Energy Policy Modeling: United States and Canadian Experiences

Volume II Integrative Energy Policy Models

  • W. T. Ziemba
  • S. L. Schwartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Process of Energy Policy Modeling

  3. National and Regional Energy Modeling Concepts and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-69
    2. J. D. Fuller, W. T. Ziemba
      Pages 70-109
    3. William E. Balson, Stephen C. Peck
      Pages 137-154
    4. D. J. McConaghy, D. Quon
      Pages 185-205
    5. T. E. Daniel, H. M. Goldberg
      Pages 206-215
    6. Richard C. Grinold
      Pages 216-232
    7. W. T. Ziemba, S. L. Schwartz
      Pages 233-237
    8. E. Peterson, W. Marcuse, H. Greenberg, J. Helliwell, J. Debanné
      Pages 248-265
  4. The Canadian-United States Gas Pipeline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-278
    2. J. F. Helliwell, K. Hendricks, D. B. C. Williams
      Pages 279-299
    3. W. T. Ziemba, S. L. Schwartz
      Pages 300-317
    4. Harvey J. Greenberg
      Pages 318-329
  5. The Problems of Financing Energy Development Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-336
    2. Mitchell P. Rothman
      Pages 356-368

About this book


Alex Cowie As the twentieth century draws to a close, one of our greatest problems is the availability of energy. One way to study the energy problem is to resolve it into four areas: energy demand, energy sources, transportation of energy from sources to demand centers, and the optimal allocation of energy forms to demands. Each of these areas is extremely complex by itself. When efforts are made to tie them together, for example, to produce a National Policy, the complexities are compounded. Another way to study the energy problem, because of its political and social consequences, is to resolve it into geographical areas. Individual provinces of Canada or states of the United States will have their concerns about energy within their geographical boundaries. As producer, consumer, or both, each wants to ensure an energy development program which will work to the maximum benefit of its citizens. Similarly, countries endeavor to protect their citizens and undertake energy policies that will assure either a continuation of the existing quality of life or - particularly in the case of "Third World" countries - a marked improvement in quality of life. These competing and conflicting goals call for a study which encompasses the whole world. Again, complexity is piled upon complexity. If the prob­ lem is not yet sufficiently complex, there is an equally complex question of the effect of energy production and use on the ecology.


development energy energy policy petroleum production

Editors and affiliations

  • W. T. Ziemba
    • 1
  • S. L. Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Commerce and Business AdministrationUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8753-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8751-7
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