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w8: Technological change – Energy /2547

week 8: Energy – lecture handout [pdf] / figures [pdf]

Primary reading

* Allen, RC (2009), The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Cambridge: CUP [chapter 4]

* Allen, RC (2014), Technology, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP (pp292-320)

Crafts, N (2003), Steam as General Purpose Technology: A growth accounting perspective, LSE Working Paper No. 75/03, May

Crafts, N (2010), Explaining the first industrial revolution: Two views, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, CAGE Online Working Paper Series, No. 10, July

Mokyr, J (2014), An Age of Progress, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP (pp264-291)

Hydrocarbon use

BP (2018), BP Energy outlook 2018, BP plc

British Antarctic Survey (2010), Ice cores and climate change, BAS, September

Lambert, JG et al (2013), EROI of Global Energy Resources – Status, Trends and Social Implications, DfID, October [pdf]

Ritchie, R and Roser, M (2018), CO? and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Our World in Data, October

Watts, J (2018), We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UNThe Guardian, Oct 8th

xkcd (2016), a timeline of Earth’s average temperature since the last ice age glaciation
– a helpful visualisation of the extent of change in our lifetimes

Watch

OSF Productions (2002a), Industrial Revelations – S01 E01 – Boom time, Discovery Networks Europe

OSF Productions (2002b), Industrial Revelations – S01 E05 – Working iron, Discovery Networks Europe

Background material

Booth, A (2009), Coal Mining, Geevor Tin Musueum

Brynjolfsson, E and McAfee, A (2014) The second machine age, London: WW Norton and Co. [pdf of chapter 1]

Carrington, D (2015), World’s climate about to enter ‘uncharted territory’ as it passes 1C of warming, The Guardian, Nov 9th

Chakrabortty, A (2014), India’s urban youth are angry. Unlike their parents, they have little to lose, The Guardian, Nov 25th

Johnson, V et al (2012), The economics of oil dependence: A glass ceiling to recovery, New Economics Foundation, November

Oxley Conservation (2012), Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings – Open fires, chimneys and flues, English Heritage

Alex Steffen’s promo for his books, such as Carbon Zero [and the 2019 tweet on historic emissions levels ]

Watts, J (2017), Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high, The Guardian, Oct 30th