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    Power, energy and international cooperation: a history of the World Energy Council

    Wright, R. and Shin, H. and Trentmann, Frank (2019) Power, energy and international cooperation: a history of the World Energy Council. Munich, Germany: Oekom Verlag. ISBN 9783962380441.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Founded in 1924 as the World Power Conference, the World Energy Council (WEC) was the first international organization to confront the global issues raised by fuel and power. From the age of empire through the Cold War to the present climate crisis, WEC has continued to serve as an international forum where the major challenges posed by energy have been debated and defined. WEC has evolved alongside historic changes in global energy demand and the mix of fuels, from coal and oil to nuclear and renewables. This book tells the story of WEC. It charts the growth of an international energy community in the course of these energy transitions and reveals the shifting meanings of energy and expertise. This history of WEC offers a vital insight into the social, cultural and political forces that have shaped energy in the contemporary world.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Research in Environment and Sustainability, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2024 05:19
    Last Modified: 09 May 2024 05:19
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/53515

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