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Agile Energy Systems

Agile Energy Systems Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark, III,Ted Bradshaw
Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
Release : 2004-12-27
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Empowering decision makers by setting the vision for a new approach to energy systems and providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives Provides specific and actionable public policy and programme tools Help solve energy issues worldwide by illustrating how the lessons learned from the California energy crisis can be used to create an agile energy system for any region in a country Due to the recent catastrophic energy system failures in California along with those in the North-Eastern US and Southern Canada, London, and Italy, the time has come to proclaim the failure of deregulation, privatization or liberalization and propose a new energy system. Agile Energy Systems shows in the first section, how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California: (1) major technological changes and commercialization, (2) regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments, (3) inadequate and flawed economic models, (4) lack of vision, goals, and planning leading to energy failures, and (5) failure and lack of economic regional development. The second half of the book examines how "civic market", new economic models, and planning for a sustainable economic environment counteracted these five forces to create an "agile energy system". This system is based on renewable energy generation, hybrid or combined and distributed generation technologies. Such an agile system can be a new paradigm for both energy efficiency and reliability for any region or country, in contrast to the brittle centralized energy grid systems created by deregulation. Furthermore, the book overviews how the future of energy systems rests in the emerging "clean" hydrogen economy. Empowering decision makers by setting the vision for a new approach to energy systems and providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives Provides specific and actionable public policy and program tools Helping to solve energy issues worldwide by illustrating how the lessons learned from the California energy crisis can be used to create an "agile energy system" for any region or country

Agile Energy Systems

Agile Energy Systems Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-07-22
ISBN : 0081017618
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agile Energy Systems: Global Distributed On-Site and Central Grid Power, Second Edition, offers new solutions to the structure of electricity provision made possible by new energy technologies. The book begins by showing how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California, including major technological changes and commercialization, regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments, inadequate and flawed economic models, a lack of vision, goals, and planning that lead to energy failures, and questionable finance and lack of economic development. The second half of the book examines the civic market paradigm for new economic models and how to plan for complexity using California as an example of how the problem of centralized power systems can be seen in the worst drought that California has ever seen. Offers new approaches to energy systems, providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives Presents specific and actionable public policy and program tools Illustrates how lessons learned from California can be used to create an agile energy system for any country

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-11-12
ISBN : 0128154365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies delivers a firsthand, applied perspective on the challenges and solutions of creating urban communities that are adaptable and resilient to climate change. The book presents valuable insights into the real-life challenges and solutions of designing, planning and constructing urban sustainable communities, providing real world examples of innovative technologies that contribute to the creation of sustainable, healthy and livable cities. Examples of successes, failures and solutions are presented based on a cross disciplinary approach for infrastructural systems, including discussions of drinking water, wastewater, power systems, broadband, Wi-Fi, transportation and green buildings technologies. Presents a cross-disciplinary approach for anticipating, mitigating and designing effective infrastructure solutions Includes practical and project-proven best practices in applying climate preservation tools to maintain healthy cities Covers green practices, from architecture, to construction, also including international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business

Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business Book
Author : Güler Aras
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-03
ISBN : 1317047745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Around the world the focus is on the relationship between ethics and governance codes and how widely this should be interpreted. Sustainability has three main accepted dimensions: economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental protection. It is a truly multidimensional and multidisciplinary concept, and one which directly affects the risks and opportunities for markets and businesses. In three distinct parts, Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business explores the relationship between markets and business and sustainable development, as well as issues such as climate change, pollution, land degradation and biodiversity loss. Firstly the authors, all experts from around the world, consider a variety of theoretical issues concerned with sustainability in the new environment. In Part Two the emphasis is on looking at these issues in the market and business practice under various guises. Although every chapter contains discussion and recommended solutions, the final part specifically focuses on future perspectives and the solution strategies for implementation of sustainability measures. Throughout the book the authors address the need for business and market sustainability reforms. The world's markets have the potential to improve the lives of billions in developing countries, reducing poverty and securing environmental quality for future generations. Often they fail to capture the full value of natural resources or promote the interests of poor people. Therefore, an effective public policy framework is required. Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business and future titles in the Finance, Governance and Sustainability Series address this need.

Sustainable Cities and Communities Design Handbook

Sustainable Cities and Communities Design Handbook Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-11-27
ISBN : 012813965X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Communities Design Handbook: Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, Second Edition, brings together the major players responsible for sustainable development at both community and metropolitan scales. The book aims to explain and demonstrate the practice, planning, design, building and managing of the engineering, architectural and economic development of cities and communities to meet sustainable development objectives. Offering a holistic approach to creating sustainable communities, the book includes a 40 percent increase in new methods and technology over the last edition, and 50 percent more case studies from around the world to illustrate how common sustainability problems are solved. As the concept and practices of a sustainable built environment have evolved over the years, it is increasingly recognized that the scope should be expanded beyond individual buildings to the community scale. Written by an international team of engineers, architects, and environmental experts this second edition includes new HVAC technologies for heating and cooling, energy effect technologies for lighting, and new construction materials which improve heating and cooling efficiencies. This new edition will also include critical updates on international codes: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes. Explains the most cutting-edge green technologies and methods for use in built communities Provides a common approach in using natural resources when building and designing green communities Features coverage of green practices from architecture to construction Covers compliance with various international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark II
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-01-12
ISBN : 9781441902191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of each of the chapter authors. For some authors, writing a chapter was beyond their “9–5” job, and this book re?ects their commitment to sustainability at the local level for their communities. To every chapter author and their staff, friends, and families, thank you. This dynamic and paradigm-changing volume on the topic of sustainable development is focused on communities such as cities, schools, and colleges where the future of our families and children are most at risk. We must act today as each of the chapters represents in their presentations. This book marks a new era: the Third Industrial Revolution. The new age of the Third Industrial Revolution has been labeled by some as the “green era” or “green economy,” but it had already started around the world, especially in Europe and Japan, for over a decade – since the end of the 20th c- tury. More signi?cantly, the book highlights people and communities who have a shared concern and vision along with the will and determination to enact programs and polices that make sustainable development real – not just political rhetoric or “branding” or even the current “buzz word” for obtaining funds and grants. The book presents “The Sequel to an Inconvenient Truth” – actual examples of how c- munities can and have changed in order to mitigate climate change. Again, thanks to everyone and their colleagues.

Hermeneutics in Agile Systems Development

Hermeneutics in Agile Systems Development Book
Author : Dr. Jerome Heath
Publisher : UberMann
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agile is the new world view of systems development. Structured design is being relegated to systems that have a short development time, the way to develop the software is already known (there is no need for design), and the system will not change in any way during the design. Agile methodologies have been developed over time from developers experiencing success by rejecting the ideas of the structured methodology and the waterfall style of project management. The main strengths of Agile methods are: Visibility (through the looking glass) Adaptability (context calculus) Business Value (incrementally increasing the value) Less Risk (changes are made on a Just In Time bases) The biggest problems with the waterfall techniques are: Risky and expensive. Inability to deal with changing requirements. Problems with late integration. Always required extensive rework to make software usable Business advantages of Agile development: Benefits can be realized early. First to market and early and regular releases. Testing is integrated so there is early recognition of any quality issues. Excellent visibility for key stakeholders ensures expectations are managed. Customer satisfaction through project visibility; customers own the project. Incremental releases reduce risks. Change is accepted, even expected. Cost control - the scope and features are variable, not the cost. Developers feel that they are part of the project and enjoy doing the work. In any form of agile development you are using post-modernist methodologies. Agile is post-modern or post structural. Agile and quality-productivity are the most effective post-modernist movements. Older development methodologies used some rather regulated processes of analyzing the information of a system. In fact they were using hermeneutic since hermeneutics is analysis of information. But their methodology put thought fences around this analysis. This book is proposing using all the powers of hermeneutics in developing software. In particular I include the methods developed in post-structuralist hermeneutics. So we study the system to determine what artifacts are present and how they might fit together in a new system. This process is called archeological layering; and renders artifacts that are associated in layers that belong together in the new system. This provides us with the meanings we need for the system. As we have completed this archeological layering in our present cycle we need to redefine the artifacts and their association to each other into what they will become as useful parts of the new system. I call this Formation Data Context. It is a study if the formation of data through the system we are building. It combines the new data to data already analyzed for formation data context. This process requires recognizing how definitions of terms and even the understanding of meanings is important to making a system useful. Thus we base our development of these understandings on pragmatism. This ultimately leads us in developing a system that is useful. This gives the developer a more complete understanding of the meaning of the information about the system from a proper use of hermeneutics. The process of using the more modern methodologies of hermeneutics also provides a more useful way of putting the information back together in the new system developed out of the project. Dr. Jerome Heath, Ph. D p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Energy Autonomy

Energy Autonomy Book
Author : Hermann Scheer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-04
ISBN : 1136567216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For 200 years industrial civilization has relied on the combustion of abundant and cheap carbon fuels. But continued reliance has had perilous consequences. On the one hand there is the insecurity of relying on the world's most unstable region - the Middle East - compounded by the imminence of peak oil, growing scarcity and mounting prices. On the other, the potentially cataclysmic consequences of continuing to burn fossil fuels, as the evidence of accelerating climate change shows. Yet there is a solution: to make the transition to renewable sources of energy and distributed, decentralized energy generation. It is a model that has been proven, technologically, commercially and politically, as Scheer comprehensively demonstrates here. The alternative of a return to nuclear power - again being widely advocated - he shows to be compromised and illusory. The advantages of renewable energy are so clear and so overwhelming that resistance to them needs diagnosis - which Scheer also provides, showing why and how entrenched interests and one-dimensional structures of thinking oppose the transition, and what must be done to overcome these obstacles. The new book from the award-winning author of THE SOLAR ECONOMY and A SOLAR MANIFESTO demonstrates why the transition to renewable energy is essential and how it can be done.

The Agile City

The Agile City Book
Author : James S. Russell
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-06-22
ISBN : 1610910273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it? Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell argues that we'll more quickly slow global warming-and blunt its effects-by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns. The Agile City shows that change undertaken at the building and community level can reach carbon-reduction goals rapidly. Adapting buildings (39 percent of greenhouse-gas emission) and communities (slashing the 33 percent of transportation related emissions) offers numerous other benefits that tax gimmicks and massive alternative-energy investments can't match. Rapidly improving building techniques can readily cut carbon emissions by half, and some can get to zero. These cuts can be affordably achieved in the windshield-shattering heat of the desert and the bone-chilling cold of the north. Intelligently designing our towns could reduce marathon commutes and child chauffeuring to a few miles or eliminate it entirely. Agility, Russell argues, also means learning to adapt to the effects of climate change, which means redesigning the obsolete ways real estate is financed; housing subsidies are distributed; transportation is provided; and water is obtained, distributed and disposed of. These engines of growth have become increasingly more dysfunctional both economically and environmentally. The Agile City highlights tactics that create multiplier effects, which means that ecologically driven change can shore-up economic opportunity, can make more productive workplaces, and can help revive neglected communities. Being able to look at multiple effects and multiple benefits of political choices and private investments is essential to assuring wealth and well-being in the future. Green, Russell writes, grows the future.

Systemic Energy Networks Vol 2 The practice of macro and micro case studies

Systemic Energy Networks  Vol  2  The practice of macro and micro case studies Book
Author : Silvia Barbero
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012
ISBN : 129104485X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Systemic Energy Networks Vol 2 The practice of macro and micro case studies book written by Silvia Barbero, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Knowledge Reuse and Agile Processes Catalysts for Innovation

Knowledge Reuse and Agile Processes  Catalysts for Innovation Book
Author : Mitra, Amit,Gupta, Amar
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2008-02-28
ISBN : 1599049236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovation, agility, and coordination are paramount in the support of value in the global knowledge economy. Therefore, the long-term success of a company is increasingly dependent on its underlying resilience and agility. Knowledge Reuse and Agile Processes: Catalysts for Innovation addresses flexibility of both business and information systems through component technology at the nexus of three seemingly unrelated disciplines: service-oriented architecture, knowledge management, and business process management. Providing practitioners and academians with timely, compelling research on agile, adaptive processes and information systems, this Premier Reference Source will enhance the collection of every reference library.

Emerging Topics and Technologies in Information Systems

Emerging Topics and Technologies in Information Systems Book
Author : Lytras, Miltiadis D.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2009-02-28
ISBN : 1605662232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book communicates the various challenges and great opportunities that information systems research produces"--Provided by publisher.

Agile Information Systems

Agile Information Systems Book
Author : Kevin C. Desouza
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0750682353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents research and thinking on agile information systems. This book brings together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. This book presents cutting-edge research and thinking on agile information systems. The concept of agile information systems has gained strength over the last 3 years, coming into the MIS world from manufacturing, where agile manufacturing systems has been an important concept for several years now. The idea of agility is powerful: with competition so fierce today and the speed of business so fast, a company's ability to move with their customers and support constant changing business needs is more important than ever. Agile information systems: have the ability to add, remove, modify, or extend functionalities with minimal penalties in terms of time, cost, and effort have the ability to process information in a flexible manner have the ability to accommodate and adjust to the changing needs of the end-users. This is the first book to bring together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Contributors are well-regarded academics known to be on the cutting-edge of their fields

The Energy Answer 1982 2000

The Energy Answer  1982 2000 Book
Author : Richard C. Dorf
Publisher : Brickhouse Publishing Company
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looks at the energy crisis, analyzes technological innovations, surveys existing energy sources, and recommends an approach to future energy policy

Energy

Energy Book
Author : Paul A. Ballonoff
Publisher : Cato Institute
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9781882577460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ballonoff maintains that energy is a manufactured product and will be produced as needed with no possibility of ever running out.

High Energy Emission from Pulsars and their Systems

High Energy Emission from Pulsars and their Systems Book
Author : Nanda Rea,Diego F. Torres
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-02-04
ISBN : 9783642172519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The aim of the inaugural meeting of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics was to address, in a global context, the current understanding of and challenges in high-energy emissions from isolated and non-isolated neutron stars, and to confront the theoretical picture with observations of both the Fermi satellite and the currently operating ground-based Cherenkov telescopes. Participants have also discussed the prospects for possible observations with planned instruments across the multi-wavelength spectrum (e.g. SKA, LOFAR, E-VLT, IXO, CTA) and how they will impact our theoretical understanding of these systems. In keeping with the goals of the Forum, this book not only represents the proceedings of the meeting, but also a reflection on the state-of-the-art in the topic.

Agile Software Construction

Agile Software Construction Book
Author : John Hunt
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-02-28
ISBN : 9781846282621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduces the core concepts, evaluates how successful they can be, as well as what problems may be encountered Dispels numerous myths surrounding agile development

Getting Results the Agile Way

Getting Results the Agile Way Book
Author : J. D. Meier
Publisher : Innovation Playhouse LLC
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0984548203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to the Agile Results system, a systematic way to achieve both short- and long-term results that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Data Mining and Analysis in the Engineering Field

Data Mining and Analysis in the Engineering Field Book
Author : Bhatnagar, Vishal
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2014-05-31
ISBN : 1466660872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Particularly in the fields of software engineering, virtual reality, and computer science, data mining techniques play a critical role in the success of a variety of projects and endeavors. Understanding the available tools and emerging trends in this field is an important consideration for any organization. Data Mining and Analysis in the Engineering Field explores current research in data mining, including the important trends and patterns and their impact in fields such as software engineering. With a focus on modern techniques as well as past experiences, this vital reference work will be of greatest use to engineers, researchers, and practitioners in scientific-, engineering-, and business-related fields.