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"True sustainability" is the line of engineering research and practice that is giving rise to a series of Scrivener textbooks, such as Khan & Islam's best-selling The Greening of Petroleum Operations. Making explicit reference to his own recently-published book in this series, Sustainable Energy Pricing, as the companion volume of Sustainable Resource Development, the author applies the principles of true economic sustainability developed there to re-examine actual engineering practices in fossil fuel and as well as alternative-energy (such as wind and tidal power) exploration and development.
1 A True Sustainability Criterion and Its Implications 1
2 "Alternative" and Conventional Energy Sources: Trail-Mix, Tom Mix or Global Mixup? 59
3 Electricity and Sustainability 131
4 The Zero-Waste Concept and Its Applications 169
5 Natural Gas 293
6 OPEC — The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 359
7 Concluding Remarks 405
A1 Taking Economics Backward As Science 416
A2 Developing a Theory of Marginal Information Utility Based on "The Alternative Approach of Beginning with Highly Simplified, Quite Concrete Models" 418
A3 Imperfections of Information, or Oligopoly and Monopoly? 426
A4 Afterword 435
Introductory Note 443
I. Bibliography 445
II. Websites 494
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