Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies

Energy Policy 37:2098–2101 Zalengera C et al (2014) Overview of the Malawi energy situation and a PESTLE analysis for sustainable development of renewable energy. Renew Sustain Energy Rev 38:335–347 Tofigh AA, Abedian M (2016) Analysis ...

Author: Sudipta De

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811083938

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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.

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations

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.

Author: Tugrul U. Daim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319160337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 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.

Sustainable Energy Policies and Technology

A wide range of topics are covered by the works contained in this book.

Author: Stavros Syngellakis

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784664558

Category: Science

Page: 148

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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. Progressing from an economy mainly focussed on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable renewable energy resources requires considerable scientific research, as well as the development of new engineering systems. Energy fuels the world’s economy. Diminishing resources and severe environmental effects resulting from the continuous use of fossil fuels has motivated an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. Key difficulties to overcome often originate from the conversion of renewable energies (wind, solar, etc.) to useful forms (electricity, heat, fuel) at an acceptable cost, including impacts on the environment as well as in the integration of these resources into the existing infrastructure. A wide range of topics are covered by the works contained in this book. The collaboration of varied disciplines are involved in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including studies of materials, energy networks, new energy resources, storage solutions, waste to energy systems, smart grids and many others.

Climate Change Technology and Policy Options

Each of the renewable energy systems listed above can meet these conditions , and provide modular energy services that fit the ... The types of energy efficiency and renewable technologies and policies described here have already proven ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


ISBN: UCAL:B5182937

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 199

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Path Dependence and New Path Creation in Renewable Energy Technologies

Jacobsson, S. & Lauber, V. (2006) The politics and policy of energy system transformation—explaining the German diffusion of renewable energy technologies, Energy Policy, 34(3), pp. 256–276. Kemp, R., Schot, J. & Hoogma, ...

Author: James Simmie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 169

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Why are old technologies persisted with after better alternatives have been invented? This book examines this question, a central concern of evolutionary economics, specifically focusing on renewable energy technologies. The concept of path dependence is used to analyse why and how technological development can become locked-in to inefficient ways of doing things. This book shows how lock-in can be avoided by the creation of new technological pathways. The chapters focus on the comparatively recent introduction of new wind turbine technologies for the generation of carbon free electricity. This case study provides valuable lessons in understanding the issues confronting inventors attempting to commercialise their new ideas in the form of innovations in the face of historically established conventional technologies. It is also set within the critical debate on climate change and the need to de-carbonise energy supplies in order to stop further man-made deterioration in the global environment. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.

Prospects for Sustainable Energy

Critical assessment of the complete range of sustainable energy technologies for policy-makers and advanced students.

Author: Cassedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521631203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Critical assessment of the complete range of sustainable energy technologies for policy-makers and advanced students.

Low Carbon Energy Technologies in Sustainable Energy Systems

carbon policy is not supporting implementation of these technologies. Carbon capture has also a technical challenge of collection tent operation and purification of the capture of CO 2 from itself different is not yet sources fully ...

Author: Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128230879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Low Carbon Energy Technologies for Sustainable Energy Systems examines, investigates, and integrates current research aimed at operationalizing low carbon technologies within complex transitioning energy economies. Scholarly research has traditionally focused on the technical aspects of exploitation, R&D, operation, infrastructure, and decommissioning, while approaches which can realistically inform their reception and scale-up across real societies and real markets are piecemeal and isolated in separate literatures. Addressing both the technical foundations of each technology together with the sociotechnical ways in which they are spread in markets and societies, this work integrates the technoeconomic assessment of low carbon technologies with direct discussion on legislative and regulatory policies in energy markets. Chapters address issues, such as social acceptance, consumer awareness, environmental valuation systems, and the circular economy, as low carbon technologies expand into energy systems sustainability, sensitivity, and stability. This collective research work is relevant to both researchers and practitioners working in sustainable energy systems. The combination of these features makes it a timely book that is useful and attractive to university students, researchers, academia, and public or private energy policy makers. Combines socio-cultural perspectives, environmental sustainability, and economic feasibility in the analysis of low carbon energy technologies Assesses regulatory governance impacting the environmental protection and the social cohesion of environmentally-directed energy markets Reviews the carbon trade exchange, attributing economic value to carbon and enabling its trading perspectives by people, companies or countries invested in low carbon technologies

The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology

Government policy is extremely important to drive long-term sustainable development. —Ed Lowe, GE Without government regulation, you won't have a market for clean energy. —Hans-Peter Böhm, Siemens The policy environment is ...

Author: Kelly Sims Gallagher

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262026987

Category: History

Page: 261

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An examination of barriers that impede and incentives that motivate the global development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies, with case studies from China.

International Solutions to Sustainable Energy Policies and Applications

Information on the state of the wind energy technologies, various policies, and data on factors effecting the penetration of wind energy were collected. The wind energy farms in Belagavi district cluster (Chikkodi, Saundatti, ...

Author: Stephen A. Roosa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9788770222211

Category: Nature

Page: 460

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Offering an in-depth examination into sustainable energy sources, applications, technologies and policies, this book provides real-world examples of ways to achieve important sustainability goals. Themes include program assessment, energy efficiency, renewables, clean energy and approaches to carbon reduction. Included are a compiled set of chapters discussing the various international strategies and policies being planned and implemented to reduce energy use, impact carbon emissions and shift towards alternative energy sources. Taking an international perspective, contributors from the U.S., Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Hungary, Spain, Iran, Ukraine, Jordan, the UAE, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China and Korea, offer their views of energy issues and provide detailed solutions. These can be broadly applied by engineers, scientists, energy managers, policy experts and decision makers to today’s critical energy problems.