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Today’s global energy system faces two major challenges: howto secure the supply of reliable and affordable energy; and how torapidly transform to a low-carbon, efficient and environmentallyharmless energy supply. In this rigorous and illuminating book,Michael Bradshaw explores the key aspects of the current globalenergy dilemma and examines how it is playing out across the majorregions and countries of the world.

The book begins by charting the development of the current globalenergy system - exploring its key characteristics with a focus uponenergy security and the relationship between energy, economicdevelopment and climate change. The next four chapters offerin-depth analyses of four distinct global energy dilemmas indifferent parts of the world: the challenge of sustaining affluenceand decarbonising energy services in the high-energy economies ofthe developed world; the legacies of the centrally planned economyand the consequences of liberalisation in the post-socialist world;growing energy demand and emissions growth associated with theemerging regions; and finally, the quest to provide universalaccess to modern energy services in the developing world in amanner that is both economically and environmentally sustainable.

Identifying the governance structures and policy options availableto tackle the global energy dilemma, the book concludes that onlyan integrated approach - sensitive to regional issues - canreconcile the interests and needs of those facing differing energychallenges across the world today.
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ISBN: 9780745672144
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