Energy and Sustainable Futures

This open access book presents papers displayed in the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF 2020), co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire and the University Alliance DTA in Energy.

Author: Iosif Mporas

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030639167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

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This open access book presents papers displayed in the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF 2020), co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire and the University Alliance DTA in Energy. The research included in this book covers a wide range of topics in the areas of energy and sustainability including: • ICT and control of energy;• conventional energy sources;• energy governance;• materials in energy research;• renewable energy; and• energy storage. The book offers a holistic view of topics related to energy and sustainability, making it of interest to experts in the field, from industry and academia.

Sustainable Futures Energy

As they start to run out, people will need to find ways of using more energy from renewable sources. ... There are other renewable resources that offer a sustainable future, such as solar energy, wind and wave energy, energy from plant ...

Author: John Stinger

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237539207

Category: Energy consumption

Page: 48

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Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today's decision-makers. What is a renewable energy source? Is nuclear power a good source of energy? Why are wind farms so controversial? And, how is energy linked to climate change? Energy answers these questions and many others. From turning off lights to hydroelectric schemes, Energy looks at issues surrounding the world's energy supplies and the demand for energy. Discover what we mean by a sustainable energy source, and what you can do to help conserve energy.Sustainable Futures explores the current threats to our world resources and the possible solutions to some of the most urgent and difficult problems facing today’s decision-makers.

Green Fiscal Reform for a Sustainable Future

This timely book focuses on achieving a sustainable future through the reform of green fiscal policy.

Author: Natalie P. Stoianoff

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786431196

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This timely book focuses on achieving a sustainable future through the reform of green fiscal policy. Green fiscal policies help not only provide the needed financing but may also serve the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. In this volume environmental tax experts review the development of fiscal carbon policy, consider the impact of green taxation on trade and competition, analyse the lessons learned from national experiences with fuel and energy pricing, and evaluate a variety of green economic instruments.

Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures

In addition, the book explores how interest groups advance idealized energy futures and energy imaginaries. The work delves into the role that states, market organizations and civil society play in envisioned energy change.

Author: Majia Nadesan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128227966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures explores how our dominant carbon and nuclear energy assemblages shape conceptions of participation, risk, and in/securities, and how they might be reengineered to deliver justice and democratic participation in transitioning energy systems. Chapters assess the economies, geographies and politics of current and future energy landscapes, exposing how dominant assemblages (composed of technologies, strategies, knowledge and authorities) change our understanding of security and risk, and how they these shared understandings are often enacted uncritically in policy. Contributors address integral relationships across the production and government of material and human energies and the opportunities for sustainable and democratic governance. In addition, the book explores how interest groups advance idealized energy futures and energy imaginaries. The work delves into the role that states, market organizations and civil society play in envisioned energy change. It assesses how risks and security are formulated in relation to economics, politics, ecology, and human health. It concludes by integrating the relationships between alternative energies and governance strategies, including issues of centralization and decentralization, suggesting approaches to engineer democracy into decision-making about energy assemblages. Explores descriptive and normative relationships between energy and democracy Reviews how changing energy demand and governance threaten democracies and democratic institutions Identifies what participative energy transformations look like when paired with energy security Reviews what happens to social, economic and political infrastructures in the process of achieving sustainable and democratic transitions

Building Sustainable Futures

This book presents state-of-the-art research and case studies on new approaches to the design, construction and planning of our cities.

Author: Mohammad Dastbaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319193489

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 351

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This book presents state-of-the-art research and case studies on new approaches to the design, construction and planning of our cities. Emphasis is placed on the role of alternative and renewable energy in the development of urban infrastructures that enable sustainable futures. Reflecting the multi-faceted efforts required to successfully meet sustainability challenges, this book is a collaboration between practitioners and academics across a broad spectrum of specializations. Compelling research findings are explained in the context of practical implementation, enhanced by case studies from industry leaders in order to create a pragmatic reference across policy areas where environmentally aware decision making is required.

Sustainable Futures

In order to exploit fossil fuels, energy must be used to mine, process and distribute them. Energy is also required to build and maintain the physical infrastructure that allows this and to train, feed and house the humans that design ...

Author: Jenny Goldie

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486301904

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Sustainable Futures explores the links between population growth, diminishing resources and environmental challenges, and the implications for Australia's future. Written by leaders in their field, and based on presentations from the 2013 Fenner Conference on 'Population, Resources and Climate Change', this book is a timely insight into the intertwined challenges that we currently face, and what can be done to ensure a sustainable and viable future. The book identifies the major areas of concern for Australia's future, including environmental, social and economic implications of population growth; mineral and natural resources; food, land and water issues; climate change; and the obstacles and opportunities for action. Accessible, informative and authoritative, Sustainable Futures will be of interest to policy makers, students and professionals in the fields of sustainability and population growth.

Green Energy and Infrastructure

" This book aims to achieve this task by pushing the frontiers of scholarship for securing a sustainable future through green energy and infrastructure.

Author: Jacqueline A. Stagner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000196726

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

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C. S. Lewis rightly instructed, "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." This book aims to achieve this task by pushing the frontiers of scholarship for securing a sustainable future through green energy and infrastructure. This encompasses the notion that what we create is in harmony and integration with both the spatial and temporal domains. Through numerous practical examples and illustrations, this book examines a comprehensive review of the latest science on indoor environmental health, energy requirements for buildings, and the "greening" of infrastructure. Also, it provides a discussion on the underlying properties of biomass and its influence on furthering energy conversion technologies. Energy storage is essential for driving the integration of renewable energy, and different storage approaches are discussed in terms of power balancing, grid stability, and reliability. Features: Focuses on the importance of coupling green energy with green infrastructure Provides an unbiased update of the state-of-the-art of sustainability science Discusses utilizing sustainable building materials for simultaneous improvement in energy, economic, and environmental bottom lines for industry Illuminates practical steps that need to be undertaken to achieve a greener infrastructure Green Energy and Infrastructure: Securing a Sustainable Future is appropriate for researchers, students, and decision-makers seeking the latest, practical information on environmental sustainability.

Energy Systems and Sustainability

Written with undergraduates and graduates in mind, this volume provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use.

Author: Bob Everett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822039377536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

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Written with undergraduates and graduates in mind, this volume provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use. The authors also describe the key physical and engineering features of these energy production systems.

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050

(2015) The impact of future offshore wind farms on wind power generation in Great Britain. Resources, 4(1), 155–171. Available at: http://www.mdpi.com/ 2079‐9276/4/1/155/. Elexon (2016) Elexon Portal.

Author: Tim Dixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119063803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Brings together leading thinking on issues of new professional practice and on the future of a sustainable built environment This book focuses on both construction and development issues, and examines how we can transition to a sustainable future by the year 2050—bringing together leading research and practice at building, neighbourhood, and city levels. It deftly analyses how emerging socio-economic, technological, and environmental trends will influence the built environment of the future. The book covers a broad spectrum of interests across the scales of buildings, communities and cities, including how professional practice will need to adapt to these trends. The broader context is provided by an analysis of emergent business models and the changing requirements for expert advice from clients. Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development features chapters covering: data and trends, including historical data and UK and international case studies; policies and practice related to the field; current state of scientific understanding; key challenges; key technological advances (including disruptive and systemic technological innovations); change issues and critical uncertainties; and future visions. It provides: A strong conceptual framework based on a ‘Foresight' approach Discussion of the key data and trends that underpin each chapter Coverage of both construction and property development Specially commissioned chapters by academics and practitioners A synthesis of the main findings in the book and key insights for the future to 2050 Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development is an important book for postgraduate students and researchers, construction, real estate and property development specialists, engineers, planners, architects, foresight and futures studies specialists, and anyone involved in sustainable buildings.