Figures, Tables, and Boxes vi
1 Introduction 1
2 The Global Energy Dilemmas Nexus 23
3 Sustaining Affluence: Energy Dilemmas in High-Energy Societies 50
4 Legacies and Liberalization: Energy Dilemmas in the
Post-Socialist States 84
5 Fueling Growth: Energy Dilemmas in the Emerging Economies 120
6 Energizing Development: Energy Dilemmas in the
Developing World 149
7 Conclusions 181
Appendix: Country Classification 194
Michael Klare, Hampshire College
"For too long geographers have neglected the study of energy. I, therefore, applaud Michael Bradshaws timely, wide-ranging and up-to-date book on the global energy challenge and the highly diverse ways that this is played out in different types of economy across the globe. Drawing on a wide range of literatures, he shows with great clarity that the relationships between energy, economy and the environment are complex and that to understand them geography matters."
Judith Rees, President of the Royal Geographic Society
"From a policy perspective, the book is a gem."
LSE Review of Books
"A highly readable, accurate, thoughtful and well-organized overview of a complex and urgent issue. How energy is managed in the years ahead may decide the welfare of humankind for generations. Understanding energy and climate change is critical to all sectors of social activity; reading this book provides that understanding."
Richard Matthew, University of California Irvine
"Michael Bradshaw has written a clear, engaging and accessible overview of current global energy dilemmas Global Energy Dilemmas is a useful introduction, which traces the changing geographies of energy production and consumption from pre-industrialisation to the second decade of the new millenium."
Philip Kirby, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter
"The book is crammed with useful statistics and descriptions of energy issues all across the world. To understand energy in all its complexity, one needs books like this"
Oxford Journal: Journal of Economic Geography
- An impressively comprehensive analysis of today’s key energy issues by a leading expert in the field.
- Insightful and probing, this volume usefully refuses any simple solutions to very complicated problems.
- Well written, carefully crafted and widely illustrated with tables and graphs that help with the interpretations offered
- Will have considerable use in university classrooms where instructors are grappling with climate change, energy and development issues.