The Power Of Change

Author by : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Electricity, supplied reliably and affordably, is foundational to the U.S. economy and is utterly indispensable to modern society. However, emissions resulting from many forms of electricity generation create environmental risks that could have significant negative economic, security, and human health consequences. Large-scale installation of cleaner power generation has been generally hampered because greener technologies are more expensive than the technologies that currently produce most of our power. Rather than trade affordability and reliability for low emissions, is there a way to balance all three? The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies considers how to speed up innovations that would dramatically improve the performance and lower the cost of currently available technologies while also developing new advanced cleaner energy technologies. According to this report, there is an opportunity for the United States to continue to lead in the pursuit of increasingly clean, more efficient electricity through innovation in advanced technologies. The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies makes the case that America’s advantagesâ€"world-class universities and national laboratories, a vibrant private sector, and innovative states, cities, and regions that are free to experiment with a variety of public policy approachesâ€"position the United States to create and lead a new clean energy revolution. This study focuses on five paths to accelerate the market adoption of increasing clean energy and efficiency technologies: (1) expanding the portfolio of cleaner energy technology options; (2) leveraging the advantages of energy efficiency; (3) facilitating the development of increasing clean technologies, including renewables, nuclear, and cleaner fossil; (4) improving the existing technologies, systems, and infrastructure; and (5) leveling the playing field for cleaner energy technologies. The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies is a call for leadership to transform the United States energy sector in order to both mitigate the risks of greenhouse gas and other pollutants and to spur future economic growth. This study’s focus on science, technology, and economic policy makes it a valuable resource to guide support that produces innovation to meet energy challenges now and for the future.


Climate Risk And Adaptation In The Electric Power Sector

Author by : Asian Development Bank
Languange : en
Publisher by : Asian Development Bank
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Description : This report aims to highlight and raise awareness on the exposure and vulnerability of the energy sector to climate change. It also identifies adaptation options available to each source of energy generation as well as for the distribution and end use of electrical energy.


The Power Of Prayertm To Change Your Marriage Prayer And Study Guide

Author by : Stormie Omartian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvest House Publishers
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Description : For men and women who have read Stormie Omartian's The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage and embraced the challenge of a very personal encounter with God through prayer, there's a next step: The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage Prayer and Study Guide. Following the outline of the book, The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage, this Prayer and Study Guide encourages readers to go deeper in the 14 chapters that outline the most serious threats to marriages today and helps husbands and wives, individually or together, learn how to pray in a way that will protect their relationship from these problems—problems that can lead to unsatisfying marriages or often divorce. Thought-provoking questions help readers define their own unique, sometimes complicated, prayer needs. Stormie simply and effectively shows couples and individuals how they can cover their marriage in prayer so that it will last a lifetime.


Learning From Wind Power

Author by : Joseph Szarka
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Bringing together contributions from leading researchers, this volume reflects on the political, institutional and social factors that have shaped the recent expansion of wind energy, and to consider what lessons this experience may provide for the future expansion of other renewable technologies.


An Anatomy Of Power

Author by : John A. Hall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists of recent decades. His work has had a major impact in sociology, history, political science, international relations and other social science disciplines. His main work, The Sources of Social Power, of which two of three volumes have been completed, provides an all-encompassing account of the history of power from the beginnings of stratified societies to present day. Recently he has published two major works, Fascists and The Dark Side of Democracy. Yet unlike other contemporary social thinkers, Mann's work has not, until now, been systematically and critically assessed. This volume assembles a group of distinguished scholars to take stock, both of Mann's overall method and of his account of particular periods and historical cases. It also contains Mann's reply where he answers his critics and forcefully restates his position. This is a unique and provocative study for scholars and students alike.


Climate Change An Encyclopedia Of Science And History 4 Volumes

Author by : Brian C. Black
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 60
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Description : This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. • Contributions from more than 100 experts • Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) • Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue • Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse • Essential, annotated primary sources • Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leaders


Dream Power

Author by : Cynthia Richmond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 99
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Description : Analyzes hundreds of dreams, including those of celebrities, describes common themes and symbols, and shows how to use these insights to improve our lives.


The Power Of Impossible Thinking

Author by : Colin Cook
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson Prentice Hall
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Total Read : 98
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Description : 50,000 copies sold, now in paperback... If you can think impossible thoughts, then you can do impossible things!! The power of change: create new thinking for new solutions! Includes a new introduction demonstrating the "power of impossible thinking," plus access to exclusive book summary and authors' interview at the book's companion Web site. The Power of Impossible Thinking is about getting better at making sense of what's going on around you so you can make decisions that respond to reality, not inaccurate or obsolete models of the world. This bestseller reveals how mental models stand between you and the truth and how to transform them into your biggest advantage! Learn how to develop new ways of seeing, when to change to a new model, how to swap amongst a portfolio of models, how to understand complex environments and how to do "mind R and D," improving models through constant experimentation. Jerry Wind and Colin Crook review why it's so hard to change mental models and offer practical strategies for dismantling "hardened missile silos". Finally they show how to access models quickly through intuition, and assess the effectiveness of any mental model. Purchasers of this book gain access to audio summaries on a companion web site, along with a new half-hour interview with the authors.


American Energy

Author by : Walter A. Rosenbaum
Languange : en
Publisher by : CQ Press
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Total Read : 39
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Description : There are rapid, and sometimes radical, changes now transforming energy production and consumption in the United States. Utilizing contemporary examples throughout his narrative, Walter A. Rosenbaum captures this transformation in American Energy: The Politics of 21st Century Policy while analyzing how important actors, institutions, and issues impact American energy policymaking. With clear explanations of relevant energy technologies—from controversial fracking to mountain top mining to nuclear waste storage—the book first looks at the policy options available in governing the energy economy and then discusses specific resources (petroleum and natural gas, coal, nuclear power, electricity, renewable energy, conservation) and the global energy challenges associated with climate change. This is a perfect supplement for any environmental politics course.


Organisation Change And Development

Author by : Kavita Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Excel Books India
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Total Read : 73
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Description : In these times of flux, organisations are compelled to proactively effect changes in their systems to cope with various factors in the external and internal environment. This comprehensive book tackles all the areas where change interventions are necessary. It is divided into three parts: (1) Organisational Change (2) Organisation Development, and (3) Knowledge Management. The first part, comprising five chapters, includes an examination of the imperatives of change in today's environment of competition. The different forces of change political, economic, technological are examined against the backdrop of shifting customer needs, systems dynamics, inadequacy of administration, profitability issues and resource constraints. The various models of change, corporate culture in terms of basic value orientations and norms, techniques of identifying and diagnosing organisational culture, classical leadership skills, and the ten key factors in effective change management have all been thoroughly discussed, as have the techniques of designing tailor-made change programmes. The second part, comprising four chapters, introduces the concept of Organisation Development and dissects the basic assumptions against diagnostic models, skills and methods, change agents, power and control issues, and implications of power politics. Certain categories of ethical dilemmas have been explored. Various types of OD interventions ranging from interpersonal & team development to process, structural and intergroup development are exhaustively discussed. The third part of the book, comprising four chapters, highlights the need for knowledge management in the present business scenario and discusses the roadblocks to the adoption of knowledge management solutions. Principles of knowledge management have been discussed along with the process of maturation of knowledge management techniques. The characteristics of a learning organisation have been diagnosed and steps for initiating the process of organisational learning have been outlined. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, faculty as well as practising professionals.