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TitleThe new geographies of energy
Author edited by, Karl Zimmerer
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2013
Descript ix, 283 p : ill., maps ; 29 cm


The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes is a pioneering collection of new geographic scholarship. It examines such vitally important research topics as energy dilemmas of the United States, large trends and patterns of energy consumption including China’s role, "peak oil", energy poverty, and ethanol and other renewable energy sourcing. The book offers advances in key emerging areas of energy research, each distinguished in the following sections: (i) geographic approaches to energy modeling and assessment; (ii) fossil fuel landscapes; (iii) the landscapes of renewable energy; (iv) landscapes of energy consumption; and (v) an overview of the new geographies of energy (Karl Zimmerer, Annals Nature-Society and Energy issue editor) and an essay on America’s oil dependency (Vaclav Smil, renowned energy geographer). In addition there is a specially commissioned book review. This book was published as a special issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. -- From publisher's web site


America's Oil Imports: A Self-Inflicted Burden Energy -- Modeling and Assessment of Wind and Insolation Resources with a Focus on Their Complementary Nature: A Case Study of Oklahoma -- "Papering" Over Space and Place: Product Carbon Footprint Modeling in the Global Paper Industry -- Phenology-Based Assessment of Perennial Energy Crops in North American Tallgrass Prairie -- A Geographic Approach to Sectoral Carbon Inventory: Examining the Balance Between Consumption-Based Emissions and Land-Use Carbon Sequestration in Florida -- Toward an Integrated GIScience and Energy Research Agenda -- The Role of Climate Change Litigation in Establishing the Scale of Energy Regulation -- Energy and Identity: Imagining Russia as a Hydrocarbon Superpower -- The Changing Structure of Energy Supply, Demand, and CO2 Emissions in China -- Mountaintop Removal and Job Creation: Exploring the Relationship Using Spatial Regression -- Enforcing Scarcity: Oil, Violence, and the Making of the Market -- Constructing Sustainable Biofuels: Governance of the Emerging Biofuel Economy -- Social Perspectives on Wind-Power Development in West Texas -- Farmer Attitudes Toward Production of Perennial Energy Grasses in East Central Illinois: Implications for Community-Based Decision Making -- Renewable Energy and Human Rights Violations: Illustrative Cases from Indigenous Territories in Panama -- Downstream Effects of a Hybrid Forum: The Case of the Site C Hydroelectric Dam in British Columbia, Canada -- A Study of the Emerging Renewable Energy Sector Within Iowa -- A Regional Evaluation of Potential Bioenergy Production Pathways in Eastern Ontario, Canada -- Opposing Wind Energy Landscapes: A Search for Common Cause -- Burning for Sustainability: Biomass Energy, International Migration, and the Move to Cleaner Fuels and Cookstoves in Guatemala -- The Impact of Brazilian Biofuel Production on Amazonia -- Shifting Networks of Power in Nicaragua: Relational Materialisms in the Consumption of Privatized Electricity -- "Because You Got to Have Heat": The Networked Assemblage of Energy Poverty in Eastern North Carolina -- Powering "Progress": Regulation and the Development of Michigan's Electricity Landscape Book Review Essay -- The Geography of Energy and the Wealth of the World

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