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Books & Stories

Yellowstone Final Extinction Bridgette's Guardians Paying for Tomorrow
Yellowstone Final Extinction is about a group of terrorists who buy a nuclear warhead from two rogue Russian Army colonels. They intend to detonate it in the caldera of the Yellowstone Volcano causing an eruption and ash cloud that would cover the planet for centuries, ending all forms of life.

 

This is a story about a young woman scientist, a naval reserve officer, who organizes a team of ex-SEAL, ex-Special Forces types to protect the men and women who volunteer to work for “Doctors Without Borders” in parts of the world that are dangerous.

 

Written for a general audience, Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life explores and explains the various financial strategies that could be used to preserve the quality of our lives. Yes, we have to pay to reduce greenhouse gases, but we also have to pay for climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation.
Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment The Calypso Virus Molly McNamara, CyberAdmiral
Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment focuses on the 23 key financial principles of environmental finance necessary to build strategies and adopt policies to deal effectively with environmental challenges.

 

  • Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    Environmental finance is about creating the greatest environmental benefit for the largest number of people at the lowest possible cost. That is the first and most important principle listed in Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment. Focusing on what the author considers to be the 23 principles of environmental finance, this text examines the key financial principles necessary to build strategies and adopt policies to deal effectively with environmental challenges. The text encourages making financial decisions based on science, not politics, and considers what it takes to design and execute environmental finance programs in the most cost-effective way possible. Providing a historical overview of how we got to where we are now, and outlining the 23 principles needed to establish a stronger foundation for the future, this text presents the basic financial tools required to understand the concepts presented. It discusses the proper roles of grants, loans and guaranties, the concept and proper use of affordability, understanding leverage, and generating revenue streams for environmental programs. It also examines subsidies, financial risk reduction strategies, and the challenges posed by alternative energy as well as the next generation of environmental programs. As it relates to how environmental projects and improvements are achieved, Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment outlines the greatest benefits at the lowest possible cost to the public. This text is an ideal resource for upper-level undergraduate students in environmental engineering and business courses, as well as practicing environmental engineers.
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A virus is killing American sailors. Is it North Korea, or is a billionaire Turkish terrorist to blame? Admiral Molly McNamara, the forty-three-year-old chief of naval operations, protects the US fleet and prepares for war. Lindsay Grace, a thirty-year-old British financial genius who grew up in China and North Korea, handles money for terrorists and other “bad guys.” She invests in dark-side deals like drug shipments and arms sales, and she’s looking for the guys who bombed the plane her sister was on four years ago.

 

Molly McNamara is a cyber-whiz who teaches the Navy how to protect the country from cyber attacks while becoming an Admiral, at 43 years of age, and the first head of the U.S. Cyber Security Command.

 

Fundamentals of Water Finance Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems  
This book addresses ways to provide the highest quality water services at the lowest possible cost, and examines the major finance issues that system managers face. It deals with grants, loans, municipal bonds, tariffs/rates and subsidies, as well as the major government finance programs offered by the Department of Agriculture and the EPA. It also provides managers with the tools to devise innovative financial strategies to make their systems much more efficient. This fully revised edition presents an easy-to-read guide for understanding the myriad options available for financing water and wastewater projects and how to evaluate the most appropriate options.

 

Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems provides an easy-to-read guide for gaining an understanding of the myriad options available for financing water and wastewater projects and how to evaluate which options are most appropriate.This crucial reference delineates a basic system for comparing the actual costs of various programs. The book describes the seven major factors that can dramatically affect user charges. It then analyzes each funding alternative in terms of these common cost factors. No other book provides such an understandable framework for comparing project costs and their ultimate impact on ratepayer charges.

 

Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems is an essential book for utility managers, consultants, engineers, regulators, environmental attorneys, and planners.

 

  • Addresses the seven major factors that affect project costs
  • Easy to read
  • Presents easily comparable options