Global Energy Transformation: Four Necessary Steps to Make Clean Energy the Next Success Story

Hardcover | July 15, 2009

byMats Larsson

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Over the next few years, political and financial power will move in the direction of individuals, companies and nations that are able to use energy in a more efficient way. This book describes this challenge and presents a way forward by which we may achieve the goal of increased energy efficiency in the different areas that need to change.

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Over the next few years, political and financial power will move in the direction of individuals, companies and nations that are able to use energy in a more efficient way. This book describes this challenge and presents a way forward by which we may achieve the goal of increased energy efficiency in the different areas that need to ch...

MATS LARSSON has worked for twenty years as a business consultant with strategy development, operational efficiency, IT and change management. His experience covers industries as diverse as food and packaging, construction, services (electronic and professional) and high technology. He has worked with companies of all sizes and in all...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dedication * Acknowledgements * Executive Summary * PART I: THE CHALLENGE * The Sustainability Challenge * Four Scenarios for the Future * Three Examples of Large Scale Transformation Efforts from American 20th Century History * Gradual Change Has Caused the Need for Energy Transformation * Thoughts on Planning and Market Economics * PART II: CHANGE MANAGEMENT * Two Levels of Control Executive Direction and Management * Tools for Program and Project Steering * The Standard Tools of Program and Project Management
* Change Tools * Conclusion * Notes * Literature

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"Most energy analysts and all environmentalists agree on what is neededa comprehensive global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. But the enormous management problems inherent in this historic shift have seldom been discussed. This is the first book to unpack those management challenges and provide sensible strategies. It should be on the desk of every policy maker in the world. Extremely important." -- Richard Heinberg, Author of The Oil Depletion ProtocolSenior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute "This book is the first book I have read that truly points to all the dimensions of the biggest global dilemma we ever have faced in modern time. In the current time of global financial crisis, we need to open up our minds to what it really comes down to, when we want to achieve sustainable changes with full impact. This book is a comprehensive mix of historical examples with todays facts, drilling down to what really is required to handle the situation in a tangible way. The management challenges are examined on all levels, from government to business dimensions, and Larsson points out how to address them in a proper way to reach sustainable results. I can only say get your hands on it if you want to get the full picture!" -- David White, Senior Manager, Accenture"The Swedish Energy Agency is deeply concerned about the high level of energy consumption on our planet and we are actively supporting efforts to increase the awareness of the problem and to investigate ways forward toward an overall reduction of consumption. This important book should be read by all who want to educate themselves on the different aspects of change management of this important global transformation of energy." -- Urban Bergstrm, Senior Adviser Oil and Gas, Swedish Energy Agency "This book takes a holistic perspective on the energy challenge - from buildings and city planning to a necessary behavioural change. Larsson points out in an inspiring way not only the challenges and obstacles, but also the solutions and the great business potentials in actually doing the right things for the environment." -- Fredrik Adolfsson, Social & Environmental Manager, IKEA supply chain"In "Global Energy Transformation" Mats Larsson takes a long, hard look at the numerous management challenges that threaten to derail the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. His analysis, and the resulting roadmap, is essential reading for any decision maker in industry as well as in government." -- Mikael Edholm, Senior Project Leader, Swedish Trade Council, Johannesburg.   "This book provides a powerful insight into the global energy market that as a consequence of fossil fuel scarcity and climate change will rapidly transform. It takes you through four possible scenarios and suggests a four step approach to tackle this huge issue. An essential read for those planning a journey to the new carbon critical world." -- Richard F Smith, Technical Director, WS Atkins, Consultants.