Category: Ecological Footprints and Energy

ENTER RUSSIA

Mirroring an important international trend, Saudi and other Middle East producers will find competi­tion for growing Asian markets from Russia, which in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks has made clear its intentions to increase oil and gas production with an eye to enhancing exports to the West and Northeast Asia. Russian firms have […]

Geopolitics of Energy

AMY MYERS JAFFE Rice University Houston, Texas, United States 1. Introduction 2. The Stubborn Reality of the Middle East 3. World Demand Trends 4. Enter Russia 5. The Importance of U. S. Growth to Oil Producers 6. OPEC Capacity Expansion 7. Consumer Country Power in a Deregulated Setting 8. Consumer Country Strategies Glossary Anthropologic Belonging […]

Energy in the Developing World

Faster than other professions, geography is predis­posed to grasp differences between the developed and the developing world—differences that are particularly apparent in considerations of energy. The developed world relies on fossil fuels, whereas the developing world relies on renewables. The developed world searches for energy to maintain a high standard of living, whereas the developing […]

HAZARDS, RISKS, AND TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFUSION: BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH BY GEOGRAPHERS SINCE THE TMI ACCIDENT

Public disinterest in nuclear power was shaken by the successful campaign to raise awareness about its purported safety risks. It was a movement that slowly gained momentum, but by 1976 an anti­nuclear referendum in California received ample public notice and approximately 40% of the votes. Although the referendum failed, it was a watershed for the […]