2012-02-28

The Power of Habit

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  • Full Title : The Power of Habit
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0385669755
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.


2014-11-29

Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids

By Sumedha Rajakaruna,Farhad Shahnia,Arindam Ghosh
  • Full Title : Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids
  • Author : Sumedha Rajakaruna,Farhad Shahnia,Arindam Ghosh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9812873171
  • Pages : 326
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book covers the recent research advancements in the area of charging strategies that can be employed to accommodate the anticipated high deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) in smart grids. Recent literature has focused on various potential issues of uncoordinated charging of PEVs and methods of overcoming such challenges. After an introduction to charging coordination paradigms of PEVs, this book will present various ways the coordinated control can be accomplished. These innovative approaches include hierarchical coordinated control, model predictive control, optimal control strategies to minimize load variance, smart PEV load management based on load forecasting, integrating renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic arrays to supplement grid power, using wireless communication networks to coordinate the charging load of a smart grid and using market price of electricity and customers payment to coordinate the charging load. Hence, this book proposes many new strategies proposed recently by the researchers around the world to address the issues related to coordination of charging load of PEVs in a future smart grid.


2018-01-11

The Power Supply Industry

By Panos Konstantin,Margarete Konstantin
  • Full Title : The Power Supply Industry
  • Author : Panos Konstantin,Margarete Konstantin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319723057
  • Pages : 374
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Power and Energy industry is a highly capital intensive business field. Furthermore there is a very close interlinkage between technologies and economics that requires engineering consultants, economists and lawyers dealing with investments in this field to have a basic knowledge of the power sector technologies and a common understanding of project evaluation approaches and methodologies. The book’s overall objective is to provide a comprehensive but concise coverage of power supply technologies and the related economics as required for techno-economic evaluation of investments in power and business projects. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on transferring practical know-how rather than pure theoretical knowledge. This is also demonstrated in numerous examples derived from experience of respective projects. The book comprises eleven chapters, 35 tables, 100 figures, 35 application examples and 10 case studies Target audience of the book are primarily international consultants, staff members of engineering companies, utility personnel, energy economists and lawyers, as well as employees of government agencies entrusted with regulating the energy and utility sector and, finally, students in related fields of engineering and economics.


2018-02-14

Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments

By Mary-Ellen Tyler
  • Full Title : Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments
  • Author : Mary-Ellen Tyler
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319693999
  • Pages : 205
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The purpose of this book is to present a range of cases and comparison of the issues, insights and cases emerging from the Sustainable Energy Mix Summit in the Galapagos that offer a better understanding of energy mix in fragile environments from a variety of International locations and contexts including the Galapagos.


2017-04-21

Making Electricity Resilient

By Antti Silvast
  • Full Title : Making Electricity Resilient
  • Author : Antti Silvast
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1315306107
  • Pages : 174
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Energy risk and security have become topical matters in Western and international policy discussions; ranging from international climate change mitigation to investment in energy infrastructures to support economic growth and more sustainable energy provisions. As such, ensuring the resilience of more sustainable energy infrastructures against disruptions has become a growing concern for high-level policy makers. Drawing on interviews, participant observation, policy analysis, and survey research, this book unpacks the work of the authorities, electricity companies, and lay persons that keeps energy systems from failing and helps them to recover from disruptions if they occur. The book explores a number of important issues: the historical security policy of energy infrastructures; control rooms where electricity is traded and maintained in real time; and electricity consumers in their homes. Presenting case studies from Finland and Scandinavia, with comparisons to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union at large, Making Electricity Resilient offers a detailed and innovative analysis of long-term priorities and short-term dynamics in energy risk and resilience. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy policy and security, and science and technology studies.


2007-12-30

Capital

By Karl Marx
  • Full Title : Capital
  • Author : Karl Marx
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1605200069
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has also proved to be the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century; Marx did for social science what Darwin had done for biology. Millions of readers this century have treated Capital as a sacred text, subjecting it to as many different interpretations as the Bible itself. No mere work of dry economics, Marx's great work depicts the unfolding of industrial capitalism as a tragic drama - with a message which has lost none of its relevance today. This is the only abridged edition to take account of the whole of Capital. It offers virtually all of Volume 1, which Marx himself published in 1867, excerpts from a new translation of 'The Result of the Immediate Process of Production', and a selection of key chapters from Volume 3, which Engels published in 1895.


2014-07-21

Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters

By OECD
  • Full Title : Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264216529
  • Pages : 308
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This publication is the first edition of the full version of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information. It contains the text of the Model Competent Authority Agreement and the Common Reporting Standard, and the Commentaries thereon, as they read on 15 July 2014.


2006-05-25

Capital

By Karl Marx
  • Full Title : Capital
  • Author : Karl Marx
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141913290
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The "forgotten" second volume of Capital, Marx's world-shaking analysis of economics, politics, and history, contains the vital discussion of commodity, the cornerstone to Marx's theories.


2017-08-30

Capacity Withdrawals in the Electricity Wholesale Market

By Panagiotis Tsangaris
  • Full Title : Capacity Withdrawals in the Electricity Wholesale Market
  • Author : Panagiotis Tsangaris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3662555131
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book examines the issue of capacity withdrawals in the electricity wholesale market. Electricity generators can exercise market power in the wholesale market either by withdrawing generation capacity, or by pricing above competitive levels in order to achieve a higher market price and, thereby, increase revenues. After a comprehensive explanation of capacity withdrawal practices and the issues that arise when proceeding under competition law, the book analyses whether an increased state of transparency, as provided for in the REMIT and Regulation 543/2013, could facilitate the efficient functioning of electricity wholesale markets and the investigation of capacity withdrawal practices. It also examines the effect of the prohibition of market manipulation as prescribed in the REMIT in dealing with abusive capacity withdrawals in the electricity wholesale market.


2012-03-30

Modern Energy Markets

By Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen,Rauli Svento
  • Full Title : Modern Energy Markets
  • Author : Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen,Rauli Svento
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1447129725
  • Pages : 140
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Energy has moved to the forefront in terms of societal and economic development. Modern Energy Markets is a comprehensive, economically oriented, exploration of modern electricity networks from production and distribution to deregulation and liberalization processes. Updating previous work by the authors, different aspects are considered resulting in a complete and detailed picture of the systems and characteristics of modern electricity markets. Modern Energy Markets provides clear detail whilst encompassing a broad scope of topics and includes: •A method to model energy production systems including the main characteristics of future demand side management, •Different applications of this model in nuclear and renewable energy scenarios, •An analysis of Real-Time Pricing of electricity and its potential effects across the market, and, •A discussion of the need for regulation in an easily monopolized industry. Engineering and Economics students alike will find that Modern Energy Markets is a succinct and informative resource, as will researchers interested in environmental and energy issues. The inclusion of timely and relevant issues related to economic decision will also be of value to industry and civil officials.


2017-06-23

Marketing Renewable Energy

By Carsten Herbes,Christian Friege
  • Full Title : Marketing Renewable Energy
  • Author : Carsten Herbes,Christian Friege
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319464272
  • Pages : 397
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book answers questions such as: How do you market green electricity or bio-methane? What is the right price for renewable energy? How do the legal framework and customer preferences influence marketing strategies? Is direct marketing or online marketing the key to success? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in this volume, which gathers contributions from leading researchers and respected practitioners. Employing an easy-to-follow, clearly structured format, it combines the latest research results and concrete case studies to help readers understand the fundamentals of marketing for renewable energies and new business models from different countries.


2008-09-04

The Valhalla Exchange

By Jack Higgins
  • Full Title : The Valhalla Exchange
  • Author : Jack Higgins
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007290551
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The electrifying WWII bestseller from the master of the game.


2015-05-13

The Evolution of Conservative Party Social Policy

By B. Williams
  • Full Title : The Evolution of Conservative Party Social Policy
  • Author : B. Williams
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137445815
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book addresses how the Conservative Party has re-focused its interest in social policy. Analysing to what extent the Conservatives have changed within this particular policy sphere, the book explores various theoretical, social, political, and electoral dimensions of the subject matter.


2021-02-09

Leviathan

By Thomas Hobbes
  • Full Title : Leviathan
  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN Code : 1513279394
  • Pages : 552
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Written by one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, during the English civil war, Leviathan is an influential work of nonfiction. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the social contract theory, Leviathan has both historical and philosophical importance. Social contract theory prioritizes the state over the individual, claiming that individuals have consented to the surrender of some of their freedoms by participating in society. These surrendered freedoms help ensure that the government can be run easily. In exchange for their sacrifice, the individual is protected and given a place in a steady social order. Articulating this theory, Hobbes argues for a strong, undivided government ruled by an absolute sovereign. To support his argument, Hobbes includes topics of religion, human nature and taxation. Separated into four sections, Hobbes claims his theory to be the resolution of the civil war that raged on as he wrote, creating chaos and taking causalities. The first section, Of Man discusses the role human nature and instinct plays in the formation of government. The second section, Of Commonwealth explains the definition, implications, types, and rules of succession in a commonwealth government. Of a Christian Commonwealth imagines the religion’s role government and societal moral standards. Finally, Hobbes closes his argument with Of the Kingdom of Darkness. Through the use of philosophical theory and historical study, Thomas Hobbes attempts to convince citizens to consider the cost and reward of being governed. Without an understanding of the sociopolitical theories that keep government bodies in power, subjects can easily become complicit or allow society to slip into anarchy. Created during a brutal civil war, Hobbes hoped to educate and persuade his peers. Though Leviathan was a work of controversy in its time, Hobbes’ theories and prose has survived centuries, shaping the ideas of modern philosophy. This edition of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is now presented with a stunning new cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, Leviathan is accessible and applicable to contemporary readers.


2015-09-15

The Power of Resilience

By Yossi Sheffi
  • Full Title : The Power of Resilience
  • Author : Yossi Sheffi
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262330636
  • Pages : 488
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How the best companies prepare for and manage modern vulnerabilities—from cybersecurity risks to climate change: new tools, processes and organizations for developing corporate resilience. A catastrophic earthquake is followed by a tsunami that inundates the coastline, and around the globe manufacturing comes to a standstill. State-of-the-art passenger jets are grounded because of a malfunctioning part. A strike halts shipments through a major port. A new digital device decimates the sales of other brands and sends established firms to the brink of bankruptcy. The interconnectedness of the global economy today means that unexpected events in one corner of the globe can ripple through the world's supply chain and affect customers everywhere. In this book, Yossi Sheffi shows why modern vulnerabilities call for innovative processes and tools for creating and embedding corporate resilience and risk management. Sheffi offers fascinating case studies that illustrate how companies have prepared for, coped with, and come out stronger following disruption—from the actions of Intel after the 2011 Japanese tsunami to the disruption in the “money supply chain” caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Sheffi, author of the widely read The Resilient Enterprise, focuses here on deep tier risks as well as corporate responsibility, cybersecurity, long-term disruptions, business continuity planning, emergency operations centers, detection, and systemic disruptions. Supply chain risk management, Sheffi shows, is a balancing act between taking on the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes—all crucial for growth—and the resilience created by advanced risk management.


2020-05-15

Advances in Greener Energy Technologies

By Akash Kumar Bhoi,Karma Sonam Sherpa,Akhtar Kalam,Gyoo-Soo Chae
  • Full Title : Advances in Greener Energy Technologies
  • Author : Akash Kumar Bhoi,Karma Sonam Sherpa,Akhtar Kalam,Gyoo-Soo Chae
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 9811542465
  • Pages : 857
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  • Language : English
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This book presents ongoing research activities of currently available renewable energy technologies and the approaches towards clean technology for enabling a socio-economic model for the present and future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment. The book provides chapter wise implementation of research works in the area of green energy technologies with proper methods used with solution strategies and energy efficiency approaches by combining theory and practical applications. Readers are introduced to practical problems of green computation and hybrid resources optimization with solution based approaches from the current research outcomes. The book will be of use to researchers, professionals, and policy-makers alike.


2020-10-12

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

By Joseph Murphy
  • Full Title : The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
  • Author : Joseph Murphy
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • ISBN Code : 8194790832
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is one of the most promising self improvement books that you can gift to yourself or your loved ones. This book is designed to help you improve your relationships, health, and also to give you an internal strength that makes every hurdle look small.  The book brings together best of both the worlds – scientific research as well as spiritual wisdom. It used the combined ideas to explain how our subconscious mind has the power to change our lives. The book explains how by understanding and learning to control our subconscious mind, we can welcome a world of prosperity, happiness and success. This book will act as a guide and help you understand the depth of your subconscious, get rid of fears and attract what you desire simply by changing your beliefs. Having sold millions of copies, this book and its ideas have changed the lives of many all over the world.


2015-08-14

Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East

By Caitlin Ryan
  • Full Title : Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East
  • Author : Caitlin Ryan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317623673
  • Pages : 182
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  • Language : English
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The book examines how exercises of power and processes of security exercised in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have formed Palestinian women as subjects. To understand how women experience occupation, this book examines the various ways in which the occupation is directed at making Palestinian women into subjects of power. The work argues that the exercises of power are focused on controlling and disciplining women’s bodies. The objectives are to expose how the exclusions of women’s daily-lived experiences of conflict in the occupied Palestinian territories obscures how power operates, to demonstrate how the elements of Israeli security practices make women insecure, and to highlight how resistance to the occupation can be found embedded within daily life in the occupied territories. Ultimately, all of these themes can be related more broadly to how women might experience conflict and resist subjectification by exposing different ways that subjectifications result in insecurities and resistance to those insecurities. While the book is specific to women in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the exercises of power and enactments of resistance it exposes demonstrate how important it is to take seriously the feminist argument that ‘the personal is international, and the international is personal.’ This book will be of much interest to students of gender politics, critical security studies, Middle Eastern politics, sociology and IR in general.


2016-04-14

Power Line Communications

By Lutz Lampe,Andrea M. Tonello,Theo G. Swart
  • Full Title : Power Line Communications
  • Author : Lutz Lampe,Andrea M. Tonello,Theo G. Swart
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118676696
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This second edition of Power Line Communications will show some adjustments in content including new material on PLC for home and industry, PLC for multimedia, PLC for smart grid and PLC for vehicles. Additional chapters include coverage of Channel Characterization, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Coupling, and Digital Transmission Techniques. This book will provide the reader with a wide coverage of the major developments within the field. With contributions from some of the most active researchers on PLC, the book brings together a wealth of international experts on specific PLC topics.


2018-10-26

The Energy Internet

By Wencong Su,Alex Huang
  • Full Title : The Energy Internet
  • Author : Wencong Su,Alex Huang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0081022158
  • Pages : 398
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  • Language : English
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The Energy Internet: An Open Energy Platform to Transform Legacy Power Systems into Open Innovation and Global Economic Engines is an innovative concept that changes the way people generate, distribute and consume electrical energy. With the potential to transform the infrastructure of the electric grid, the book challenges existing power systems, presenting innovative and pioneering theories and technologies that will challenge existing norms on generation and consumption. Researchers, academics, engineers, consultants and policymakers will gain a thorough understanding of the Energy Internet that includes a thorough dissemination of case studies from the USA, China, Japan, Germany and the U.K. The book's editors provide analysis of various enabling technologies and technical solutions, such as control theory, communication, and the social and economic aspects that are central to obtaining a clear appreciation of the potential of this complex infrastructure. Presents the first complete resource on the innovative concept of the Energy Internet Provides a clear analysis of the architecture of the Energy Internet to ensure an understanding of the technologies behind generating, distributing and consuming electricity in this way Includes a variety of global case studies of real-world implementation and pilot projects to thoroughly demonstrate the theoretical, technological and economic considerations