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Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security Book
Author : Morgan Bazilian,Fabien Roques
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-03-02
ISBN : 9780080915319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is an ideal volume for professionals in academia, industry and government interested in the rapidly evolving area at the nexus between energy and climate change policy. The cutting-edge international contributions allow for a wide coverage of the topic. Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security focuses on the consideration of financial risk in the energy sector. It describes how tools borrowed from financial economic theory, in particular mean-variance portfolio theory, can provide insights on the costs and benefits of diversity, and thus inform investment decision making in conditions of uncertainty. It gives the reader an in-depth understanding of how to manage risk at a time when the world’s focus is on this area. The book provides insights from leading authorities in the area of energy security. It gives readers abundant, rigorous analysis and guidance at a critical time in facing the twin challenges of energy security and climate change. The book also highlights the role of clean energy technology in moving towards future diverse and intelligent electricity systems. It will be a trusted, first point of reference for decision-makers in the field of energy policy. The book includes a foreword by the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner. All royalties from sale of this book will be donated to charities working in the energy sector in the developing world. Theoretical underpinning and applied use of Portfolio theory in the energy sector In-depth consideration of risk Contributions from leading international energy economists Innovative methodologies for thinking about energy security and diversity

Green Energy and Efficiency

Green Energy and Efficiency Book
Author : Alberto Ansuategi,Juan Delgado,Ibon Galarraga
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-11-05
ISBN : 3319036327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Addressing the major issues associated with green energy and energy efficiency, this book examines the economics of energy from the theoretical as well as applied perspectives. It makes a valuable contribution to existing discussion around environment and climate change issues, and provides an analysis of the socioeconomic and policy-oriented aspects of this topic. Each chapter is self-contained and tackles the fundamental issues and latest developments of a particular sub-topic. Combining rigour and accessibility, this book allows non-specialized readers to understand the complexity of the topic, and to likewise access the most relevant and up-to-date literature. It simultaneously enables more specialized readers to broaden their understanding of complex energy topics and it provides a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge developments of the issues covered by the book. This book covers important themes including regulation for green energy, the promotion of green energy and efficiency, the challenges and options of renewable energy, and efficiency in economic sectors. It is intended for researchers and postgraduates with an interest in energy, climate change and environmental economics, and also policymakers and energy companies.

The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security

The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security Book
Author : Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-12-16
ISBN : 1136850627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Handbook examines the subject of energy security: its definition, dimensions, ways to measure and index it, and the complicating factors that are often overlooked. The volume identifies varying definitions and dimensions of energy security, including those that prioritize security of supply and affordability alongside those that emphasize availability, energy efficiency, trade, environmental quality, and social and political stewardship. It also explores the various metrics that can be used to give energy security more coherence, and also to enable it to be measured, including recent attempts to measure energy security progress at the national level, with a special emphasis placed on countries within the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), countries within Asia, and industrialized countries worldwide. This Handbook: • Broadens existing discussions of energy security that center on access to fuels, including "oil security" and "coal security." • Focuses not only on the supply side of energy but also the demand, taking a hard look at energy services and politics along with technologies and infrastructure; • Investigates energy security issues such as energy poverty, equity and access, and development; • Analyzes ways to index and measure energy security progress at the national and international level. This book will be of much interest to students of energy security, energy policy, economics, environmental studies, and IR/Security Studies in general.

Handbook of Sustainable Energy

Handbook of Sustainable Energy Book
Author : Ibon Galarraga,M. González-Eguino,Anil Markandya
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0857936387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ô. . . was impressed by the scope of the contributions and their clarity. All appear to have been written specifically for this ÒHandbookÓ and all are readily comprehensible without a large amount of assumed previous knowledge. . . a very useful source document and many of the chapters represent a good starting point for student research projects.Õ Ð Tony Owen, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy ÔIn todayÕs modern world where energy resources are increasingly scarce, climate change is a hot-button issue, and population growth continues to push the need to promote sustainable living, Handbook of Sustainable Energy is highly recommended as an absolutely invaluable contribution to graduate school libraries and the pool of literature available to professionals in the field.Õ Ð The Midwest Book Review Major contemporary issues and debates relating to the sustainable use of energy are addressed in this far-reaching Handbook. The contributing authors discuss the ongoing debates about sustainability and energy use, energy economics, renewable energy, efficiency and climate policy. New and original chapters from leading academics cover the full spectrum of relevant research including: definitions of sustainability in energy use; consumer behaviour and energy markets; the impacts of innovation and new technologies; energy economics and climate modelling; low carbon economies and renewable energies. The authors critically engage with perspectives from developed and developing countries from both global and regional standpoints. This Handbook will make a timely and important contribution to the study of energy, climate change and climate economics, and will prove essential reading for international researchers in the fields of natural resources, climate change and energy. Students in environmental science faculties, economics departments, business schools and engineering schools will also find this important and enriching compendium insightful. Similarly, policy-makers in energy and environment ministries and international organizations will find much topical debate to engage them.

Optimisation Models and Methods in Energy Systems

Optimisation Models and Methods in Energy Systems Book
Author : Carlos Henggeler Antunes
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN : 3039211188
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Optimisation Models and Methods in Energy Systems that was published in Energies

Security of Energy Supply in Europe

Security of Energy Supply in Europe Book
Author : Julian Barquin,Jean-Michel Glachant,Francois Leveque,Franziska H”lzl,William J. Nuttall,Christian von Hirschhausen
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 1849806969
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In economic, technical and political terms, the security of energy supply is of the utmost importance for Europe. Alongside competition and sustainability, supply security represents a cornerstone of the EU s energy policy, and in times of rising geopolitical conflict plays an increasingly important role in its external relations. Within this context, the contributors analyse and explore the natural gas, nuclear, and hydrogen energy sectors, which will be of critical significance for the future of energy supplies in Europe. The book opens with an extensive exploration of the very definition of supply security and moves beyond sector-specific debates to highlight the political sensitivity surrounding energy security. The expert contributors apply a policy perspective, underpinned by theoretical discussion, to economic analysis in order to yield policy-relevant conclusions. They illustrate that the EU lacks a coherent transnational energy policy, that national energy policies fail to match EU goals and that, ultimately, sustainable energy policies, more competition, and better regulation will improve global welfare. Academics and EU policymakers both at national and international levels will find that the topical policy recommendations, extensive overview of supply security, and detailed perspectives on the natural gas, nuclear and hydrogen sectors presented herewith constitute an invaluable reference and research tool.

A Guide to EU Renewable Energy Policy

A Guide to EU Renewable Energy Policy Book
Author : Israel Solorio,Helge Jörgens
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2017-06-30
ISBN : 1783471565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a guide for understanding the EU renewable energy policy as one of the most ambitious attempts world-wide to facilitate a transition towards more sustainable energy systems. It contains key case studies for understanding how member states have shaped the EU renewable energy policy, how the EU has affected the policies of its member states and how renewable energy policies have diffused horizontally. An analysis of the external dimension of the EU renewable energy policy is also included.

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations Book
Author : Tugrul U. Daim,Jisun Kim,Ibrahim Iskin,Rimal Abu Taha,Kevin C. van Blommestein
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-04-21
ISBN : 3319160338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Energy 2050

Energy 2050 Book
Author : Paul Ekins,Jim Skea,Mark Winskel
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-06-25
ISBN : 1136539999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

European Russian Energy Relations from Dependence to Interdependence

European Russian Energy Relations  from Dependence to Interdependence Book
Author : Karina Galytska
Publisher : Firenze University Press
Release : 2021-11-11
ISBN : 8855184148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Due to the exploitation of international reservoirs, natural energy sources have become rare, disputed among States and therefore strategic. The reliance on these resources is linked to energy security and dependence in both terms of energy imports or exports. Furthermore, the access and reallocation of energy flows entail an alteration of the balance of power among States as well as the raise of national energy security strategies and debates. The aim of this volume is to analyze the evolution of energy relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation from a state of pure Dependence to the establishment of a balanced Interdependence, underling also the challenges facing the EU in terms of dependence and diversifications in the framework or the EU-Russian energy cooperation.

Financial Aspects in Energy

Financial Aspects in Energy Book
Author : André Dorsman,Wim Westerman,Mehmet Baha Karan,Özgür Arslan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-06-24
ISBN : 3642197094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy production and supply, as well as sourcing and consumption, are becoming evermore important in a volatile world. In this book, attention is paid to prevalent energy issues from a finance perspective. The topics discussed cover markets, prices, regulations and firms. An international group of authors from both academia and energy practice provides in twelve chapters a state of the art of the energy markets in a finance environment. They do so by discussing the current knowledge and presenting empirical research in this quickly changing and developing field. This book is the first in a planned series on energy at a high scientific level organized by the Centre for Energy and Value Issues (CEVI).

The Political Economy of Electricity Progressive Capitalism and the Struggle to Build a Sustainable Power Sector

The Political Economy of Electricity  Progressive Capitalism and the Struggle to Build a Sustainable Power Sector Book
Author : Mark Cooper
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-04-24
ISBN : 1440853436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing critical insights that will interest readers ranging from economists to environmentalists, policymakers, and politicians, this book analyzes the economics and technology trends involved in the dilemma of decarbonization and addresses why aggressive policy is required in a capitalist political economy to create a sea change away from fossil fuels. • Presents comprehensive and understandable reviews of more than 200 recent empirical studies of market imperfections in the energy efficiency and climate change literature, providing a basis for targeting policies at the most important causes of poor market performance • Argues that aggressive action to induce change and overcome resistance, using targeted policies rather than broad-based taxes, is the strategy that will create movement towards a decarbonized economy and world • Provides a logical decision-making framework and portfolio analysis that enables policymakers and regulators to choose, explain, and defend their decisions, objectively and transparently

Handbook of CO2 in Power Systems

Handbook of CO2 in Power Systems Book
Author : Qipeng P. Zheng,Steffen Rebennack,Panos M. Pardalos,Mario V. F. Pereira,Niko A. Iliadis
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-06-05
ISBN : 3642274315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of CO2in Power Systems' objective is to include the state-of-the-art developments that occurred in power systems taking CO2emission into account. The book includes power systems operation modeling with CO2emissions considerations, CO2market mechanism modeling, CO2regulation policy modeling, carbon price forecasting, and carbon capture modeling. For each of the subjects, at least one article authored by a world specialist on the specific domain is included.

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Book
Author : Ottmar Edenhofer,Ramón Pichs-Madruga,Youba Sokona,Kristin Seyboth,Susanne Kadner,Timm Zwickel,Patrick Eickemeier,Gerrit Hansen,Steffen Schlömer,Christoph von Stechow,Patrick Matschoss
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-11-21
ISBN : 1139505599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SRREN) assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources – bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy – as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It considers the environmental and social consequences associated with the deployment of these technologies and presents strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion. SRREN brings a broad spectrum of technology-specific experts together with scientists studying energy systems as a whole. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, it presents an impartial assessment of the current state of knowledge: it is policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. SRREN is an invaluable assessment of the potential role of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change for policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Mitigating Vulnerability to High and Volatile Oil Prices

Mitigating Vulnerability to High and Volatile Oil Prices Book
Author : Rigoberto Ariel Yépez-García,Julie Dana
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2012-07-10
ISBN : 0821395785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the need of oil-importing countries to mitigate vulnerability to oil price volatility. It offers financial instruments to manage price risk, complemented by structural measures designed to reduce oil consumption.

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa Book
Author : Amos Kabo-Bah,Chukwuemeka J. Diji
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-10
ISBN : 0128130172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: Planning, Operation, and Challenges provides a comprehensive overview of the planning, deployment and management of hydropower in West Africa and similar regions. The authors use a practical approach to analyze available technology, modeling methodologies and sustainability aspects, such as the dependence between climate and hydropower, and socio-economic and environmental impacts. They discuss the need for innovative solutions and how to close research gaps in the field for this region. Although more than 50% of West Africa’s hydropower potential is still untapped, re-engineering and maintenance of existing hydropower plants is a key issue and is discussed. Issues of productivity and optimization are also covered, as well as the introduction of new technology and integration of hydropower into existing energy systems—renewable energy systems, in particular. Policy and regulation are also examined, considering competing needs when managing water resources. The final chapter offers a summary of activities, strategies, policies and technology for easy reference and practical use. Due to its wide coverage and real life examples, this is a useful reference for engineering professionals in the field of hydropower, working in West Africa and regions with similar conditions. This book helps engineers make technology and location decisions for planning, deploying and operating hydropower plants. The book’s accessible language and international authorship also allows for easy use by energy researchers, analysts and policy makers who need information for the analysis, modeling, financing, implementation and regulation of hydropower in West Africa and related regions. Presents the most current issues related to hydropower deployment and management in West Africa and regions with similar conditions Discusses key challenges, focusing on practical aspects and methodologies Explores the technological, sustainability and economic aspects to be considered when deploying, operating and maintaining hydropower plants in West Africa and similar regions

Regulation and Investments in Energy Markets

Regulation and Investments in Energy Markets Book
Author : Alessandro Rubino,Ilhan Ozturk,Veronica Lenzi,Maria Teresa Costa Campi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-12-02
ISBN : 0128044764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Regulation & Investments in Energy Markets: Solutions for the Mediterranean presents the status of advancement and maturity of the Mediterranean energy policy, identifying patterns of development as well as lessons learned. Mediterranean countries are facing unprecedented challenges in the energy sector which affect the entire region. Energy policy and regulation is the key to tackling energy efficiency challenges, and providing favorable conditions for engineering infrastructures, investments, and improving security of energy supply. The assumption that the normative model, on which the EC energy policy is based, could be adopted outside EU boundaries has proven to be difficult to implement. This book looks at the Mediterranean regions search for a revised model for regulatory convergence and provides answers to those research questions, allowing the reader to understand the different technical, institutional, and financial frameworks for energy policy. Contains a detailed overview of the specificities and institutional frameworks, giving greater clarity on existing energy practice Provides recommendations and contributions from leading scholars and key players in energy policy research Presents information from a region wide interdisciplinary approach based on specific industry information

Climate Change 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Change 2014  Mitigation of Climate Change Book
Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-01-26
ISBN : 110705821X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences.

Climate Change 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Change 2014  Mitigation of Climate Change Book
Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-01-26
ISBN : 1316395375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Advances in Dependability Engineering of Complex Systems

Advances in Dependability Engineering of Complex Systems Book
Author : Wojciech Zamojski,Jacek Mazurkiewicz,Jarosław Sugier,Tomasz Walkowiak,Janusz Kacprzyk
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-05-29
ISBN : 331959415X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book gathers the proceedings of the 2017 DepCoS-RELCOMEX, an annual conference series that has been organized by the Department of Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Electronics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, since 2006. Its mission is to continue the heritage of the other two cycles of events – the RELCOMEX conferences (1977–89) and Microcomputer Schools (1985–95) – so this year we can celebrate the 40th anniversary of its origins. In contrast to those preceding series, which were focused on conventional reliability analysis, the goal of DepCoS is to promote a more comprehensive approach to system performability, which is now commonly called dependability. This innovative research area provides answers to the latest challenges in reliability evaluation for contemporary complex systems. Its novelty is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to system theory, technology and maintenance of systems operating in real environments. Dependability analyses concentrate on the efficient completion of tasks, services and jobs by a system considered as a combination of technical, information and human assets, in contrast to “classical” reliability, which is generally limited to the analysis of technical resources and associated components and structures. The selection of papers for this volume illustrates the diversity of topics that need to be considered, from mathematical models and design methodologies through software engineering and data security issues, to practical engineering problems in technical systems. In addition, this edition of the conference hosted the 7th CrISS-DESSERT Workshop, which was devoted to the analysis and assurance of safety and cyber security in critical infrastructure and computer systems.