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Sustaining the Planet

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  • 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 communities—such as colleges, businesses and shopping malls—can 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