Power to the People : Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries
By: Kander, Astrid.
Contributor(s): Malanima, Paolo | Warde, Paul.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Princeton Economic History of the Western World: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (473 p.).ISBN: 9781400848881.Subject(s): Energy consumption | Energy industries | Energy policy | Power resourcesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power to the People : Energy in Europe over the Last Five CenturiesDDC classification: 333.7940973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; CHAPTER TWO: Definitions and Concepts; PART I: Pre-Industrial Economies; CHAPTER THREE: Traditional Sources; 1. Energy in Premodern Societies; 2. Organic Sources and Agricultures; 3. Non-organic Sources; 4. Seven Long-run Propositions; 5. Conclusion; CHAPTER FOUR: Constraints and Dynamics; 1. Population and Climate; 2. Energy Scarcity; 3. Saving Land; 4. Saving Labor; 5. Conclusion; PART II: The First Industrial Revolution; CHAPTER FIVE: A Modern Energy Regime; 1. The Take-off of Coal
2. Traditional Sources: Rise but Relative Decline3. Conclusion; CHAPTER SIX: The Coal Development Block; 1. The Core Innovations; 2. The Growth Dynamics of the Coal Development Block; 3. The Transport Revolution; CHAPTER SEVEN: Energy and Industrial Growth; 1. Coal and Growth; 2. Seven Long-run Propositions; 3. Energy Intensity and Economic Structure; 4. Conclusion; PART III: The Second and Third Industrial Revolutions; CHAPTER EIGHT: Energy Transitions in the Twentieth Century; 1. The Rise of Oil and Electricity; 2. Old and New in Energy Regimes; 3. Conclusion
CHAPTER NINE: Major Development Blocks in the Twentieth Century and Their Impacts on Energy1. The ICE-Oil Block; 2. The Electricity Block; 3. The ICT Development Block; 4. Conclusion; CHAPTER TEN: The Role of Energy in Twentieth-Century Economic Growth; 1. Development Blocks and GDP; 2. Seven Long-run Propositions; 3. Energy Intensity and Economic Structure; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Summary and Implications for the Future; 1. Summing Up the Book; 2.Thinking about the Future; 3. Some Remarks about the Future; APPENDIXES; A. The Role of Energy in Growth Accounting
B. Decomposing Energy Intensity 1870-1970C. The Impact from the Service Transition on Energy Intensity; D. Biased Technical Development; References; Index
Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy of medieval and early modern Europe was marked by stable or falling per capita energy consumption, and how the First Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century--fueled by coal and steam engines--redrew the economic, social, and geopolitical map of Europe and the world. The Second Industrial Revolution continued this energy expansion and social transformation through the use of
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