The Physics of Stocks and Flows of Energy Systems

Applications in Energy Policy

  • Hassan Qudrat-Ullah

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Complexity book series (BRIEFSCOMPLEXITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
    Pages 27-38
  4. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
    Pages 57-69
  5. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 75-77

About this book


Using a system dynamics approach, this book illustrates the physics of fundamental accumulation processes (stocks and flows) across the demand and supply sectors of energy systems. Examples of system dynamics simulation models are presented where these accumulation processes are driving the behavior of the system. Based on these modeling efforts, two cases (the socio-economic and environmental implications of the energy policy of Pakistan and the dynamics of green power in Ontario, Canada) are analyzed and discussed. By studying the dynamics of the fundamental structures of an energy system, the reader gains an enhanced understanding of the stocks and flows of complex systems as well as their role in energy policy. This book is of use to managers and practitioners, teachers, researchers, and students of design and assessment of policy making for complex, dynamic energy systems.


Demand and supply energy systems Energy and system dynamics Energy policy Energy policy modeling Physics of energy systems Stocks and flows Stocks and flows of energy systems Stocks and flows simulation modeling Systems dynamics and energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Administrative StudiesYork UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24827-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24829-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5326
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5334
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