Low Carbon Energy Technologies in Sustainable Energy Systems

Low Carbon Energy Technologies in Sustainable Energy Systems
Author: Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 0128230878
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Energy Technologies in Sustainable Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

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

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems
Author: Atul Sharma,Amritanshu Shukla,Renu Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 1000065863
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems Book Excerpt:

Future energy technologies must embrace and achieve sustainability by displacing fossil carbon-intensive energy consumption or capture/reuse/sequester fossil carbon. This book provides a deeper knowledge on individual low (and zero) carbon technologies in a comprehensive way, covering details of recent developments on these technologies in different countries. It also covers materials and processes involved in energy generation, transmission, distribution, storage, policies, and so forth, including solar electrical; thermal systems; energy from biomass and biofuels; energy transmission, distribution, and storage; and buildings using energy-efficient lighting.

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System
Author: Martin Junginger,Atse Louwen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 012818762X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System Book Excerpt:

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System: Conceptual Issues, Empirical Findings, and Use in Energy Modeling quantifies key trends and drivers of energy technologies deployed in the energy transition. It uses the experience curve tool to show how future cost reductions and cumulative deployment of these technologies may shape the future mix of the electricity, heat and transport sectors. The book explores experience curves in detail, including possible pitfalls, and demonstrates how to quantify the 'quality' of experience curves. It discusses how this tool is implemented in models and addresses methodological challenges and solutions. For each technology, current market trends, past cost reductions and underlying drivers, available experience curves, and future prospects are considered. Electricity, heat and transport sector models are explored in-depth to show how the future deployment of these technologies--and their associated costs--determine whether ambitious decarbonization climate targets can be reached - and at what costs. The book also addresses lessons and recommendations for policymakers, industry and academics, including key technologies requiring further policy support, and what scientific knowledge gaps remain for future research. Provides a comprehensive overview of trends and drivers for major energy technologies expected to play a role in the energy transition Delivers data on cost trends, helping readers gain insights on how competitive energy technologies may become, and why Reviews the use of learning curves in environmental impacts for lifecycle assessments and energy modeling Features social learning for cost modeling and technology diffusion, including where consumer preferences play a major role

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities
Author: Ursula Eicker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 0128115548
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities Book Excerpt:

With an increase of global energy demand arising in urban settlements, the key challenges for the urban energy transition include analysis of energy efficiency options and the potential of renewable energy systems within the existing building stock, making cities a key actor in the transition success. In Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities, indicators to evaluate urban energy performance are introduced and the status quo of monitoring and efficiency valuation schemes are discussed. The book discusses advances on the state-of-the-art of research in a number of key areas: Energy demand and consumption mapping and monitoring Optimization of design and operation of urban supply and distribution systems Integration of renewable energy and urban energy network models Demand side management strategies to better match renewable supply and demand and increase flexibilities With innovative modelling methods this book gives a real bottom-up modelling approach used for the simulation of energy consumption, energy conversion systems and distribution networks using engineering methods. Provides support and guidance on the energy transition issues relating to energy demand, consumption mapping and monitoring Includes examples from case study cities, including Vienna, Geneva, New York and Stuttgart Analyzes the potential of energy management strategies in urban areas

Socio Technical Innovation for a Low Carbon Energy Future

Socio Technical Innovation for a Low Carbon Energy Future
Author: Nkiruka Ifunanya Avila
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socio Technical Innovation for a Low Carbon Energy Future Book Excerpt:

This dissertation develops a set of analytical tools and conceptual frameworks to explore the socio-technical implications of transitioning to a low carbon energy future. The chapters here investigate the energy challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa and analyze power expansion pathways in Nigeria and Kenya, outline the development of a novel electricity modeling tool, and conceptualize an energy sovereignty framework to enable people-centered energy planning approaches. Chapter 2 presents an overview of Africa’s energy systems and the role renewable energy can play in supporting sustainable development in Africa, with a main focus on the challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. I synthesize the most prominent papers in the past five years. I review the literature concerning the scale of generation expansion needed to achieve universal access in the region, the challenges of power sector finance, and the need for people-centered planning paradigms. Through an extensive literature review, I assess the capacity expansion needs of the region and highlight the policy lessons that enable private power sector investment such as transparent regulatory and procurement policies. I also present a critique of the socio-political implications of increased foreign investment in the region’s power sector. Finally, I present several studies that explore the need for people-centered planning approaches in order to achieve more equitable energy systems for all. I argue that renewable energy presents opportunities to achieve power systems expansion in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner. To do this, Sub-Saharan Africa must adapt its planning strategies to holistically address the technical, economic and socio-political challenges it faces. Chapter 3 takes a deep-dive from an overview of Sub-Saharan Africa to a focus on Nigeria. I develop a first-order capacity expansion model to analyze power expansion scenarios in Nigeria. Nigeria serves as a case of countries with significant electricity demand growth that is constrained by under-developed grid infrastructure. I illustrate how the dependence on natural gas for generation has stifled the nation’s power supply, assess the role of renewable energy in meeting the nation’s electricity demand growth, and compare the cost of its current power generation expansion pathways to cost-optimized pathways. Using the capacity expansion model, I find that Nigeria’s current energy policy, known as Vision 30:30:30, perpetuates this heavy reliance on natural gas and significantly underestimates the role of solar energy in the future electricity mix. I also identify and assess lower cost alternative pathways which do not require any coal and nuclear generation expansion unlike the Vision 30:30:30 pathway. The results show that Nigeria will have to install at least an additional 38 GW by 2030 to keep up with grid-based demand growth alone - about eight times the current operational capacity. This chapter reveals Nigeria’s need for an energy policy reform that reduces its dependency on natural gas, eschews coal and nuclear expansion, and harnesses its abundant solar potential using centralized and distributed renewable energy technologies. Chapter 4 outlines my development of a novel open-access electricity modeling tool known as PROGRESS (Programmable Resource Optimization for Growth in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems). PROGRESS enables generation expansion modeling for countries with low availability and access to power systems data. The design of sustainable electricity systems needed to fuel development in regions with low electrification rates (such as Sub-Saharan Africa) requires context-specific power system modeling. Modeling data requirements for these regions, however, can be challenging for researchers and other stakeholders to access. This chapter presents a proof-of-concept description to show how PROGRESS works and then presents preliminary results for generation capacity expansion using the case of Kenya. Chapter 5 presents what is, for me, the most critical aspect of this dissertation. I explore how transitioning to low carbon energy systems and achieving universal electricity access will require not only an extensive redesign of the existing energy infrastructure but also a rethinking of energy planning approaches. I argue that innovation in decentralized and distributed energy technology transforms people from mere consumers to prosumers by empowering them to plan for their energy autonomously. I aim to connect the rise of prosumers with long-standing social movements that call for just, fair and sustainable energy systems. I draw from a rich literature of socio-energy concepts that aim to incorporate social and human dimensions into energy planning. I focus on energy justice, energy democracy, and I introduce energy sovereignty. I synthesize how these concepts together emphasize critical considerations for energy planning: “energy for whom, for what, and at whose costs?” I also introduce an additional consideration: “energy by whom?” and I conceptualize its framework in relation to electricity provision. I propose that “energy by whom?” is an essential question for re-envisioning a new energy paradigm and designing a low-carbon energy future. Overall, this dissertation contributes analytical and conceptual tools for low carbon energy systems, which together provide novel socio-technical approaches for planning towards a low carbon energy future, and urge on the paradigm shift to just and sustainable energy for all.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy
Author: D. Elliott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2007-07-31
ISBN: 0230378382
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Book Excerpt:

In this timely book, leading authors explore the technologies that might help us to develop a sustainable energy future, emphasising renewable energy and the political and economic context needed for them to prosper. This collection makes hard-headed assessments of what is possible and what is not.

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems
Author: Atul Sharma,Amritanshu Shukla,Renu Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN: 100006588X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems Book Excerpt:

Future energy technologies must embrace and achieve sustainability by displacing fossil carbon-intensive energy consumption or capture/reuse/sequester fossil carbon. This book provides a deeper knowledge on individual low (and zero) carbon technologies in a comprehensive way, covering details of recent developments on these technologies in different countries. It also covers materials and processes involved in energy generation, transmission, distribution, storage, policies, and so forth, including solar electrical; thermal systems; energy from biomass and biofuels; energy transmission, distribution, and storage; and buildings using energy-efficient lighting.

Renewable Energy Communities and the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Europe

Renewable Energy Communities and the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Europe
Author: Frans H. J. M. Coenen,Thomas Hoppe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2022-01-03
ISBN: 3030844404
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy Communities and the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Europe Book Excerpt:

This volume addresses renewable energy communities, and in particular renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops), in the context of the revised EU Renewables Directive. It provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of the renewable energy community movement in over six different countries of continental Europe. It addresses their visions, strategy, organisation, agency, and more particularly the challenges they encounter. This is of particular importance to gain more understanding into how renewable energy communities fare in domestic energy markets where they are confronted with regime institutions, structures and incumbents’ agency that tend to favour maintaining of the status quo while blocking attempts to empower and institutionalise renewable energy communities as market entrants having a disruptive, radical green and localist agenda. This volume will be an invaluable reference for academics and practitioners with an interest in social innovation in sustainable transitions, the role of community energy in energy markets, their agency, as well as an outlook to the impact that the EU Renewables Directive may have to change national legislation and policy frameworks to create a level playing field that is essentially more fair and beneficial to renewable energy communities.

Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks

Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks
Author: Giorgio Graditi,Marialaura Di Somma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-03-30
ISBN: 3527833625
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks Book Excerpt:

Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks Explore emerging technologies that will play a central role in humanity’s transition to a low-carbon future In Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks, a team of distinguished authors delivers a detailed discussion of integrated energy systems and networks, including a comprehensive overview of emerging technologies. The book focuses on the technologies and systems that play a major role in integrated energy systems, like renewable and distributed energy resources, power conversion technologies, hydrogen, storage technologies, electric mobility, zero- and positive-energy buildings, and local energy communities. A one-of-a-kind and holistic treatment of integrated energy systems, this book explores power conversion, including power-to-gas, power-to-liquid, and power- to-heat technologies, as well as other issues of interest to a broad range of students, professionals, and academicians involved in energy transition. It also covers: A thorough introduction to the digitalization of the energy sector and local market development enabling citizen involvement Comprehensive explorations of integrated energy systems as an engine of energy transition Practical discussions of renewable and distributed energy resources for sustainable economic development In-depth examinations of the role of hydrogen in a low-carbon energy future and the storage technologies of different energy carriers Perfect for electrical, construction, power and energy engineers, Technologies for Integrated Energy Systems and Networks will also earn a place in the libraries of electrochemists and environmental consultants.

Investing in Low Carbon Energy Systems

Investing in Low Carbon Energy Systems
Author: Venkatachalam Anbumozhi,Kaliappa Kalirajan,Fukunari Kimura,Xianbin Yao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-09-22
ISBN: 9811007616
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investing in Low Carbon Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on multi-level actions that have attracted considerable interest and discussion within academia, decision makers and the public as a tool to assess anthropogenic effects of low-carbon energy development. The book begins with an overview of the state of the art policies in emerging economies, which provides a starting point for understanding the concept of low-carbon green growth. A unified framework for structuring, categorizing, and integrating various regional-level actions is established on the basis of a thorough investigation into the theoretical and methodological aspects of non-conventional energy policies that have been widely adopted. Furthermore, the book brings clarity to the relationship between clean energy policies and stakeholder participation, and the significance of coordinated actions at the regional level. The findings provide novel insights and policy tools to help decision-makers in identifying ways to mobilize private investment in low-carbon energy systems.

Energy Justice in a Changing Climate

Energy Justice in a Changing Climate
Author: Karen Bickerstaff,Gordon Walker,Harriet Bulkeley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 1780325800
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Justice in a Changing Climate Book Excerpt:

Energy justice is one of the most critical, and yet least developed, concepts associated with sustainability. Much has been written about the sustainability of low-carbon energy systems and policies - with an emphasis on environmental, economic and geopolitical issues. However, less attention has been directed at the social and equity implications of these dynamic relations between energy and low-carbon objectives - the complexity of injustice associated with whole energy systems (from extractive industries, through to consumption and waste) that transcend national boundaries and the social, political-economic and material processes driving the experience of energy injustice and vulnerability. Drawing on a substantial body of original research from an international collaboration of experts this unique collection addresses energy poverty, just innovation, aesthetic justice and the justice implications of low-carbon energy systems and technologies. The book offers new thinking on how interactions between climate change, energy policy, and equity and social justice can be understood and develops a critical agenda for energy justice research.

Use of Renewable Energies in Greenhouses

Use of Renewable Energies in Greenhouses
Author: Ioannis S Vourdoubas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 9781636481746
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Renewable Energies in Greenhouses Book Excerpt:

Agricultural greenhouses are energy intensive food production systems. The majority of them use fossil fuels and electricity mainly derived by them while renewable energies have limited applications in greenhouses so far. The necessity to mitigate climate change requires the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energies and low carbon energy technologies. Due to current advances in benign energy technologies many of them are now mature, reliable and cost efficient. They can be used in greenhouses providing heat, cooling and electricity. Application of sustainable energy technologies in greenhouses results in many economic, environmental and social benefits. Utilization of endogenous renewable energy resources replacing fossil fuels is beneficial in many countries. Manufacturing and installing renewable energy systems assists the growth of local energy companies while the production of fuels based on local biomass resources helps the growth of local enterprises. The first part of the book includes eight papers focused on applications of renewable energy technologies in greenhouses. The sustainable energy technologies mentioned in the first part of the book include the use of solid biomass, biogas, opaque and semi-transparent solar-PVs, wind turbines, fuel cells and industrial waste heat reuse. The second part of the book comprises eight papers concerning the possibility of vegetables and electricity co-production, the economic and environmental assessment of renewable energies use and the possibility of creating net zero carbon emissions greenhouses due to energy use. Use of benign energy technologies in food production systems complies with European and global targets for climate change mitigation as well as with the European target to become carbon neutral continent by 2050. The book covers an existing gap regarding the overall presentation of many sustainable energy technologies that are either used in greenhouses or they could be used in the future. It is useful to greenhouse owners as well as to engineers and energy companies. It is also useful to local authorities and policy makers who are developing sustainable energy plans reducing the carbon footprint in agriculture.

Low carbon Energy

Low carbon Energy
Author: Christopher Flavin,Amanda Chiu,Lisa Mastny
Publsiher: Worldwatch Institute
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low carbon Energy Book Excerpt:

"Technologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficient advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only minimally to the cost of energy services",--P. 5

Energy Governance and Sustainability

Energy  Governance and Sustainability
Author: Jordi Jaria i Manzano,Nathalie Chalifour,Louis J. Kotzé
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-27
ISBN: 178536846X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Governance and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This book makes an in-depth and timely contribution to the debate about how to transform our energy governance systems into ones that support a fair, safe and sustainable society. It combines perspectives from leading scholars around the world to provide a global outlook on alternative approaches to energy governance and innovative experiences. Taken as a whole, it offers a unique snapshot of some of the innovative and novel ways in which law can support the shift to sustainable and equitable energy systems.

Low Carbon Energy in Africa and Latin America

Low Carbon Energy in Africa and Latin America
Author: Ricardo Guerrero-Lemus,Les E. Shephard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN: 3319523112
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Energy in Africa and Latin America Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive overview of energy sectors in emerging African and Latin American nations, providing a one-stop source of information and analysis of energy sectors that differ radically from those of developed countries. It focuses on how indigenous energy sources can be used within a systems framework to enhance each nation’s economic prosperity, secure their energy future and reduce global carbon emissions. It begins by examining the current energy trends in Africa and Latin America, and the constraints that current practices place on meeting future energy needs. Further chapters present a deeper analyses of each technology adapted to these regions and a description of 94 selected case examples recently published in the scientific literature (2014-2016) and covering almost all countries to highlight energy experiences that could serve as engines for developing low-carbon energy technologies across the two regions. These issues are elucidated by a large number of illustrations and tables to offer valuable insights into the topics and technologies discussed. The book enables students, researchers and professionals in energy to better understand the energy context in Africa and Latin America, and helps define strategies for supporting these regions in introducing low-carbon energy technologies that supplement indigenous sources in a manner that enhances long-term economic prosperity. It is also intended for consulting companies and government agencies involved in the energy sector, as well as environmental science and energy management students.

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Evanthia A. Nanaki,George Xydis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1351614037
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

Energy is essential to all human activities as well as critical to social and economic development. Sustainable energy planning encompassing the concept of smart cities has a high potential to significantly contribute to climate change mitigation. For improved energy efficiency, it is essential to find low carbon solutions for the urban environment. The integration and management of energy supply with predominant exploitation of local resources is examined through the fundamental concept of exergy. This book can assist in decision making, with regard to sustainable energy design both at a national and local level.

Energy and Behavior

Energy and Behavior
Author: Marta Lopes,Carlos Henggeler Antunes,Kathryn B. Janda
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2019-11
ISBN: 0128185678
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Behavior Book Excerpt:

Changes to energy behaviour -- the role of people and organisations in energy production, use and efficiency -- are critical to supporting a societal transition towards a low carbon and more sustainable future. However, which changes need to be made, by whom, and with what technologies are still very much under discussion. This book, developed by a diverse range of experts, presents an international and multi-faceted approach to the sociotechnical challenge of engaging people in energy systems and vice versa. By providing a multidisciplinary view of this field, it encourages critical thinking about core theories, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and policy challenges. It concludes by addressing new areas where additional evidence is required for interventions and policy-making. It is designed to appeal to new entrants in the energy-efficiency and behaviour field, particularly those taking a quantitative approach to the topic. Concurrently, it recognizes ecological economist Herman Daly's insight: what really counts is often not countable. Introduces the major disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding energy and behaviour Delivers a cross-sectoral overview including energy behaviour in buildings, industry, transportation, smart grids, and smart cities Reviews a selection of innovative energy behaviour modelling approaches, including agent-based modelling, optimization, and decision support Critically addresses the importance of interventions, policies, and regulatory design

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System
Author: Martin Junginger,Atse Louwen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN: 0128187638
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System Book Excerpt:

Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System: Conceptual Issues, Empirical Findings, and Use in Energy Modeling quantifies key trends and drivers of energy technologies deployed in the energy transition. It uses the experience curve tool to show how future cost reductions and cumulative deployment of these technologies may shape the future mix of the electricity, heat and transport sectors. The book explores experience curves in detail, including possible pitfalls, and demonstrates how to quantify the ‘quality’ of experience curves. It discusses how this tool is implemented in models and addresses methodological challenges and solutions. For each technology, current market trends, past cost reductions and underlying drivers, available experience curves, and future prospects are considered. Electricity, heat and transport sector models are explored in-depth to show how the future deployment of these technologies—and their associated costs—determine whether ambitious decarbonization climate targets can be reached - and at what costs. The book also addresses lessons and recommendations for policymakers, industry and academics, including key technologies requiring further policy support, and what scientific knowledge gaps remain for future research. Provides a comprehensive overview of trends and drivers for major energy technologies expected to play a role in the energy transition Delivers data on cost trends, helping readers gain insights on how competitive energy technologies may become, and why Reviews the use of learning curves in environmental impacts for lifecycle assessments and energy modeling Features social learning for cost modeling and technology diffusion, including where consumer preferences play a major role

Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities

Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities
Author: K. Saravanan,G. Sakthinathan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN: 1000405834
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Green Engineering Technologies for Sustainable Smart Cities focuses on the complete exploration and presentation of green smart city applications, techniques, and architectural frameworks. It provides detailed coverage of urban sustainability spanning across various engineering disciplines. The book discusses and explores green engineering technologies for smart cities and covers various engineering disciplines and environmental science. It emphasizes techniques, application frameworks, tools, and case studies. All chapters play a part in the evolution of sustainable green smart cities and present how to solve environmental issues by applying modern industrial IoT solutions. This book will benefit researchers, smart city practitioners, academicians, university students, and policy makers.

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies
Author: Sudipta De,Santanu Bandyopadhyay,Mohsen Assadi,Deb A Mukherjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN: 9811083932
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies Book Excerpt:

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.