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Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change Book
Author : Michael Stephenson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2018-03-20
ISBN : 0128120223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations examines the Earth system science context of the formation and use of fossil fuel resources, and the implications for climate change. It also examines the historical and economic trends of fossil fuel usage and the ways in which these have begun to affect the natural system (i.e., the start of the Anthropocene). Finally, the book examines the effects we might expect in the future looking at evidence from the "deep time" past, and looks at ways to mitigate climate change by using negative emissions technology (e.g. bioenergy and carbon capture and storage, BECCS), but also by adapting to perhaps a higher than "two degree world," particularly in the most vulnerable, developing countries. Energy and Climate Change is an essential resource for geoscientists, climate scientists, environmental scientists, and students; as well as policy makers, energy professionals, energy statisticians, energy historians and economists. Provides an overarching narrative linking Earth system science with an integrated approach to energy and climate change Includes a unique breadth of coverage from modern to "deep time" climate change; from resource geology to economics; from climate change mitigation to adaptation; and from the industrial revolution to the Anthropocene Readable, accessible, and well-illustrated, giving the reader a clear overview of the topic

Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Renewable Energy and Climate Change Book
Author : Volker V. Quaschning
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-12-17
ISBN : 9780470686713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This dazzling introductory textbook encompasses the full range of today's important renewable energy technologies. Solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal energy receive balanced treatment with one exciting and informative chapter devoted to each. As well as a complete overview of these state-of-the-art technologies, the chapters provide: clear analysis on their development potentials; an evaluation of the economic aspects involved; concrete guidance for practical implementation; how to reduce your own energy waste. If we do not act now to stop climate change, the consequences will be catastrophic. The current world situation is demonstrated here with the aid of full-colour figures and photographs, data diagrams and simple calculations and results. A multiplicity of impressive examples from countries across the globe show international ‘alternative’ energy in action. With its easy-to-read approach, this is an essential textbook for students on renewable energy courses, also environment and sustainability courses. Planners, operators, financers and consultants will find this an excellent manual for planning and realizing climate protection. Furthermore, this book makes great background reading for energy workers, designers, politicians and journalists, and anyone who is interested in the topic of climate change. Looking for further study? Visit the complimentary website; it hosts many useful related internet sites: www.wiley.com/go/quaschning_renewable

Renewable Energy and Climate Change 2nd Edition

Renewable Energy and Climate Change  2nd Edition Book
Author : Volker V. Quaschning
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-02-18
ISBN : 1119514878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides clear analysis on the development potentials and practical realization of solar, wind, wave, and geothermal renewable energy technologies Presented as a clear introduction to the topics of climate protection and renewable energy, this book demonstrates the correlations between use of energy, energy prices, and climate change. It evaluates and analyzes the current world situation (drawing on examples given from countries across the globe), whilst also giving essential and practical guidance on ‘personal’ climate protection. Each major type of renewable energy system is covered in detail and with an easy-to-read approach, making it an ideal manual for planning and realizing climate protection and renewable energy systems, while also being an informative textbook for those studying renewable energy and environment and sustainability courses. Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition starts by examining our hunger for energy—how much we need, how much we use, and how much it is costing us. It then looks at the state of climate change today and the causes. Following that, the book focuses on how we waste and save energy. The remaining chapters look at the many alternative sources of energy generation, like photovoltaics, solar thermal systems and power plants, wind power systems, hydropower plants, and geothermal power. The book also delves into current state of biomass energy and the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. It finishes with a look at the future of the subject, shining a light on some positive examples of sustainable energy. Clear overview on each state-of-the-art technology in alternative energy production Presents correlations between use of energy and energy prices, and climate change Provides guidance on what the reader can do to reduce their own energy waste Full-color figures and photographs throughout, data diagrams and simple calculations and results, and text boxes that highlight important information International examples of renewable energy in action Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition is an excellent text for students and professionals studying or working on renewable energy, or environmental and sustainability alternatives. It will also benefit planners, operators, financers, and consultants in those fields.

Environmental Physics

Environmental Physics Book
Author : Egbert Boeker,Rienk van Grondelle
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2011-09-19
ISBN : 9780470666760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thoroughly revised and updated third edition focuses on the utilization of sustainable energy and mitigating climate change, serving as an introduction to physics in the context of societal problems. A distinguishing feature of the text is the discussion of spectroscopy and spectroscopic methods as a crucial means to quantitatively analyze and monitor the condition of the environment, the factors determining climate change, and all aspects of energy conversion. This textbook will be invaluable to students in physics and related subjects, and supplementary materials are available on a companion website.

Understanding Risks and Uncertainties in Energy and Climate Policy

Understanding Risks and Uncertainties in Energy and Climate Policy Book
Author : Haris Doukas,Alexandros Flamos,Jenny Lieu
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-04
ISBN : 9783030031510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. The book analyzes and seeks to consolidate the use of robust quantitative tools and qualitative methods for the design and assessment of energy and climate policies. In particular, it examines energy and climate policy performance and associated risks, as well as public acceptance and portfolio analysis in climate policy, and presents methods for evaluating the costs and benefits of flexible policy implementation as well as new framings for business and market actors. In turn, it discusses the development of alternative policy pathways and the identification of optimal switching points, drawing on concrete examples to do so. Lastly, it discusses climate change mitigation policies’ implications for the agricultural, food, building, transportation, service and manufacturing sectors. /div

Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change

Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change Book
Author : L. Anceschi,J. Symons
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-01-12
ISBN : 0230355366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leading scholars assess the transformations in energy security policy that flow from recognition of global climate change. They explore through case studies the key policy responses formulated in the Asia-Pacific and identify potential synergies between energy policy and climate mitigation efforts.

Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change Book
Author : David Coley
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2008-05-27
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Energy and Climate Change' provides an 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.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Management

Climate Change and Clean Energy Management Book
Author : Henry K. H Wang
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-11-14
ISBN : 1351050699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change has never been more important than it is now, as it has become arguably the world’s most urgent problem. Solving this problem is proving difficult and complex as it involves joint efforts by governments, companies, communities and innovators. The increased use of fossil fuels associated with global economic growths has led to rising GHG emissions and global warming. There are many challenges for countries that are enacting new climate and clean energy regulations in line with their Paris Agreement commitments. Good government policies and corporate strategies are essential to support these efforts as part of the global climate change crisis. This important book addresses the latest climate change impacts and developments in potential mitigation strategies. These include fossil to clean energy transition, smart low carbon city designs, green transportation, electric vehicles, green agriculture, carbon emission trading, carbon capture solutions plus climate finance and risk management. Potential new policies and strategies to support the successful implementation of these important strategic areas are discussed together with high-level country and business case examples. This book is essential reading for policy makers, government employees, business executives, professionals, researchers and academics alike looking to affect change to global climate and energy policies.

Energy and Global Climate Change

Energy and Global Climate Change Book
Author : Anilla Cherian
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-07-23
ISBN : 1118845617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy and Global Climate Change: Bridging the Sustainable Development Divide focuses attention on two urgent global development challenges faced by the UN and its member states: access to sustainable energy for all, and global climate change. This book presents compelling evidence about an often neglected aspect of the energy-climate change-development nexus faced by millions of poor: problems caused by the use of inefficient and polluting energy sources, and the lack of access to sustainable energy services. Based on a detailed examination of major UN global climate change and sustainable development negotiated outcomes over the course of several decades, this book argues in a powerful and insightful manner that intergovernmental negotiated outcomes aimed at solving the climate change and energy access challenges have been restricted by being placed in different negotiating silos. This “siloization” or compartmentalization has resulted in separate tracks of negotiated outcomes on two inextricably linked global development challenges; and, has thereby hindered prospects for integrated action. This book points out that the existence of these two silos is especially hard to ignore in light of the urgent UN-led quest for an integrated and universal post-2015 development agenda anticipated to be anchored by new sustainable development goals on energy access and climate change. By addressing the heavy reliance on inefficient and polluting energy services which result in indoor air pollution and short lived climate pollutants that tragically impact millions of poor people, this book highlights the unique importance of integrated action on the energy-poverty-climate change nexus in the UN’s post-2015 development era.

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

Handbook on Energy and Climate Change Book
Author : Roger Fouquet
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-04-30
ISBN : 9781782548560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook reviews many key issues in the economics of energy and climate change, raising new questions and offering solutions that might help minimise the threat of energy-induced climate change.

Climate Change and Energy

Climate Change and Energy Book
Author : Yoichi Kaya,Kenji Yamaji,Keigo Akimoto
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2015-04-22
ISBN : 1783265620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Within the contexts of the global warming crisis facing the world, climate change mitigation strategies must be developed with a deep understanding of the science behind the impact of climate change and adaptations that must be made. This book discusses the mitigation strategy of climate change from the perspective of Japan and adopts a comprehensive view on climate change science, taking into consideration the recent international discussions on the subject, including those of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Furthermore, this book discusses energy and environment strategies in Japan, particularly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident, underpinning Japan's historical lack of natural resource and the resulting difficulties it faces in keeping up with the demand for energy. Finally, this book provides the quantitative model to assess scenarios for climate mitigation and their associated costs and economic impacts for the formulation of a national strategy for an effective and sustainable set of climate change mitigation measures. Contents:Overview: Basic Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change (Yoichi Kaya):Brief History of the Reaction of Mankind to Climate ChangeCauses and Impacts of Climate ChangeThe 2-Degree TargetCharacteristics of Energy and Measures for Reducing CO2 EmissionDiscussion on Attainability of the 2-Degree TargetConstruction of a New TargetJapan's Energy and Environmental Policy (Kenji Yamaji):Brief History of Japan's Energy and Environmental PolicyReconstruction of Energy and Environmental Policy after FukushimaManaging the Nuclear RiskThe Future of Renewable EnergyFrontiers of Energy and Environmental Policy in JapanModel Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation Strategy (Keigo Akimoto):Introduction to Model Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation StrategyAssessment of Sustainable Development ScenariosAssessment of Climate Change Mitigation MeasuresAssessment of Japanese Energy and Environmental Strategy Readership: Graduate students, researchers and readers interested in energy studies and climate change mitigation. Key Features:There are few books for climate change mitigation written in English from a Japanese point of viewThe authors are outstanding researchers for climate change mitigation and energy policies in JapanThe lead author, Yoichi Kaya, is also well known within the research society for climate change mitigation in the world as the developer of the “Kaya-identity”, which has often been adopted in several IPCC reportsKeywords:Climate Change;Mitigation;Energy;CO2;Japan

Clean Energy Climate and Carbon

Clean Energy  Climate and Carbon Book
Author : Peter J Cook
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2012-02-27
ISBN : 0643106839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the general reader in mind, Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon outlines the global challenge of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. It covers the changing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide through time and its causes, before considering the promise and the limitations of a wide range of energy technologies for decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. Despite the need to decrease carbon dioxide, the fact is that the global use of fossil fuels is increasing and is likely to continue to do so for some decades to come. With this in mind, the book considers in detail, what for many people is the unfamiliar clean energy technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS). How can we capture carbon dioxide from flue gases? How do we transport it? How do we store it in suitable rocks? What are suitable rocks and where do we find them? How do we know the carbon dioxide will remain trapped once it is injected underground? What does CCS cost and how do those costs compare with other technology options? The book also explores the political environment in which the discussion on clean energy technology options is occurring. What will a price on carbon do for technology uptake and what are the prospects of cutting our emissions by 2020 and of making even deeper cuts by 2050? What will the technology mix look like by that time? For people who are concerned about climate change, or who want to learn more about clean energy technologies, including CCS, this is the definitive view of the opportunities and the challenges we face in decreasing emissions despite a seemingly inexorable global increase in energy demand.

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity Book
Author : Felix Dodds,Andrew Higham,Richard Sherman
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1849774404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change is now recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing the international community and when coupled with energy production and use - the most significant contributor to climate change - and the related security problems the double threat to international security and human development is of the highest order. This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.Part one considers energy. It analyses the challenges of meeting future energy demands and the ongoing and future security-related conflicts over energy. Coverage includes security and development concerns related to the oil and gas, nuclear, bio-fuels and hydropower sectors, ensuring energy access for all and addressing sustainable consumption and production in both developed and rapidly industrializing countries such as India, China, Brazil and South Africa. Part two analyses how climate change contributes to global insecurity and presents a consolidated overview of the potential threats and challenges it poses to international peace and development. Coverage includes future water scenarios including a focus on scarcity in the Middle East, food security, biodiversity loss, land degradation, the changing economics of climate change, adaptation and the special case of small island states.The final part lays out the potential avenues and mechanisms available to the international community to address and avert climate and energy instability via the multilateral framework under the United Nations. It also addresses mechanisms for resource and knowledge transfer from industrialized to developing countries to ensure a low-carbon energy transition by focusing on the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies and ways to tackle income and employment insecurity created by the transition away from traditional energy sources. This book offers the most comprehensive international assessment of the challenges and solutions for tackling the global insecurity arising from climate change and energy provision and use. It is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals across international relations, security, climate change and the energy sectors.

Managing Global Warming

Managing Global Warming Book
Author : Trevor M. Letcher
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-11-08
ISBN : 0128141050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Managing Global Warming: An Interface of Technology and Human Issues discusses the causes of global warming, the options available to solve global warming problems, and how each option can be realistically implemented. It is the first book based on scientific content that presents an overall reference on both global warming and its solutions in one volume. Containing authoritative chapters written by scientists and engineers working in the field, each chapter includes the very latest research and references on the potential impact of wind, solar, hydro, geo-engineering and other energy technologies on climate change. With this wide ranging set of topics and solutions, engineers, professors, leaders and policymakers will find this to be a valuable handbook for their research and work. Presents chapters that are accompanied by an easy reference summary Includes up-to-date options and technical solutions for global warming through color imagery Provides up-to-date information as presented by a collection of renowned global experts

The Nexus Energy Environment and Climate Change

The Nexus  Energy  Environment and Climate Change Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho,Dinesh Surroop
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-10-30
ISBN : 331963612X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on the water–energy–climate nexus, which can be used to improve energy security and quality of life for millions of people in developing countries. It enhances the reader’s understanding of the link between energy and climate, through the development of new approaches to and methods for energy generation, energy use, and climate change adaptation and resilience. By presenting case studies and research reports, the book addresses the relevant issues needed in order to analyze and successfully implement technologies in the water–energy–climate nexus. It focuses on the contributions of higher education institutions in terms of capacity-building for energy efficiency, energy access and energy security, as they relate to climate change mitigation. The book combines results from the authors’ own research with detailed analyses, and the research presented lays the foundation for innovative new concepts and ideas, which the authors subsequently discuss. The book will appeal to all those interested in the links between energy issues, sustainability and climate change, as it focuses on the exchange between science and technology experts, as well as decision makers. It also supports students studying renewable energies and energy security, while serving as a valuable reference source for researchers, professionals, practitioners and scientists.

Energy the Environment and Climate Change

Energy  the Environment and Climate Change Book
Author : Peter E Hodgson
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2010-03-24
ISBN : 190897835X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a comprehensive account of all significant energy sources, evaluated according to their capacity, reliability, cost, safety and effects on the environment. Non-renewable sources (for example, coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel) together with renewable sources like wood, hydro, biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and tidal; are considered. Also, nuclear radiations and the disposal of nuclear waste and the future of nuclear power are assessed, as well as pollution and acid rain, the greenhouse effects and climate change. Its social, political and moral problems are discussed, with a special mention of the opposition to nuclear power. Contents:The Energy CrisisNon-Renewable Energy SourcesRenewable Energy SourcesNuclear PowerThe Safety of Energy SourcesPollution of the EnvironmentClimate ChangePolitics, Psychology and EducationThe Needs of the Developing CountriesMoral Problems and Responses Readership: Graduate students, academics, practitioners and general public interested in the field of energy research, pollution, meteorology and waste management. Keywords:Energy;Nuclear;Nuclear Waste;Environment;Wind Power;Solar Power;Climate Change;Pollution;Global WarmingKey Features:Numerical estimates of the relevant factors are given whenever possible, enabling realistic comparisons to be madeThe evidence for the threshold nuclear radiation dose is carefully analysedA detailed discussion of continuous and catastrophic climate change and what actions can be taken to avert the worst dangersA comparison of the statements of several Churches on the moral problems raised by energy-associated problemEvaluation of the effects on the developing nationsReviews: “… the book contains many interesting facts, thoughts, and counterarguments to nuclear naysayers.” CHOICE

Climate Change

Climate Change Book
Author : Jason Smerdon
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2009-04-25
ISBN : 0231518188
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Change is geared toward a variety of students and general readers who seek the real science behind global warming. Exquisitely illustrated, the text introduces the basic science underlying both the natural progress of climate change and the effect of human activity on the deteriorating health of our planet. Noted expert and author Edmond A. Mathez synthesizes the work of leading scholars in climatology and related fields, and he concludes with an extensive chapter on energy production, anchoring this volume in economic and technological realities and suggesting ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Climate Change opens with the climate system fundamentals: the workings of the atmosphere and ocean, their chemical interactions via the carbon cycle, and the scientific framework for understanding climate change. Mathez then brings the climate of the past to bear on our present predicament, highlighting the importance of paleoclimatology in understanding the current climate system. Subsequent chapters explore the changes already occurring around us and their implications for the future. In a special feature, Jason E. Smerdon, associate research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, provides an innovative appendix for students.

Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change Book
Author : James C. White
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 1475721617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the Air Resources Information Clearinghouse held in Washington, D.C., December 5-6, 1991

Spaceship in the Desert

Spaceship in the Desert Book
Author : Gökçe Günel
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2019-02-14
ISBN : 1478002409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2006 Abu Dhabi launched an ambitious project to construct the world’s first zero-carbon city: Masdar City. In Spaceship in the Desert Gökçe Günel examines the development and construction of Masdar City's renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures, providing an illuminating portrait of an international group of engineers, designers, and students who attempted to build a post-oil future in Abu Dhabi. While many of Masdar's initiatives—such as developing a new energy currency and a driverless rapid transit network—have stalled or not met expectations, Günel analyzes how these initiatives contributed to rendering the future a thinly disguised version of the fossil-fueled present. Spaceship in the Desert tells the story of Masdar, at once a “utopia” sponsored by the Emirati government, and a well-resourced company involving different actors who participated in the project, each with their own agendas and desires.

The European Commission s Energy and Climate Policy

The European Commission s Energy and Climate Policy Book
Author : J. Dreger
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-05-07
ISBN : 1137380268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a deep insight into the genesis and development of the European Commission's energy and climate legislation, focusing on the interplay of politics and science. How does the Commission react when confronted with knowledge? According to the author, the Commission functions as catalyst transforming knowledge into politics.