Colonial Burma was once a major center of world petroleum production in the early 20th Century. A notable group in the oilfields of Burma was the working-class American oil drillers, most of whom with ties to the oil regions of western Pennsylvania.
Introducing a large panel dataset of economy-wide real electricity prices and estimating long-run GDP and price elasticities of electricity demand for high- and middle-income panels
We assemble a particularly large dataset of real economy-wide electricity prices (2015 US cents per kilowatt hour) by first consumption-weighting electricity prices for industry and residential households.
Creating supply, creating demand: Gas and electricity in Montréal from the First World War to the Great Depression
Reducing energy use is a key imperative for Western societies. However, it is hard to envision how this might come about and what changes are entailed. This article proposes that studying energy history helps understand flexibility in energy systems.
This paper presents the World Energy Council (WEC) as an archive for research on the history of energy.
At its birth in 1924 the French state endowed the Compagnie Française des Pétroles (CFP) with a quarter share of the Turkish (later Iraq) Petroleum Company. A joint venture between the big four American and British oil companies, IPC struck oil in Iraq three years later.
From the history of sources and sectors to the history of systems and transitions: how the history of energy has been written in France and beyond
This historiographical essay shows how historians have dealt with energy since the beginning of the 20th c. and until today.