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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Author Aidan Duffy
ISBN-10 9781118631041
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 280
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In the development of any new energy project, alternative schemes that meet overall project goals are usually feasible. Like any others, renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes must be evaluated against a range of criteria in order to select the most appropriate for development. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Assessment of Projects and Policies deals with such evaluations, illustrating appraisal against economic and financial measures as well as non-economic measures. The most important technologies are first described, stressing the economic and performance characteristics which influence project performance. A short description of the operation of common energy markets is also included, so that projects can be put into context and cash flows estimated. Key project appraisal concepts are then introduced, approaches to modelling the cash flows in energy projects are described, and the issues of uncertainty and optimisation are fully discussed. All aspects illustrated with a number of current case studies.

Financing Energy Efficiency

Financing Energy Efficiency Author Robert P. Taylor
ISBN-10 0821373056
Release 2008-02-08
Pages 304
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While energy efficiency projects could partly meet new energy demand more cheaply than new supplies, weak economic institutions in developing and transitional economies impede developing and financing energy efficiency retrofits. This book analyzes these difficulties, suggests a 3-part model for projectizing and financing energy efficiency retrofits, and presents thirteen case studies to illustrate the issues and principles involved.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Author Bent Sørensen
ISBN-10 9780080470344
Release 2004-08-04
Pages 952
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This third edition of Renewable Energy is undoubtedly one of the most complete accounts of the subject, from source through to extraction and use. The book is academically rigorous, but accessible. The author first describes the effect of the sun on the atmosphere and the creation of wind and waves, including the effects of global warming. For each type of renewable energy, from direct solar radiation to wind and biomass, there follows a technical description of the devices that can be used to transform the energy into useful forms. The author explores new solar cell types, including polymer and organic cells, new biofuel processes and new wave energy devices. The final part of the book loos at social and economic aspects of renewable energy – the costs of our current fuel bills versus new energy sources, and the difference it could make to developing as well as developed countries. The concept of whole new energy systems based around wind, solar, and other energies is put into a real-life context. Key features include: · Reference paths: the reader may follow the general process from source through to distribution, or concentrate on a specific type of energy. · The material is divided into undergraduate text and advanced options. · Details the significant expansion of the field since the publication of the previous edition. · Updated material includes offshore wind technologies, polymer and organic solar cells, new developments in hydrogen storage, pipeline transmission, biofuel processes, and wave energy devices, evaluation of biomass options, and an outlook on the renewable energy market. * The only rigorous theory and applications book available * Provides the principles of renewable energy flows/sources and energy conversion processes * Details the significant expansion of the field since the publication of the previous editions

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations Author Tugrul U. Daim
ISBN-10 9783319160337
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 454
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This volume features research and case studies across a variety of industries to showcase technological innovations and policy initiatives designed to promote renewable energy and sustainable economic development. The first section focuses on policies for the adoption of renewable energy technologies, the second section covers the evaluation of energy efficiency programs and the final section provides evaluations of energy technology innovations. Environmental concerns, energy availability and political pressure have prompted governments to look for alternative energy resources that can minimize the undesirable effects for current energy systems. For example, shifting away from the conventional fuel resources and increasing the percentage of electricity generated from renewable resources, such as solar and wind power, is an opportunity to guarantee lower CO2 emissions and to create better economic opportunities for citizens in the long run. Including discussions of such of timely topics and issues as global warming, bio-fuels and nuclear energy, the editors and contributors to this book provide a wealth of insights and recommendations for sustainable energy innovations.

UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources Author United Nations Environment Programme
ISBN-10 9280728105
Release 2007
Pages 240
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This Handbook is written in response to needs expressed by developing countries for assistance in drafting legislative provisions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and particularly their environmental dimensions. It addresses the key environmental and implementation issues and presents legislative options for both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation.--Publisher's description.

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies Author Sudipta De
ISBN-10 9789811083938
Release 2018-02-02
Pages 417
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This book presents a state-of-the-art compilation focusing on both technological and policy aspects of sustainable energy production and consumption, which deals with issues like the need for and planning of smart cities, alternative transport fuel options, sustainable power production, pollution control technologies etc. The book comprises contributions from experts from all over the world, and addresses energy sustainability from different viewpoints. Specifically, the book focuses on energy sustainability in the Indian scenario with a background of the global perspective. Contributions from academia, policy makers and industry are included to address the challenge from different perspectives. The contents of this book will prove useful to researchers, professionals, and policy makers working in the area of green and sustainable energy.

Clean Energy for Sustainable Development

Clean Energy for Sustainable Development Author Abul Kalam Azad
ISBN-10 9780128054246
Release 2016-11-12
Pages 630
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Clean Energy for Sustainable Development: Comparisons and Contrasts of New Approaches presents information on the fundamental challenge that the energy sector faces with regard to meeting the ever growing demand for sustainable, efficient, and cleaner energy. The book compares recent developments in the field of energy technology, clean and low emission energy, and energy efficiency and environmental sustainability for industry and academia. Rasul, Azad and Sharma, along with their team of expert contributors, provide high-end research findings on relevant industry themes, including clean and sustainable energy sources and technologies, renewable energy technologies and their applications, biomass and biofuels for sustainable environment, energy system and efficiency improvement, solar thermal applications, and the environmental impacts of sustainable energy systems. This book uses global institutes and case studies to explore and analyze technological advancements alongside practical applications. This approach helps readers to develop and affirm a better understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions necessary to achieve clean energy and sustainable development in both medium and large-scale industries. Compares in-depth research on a wide range of clean technologies, from global institutes in Australia, Europe, and India Evaluates the recent developments in clean technologies against the efficiency of tried and tested applications Considers case studies on the advancements of sustainable energy into industry from around the world

Global Energy Assessment

Global Energy Assessment Author GEA Writing Team
ISBN-10 9780521182935
Release 2012-08-27
Pages 1882
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Independent, scientifically based, integrated, policy-relevant analysis of current and emerging energy issues for specialists and policymakers in academia, industry, government.

World Energy Assessment

World Energy Assessment Author United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
ISBN-10 9211261678
Release 2004
Pages 85
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The World Energy Assessment report released in 2000 (ISBN 9211261260) considered energy policy options and challenges in the context of sustainable development objectives, and analysed trends based on data analysis available in 1998. This publication updates this analysis, taking into account developments and information available through to early 2003. Topics covered include: the discussions at the World Summit for Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg in 2002; energy linkages to major global issues such as access to affordable energy services, poverty alleviation, economic development, greenhouse gas emissions, fuel supply and security; energy resources and technological options; using energy scenarios to gauge whether sustainable futures are possible; and identification of key energy policies and strategies to achieve sustainable economic growth.

Samoa Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Handbook Strategic Information and Regulations

Samoa Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Handbook   Strategic Information and Regulations Author IBP. Inc.
ISBN-10 9781514519486
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 276
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Samoa Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Handbook - Strategic Information, Regulations, Opportunities

Sustainable Energy Policies for Europe

Sustainable Energy Policies for Europe Author Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
ISBN-10 9780203120224
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 200
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The discussion about energy perspectives beyond 2020, up to 2030 and eventually 2050 has started. There seems to be a verbal consensus on the necessity of ambitious climate change mitigation policies, without a convincing perspective of the necessary policy decisions to be reached in due time. Methods to achieve greenhouse gas reduction as well as energy security vary from aiming for 100% renewable energies and setting up appropriate policy frameworks to implementing a mix of renewables comprising so-called clean fossil and nuclear energy. This book provides an analysis of the different approaches and the reasons why there is no sustainable alternative to aiming for 100% renewables – and how this vision could come true. The book provides an overview and in-depth analysis of a vital debate. It describes how the present policy framework with 2020-targets for the share of renewables, for increase of energy efficiency and for greenhouse gas emissions reduction was developed and how it has been implemented so far. Furthermore, it describes and analyses the emerging debate about the future of our energy system and the necessary next steps and targets leading up to 2030.

Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Author D. Yogi Goswami
ISBN-10 9781420003482
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 1560
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Brought to you by the creator of numerous bestselling handbooks, the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides a thorough grounding in the analytic techniques and technological developments that underpin renewable energy use and environmental protection. The handbook emphasizes the engineering aspects of energy conservation and renewable energy. Taking a world view, the editors discuss key topics underpinning energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. They provide content at the forefront of the contemporary debate about energy and environmental futures. This is vital information for planning a secure energy future. Practical in approach, the book covers technologies currently available or expected to be ready for implementation in the near future. It sets the stage with a survey of current and future world-wide energy issues, then explores energy policies and incentives for conservation and renewable energy, covers economic assessment methods for conservation and generation technologies, and discusses the environmental costs of various energy generation technologies. The book goes on to examine distributed generation and demand side management procedures and gives a perspective on the efficiencies, economics, and environmental costs of fossil and nuclear technologies. Highlighting energy conservation as the cornerstone of a successful national energy strategy, the book covers energy management strategies for industry and buildings, HVAC controls, co-generation, and advances in specific technologies such as motors, lighting, appliances, and heat pumps. It explores energy storage and generation from renewable sources and underlines the role of infrastructure security and risk analysis in planning future energy transmission and storage systems. These features and more make the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy the tool for designing the energy sources of the future.

Carbon Reduction

Carbon Reduction Author Stephen A. Roosa
ISBN-10 9780881736045
Release 2009
Pages 277
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Significant reduction of local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries and communities has become an international priority. This book describes in clear, concise, and understandable terms the nature and scope of the climate change problem. The authors combine their considerable expertise to offer guidelines for defining and applying effective carbon reduction policies, strategies, and technologies. They propose a well-defined road map which can be implemented to help control and abate the alarming increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions -- Product Description.

Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development

Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development Author Kharchenko, Valeriy
ISBN-10 9781522538684
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 672
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To maintain a healthy ecosystem for contemporary society and for future generations, policies must be implemented to protect the environment. This can be achieved by consistent evaluation of new initiatives and strategies. The Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development is a critical scholarly resource that examines efficient use of electric resources and renewable energy sources which have a positive impact on sustainable development. Featuring coverage on cogeneration thermal modules, photovoltaic (pv) solar, and renewable energy systems (RES) application practices, this publication is geared towards academics, practitioners, professionals, and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy and electric resources for sustainable rural development.

World Renewable Energy Congress VI

World Renewable Energy Congress VI Author A. A. M. Sayigh
ISBN-10 0080540511
Release 2000-09-26
Pages 2914
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The World Renewable Energy Congress is a key event at the start of the 21st century. It is a vital forum for researchers with an interest in helping renewables to reach their full potential. The effects of global warming and pollution are becoming more apparent for all to see - and the development of renewable solutions to these problems is increasingly important globally. If you were unable to attend the conference, the proceedings will provide an invaluable comprehensive summary of the latest topics and papers.

Assessment of Hydrogen Energy for Sustainable Development

Assessment of Hydrogen Energy for Sustainable Development Author John W. Sheffield
ISBN-10 1402064403
Release 2007-09-17
Pages 314
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Fossil fuel prices continue to rise and, at the same time, environmental policies are demanding a reduction in greenhouse gases and toxic emissions. A coherent energy strategy is needed: one that addresses both energy supply and demand and takes into account the whole energy lifecycle, from fuel production to the end-users of energy systems. This book examines hydrogen energy technologies and infrastructure development.

Climate Change and the World Bank Group

Climate Change and the World Bank Group Author
ISBN-10 9780821378557
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 127
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"Kenneth Chomitz was the evaluation manager and main author for this study"--P. xiii.