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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.

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.

Renewable Energy Finance

Renewable Energy Finance Author Charles W Donovan
ISBN-10 9781783267781
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 368
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The future of clean energy is no longer about science and technology; it's all about access to finance. The fossil fuel industry has been subsidized for decades with tax breaks and government backing, while renewables have struggled to compete. But now clean energy is the safe bet for investors, as is argued in Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future, edited by Dr Charles Donovan, Principal Teaching Fellow at Imperial College Business School. With a Foreword writer Lord Brown and contributions from some of the world's leading experts in energy finance, this timely book documents how investors are spending over US$250 billion each year on new renewable energy projects and positioning themselves in a global investment market that will continue to expand at double-digit growth rates until 2020. It documents first-hand experiences of the challenges of balancing risk and return amid volatile market conditions and rapid shifts in government policy. Renewable Energy Finance provides an insider's perspective on renewable energy transactions, and insight into how countries like the US, India and China are responding to the global energy challenge. Drawing together contributions from senior executives and leading academics, Renewable Energy Finance serves an audience of readers craving intelligent, practical perspectives on the future of clean energy investment. Contents:Section I:Introduction to Renewable Energy Finance (Charles Donovan)The Clean Energy Imperative (Jim Skea)How Much Renewable Energy Will the Global Economy Need? (Guy Turner)Investor-Specific Cost of Capital and Renewable Energy Investment Decisions (Thorsten Helms, Sarah Salm & Rolf Wüstenhagen)Section II:Markets, Governments and Renewable Electricity (Richard Green)The Impact of Government Policies on Renewable Energy Investment (Gireesh Shrimali)Mobilizing Private Sector Capital in Developing Countries (Alexandre Chavarot & Matthew Konieczny)Renewable Energy Finance in China (Philip Andrews-Speed & Sufang Zhang)Measuring the Carbon Delta of Investment Performance (Celine McInerney & Derek Bunn)Section III:The Growing Role for Private Equity (Brian Potskowski & Chris Hunt)Project Finance and the Supply of Credit from Commercial Banks (Alejandro Ciruelos Alonso)The Untapped Potential of Institutional Investors (David Nelson)The Spectacular Growth of Solar PV Leasing (Bruce Usher & Albert Gore)Crowdfunding: Ready for the Big Leagues? (Karl Harder & Sam Friggens) Readership: Advance economics undergraduates and postgraduates undertaking modules in Environmental and Energy economics. Finance students undertaking Energy Finance modules. Researchers and interested financial professionals looking for a reference volume on clean energy investing. Keywords:Renewable Energy;Clean Energy Finance;Solar Energy Financing

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Author Daniel Martinez
ISBN-10 9780128123164
Release 2018-07-01
Pages 300
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Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Calculations is the first book of its kind to provide an applied, systems oriented description of energy intensity and efficiency in modern economies across the entire energy chain. With an emphasis on analysis, specifically energy flow analysis, lifecycle energy accounting, economic analysis, technology evaluation, and policies/strategies for adopting high energy efficiency standards, the book provides a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, tools and methodologies for studying and modeling macro-level energy flows through, and within, key economic sectors (electric power, industrial, commercial, residential and transportation). Providing a technical discussion of the application of common methodologies (e.g. cost-benefit analysis and lifecycle assessment), each chapter contains figures intended to be diagnostic, charts and examples from each sector, including the policies that have been put in place to promote and incentivize the adoption of energy efficient technologies. Contains models and tools to analyze each stage at the macro-level by tracking energy consumption and how the resulting data might change energy use Includes accessible references and a glossary of common terms at the end of each chapter Provides diagnostic figures, tables and schematics within the context of local, regional and national energy consumption and utilization

An assessment of policies institutions and regulations for water harvesting solar energy and groundwater in Jordan

An assessment of policies  institutions and regulations for water harvesting  solar energy  and groundwater in Jordan Author Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN-10 9789251303375
Release 2018-06-27
Pages 67
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This report constitutes part of the project GCP/JOR/018/SWI: “Reduce vulnerability in Jordan in the context of water scarcity and increasing food/energy demand” project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC). The objective of this report is to address project output 4: “Prepared appropriate long-term policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks to facilitate the adoption and scale-up of the three-pronged approach and integrate it within national food-water-energy related policies/strategies and programmes”, activity 1: “Review and evaluate previous strategies related to individual components of three-pronged approach in the region”. The report constitutes a review of the key institutional actors, regulatory frameworks and policies in the water harvesting, solar energy and ground water sectors, and an analysis of the corresponding policy and institutional gaps.

Green Energy and Efficiency

Green Energy and Efficiency Author Alberto Ansuategi
ISBN-10 9783319036328
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 428
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Addressing the major issues associated with green energy and energy efficiency, this book examines the economics of energy from the theoretical as well as applied perspectives. It makes a valuable contribution to existing discussion around environment and climate change issues, and provides an analysis of the socioeconomic and policy-oriented aspects of this topic. Each chapter is self-contained and tackles the fundamental issues and latest developments of a particular sub-topic. Combining rigour and accessibility, this book allows non-specialized readers to understand the complexity of the topic, and to likewise access the most relevant and up-to-date literature. It simultaneously enables more specialized readers to broaden their understanding of complex energy topics and it provides a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge developments of the issues covered by the book. This book covers important themes including regulation for green energy, the promotion of green energy and efficiency, the challenges and options of renewable energy, and efficiency in economic sectors. It is intended for researchers and postgraduates with an interest in energy, climate change and environmental economics, and also policymakers and energy companies.

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.

Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems

Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems Author Fausto Cavallaro
ISBN-10 9781447151432
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 427
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In recent years, the concept of energy has been revised and a new model based on the principle of sustainability has become more and more pervasive. The appraisal of energy technologies and projects is complex and uncertain as the related decision making has to encompass environmental, technical, economic and social factors and information sources. The scientific procedure of assessment has a vital role as it can supply the right tools to evaluate the actual situation and make realistic forecasts of the effects and outcomes of any actions undertaken. Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems offers reviews of the main assessment and simulation methods used for effective energy assessment. Divided across three sections, Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems develops the reader’s ability to select suitable tools to support decision making and implementation of sustainable energy projects. The first is dedicated to the analysis of theoretical foundations and applications of multi-criteria decision making. This is followed by chapters concentrating on the theory and practice of fuzzy inference, neural nets and algorithms genetics. Finally, simulation methods such as Monte Carlo analysis, mathematical programming and others are detailed. This comprehensive illustration of these tools and their application makes Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems a key guide for researchers, scientists, managers, politicians and industry professionals developing the field of sustainable energy systems. It may also prompt further advancements in soft computing and simulation issues for students and researchers.

Energy Revolution

Energy Revolution Author Howard Geller
ISBN-10 1610910664
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 256
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The transformation from a carbon-based world economy to one based on high efficiency and renewables is a necessary step if human society is to achieve sustainability. But while scientists and researchers have made significant advances in energy efficiency and renewable technologies in recent years, consumers have yet to see dramatic changes in the marketplace--due in large part to government policies and programs that favor the use of fossil fuels.Energy Revolution examines the policy options for mitigating or removing the entrenched advantages held by fossil fuels and speeding the transition to a more sustainable energy future, one based on improved efficiency and a shift to renewable sources such as solar, wind, and bioenergy. The book:examines today's energy patterns and trends and their consequencesdescribes the barriers to a more sustainable energy future and how those barriers can be overcomeprovides ten case studies of integrated strategies that have been effective in different parts of the worldexamines international policies and institutions and recommends ways they could be improvedreviews global trends that suggest that the transition to renewables and increased efficiency is underway and is achievableEnergy policy represents a linchpin for achieving a broader transition to a more sustainable economy. Energy Revolution offers a unique focus on policies and programs, and on the lessons provided by recent experience. It represents a key statement of the available options for reforming energy policy that have proven to be successful, and is an essential work for policymakers, researchers, and anyone concerned with energy and sustainability issues.

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Author Umberto Desideri
ISBN-10 9780128128183
Release 2018-06-01
Pages 816
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Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach offers a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the subject with a further focus on the Life Cycle. The editors, renowned academics, invited a diverse group of researchers to develop original chapters for the book and managed to well integrate all contributions in a consistent volume. Sections cover the role of the building sector on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, international technical standards, laws and regulations, building energy efficiency and zero energy consumption buildings, the life cycle assessment of buildings, from construction to decommissioning, and other timely topics. The multidisciplinary approach to the subject makes it valuable for researchers and industry based Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineers. Researchers in related fields as built environment, energy and sustainability at an urban scale will also benefit from the books integrated perspective. Presents a complete and thorough coverage of energy efficiency in buildings Provides an integrated approach to all the different elements that impact energy efficiency Contains coverage of worldwide regulation

Unlocking Commercial Financing for Clean Energy in East Asia

Unlocking Commercial Financing for Clean Energy in East Asia Author Xiaodong Wang
ISBN-10 9781464800214
Release 2013-10-05
Pages 314
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This report draws lessons to date from recent international experience in applying public financing instruments to unlock commercial financing to scale-up clean energy in East Asia. It addresses the following issues: when to use public financing instruments; which instrument to select; and how to design and implement them most effectively.

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.

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.

Climate Change and the World Bank Group

Climate Change and the World Bank Group Author World Bank
ISBN-10 0821386549
Release 2011-01-26
Pages 164
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This study from the Independent Evaluation Group draws lessons for development and climate change mitigation from the World Bank Group's far-reaching portfolio of projects in energy, forestry, transport, coal power, and technology transfer. Reviewing what has worked, what hasn't, and why, the evaluation's key findings include: Energy efficiency can offer countries direct economic returns that dwarf those of most other development projects, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tropical forest protected areas, on average, significantly reduce tropical deforestation, preserving carbon and biodiversity. Deforestation rates are lower in areas that allowed sustainable use by local populations than in strictly protected areas. Deforestation rates were lowest of all in indigenous forest areas. For renewable energy projects, long-duration loans have been important in making projects financially viable.. But at prevailing carbon prices, carbon offset sales had little impact on most renewable energy projects rate of returns, and did not address investors need for up-front capital. Technology transfer broadly understood to include diffusion of technical and financial innovations related to low-carbon development has worked well when the logic of piloting and demonstration is well thought out, and when grants are used to mitigate the risk of pioneering efforts.

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.

Green Economy in the Western Balkans

Green Economy in the Western Balkans Author Sanda Renko
ISBN-10 9781787149502
Release 2017-10-25
Pages 344
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This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to the Western Balkans, addressing topics from the green image of a country, sustainable waste management, the way in which SMEs develop green entrepreneurship, sustainability in tourism and trade, green consumerism, energy efficiency, and conservation projects.