In Economics for the Common Good, Jean Tirole – a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics – engages with some of the most pressing economic issues, ranging from regulation to digital economies to finance. The intellectual breadth of the book is impressive, write Joel Krupa and Peter Urmetzer, and its accessible approach will likely spark sound and thoughtful debate on economic questions for […]
In Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future, Charles W. Donovan brings together contributors to examine the financing of renewables and the future of clean energy. While the book acknowledges that there is still much that investors need to do to ensure future investment in clean energy, Joel Krupa praises the collection as a welcome addition to the literature that will […]
America’s post–Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to ancient Rome at its most powerful. Now, with America no longer perceived as invulnerable, comparisons are to the bloated, decadent, ineffectual later Empire. In Why America Is Not a New Rome, Vaclav Smil looks at these comparisons in detail, going deeper than the facile […]
Book Review: Aboriginal Power: clean energy and the future of Canada’s first peoples by Chris Henderson
Increasing the rate of Aboriginal energy deployment is a worthwhile and realizable task, and Henderson’s book is an interesting and eminently readable elucidation of the potential opportunities available. For those interested in enticing cases of energy-related sustainable development (both in Canada and elsewhere), this is an excellent introduction that should not be missed, writes Joel Krupa.
Aboriginal Power: Clean energy […]