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Climate Smart Small Scale Hydro Power Plants

Climate Smart Small Scale Hydro Power Plants Book
Author : Lasantha Jayasinghe,Liyanapathirana Dayananda,Henry Ntale
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 9780128226865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Smart Small-Scale Hydro Power Plants provides empirical guidance to practitioners seeking to optimize the design and adapt the operation of small hydro power plants (SHPPs) to reflect the growing threats posed by climate change. The work opens by reviewing the current position, practice and impacts of SHPP as part of a diversifying sustainable energy mix threatened by the uncertain vagaries of climate change - including violent flooding, inconsistent rain fall, poor catchment management, and water flow rises. The book collectively presents an argument for 'climate smart' SHPP planning and design which integrates qualitative and quantitative climate-change context-sensitive aspects into the design of SHPP systems, anchored in technical rigor, specialized simulation modelling, financial prudence, and environmental impact assessments. Chapters review practical examples of hydro-ecological regimes where small hydro power plants play a vital component in the overall energy mix, focusing on social, ecological and economic dimensions of safeguarding, key policies and operational practices. These case studies are used to assess progress and future steps in achieving SHPP climate smart systems, blending comparative review, integration and analysis. The work concludes by elaborating policy lessons, outlining pathways to mitigate risk for future systems. Explains how to adapt small hydro power systems to mitigate climate change using climate smart approaches Guides policymakers to discount climate change impacts when formulating environmental policies for SHPP systems Blends ecological, economic and social considerations in developing hydroecological solutions

Impact of Climate Change on Small Scale Hydro turbine Selections

Impact of Climate Change on Small Scale Hydro turbine Selections Book
Author : Uttam Roy,Mrinmoy Majumder
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-13
ISBN : 9812872396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydropower is found to be one of the most reliable and inexpensive options for renewable energy which was now widely been adopted by many countries to substitute fossil fuel sources. This Brief highlights the impact of climate change on hydropower plants, especially on the turbine design, as turbines are responsible for optimal conversion and regular energy production. The vulnerability of turbines is analyzed with the help of Artificial Neural Networks, followed by Multi Criteria Decision Making methods for development of intelligent indices to represent the level of vulnerability of turbines due to the change in climate.

Climate Smart Development in Asia

Climate Smart Development in Asia Book
Author : Ancha Srinivasan,Frank Hiroshi Ling,Hideyuki Mori
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-07-03
ISBN : 1136496912
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The future of China, India and Asia’s other emerging economies and their ability to take a ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-resilient’ development path determine the future of global carbon emissions and climate change. Indeed, the battle to confront global climate change will be won or lost in Asia. The transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy (LCE), which involves many steps towards improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources and transport systems, sustainable land use, eco-friendly consumption and proactive adaptation, may be regarded as the world's fourth revolution, after the industrial revolution, agricultural revolution, and the information revolution. Asia is highly vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Yet because of its dynamic economies and massive populations, Asia offers the greatest opportunity for overcoming the trade-offs and pursuing low-carbon development pathways. With a growing consensus that there is limited time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists, engineers, policymakers, and economists across Asia have recently begun discussions on how Asia can make a transition to LCE. Most discussions, however, focused on transfer of technologies from developed to developing countries and overlooked other equally important challenges such as financing, governance, and information dissemination. This book is the first to look at these neglected aspects of LCE and attempt to integrate both market-based and technology-based solutions into a comprehensive strategy to creating a roadmap for LCE in Asia. This book is an essential reading for economists, policy makers, practitioners, engineers and researchers concerned with climate change, energy production and development in Asia and the impacts and potential for the world.

Renewable Hydropower Technologies

Renewable Hydropower Technologies Book
Author : Basel I. Ismail
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-07-26
ISBN : 9535133810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For many years, hydropower played an essential role in the development of humanity and has a long and successful track record. It is a conventional renewable energy source for generating electricity in small- and large-scale production. Due to its important utilization and future prospects, various interesting topics of research related to hydroelectric power generation are covered in this book. This book is the result of significant contributions from several researchers and experts worldwide. It is hoped that the book will become a useful source of information and basis for extended research for researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the area of renewable hydropower technologies.

Water Security Under Climate Change

Water Security Under Climate Change Book
Author : Asit K. Biswas,Cecilia Tortajada
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-27
ISBN : 981165493X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights the likely impacts of climate change in terms of global and national water securities, how different countries are attempting to address these complex problems and to what extent they are likely to succeed. A major global concern at present, especially after the social and economic havoc that has been caused by COVID-19 in only one year, is how we can return to earlier levels of economic development patterns and then further improve the process so that sustainable development goals are reached to the extent possible by 2030, in both developed and developing countries. Mankind is now facing two existential problems over the next several decades. These are climate change and whether the world will have access to enough water to meet all its food, energy, environment and health needs. Much of expected climate change impacts can be seen through the lens of extreme hydrological events, like droughts, floods and other extreme hydrometeorological events. Chapter 7 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.Chapter 12 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Climate Smart Technologies

Climate Smart Technologies Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho,Franziska Mannke,Romeela Mohee,Veronika Schulte,Dinesh Surroop
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-04
ISBN : 364237753X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book addresses the perceived need for a publication with looks at both, climate smart technologies and the integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency in mitigation and adaptation responses. Based on a set of papers submitted as part of the fifth on-line climate conference (CLIMATE 2012) and a major conference on renewable energy on island States held in Mauritius in 2012, the book provides a wealth of information on climate change strategies and the role of smart technologies. The book has been produced in the context of the project "Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network" (DIREKT), funded by the ACP Science and Technology Programme, an EU programme for cooperation between the European Union and the ACP region. ​

Climate Change Human Systems and Policy Volume II

Climate Change  Human Systems  and Policy   Volume II Book
Author : Antoaneta Yotova
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2009-03-25
ISBN : 1905839030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Climate Change, Human Systems and Policy is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Climate Change, Human Systems and Policy presented in three volumes, deals with the interaction between climate and human systems for policy development. These volumes discuss History, Status, and Prediction of Global Climate Change; Potential Large-scale Effects of Global Warming; Public Perceptions Toward Global Climate Change; Effects of Potential Sea-Level Rises; Economics of Potential Climate Change; Response Strategies for Stabilization of Atmospheric Composition; Policy Framework and Systems Management of Global Climate Change. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Global Climate Change The Technology Challenge

Global Climate Change   The Technology Challenge Book
Author : Frank Princiotta
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-05-19
ISBN : 9789048131532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to avoid the potentially catastrophic impacts of global warming, the current 3% CO2 global emission growth rate must be transformed to a 1 to 3% declining rate, as soon as possible. This will require a rapid and radical transformation of the world’s energy production and end use systems. The current generation of energy technologies are not capable of achieving the level of mitigation required. Next generations of renewable, low carbon generation and end use technologies will be needed. This book quantifies the mitigation challenge. It then considers the status of key technologies needed to protect the planet from serious climate change impact. Current and emerging technologies are characterized for their mitigation potential, status of development and potential environmental impacts. Power generation, mobile sources, industrial and building sectors are evaluated in detail. The importance and unique challenges for rapidly developing countries, such as China and India are discussed. Current global research and development efforts for key technologies are discussed. It is concluded that it will be necessary to substantially upgrade and accelerate the current worldwide RDD&D effort on both emerging energy technologies and those enabling technologies needed to improve mitigation effectiveness and economics. It will also be necessary to carefully evaluate the potential environmental characteristics of next generation technologies to avoid unacceptable health and ecological impacts. Finally, given the monumental technological challenge associated with transforming the world’s energy system, geoengineering options are evaluated, since if successfully deployed, they have the potential to allow more time for the necessary energy system transformation. ‘This book on Climate Change not only gives a clear picture of the problem but suggests many of the pitfalls in solving it and recommends strongly, a research program to fill the gaps in our knowledge. It is a most useful reference book for all aspects of the problem.’ William D. Ruckelshaus, Madrona Venture Group/Evergreen Venture

Bundles of Energy

Bundles of Energy Book
Author : Duncan Macqueen,Sibel Korhaliller
Publisher : IIED
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1843697920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Bundles of Energy book written by Duncan Macqueen,Sibel Korhaliller, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Global Environment Outlook GEO 6 Healthy Planet Healthy People

Global Environment Outlook     GEO 6  Healthy Planet  Healthy People Book
Author : UN Environment
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-06-06
ISBN : 1108770649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published to coincide with the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment's sixth Global Environment Outlook calls on decision makers to take bold and urgent action to address pressing environmental issues in order to protect the planet and human health. By bringing together hundreds of scientists, peer reviewers and collaborating institutions and partners, the GEO reports build on sound scientific knowledge to provide governments, local authorities, businesses and individual citizens with the information needed to guide societies to a truly sustainable world by 2050. GEO-6 outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. This flagship report shows how governments can put us on the path to a truly sustainable future - emphasising that urgent and inclusive action is needed to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

The Economic Social and Political Elements of Climate Change

The Economic  Social and Political Elements of Climate Change Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-23
ISBN : 3642147763
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A unique feature of this book is its strong practice-oriented nature: it contains a wide range of papers dealing with the social, economic and political aspects of climate change, exemplifying the diversity of approaches to climate change management taking place all over the world, in a way never seen before. In addition, the book describes a number of projects and other initiatives happening in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin American and the Australasian region, providing a profile of the diversity of works taking place today.

Economics of Climate Change Mitigation in Central and West Asia

Economics of Climate Change Mitigation in Central and West Asia Book
Author : Asian Development Bank
Publisher : Asian Development Bank
Release : 2017-03-01
ISBN : 929257664X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecological complexity and diverse ecosystems give Central and West Asia rich natural resources and hydrocarbon reserves. Countries in this region are exposed to climate change risks, and there is growing recognition that their carbon-intensive economies necessitate greenhouse gas mitigation. This report assesses the costs, benefits, and investment opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction in the energy and transport sectors of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, and discusses indirect benefits of such reduction to human health and energy security. It gives policymakers, practitioners, and academics an overview of policy measures and technologies available for emission reduction, as well as scenarios of future emission trajectories in the three countries.

China Confronts Climate Change

China Confronts Climate Change Book
Author : Peter H. Koehn
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-12-14
ISBN : 1317375858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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China is an integral actor in any movement that will stabilize the global climate at conditions suited to sustainable development for its own population and for people living around the world. Assessments of China’s climatic-system consequences, impact, and responsibilities need to take into account the strengths, weaknesses, and potential of subnational governments, non-governmental organizations, transnational non-state connections, and the urban populace in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. A multitude of recent local initiatives that have engaged subnational China in actions that mitigate emissions can be enhanced by powerful framings that appeal to citizen concerns about air pollution and health conditions. China Confronts Climate Change offers the first fully comprehensive account of China’s response to climate change, based on engagement with the global climate governance literature and current debates over responsibility along with specific insights into the Chinese context. Responsible implementation of any overarching climate agreement depends on expanding China’s subnational contributions. To remain fully informed about GHG-emissions mitigation, China watchers and climate-change monitors need to pay close attention to bottom-up developments. The book provides a valuable contemporary resource for students, scholars, and policy leaders at all levels of governance who are concerned with climate change, environmental politics, and sustainable urban development.

Life in Europe Under Climate Change

Life in Europe Under Climate Change Book
Author : Joseph Alcamo,Jorgen E. Olesen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-05-21
ISBN : 1405196181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Life in Europe will indeed go on as the climate changes, but not in the same way as before. The air will be warmer, winds will change, patterns of rainfall and snowfall will alter, and sea level is likely to rise. These phenomena are already being seen. Europe will in the future experience marked changes in vegetation cover, increased floods along rivers and coastlines as well as more frequent droughts and forest fires, often leading to large societal costs. The changes will be minor in some cases, profound in others, but in any case, pervasive. This book uses the most up to date information issued by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and informs readers about these effects, as well as showing how Europe is contributing to attempts to slow the tempo of global climate change, and how it can adapt to the climate change that seems unavoidable. Life in Europe under Climate Change makes essential information on climate impacts in Europe accessible to a broad audience, including students, politicians, planners and members of non–governmental organizations.

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change Book
Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780521634557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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.

Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change Book
Author : David Coley
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-20
ISBN : 1119964458
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For more information on this title, including student exercises, please visit , http://www.people.ex.ac.uk/DAColey/ Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future provides an up-to-date introduction to the subject examining the relationship between energy and our global environment. The book covers the fundamentals of the subject, discussing what energy is, why it is important, as well as the detrimental effect on the environment following our use of energy. Energy is placed at the front of a discussion of geo-systems, living systems, technological development and the global environment, enabling the reader to develop a deeper understanding of magnitudes. Learning is re-enforced, and the relevance of the topic broadened, through the use of several conceptual veins running through the book. One of these is an attempt to demonstrate how systems are related to each other through energy and energy flows. Examples being wind-power, and bio-mass which are really solar power via another route; how the energy used to evaporate sea water must be related to the potential for hydropower; and where a volcano’s energy really comes from. With fermi-like problems and student exercises incorporated throughout every chapter, this text provides the perfect companion to the growing number of students taking an interest in the subject.

Global Warming and Climate Change 2 Vols

Global Warming and Climate Change  2 Vols   Book
Author : V I Grover
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1439843449
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Now as we stand at the crossroads, the steps taken by national governments, business communities and others involved in the negotiations will determine which path we will take as a world community, to mitigate and to adapt to climate change. As discussed in the book, in the coming years it is more politics than policies that will determine the way

Small and Micro Hydropower Plants

Small and Micro Hydropower Plants Book
Author : Bernhard Pelikan
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-11-15
ISBN : 9780128161241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Small and Micro Hydropower Plants is a guidebook for the reliable and sustainable solutions for design of small scale hydroelectric systems. It presents the most recent knowledge of all aspects of small hydropower engineering, thus forming a comprehensive collection of modern and innovative technology and practices. Different types of weir and water intakes are discussed, as well as hydrology aspects like discharge estimation and measurement. The book explores the latest advances in turbine, gear boxes, belt drives, generators, and remote control, critically assessing and comparing these technologies' viability for commercial application. It offers an analysis of operation tools, remote supervision and maintenance. Finally, the book also considers social aspects, like community negotiation, as well as environmental aspects, like ecological flow, fish bypassing, and climate change impacts. Engineering researchers, advanced graduate students and practitioners working in small and micro hydropower have in this book an ideal reference for designing and improving these systems through reliable and sustainable solutions. Prior knowledge of hydropower systems design is assumed. Presents the latest advances small and micro hydropower, including the most recent available technology, engineering concepts, control systems, impact assessment methodologies, economics and policy aspects Examines step by step real-life design and global implementation cases Discusses factors for sustainability of hydropower plants, such as the impact of Climate Change and community mediation

Climate Change

Climate Change Book
Author : Joseph J. Romm
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0190250178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"This book offers the most up-to-date examination of climate change's foundational science, implications for our future, and clean energy solutions that can mitigate its effects"--Back cover.