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Energy for Sustainability

Energy for Sustainability

Technology, Planning, Policy

  • Author: John Randolph,Gilbert M. Masters
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1597261033
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 790
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Energy for Sustainability is the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete treatment of energy sources and uses. It examines the full range of issues—from generating technologies to land use planning—in making the transition to sustainable energy. The book begins by providing a historical perspective on energy use by human civilizations and then covers energy fundamentals and trends; buildings and energy; sustainable electricity; sustainable transportation and land use; and energy policy and planning. Included in these topical areas are in-depth discussions of all of the most promising sources of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and biofuels. In addition, the authors offer a thorough presentation of “green” building design, the impact of land use and transportation patterns on energy use, and the policies needed to transform energy markets at the local, state, and national levels. Throughout, the authors first provide the necessary theory and then demonstrate how it can be applied, utilizing cutting-edge practices and technologies, and the most current available data. Since the dawn of the industrial age, the explosive growth in economic productivity has been fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas. World energy use nearly doubled between 1975 and 2005. China’s energy use has been doubling every decade. The implications for the environment are staggering. One way or another, our reliance on fossil fuels will have to end. Energy for Sustainability evaluates the alternatives and helps students understand how, with good planning and policy decisions, renewable energy and efficiency can support world demands at costs we can afford—economically, environmentally, and socially.

Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition

Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition

Foundations for Technology, Planning, and Policy

  • Author: John Randolph,Gilbert M. Masters
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610918215
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 664
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The most comprehensive textbook on this topic,Energy for Sustainability, Second Editiontakes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to help techies and policymakers alike understand the policy and social mechanisms required to enable conversion to efficient and renewable energy that is clean, affordable, and secure. Major revisions to this edition reflect the current changes in technology and energy use and focus on new analyses, data, and methods necessary to understand and actively participate in the transition to sustainable energy. Throughout the book, analytical methods for energy and economic analysis and design give users a quantitative appreciation for and understanding of energy systems. Randolph and Masters use case studies extensively to demonstrate current experience and illustrate possibilities.

Clean Energy for Sustainable Development

Clean Energy for Sustainable Development

Comparisons and Contrasts of New Approaches

  • Author: Abul Kalam Azad,Subhash Sharma
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128054247
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 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

The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development

The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development

  • Author: Donat-Peter Häder,Adrian J. Bradbrook,Ruth Hemmersbach,IUCN Academy of Environmental Law,Michael Lebert
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521845250
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 258
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The research focus for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in 2003 was a timely and challenging one, entitled 'The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development'. As contemporary world politics demonstrates, energy resources and generation are crucial issues facing the international community. As research on energy law, at the international, regional, and national level is in its infancy, the insights provided by the contributors to this 2005 volume are a significant addition to the field.

Assessment of Hydrogen Energy for Sustainable Development

Assessment of Hydrogen Energy for Sustainable Development

  • Author: John W. Sheffield,Çigdem Sheffield
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402064401
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 314
  • View: 2001
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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.

Energy and Sustainability III

Energy and Sustainability III

  • Author: Y. Villacampa Esteve,C. A. Brebbia,Andrea Alberto Mammoli
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1845645081
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 500
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It has been clear for some time that the way in which our society exists, operates and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No industrial process can proceed without an adequate energy, supply, and without industrial production, society lacks the commodities on which it depends. Our energy systems have evolved over a long period and continue evolving In response to the needs of both Industry and Society. This evolution involves Technological development and innovation, especially now that we need to look beyond simple fuel combustion as a source of energy and consider both greater efficiency in the use of energy and new ways of producing it. The Third International Conference convened on the subject is the latest in a biennial series that brings together experts from around the world. Their papers, contained in this book, will include research on Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Management; Energy Policies; Energy and the Environment; Energy Analysis; Energy Efficiency; Energy Storage and Management; Conversion Process for Biomass and Biofuels; CO2 Sequestration and Storage.

Green Nanotechnology

Green Nanotechnology

Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment

  • Author: Geoffrey B. Smith,Claes-Goran S. Granqvist
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466502681
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
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A first step in developing a clean and sustainable future is to think differently about everyday products, in particular how they influence energy use. Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment explores the science and technology of tiny structures that have a huge potential to improve quality of life while simultaneously achieving reductions in the use of fossil fuels. This book examines energy flows in nature and how the optical properties of materials can be designed to harmonize with those flows. It then discusses the properties that can be achieved in real materials to take advantage of nature’s energy flows. The authors cohesively examine a number of topics, highlighting their applications and the significance of their nano features. They provide a cursory discussion of well-reviewed subjects such as nanostructured solar cells and turn their attention to timely topics such as methods for preventing excessive temperature and approaches to passive cooling. The book identifies key materials and elucidates how their properties can be understood in terms of contemporary materials physics and chemistry. It concludes with a detailed description of a scenario for future buildings that use much less energy while also providing better comfort. A valuable side effect of most nanotechnologies is that they inherently put us in closer touch with the natural world. With broad coverage of how nanoparticles impact energy use in the built environment, this book opens readers’ eyes to a fascinating vision of how technology and nanoscience can merge and lead to commodity-scale products that help preserve our planet.

The Biomass Assessment Handbook

The Biomass Assessment Handbook

Energy for a sustainable environment

  • Author: Frank Rosillo-Calle,Peter de Groot,Sarah L. Hemstock,Jeremy Woods
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131752747X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 318
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The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation. This new edition has been fully updated and revised with new chapters on sustainability methodologies. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, land use change, remote sensing techniques, food security, sustainability and certification as well as vital policy issues. The book includes international case studies on techniques from measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, which help to illustrate step-by-step methods. Technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units and other valuable resource data.

Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainability in Hyderabad

Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainability in Hyderabad

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies by Changing Institutions, Governance Structures, Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns

  • Author: Konrad Hagedorn,Dimitrios Zikos
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3867418993
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 104
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The Sustainable Hyderabad Project has over the course of its implementation generated knowledge towards improved understanding of the problems of climate change and energy efficiency in the complex transformation process that Hyderabad is undergoing. It has further identified potentials to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerabilities of various supply systems to climate change impacts. Analysis of institutions and governance structures, a core approach to analyzing the problems in multiple focus fields of the project, was carried out in various sectors, namely, transport, lifestyles, food provision, citizens’ participation, urban and peri-urban land use and provision of energy and water. This paper summarizes the core concepts of the project, reports its main scientific and practical results and draws lessons from obstacles encountered. The authors further analyze the key findings for policy interventions and conclude by recommending prospective actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Hyderabad.

Renewable Energy for Unleashing Sustainable Development

Renewable Energy for Unleashing Sustainable Development

  • Author: Emanuela Colombo,Stefano Bologna,Diego Masera
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3319002848
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 302
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The book analyzes energy technologies, business models and policies to promote sustainable development. It proposes a set of recommendations for further activities and networking on access to energy and renewable energies and promotes an integrated approach to sustainable resource management. The book discusses access to energy, as a precondition for socio-economic progress. It depicts the global dimension of the challenge in terms of access to electricity and other forms of energy in developing countries. The three main interlinked topics related to energy and sustainable growth are separately discussed: appropriate technologies for modern energy services, business models for the development of new energy markets, and policies to support new energy systems. The description of activities and programmes of some public and private Italian stakeholders is also included.

Energy and Sustainability

Energy and Sustainability

  • Author: C. A. Brebbia,Viktor Popov
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1845640829
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 438
  • View: 7535
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The way in which our society exists, operates and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No process in industry can be performed without a sufficient supply of energy, and without industry there can be no production of commodities, on which the existence of modern society depends. Energy systems have evolved over a long period and more rapidly over the last two centuries, as a response to the requirements of industry and society, starting with the combustion of fuels and building up to the exploitation of nuclear energy and renewable resources. It is clear that the evolution of energy systems is a continuous process, which involves constant technological developments and innovation.This book publishes papers presented at the First International Conference on Energy and Sustainability. Featured topics include: Energy Management; Energy and the Environment; Energy Markets and Policy; Energy Efficiency; Energy and External Costs; Computer Modelling; Energy Resources Management; Nuclear Fuels; Rational Use of Energy; Solid Fuel Energy; Energy and Built Environment; Exergy and Ecology; Energy and Life Cycle Analysis; Education and Training; Energy Systems and Pollution Control; Energy and Climate Change; Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Storage and Transportation; Energy Analysis of Industrial Processes; Exergy and Economics; Regulations and Policies and Hydrocarbon Exploration and Recovery.

Energy and Sustainability V

Energy and Sustainability V

  • Author: H.H. Al-Kayiem,C.A. Brebbia,S.S. Zubir
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1845648374
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 924
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Energy and Sustainability V is the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, held by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The modern world is highly dependent on the exploitation of fossil fuels. More recently, resources depletion and severe environmental effects deriving from the continuous use of these fuels has resulted in an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. The changes required to progress from an economy mainly based on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable energy resources are massive and require considerable scientific research as well as engineering systems. The effect also involves collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including buildings, energy networks, convenience systems, new energy storage solutions, waste to energy technologies, and many others. This book covers topics related to sustainability in energy and power production, storage, distribution and management. These include: Smart grids; Smart metering; Green ICT; Green buildings; Energy storage; Renewable energy resources; Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV); Biofuels (solid, liquid, gas); Waste to energy; CO2 capturing and management; Energy and transportation; Environmental risk; Energy policies; Greener power plant technologies; Hydrogen recovery techniques; Sustainable energy production.

Energy and Sustainability VI

Energy and Sustainability VI

  • Author: W.F. Florez-Escobar,C.A. Brebbia,F. Chejne,F. Mondragon
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1845649443
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 558
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Diverse topics covered in this title containing the conference proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability involve interdisciplinary cooperation to arrive at optimum solutions, including materials, energy networks, new energy resources, storage solutions, waste to energy systems, smart grids and many others. Energy and Sustainability VI focuses on energy matters and the need to respond to the modern world’s dependency on conventional fuels. The continuous use of fossil fuels has generated an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. This book also presents the following topics: Sustainable Energy Production; Energy in the Built Environment; Energy Production; Energy Networks; Smart Grids and Metering; Energy Storage and Policies; Shale Oil and Gas; Oil Sands Processes; CO2 Capturing and Management; Energy Management; Imbedded Energy in Manufacturing; Energy and Transportation; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Resources; Biomass and Biofuels; Waste to Energy; The Future of Nuclear Energy; Environmental Risk; Greener Power Plant Technologies; Optimization of Conventional Energy Resources; Advances in Energy Production.

Sustainability Unpacked

Sustainability Unpacked

Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies

  • Author: Kristiina Vogt,Toral Patel-Weynand,Maura Shelton,Daniel J Vogt,John C. Gordon,Cal Mukumoto,Asep. S. Suntana,Patricia A. Roads
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136530606
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 328
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Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how these choices impact not only the societies and environments of those countries, but the world in general. To achieve this, the authors review the merits of various sustainability and environmental metrics, and then apply these to 34 countries that are ranked low, medium or high on the human development index. The book assesses their resource capacities and the environmental impacts, both within and outside their country boundaries, from consuming food, water, and energy. The final section uses the lessons derived from the earlier analyses of resource consumption to explore the importance of geography, climates and sustainable management of forests and other natural resources for building resilient societies in the future.

Energy and Sustainability VII

Energy and Sustainability VII

  • Author: C.A. Brebbia
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • ISBN: 1784662216
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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Containing papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, this volume includes collaborative research between different disciplines, including materials, energy networks, new energy resources, storage solutions, waste to energy systems, smart grids and many other related subjects. Energy production and distribution matters as well as the need to respond to the modern world’s dependency on conventional fuels are topics of growing importance. The use of fossil fuels has generated an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for maintainable energy policies. Energy policies and management are of primary importance to achieve the development of sustainability and need to be consistent with recent advances in energy production and distribution. Challenges lie as much in the conversion from renewable energies such as wind and solar to useful forms like electricity, heat and fuel at an acceptable cost (including environmental damage) as in the integration of these resources into an existing infrastructure. A range of topics are covered, including: Energy policies; Renewable energy resources; Sustainable energy production; Environmental risk management; Green buildings; Energy storage; Energy management; Biomass and biofuels; Waste to energy; Processing of oil and gas; CO2 capturing and management; Pipelines; Energy efficiency; Smart grids; Energy and transport; Case studies.

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability

  • Author: John Peet
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1597269131
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 327
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Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability examines the roots of the present environmental crisis in the neoclassical economics upon which modern industrial society is based. The author explains that only when we view ourselves in the larger context of the global ecosystem and accept the physical limits to what is possible can sustainability be achieved.

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries

Scientific Principles and Case Studies, Second Edition

  • Author: Krishnan Sankaranarayanan,Jakob de Swaan Arons,Hedzer J. van der Kooi
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439814716
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 393
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Using classic thermodynamic principles as the point of departure, this new edition of a popular resource supplies the understanding and tools required to measure process efficiency and sustainability with much improved accuracy. Exploring the driving forces in the chemical and power industries, Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries: Scientific Principles and Case Studies, Second Edition investigates why losses occur and explains how to reduce such losses. Numerous case studies, examples, and problems illustrate the thermodynamic analysis of process performance to explain how to effectively analyze and optimize work flows and environmental resources. The authors compare the present industrial society with an emerging one in which mass production and consumption are in harmony with the natural environment through closure of material cycles. In this second edition, the book’s structure of Basics, Thermodynamic Analysis of Processes, Case Studies, and Sustainability has been unaffected, but a few additions have been made. New and updated information includes: A new chapter dedicated to the increasing levels of CO2 emissions, with special attention to the removal and storage of CO2 A new chapter on the rapidly emerging hydrogen economy An extended chapter on lifecycle analysis that examines the fate of the quality of energy during the lifecycle Increased focus on integrating the environment into the thermodynamic analysis of the systems or processes considered New problem sets and exercises Complete with the keys to a quantification of process efficiency and sustainability, this cutting-edge resource is the ideal guide for those engaged in the transition from fossil-based fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources using low-waste procedures.

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Results of the Second International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB'10)

  • Author: Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C Jain,Shaun H. Lee
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642173875
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 300
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This volume represents the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB’10, held in the City of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom, and organised by KES International. Organised by the KES International organisation, SEB'10 formed a welcome opportunity for researchers in subjects related to sustainability, renewable energy technology, and applications in the built environment to mix with other scientists, industrialists and stakeholders in the field. SEB'10 attracted papers on a range of renewable energy and sustainability related topics and in addition the conference explored two innovative themes:- · The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques to sustainability and · The technology of sustainable buildings. These techniques could ultimately be applied to the intelligent building SEB’10 attracted about 100 submissions from around the world. These were subjected to a two-stage blind peer-review process. With the objective of producing a high quality conference, the best 30% of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in this volume of proceedings. The papers in this volume are grouped into the five themes under which they were presented: Building Sustainability, Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Policy and Strategy, Energy Monitoring and Management and Solar Energy Technology. These proceedings form an interesting and informative collection of papers, useful as a resource for further research, and a valuable source of information for those interested in the subject.

Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products

Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Production of Energy and Co-products

  • Author: Peter N. Mascia,Jürgen Scheffran,Jack M. Widholm
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642134401
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 458
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This book is a collection of chapters concerning the use of biomass for the sustainable production of energy and chemicals–an important goal that will help decrease the production of greenhouse gases to help mitigate global warming, provide energy security in the face of dwindling petroleum reserves, improve balance of payment problems and spur local economic development. Clearly there are ways to save energy that need to be encouraged more. These include more use of energy sources such as, among others, manure in anaerobic digesters, waste wood in forests as fuel or feedstock for cellulosic ethanol, and conservation reserve program (CRP) land crops that are presently unused in the US. The use of biofuels is not new; Rudolf Diesel used peanut oil as fuel in the ?rst engines he developed (Chap. 8), and ethanol was used in the early 1900s in the US as automobile fuel [Songstad et al. (2009) Historical perspective of biofuels: learning from the past to rediscover the future. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Plant 45:189–192). Brazil now produces enough sugar cane ethanol to make up about 50% of its transportation fuel needs (Chap. 4). The next big thing will be cellulosic ethanol. At present, there is also the use of Miscanthus x giganteous as fuel for power plants in the UK (Chap. 2), bagasse (sugar cane waste) to power sugar cane mills (Chap. 4), and waste wood and sawdust to power sawmills (Chap. 7).