Global Energy Innovation
Author: Woodrow Clark II and Grant Cooke
Praeger Press, 2011
The world's oil supply and other cheap carbon-based fuels are dwindling; climate change and global warming constitute a growing environmental threat; obsolete energy sources, like nuclear, are often the cause of horrific disasters. When will America join the new "green" industrial revolution that is already underway in Europe and Asia? America is behind the developed world in terms of its development of - and commitment to - renewable energy. In Europe and Asia, sustainable communities, smart green grids, and emerging environmentally sound technologies are becoming common. The United States must move beyond the lethargy and defeatism of the 9/11 era, rediscover its ability to lead in technological inventiveness, and revitalize its economy via the creation of green jobs and sustainable, carbon-neutral communities. Because the lives of America's children and grandchildren are at stake, America must act.
Global Energy Innovation: Why America Must Lead explains why the emerging Third Industrial Revolution will become the largest social and economic megatrend of the post-modern era. With its comprehensive, up-to-date examination of renewable energy systems and related green technologies, this book represents a call to-action that will benefit any reader, regardless of their status as an individual, scholar, or scientist.
Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
Author and Editor: Woodrow W. Clark II, Ph.D
Elsevier Press, 2010
With a focus on the USA, the book provides professional chapters on specific topics needed to create, implement and maintain sustainable communities: planning, design, architecture, engineering, technologies, economics, accounting and public policies. Each of these areas needs to be not only integrated and combined with others to construct groups of buildings but also provide the infrastructures for transportation, energy, water, waste, IT walk and riding paths and more. The chapters by experienced experts in these fields provide the reader, decision makers and contractors with data and details on how make communities sustainable ranging from regions within cities like shopping streets, centers and plazas to colleges and universities but also including companies and office complexes. The key is preserve and restore our natural environment while providing for the demands and needs of future generations.
Sustainable Communities: Toward Energy Independence and Carbon Neutral Communities
Editor: Woodrow W. Clark II
Spring Press, 2009
Written as a case textbook and a professional reference book for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, Sustainable Communities contains detailed case studies of communities in U.S.A., Europe, and Asia that have become sustainable. In most cases, these communities are either off the central power grid or will be by 2010, and are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communitiessuch as colleges, businesses and shopping mallscan do to become sustainable.
Qualitative Economics: Toward A Science of Economics
Author: Woodrow Clark II and Michael Fast
This book is about science - specifically, the science of economics. Or lack thereof is more accurate. All science, let alone economics, is grounded in the understanding of what is beneath the "surface" or the definitions and meanings attached to words, numbers, concepts and written analyses. By focusing on the interactions of people and business activities as case examples, we develop the science of economics. We take in particular the concern with global warming and climate change since these areas present both environmental problems caused by humankind along with solutions that involve people and business activities, expressed and captured in economic terms. Science, and hence economics, must be concerned with understanding real world experiences in order to formulate hypotheses that articulate into theories which produce descriptions of how to understand phenomenon and real world experiences.
Agile Energy Systems: Global lessons from the California Energy Crisis
Dr. Woodrow W. Clark II and Professor Ted Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Elsevier Press, 2004
Due to the recent catastrophic energy system failures in California along with those in the North-Eastern US and Southern Canada, London, and Italy, the time has come to proclaim the failure of deregulation, privatization or liberalization and propose a new energy system. This book shows in the first section, how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California: (1) major technological changes and commercialization, (2) regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments, (3) inadequate and flawed economic models, (4) lack of vision, goals, and planning leading to energy failures, and (5) failure and lack of economic regional development.
Forthcoming Books and Journals
The Next Economics
Author and Editor: Woodrow W. Clark II , Ph.D
Springer Press (due in 2012)
Global Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
Author and Editor: Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD
With the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology (FAST)
Elsevier Press, (due in 2013)
Herbert Blumer on the Social Sciences
Author and Editor: Woodrow W. Clark II , Ph.D and Professor Michael Fast, Ph.D. (due in 2013)
"Toward a Science of Economics," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association (due in late 2010)
Author and Editor
Special Issue Journals
Demirag, Istemi, Iqbal Khadaroo and Woodrow W Clark II, "The institutionalisation of public-private partnerships in the UK and the nation-state of California" Int. J. Public Policy, Vol. 4, Nos. 3/4, 2009, pp190-213.
Li Xing and Woodrow W. Clark, "Crises, Opportunities and Alternatives Globalization and the Next Economy: A Theoretical and Critical Review", Chapter #4 in Li Xing and Gorm Winther (eds) Globalization and Transnational Capitalism. Aalborg University Press, Denmark 2009.
Clark, Woodrow W II and William Isherwood co-authors, "Leapfrogging Energy Infrastructure Mistakes for Inner Mongolia", Utility Policy Journal, Special Issue, Fall 2009.
Clark Woodrow W. II and Larry Eisenberg, "Agile sustainable communities: On-site renewable energy generation, in Utility Policies" 16(4) 2008: pp.262-274.
Clark, Woodrow W. II, "Public Policy in the Peoples Republic of China: Toward a Model for Planning and Regulatory Rules for the Future", (forthcoming, Energy Policy, 2008).
Clark, W. Lund, H. Integrated technologies for sustainable stationary and mobile energy infrastructures. Utilities Policy, Vol 16 (2), pp. 130-140, June 2008.
Clark, Woodrow W. II, "The Green Hydrogen Paradigm Shift: Energy Generation for stations to vehicles", Utility Policy Journal, Elsevier Press, 08.
Clark, Woodrow W. II, "The Green Hydrogen Paradigm Shift", Co-Generation and Distributed Generation Journal, vol.22, n.2. pp.6-38, Spring 07.
Clark, Woodrow W. II, "Eco-efficient Energy Infrastructure Initiative Paradigm", UNESCAP, Economic Social Council, Asia. Bankok, Thailand. June 2007.
Clark, Woodrow W. II and William Isherwood, "Creating an Energy Base for Inner Mongolia, China: the leapfrog into the climate neutral future", (Utility Policy Journal, Spring 2009).
Clark, Woodrow W. II and William Isherwood, "Energy Infrastructure for Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region: five nation comparative case studies", Asian Development Bank, Manila, PI and PRC National Government, Beijing, PRC, 2007.
Clark, Woodrow, "Beyond De-Regulation and Energy Crisis: Creating Agile Sustainable Communities", Long Beach Business Journal, June 20, 2006: 1-4.
Clark, Woodrow W. II, "Partnerships in Creating Agile Sustainable Development Communities", Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier Press, Dec 06, (15), pp.294-302.
Clark, Woodrow W. II. and Henrik Lund, "Sustainable Development in Practice", Journal of Cleaner Production, Elesvier Press, Dec 06 (15), pp. 253-258.
Clark, Woodrow W. II and Istemi Demirag, "US Financial Regulatory Change: the case of the California Energy Crisis", Special Issue, Journal of Banking Regulation, 2006 (vol. 7, nos 1/2) pp. 75-93.
Clark, Woodrow W. II and Glenn Yago, "Financing the Hydrogen Highway", Public Policy, Milken Institute, Santa Monica, CA. March 2005.
Clark, Woodrow W. II, "The California Challenge: energy and environmental consequences for public utilities", Utilities Policy, Elsevier, UK, Nov 2002.
Clark, Woodrow W. and Gregg Morris, "Policy Making and Implementation Process: the case of intermittent resources", Journal of International Energy Policy, Interscience, Dec 2002.
Clark, Woodrow W. II and Arnie Sowell, "Standard Economic Practices Manual: life cycle analysis for project/program finance", International Journal of Revenue Management, London, UK: Inderscience Press, Nov 2002
Clark, Woodrow W. II and J. Dan Jensen, "Capitalisation of Environmental Technologies in Companies: economic schemes in a business perspective", International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, vol 1, nos 1/2, . Inderscience, London, UK , 2002.
Clark, Woodrow W. II and Henrik Lund, "Civic markets in the California Energy crisis", International Journal of Global Energy Issues. Inderscience, vol.16(4):328-344, UK, Dec, 2001.
Lund, Henrik and Woodrow W. Clark II., Management of Fluctuations in Wind Power and CHP: Comparing Two Possible Danish Strategies" Energy Policy, Elsevier Press, Nov. 2002 (27) 5: 471-483.
Clark Woodrow W. II and Larry Eisenberg, "Agile sustainable communities: On-site renewable energy generation," Utility Policies 16(4) 2008: pp.262-274.
- Woodrow W. Clark, II and William Isherwood, Report on energy strategies for Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, from Asian Development Report in December 2007 in Woodrow W. Clark II, and William Isherwood, (Authors and Co-Editors). Utility Policy Journal. Special Issue on China: environmental and energy sustainable development. January 2010.
- Journal title: Utilities Policy
First author: Dr. Woodrow W. Clark II
- Co-Author with William Isherwood. Special Report on Energy Infrastructures in the West: lessons learned for Inner Mongolia, PRC. (Asian Development Bank), 2007.
- Co-Editor (Henrik Lund), Utility Policy Journal. Special Issue on Sustainable Energy and Transportation. 2008.
- Co-editor (Jeremy Hall), Journal of Cleaner Production, Special Issue on "Environmental Innovation", Volume 11, Issue 4, June 2003.
- Co-editor (Henrik Lund), Journal of Cleaner Production. Special Issue on "Sustainable Development: the economics of energy and environmental production", September 2006.
Long Beach Business Journal, "Beyond De-Regulation And Energy Crises: Creating Agile Sustainable Communities," Dr. Woodrow Clark, June 20, 2006
Lead Author, "Californias Next Economy", Governors Office Planning & Research., 2003.
Co-Author and Leader, Southern California "LifeSciences Strategic Plan", Governors Office of Planning and Research, Sacramento, CA. October 2003.
Co-Author/Director with RaeKwon Chong, "Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies from Developed to Developing Countries". Public Funds for technology project. Framework Convention for Climate Change, United Nations, Nov 00. Study of economics of "green" energy in six countries.
International representative USDOE and LLNL to United Nations Intergovernmental
Lead author, "Commercialization of Environmentally Sound Technologies to Developing Nations, Framework Convention on Climate Change (1995-1999)
Lead Expert , Final IPCC Report Approval (Nepal 1999); Co-Editor: "Legal / Political Framework"; and Co-Author, "Finance Mechanisms" UN, New York, NY: 2000.