The Resource The governance of energy megaprojects : politics, hubris and energy security, Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher J. Cooper, (electronic resource)

The governance of energy megaprojects : politics, hubris and energy security, Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher J. Cooper, (electronic resource)

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The governance of energy megaprojects : politics, hubris and energy security
Title
The governance of energy megaprojects
Title remainder
politics, hubris and energy security
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher J. Cooper
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Language
eng
Summary
Benjamin Sovacool and Christopher Jon Cooper have produced an astonishing and well-written book, based on extensive original research in twelve countries. They explore the technical, social, political and economic dimensions of four energy megaprojects. The large scale of megaprojects always appears to complicate the decision-making process and often causes failures. Megaprojects may even reinforce corruption and erode democracy. It highlights that todays experiences can be explained by statements by Aristotle and Einstein who argue, both in their own way, that is always wise to take the limits of size into account and to reduce the size of projects, wherever this is possible. For everybody involved in megaprojects, this book must be read! Hugo Priemus, Delft University of Technology, The NetherlandsBased on extensive original research, this book explores the technical, social, political, and economic dimensions of four Asian energy megaprojects: a regional natural gas pipeline network in Southeast Asia, a series of hydroelectric dams on the island of Borneo, an oil pipeline linking Europe with the Caspian Sea, and a very large solar energy array in the Gobi desert.This book investigates why energy megaprojects fail to deliver their promised benefits. It offers the first comprehensive assessment of the complicated dynamics driving and constraining megaprojects initiated in the rapid scramble for energy resources and efforts to improve energy security. The authors approach the assessment of megaprojects from a socio-technical angle, emphasizing broad issues of political leadership, regulation, financing, interest group opposition and environmental impact, as well as conventional technological factors such as engineering design and project management.The Governance of Energy Megaprojects will prove insightful for academics concerned about energy policy, energy security, environmental impact and technology assessment. But the book should prove equally compelling to those engaged in the practical management and implementation of large-scale energy projects anywhere in the world
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Sovacool, Benjamin K
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HD69.P75
LC item number
S68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cooper, Christopher
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • Project management
  • Energy security
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The governance of energy megaprojects : politics, hubris and energy security, Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher J. Cooper, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Understanding why energy megaprojects fail -- 3. The Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Network (TAGP) -- 4. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline -- 5. The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) -- 6. The Gobitec solar array -- 7. Conclusions : bigger is blunder
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 251 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781952542
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012954988
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UtOrBLW)9781781952542
Label
The governance of energy megaprojects : politics, hubris and energy security, Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher J. Cooper, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Understanding why energy megaprojects fail -- 3. The Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Network (TAGP) -- 4. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline -- 5. The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) -- 6. The Gobitec solar array -- 7. Conclusions : bigger is blunder
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 251 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781952542
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012954988
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UtOrBLW)9781781952542

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