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He will also be speaking on 23 Jan 2013 at a joint Energy Institute and British Standard organised seminar ”Energy Efficiency: What do we need to scale it up?” His presentation is titled ”Energy Management and ISO 50001″.
Kit Ong is author of Energy Management in Business published in January 2013 by Gower.
Other books on sustainability in business can be found in our new Sustainability & Green Economics catalogue.
Sometimes we can overlook the simplest of questions because we become mesmerised by the scale or complexity of a particular issue; the energy industry is a case in point. Steven Fawkes’ article ‘Electricity Market Reform and the Demand Side’ offers a perspective on the dangers of a government focusing on one side of the equation (supply or demand) that is easy to grasp and hugely important, whether you are in the industry, an investor or just a UK citizen. Stephen Fawkes is author of Outsourcing Energy Management(2007) and Energy Efficiency: A Definitive Guide to the Fastest, Cheapest, Cleanest Forms of Energy (2013)
The Asian Development Bank this week urged Asian countries to implement green infrastructure projects to cope with the region’s explosive growth. Asia is urbanising at an unprecedented scale and speed, and if this trend continues it will pose enormous environmental challenges and degradation warned its Chief Economist, Changyong Rhee, at the launch of the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 Green Urbanisation in Asia report. According to the report, since the 1980s Asia has been urbanising faster than anywhere else with the region, which is already home to almost half of the worlds city dwellers. In just over a decade it will be home to 21 of 37 mega-cities worldwide and in the coming generation 11 billion more people are expected to join Asia’s spiraling urban ranks. This expansion has been accompanied by a sharp rise in pollution, slum dwelling and widening economic and social inequalities, causing rapid environmental degradation.
It is in response to issues like these that many of the world’s leading authors on Sustainability and Green Economics are calling for change. Latest research, ideas and practical expertise can be found amongst Gower’s Green Economics books at www.gowerpublishing.com/businessenvironment or www.gowerpublishing.com/environmentaleconomics which includes further titles from Ashgate.
As one reviewer of Gower’s Plan for the Planet comments:
“As the world struggles with increasing threats to sustainability, caused by population growth, overuse of fresh water resources, depletion of biodiversity, reliance on non-renewable energy sources, rising prices of food, and climate disruptions, there is an urgent need for a Plan for the Planet…..”
William N. Ryerson, President, Population Media Center and Population Institute, USA
A recent post on Gower Author Peter McManners’ Blog discusses why the third industrial revolution, driven by the capabilities of highly versatile robots and new automated processes, will have problems that need mitigating. The first of these is increased environmental damage, ushered in by the first industrial revolution…read more here.
Peter is the author of Green Outcomes in the Real World considered as:
”excellent…provides a unique perspective on sustainability and globalisation” by Professor Emilio Herbolzheimer, Henley Business School
“ground-breaking book, Peter McManners shines a spotlight on some of the most intractable and important issues of the current age…should be compulsory reading for policy makers and students of international affairs.” by Paul Taylor, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics
and as a:
“valuable and incisive book…makes challenging proposals for a new balance of responsibility and partnership in world affairs. These are indeed critical issues which will determine the future of humanity in the twenty-first century.” by Martin Lees, Secretary General, Club of Rome