Current Energy Pricing Models" Origins & Problems223

4.1 Consumption without Production 226

4.2 Imposed Energy Pricing 246

4.3 Inherent Features of the Current Energy-Pricing Model:Matters Affecting Individuals' Daily Existence 256

4.4 Societal Implications of the Current Energy-Pricing Modelfor the Long Term 269

4.5 Long-term vs Short-term Returns-on-investment [ROI] FromEnergy Exploration & Development 296

4.6 Resource "Renewability" and 'Sustainable Negative Rent'304

5. The Role of Coal in the Modern Evolution of Energy Pricing309

5.1 Introduction 309

5.2 Significance of Commodifying Labor-time & All MaterialProduction -- Including its Energy Source 313

5.3 From "Law of Supply & Demand" (at the margin) to"Consumption without Production" 335

6. Carbon Emission Credits -- Theory & Practice341

6.1 Introduction 341

7. "Peak Oil" and Other Fits of Pique Among ResourceEconomists 435

7.1 Introduction 435

7.2 Human Factor Social Consciousness & "AbstractingAbsence" 453

Bibliography 477

Appendix -Disinformation in the Social & HistoricalSciences: Concerning Time Functions and Sustainability of ResourceDevelopment 521

Index 575