Category Archives: energy


“The confident forecaster. Lessons from the upscaling of the electricity industry in England and Wales.”, Business History, 2017 ,Vol 59, n,3, 408-430.  published on line:  7 July 2016. free download:   “Energy Transitions”. In Rachel Carson Center Multimedia Curated collections, Environment … Continue reading

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“A nacionalização da electricidade em Portugal“, Labor & Engenho  , special issue Dossier Eletromemória, (2015), 9,1 ,pp.150-158  <open access>.

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Key Concepts in Energy ,  Springer – Engineering Book Series, Heilderberg- New York,  2014. at             “Waiting for the energy crisis: Europe and the United States on the eve of the first oil shock”, Historical … Continue reading

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“As florestas e a indústria do ferro”, in Metamorfoses da cultura- estudos de homenagem a Maria Carlos Radich, CEHC, Lisboa, 2013, pp.116-152.

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  “Fuel“, in Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste, edited by Bill Rathje and Carl A. Zimring, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2012, Vol. I,  pp. 280-284. “The iron industry energy transition”, in Energy Policy,  Special Issue: Past and Prospective Energy Transitions, Roger … Continue reading

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Estimating Oil Reserves: History and Methods”, in Fossil Fuel and the Environment, Shahriar Khan (ed.), IN-Tech, Vukovar, (2011), pp. 143-166. Open-Access Book.

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“Oil in the age of steam”, Journal of Global History 5,1,(2010): 75–94. “The European debate on rate systems in the interwar period”, Energy Policy, 38, 8 (2010):4703 to 4711.  “Revolution and policy failure: the 1910s Portuguese Republic”, European Review of … Continue reading

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“When the South Emulates the North: Energy and nationalism in the twentieth century”, Contemporary European History, Vol 17(1) 2008 , 1-21. “Decisive Events” in William A. Darity, Jr. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. 2. 2nd ed. (Detroit: … Continue reading

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“Cartelization and corporatism. Bureaucratic rule in authoritarian Portugal” , Journal of Contemporary History, 42, 1 (2007):79-96.           “Entreprises, incentives and Networks: the electric network in Portugal”, Business History, 49, 5(2007): 595-615.  

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 “Polícia sin Ciência. La Policia criminal in Portugal: 1870-1930”, Revista Política y Sociedad- Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 42, 3 (2005):45-62.  A história da energia. Portugal, 1890-1982. Nuno Luis Madureira (ed.) (Lisboa,Livros Horizonte, 2005).  “Os ciclos de desenvolvimento” (with Sofia Teives), … Continue reading

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