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One of these global forces relates to the availability of cheap and reliable sources of energy. Modern Western societies have been built on the cheap energy that comes from fossil fuels, particularly oil. Yet the costs of fossil fuel energy are likely to continue to rise, partly due to increasing awareness of the need to pay for the impacts of this energy use on climate change. While some experts believe that alternative energy sources will seamlessly replace oil as the major source of energy, others argue that replacing oil may not be a straightforward exercise.
While acknowledging the possibility of increased poverty, hunger, and international and local conflict, this chapter argues that consideration of the possible impacts of global energy stress provides valuable opportunities to increase child pedestrian safety, boost the use of the child-friendly transport modes, involve children as active citizens, and strengthen local communities. All of these changes would create more child-friendly cities, as well as cities that are healthier, more livable, and more sustainable for all city residents.
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New York: Routledge. Homer-Dixon, T. The upside of down: Catastrophe, creativity, and the renewal of civilization. Toronto: Knopf. You can explain that to a human, but not a robot. In fact, investors no longer need to accept any weighting to energy stocks. The amount of money invested in U. Some energy analysts say technology's dominance will only grow as a long-term, and direct, threat.
Same as in European electricity, coal, autos and GE. The fear is that this is not just another cycle but a structural shift," said Kingsmill Bond, CFA and energy strategist at Carbon Tracker, a nonprofit that researches the impact of climate change on the financial markets. Markets have seen this many times and it does not play out well for the incumbents.
Colas said while he remains unconvinced, analysts calling this the "Peak Oil" moment — Carbon Tracker's Bond is among them — have the upper hand for now. The next market where the disruptive potential is highest may be natural-gas fired power generation.
If the past decade was about natural gas displacing coal in the utility sector, the next decade will be a competition between natural gas and renewables including wind and solar, say analysts. Increasingly, there are a number of cases where it is more advantageous for customers and utilities to invest in solar and wind versus natural gas. Rewind to a decade ago and all the utilities were talking about natural gas.
I couldn't have predicted this five years ago. Exxon Mobil and its oil peers are heavily invested in natural gas projects around the world. While that means big bets on the liquified natural gas market won't be influenced by a faster shift in U. Royal Dutch Shell is the biggest global player in the liquified natural gas market and it expects gas demand to double by from current levels, which would imply a big supply shortfall and much more investment needed to meet that demand.