Agile Energy Systems: Global Distributed On-site And Central Grid Power by Woodrow W. W. Clark

Agile Energy Systems: Global Distributed On-site And Central Grid Power

byWoodrow W. W. Clark, Grant Cooke

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Agile Energy Systems: On-Site Power and Central Grid, Second Edition,offers new solutions to the structure of electricity provision made possible by new energy technologies.

The book begins by showing how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California, including major technological changes and commercialization, regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments, inadequate and flawed economic models, a lack of vision, goals, and planning that lead to energy failures, and questionable finance and lack of economic development.

The second half of the book examines the civic market paradigm for new economic models and how to plan for complexity using California as an example of how the problem of centralized power systems can be seen in the worst drought that California has ever seen.



  • Offers new approaches to energy systems, providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives
  • Presents specific and actionable public policy and program tools
  • Illustrates how lessons learned from California can be used to create an agile energy system for any country

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Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in economics, renewable energy, sustainability, and sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Decembe...
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Title:Agile Energy Systems: Global Distributed On-site And Central Grid PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 5, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:008101760X

ISBN - 13:9780081017609

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Table of Contents

OverviewWoodrow W. Clark II

IntroductionWoodrow W. Clark II

Chapter 1: The End of the Fossil Fuel Industrial Revolution: the case of California in the USAWoodrow W. Clark IIChapter 2: The Green Industrial Revolution (GIR) is here todayWoodrow W. Clark IIChapter 3: The Global Context for Changes in the Energy SystemWoodrow W. Clark IIChapter 4: BRIC and other developed nationsWoodrow W. Clark II, Tor Zipkin, Samantha Bobo and Melody RongChapter 5: Developing Nations: Africa, Latin America and Island NationsWoodrow W. Clark II and Samantha BoBoChapter 6: Technologies, Changes and Impacts: From a vertically integrated to dispersed energy systemsWoodrow W. Clark IIChapter 7: Agile Energy Systems: integrated GIR technologies into infrastructuresWoodrow W. Clark IIChapter 8: The Next Economics: Civic CapitalismWoodrow W. Clark II and Tor ZipkinChapter 9: Complex Infrastructures: the role of government in planning for agile energy systemsWoodrow W. Clark IIChapter 10 Conclusions: implementing the smart green development revolution through agile energy systemsWoodrow W. Clark II, and Tor Zipkin

Appendices: Agile Energy System Cases: Green technologies for power on-site and central gridWoodrow W. Clark II, Tor Zipkin and Samantha BoBoThe Case of ChinaMelody Rong