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Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities Book
Author : Ursula Eicker
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-11-30
ISBN : 0128115548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015

Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015 Book
Author : Junyue Yan,Bin Chen,Jin Yang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Energy Systems

Urban Energy Systems Book
Author : James Keirstead,Nilay Shah
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-27
ISBN : 0415529018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents state-of-the-art techniques for examining urban energy systems as integrated systems of technologies, resources, and people. Case studies include: a history of the evolution of London's urban energy system, from pre-history to present day a history of the growth of district heating and cogeneration in Copenhagen, one of the world's most energy efficient cities an analysis of changing energy consumption and environmental impacts in the Kenyan city of Nakuru over a thirty year period an application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to show how Newcastle-upon-Tyne can reach its 2050 carbon emission targets designing an optimized low-carbon energy system for a new UK eco-town, showing how it would meet ever more stringent emissions targets. For students, researchers, planners, engineers, policymakers and all those looking to make a contribution to urban sustainability.

Clean Energy for Clean City

Clean Energy for Clean City Book
Author : Jinyue Yan,Ronald Wennersten,Bin Chen,Yuexia Lv
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Flexible Urban Energy in a Low carbon Electric World

Flexible Urban Energy in a Low carbon Electric World Book
Author : Jacques Adrian de Chalendar
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A large and rising share of carbon dioxide emissions is attributable to the electricity sector. The electrification of heat and transportation will have broad consequences for our energy systems and for the electricity sector. Improperly managed, massive electrification could destabilize power grids, cause blackouts and dramatically increase the cost of electricity. Carefully integrated, however, heat and transportation could represent a sorely needed flexibility resource as we turn towards generation sources that rely heavily on the wind and sun. Urban environments are at the core of the transition for our energy systems and are accordingly a central focus of this work. We develop and use advanced computational tools to tackle energy and carbon management problems. To continually monitor decarbonization progress and track emissions in the electricity sector, new tools are needed. Our efforts to provide such tools are described in chapter 2. Since the availability of solar- and wind-based electricity generation varies throughout the day and in space, so does the carbon impact of drawing electricity from the grid. By leveraging publicly available plant-level electricity and emissions data on the hourly operations of the US power system, we traced embodied emissions flows in hourly electricity exchanges between the US electric balancing authorities in 2016. The dataset we built can be used to provide better carbon accounting tools and to estimate the environmental footprint of electricity consumption. To enable the real-time tracking of power system emissions, a second hourly emissions estimation method was subsequently developed that relies on hourly electricity data and technology-specific emissions factors. These hourly electricity data were also used assess the impact of high shares of renewable generation from water, wind and sun on fossil generation sources and on exchanges. As they become even more interdependent with the electric sector, urban energy systems will need to become more integrated and flexible. We will need to pay close attention to the way they operate. This is the focus of chapter 3. Decarbonization of electricity generation together with electrification of energy-and-carbon intensive services such as heating, cooling and transportation is needed to address ambitious climate goals. The Stanford campus district energy system (Stanford Energy Systems Innovations project; SESI) is roughly equivalent to a city of population 30,000 and provides a unique source of real data as well as an ideal testbed for new ideas and control algorithms. We explored whether city-scale electrification of heat with large-scale thermal storage also cost-effectively unlocks operational benefits for the power sector. We built an optimization model of fully electrified district heating and cooling networks integrated with other electric. Using our modeling approach, we computed optimal operational strategies for the controllable loads and thermal storage in this system under different economic hypotheses such as least-cost scheduling and carbon-aware scheduling, that takes advantage of variations in power grid carbon intensity. We also explored the interactions between urban energy systems and large-scale electric vehicle charging. Our modeling efforts on capacity-based demand response led to a megawatt-scale experiment in the summer of 2018, when the campus participated in one of Pacific Gas & Electric's demand response programs. During this experiment, the campus energy operations were significantly modified to provide 5 MW load drops during demand response events. Scientific contributions included approaches to (i) determine how much capacity to nominate each month (the planning problem) and (ii) adjust hourly operations schedules in real time, while preparing for possible events (the control problem).

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions Book
Author : Harriet Bulkeley,Vanesa Castán Broto,Mike Hodson,Simon Marvin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-12-14
ISBN : 1136883266
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current societies face unprecedented risks and challenges connected to climate change. Addressing them will require fundamental transformations in the infrastructures that sustain everyday life, such as energy, water, waste and mobility. A transition to a ‘low carbon’ future implies a large scale reorganisation in the way societies produce and use energy. Cities are critical in this transition because they concentrate social and economic activities that produce climate change related emissions. At the same time, cities are increasingly recognised as sources of opportunities for climate change mitigation. Whether, how and why low carbon transitions in urban systems take place in response to climate change will therefore be decisive for the success of global mitigation efforts. As a result, climate change increasingly features as a critical issue in the management of urban infrastructure and in urbanisation policies. Cities and Low Carbon Transitions presents a ground-breaking analysis of the role of cities in low carbon socio-technical transitions. Insights from the fields of urban studies and technological transitions are combined to examine how, why and with what implications cities bring about low carbon transitions. The book outlines the key concepts underpinning theories of socio-technical transition and assesses its potential strengths and limits for understanding the social and technological responses to climate change that are emerging in cities. It draws on a diverse range of examples including world cities, ordinary cities and transition towns, from North America, Europe, South Africa and China, to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to undertake purposive socio-technical transitions are emerging in different urban contexts. This collection adds to existing literature on cities and energy transitions and introduces critical questions about power and social interests, lock-in and development trajectories, social equity and economic development, and socio-technical change in cities. The book addresses academics, policy makers, practitioners and researchers interested in the development of systemic responses in cities to curb climate change.

Creating Low Carbon Cities

Creating Low Carbon Cities Book
Author : Shobhakar Dhakal,Matthias Ruth
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-03-10
ISBN : 3319497308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses key topics in the current deliberations and debates on low carbon cities that are underway globally. Contributions by experts from around the world focus on the key factors required for creating low carbon cities. These include appropriate infrastructure, ensuring co-benefits of climate actions, making best use of knowledge and information, proper accounting of emissions, and social factors such as behavioral change. Readers will gain a better understanding of these drivers and explore potential transformation pathways for cities. Particular emphasis is given to the current situation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the urban level, stressing the complexity of measuring GHG emissions from cities. Chapters also shed new light on the long-term transformation pathways towards low carbon. This book discusses key challenges and opportunities in all these domains to aid in creating low carbon cities, making it of value to policy makers, researchers in academia and consultants working on climate change and energy issues. “The low carbon cities agenda is of bold ambition and demands rapid societal transformation. This book provides invaluable information and analysis on how the goals of this agenda can be achieved and what will be the significant obstacles in the way. The content in the book goes below the surface to reveal on-the-ground economic, engineering and equity issues that are at the heart of the Paris Climate Agreement and the ensuing policy debates. In this way, Creating Low Carbon Cities serves as a critical scholarly benchmark and as a toolkit for further action." William Solecki, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York "Creating Low Carbon Cities provides a refreshingly critical approach to low-carbon urban development, what has been achieved so far and the challenges ahead. It will be an important data-driven resource for local leaders, sustainability practitioners and urban planners.” Ms. Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability

Low Carbon City

Low Carbon City Book
Author : Ashok Kumar Jain
Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9788183564687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Indian context; with Delhi case study.

Low carbon City and New type Urbanization

Low carbon City and New type Urbanization Book
Author : Songlin Feng,Weiguang Huang,Jun Wang,Mingquan Wang,Jun Zha
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-01-23
ISBN : 3662459698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the face of increasingly serious resource and environmental challenges, the world has already accepted low-carbon development as the main way forward for future city construction. Chinese cities have encountered many problems during their development, including land constraints, energy shortages, traffic congestion and air pollution. For this reason, the national meeting of the Central Work Conference on Urbanization made the strategic decision to take a new approach to urbanization and indicated that in future the key features of urbanization in China will be low-carbon development and harmony between the environment and resources. This book discusses the "low-carbon city" as the new pattern of Chinese urbanization. This represents a major change and takes "intensive land use,” “intelligent,” “green” and “low carbon" as its key words. Low carbon will become an important future development direction for Chinese urbanization development. In the twenty-first Century in response to the global climate change, countries have started a wave of low-carbon city construction. But in China, there are still many disputes and misunderstandings surrounding the issue. Due to a lack of research, low-carbon city construction in China is still in the early stages, and while there have been successes, there have also been failures. There are complex and diverse challenges in applying low-carbon development methods in the context of today’s Chinese cities. The construction of low-carbon cities requires efficient government, the technological innovation of enterprises, and professional scholars, but also efforts on the part of the public to change their daily activities. Based on the above considerations, the collection brings together experts from urban planning and design, clean-energy systems, low-carbon transportation, new types of city infrastructure and smart cities etc., in the hope of forming some solutions for Chinese low-carbon city development.

Energy Justice in a Changing Climate

Energy Justice in a Changing Climate Book
Author : Karen Bickerstaff,Gordon Walker,Harriet Bulkeley
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
Release : 2013-10-10
ISBN : 1780325789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Sustainable Urbanism in Digital Transitions

Sustainable Urbanism in Digital Transitions Book
Author : Mary J. Thornbush,Oleg Golubchikov
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-08-06
ISBN : 3030259471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines how contemporary urbanism is influenced by digital and low carbon transitions. From its infancy at the scale of individual buildings, a focus on ‘green’ agenda, energy, and resource efficiency has fostered research and policies for low carbon cities, eco-cities, and increasingly intelligent and smarter urban systems. Cities around the world are getting ‘smarter’ as more advanced technology is integrated into urban planning and design. People are relying more on digital and information and communication technology (ICT) in their daily lives, while cities are adopting more digital technology to monitor and gather information about people and their environment. This leads to Big Data collection, which is used to inform governance and improve urban performance. These transformations, however, raise critical questions, including whether emerging smart sustainable cities are too technocratic, but also with regard to citizen involvement. This brief addresses these important contemporary concerns through a review of literature and existing urban strategies. It should be of interest to everyone involved in advancing sustainable cities and smart cities. It should also be a relevant read for students and researchers in this area.

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy Book
Author : David Hawkey,Janette Webb,Heather Lovell,David McCrone,Margaret Tingey,Mark Winskel
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-12-14
ISBN : 131757706X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major public issue of developing a sustainable, clean and affordable energy system by adopting a distinctive focus on heating in cities. In this way, the book constructs an original account of clean energy policy, politics and provision, grounded in new empirical data derived from case studies of urban and multi-level governance of sustainable heat and energy saving in the UK and Europe. Offering an original conceptual framework, this study builds on socio-technical studies, economic and urban sociology, human geography, applied economics and policy studies in order to understand energy governance and systemic change in energy provisions. This book is a valuable resource for students and academics in the areas of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Geography (Urban Studies) and Political Economy as well as energy policy makers, social housing providers and energy practitioners.

Guidelines for Community Energy Planning

Guidelines for Community Energy Planning Book
Author : Hang Yu,Zishuo Huang,Yiqun Pan,Weiding Long
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-09-12
ISBN : 9811396000
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book systematically introduces readers to the operator method, which can be used in different stages of urban planning. Energy planning should ideally be accompanied by urban planning, ranging from comprehensive planning and detailed planning, to the design of individual construction projects. This book discusses a range of methods and models for defining energy planning objectives; analyzing and predicting energy demand; assessing available energy resources; optimizing integrated energy systems; analyzing the cost-effectiveness of proposals; implementation management; and post-assessment. Part one focuses on energy planning in different urban planning stages, while part two provides detailed discussions of key issues related to energy planning.

Energy Efficient Cities

Energy Efficient Cities Book
Author : Ranjan K. Bose
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2010-04-29
ISBN : 9780821383094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These papers, presented at the Fifth Urban Research Symposium in Marseille, France, put into perspective ESMAP’s prioritization of city-wide and sector specific urban energy initiatives to make cities energy efficient, providing analytical tools, policy insights, and good practices.

Climate Change and Global Sustainability

Climate Change and Global Sustainability Book
Author : Akimasa Sumi,Nobuo Mimura,Toshihiko Masui
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Because climate change involves a wide range of interlinked problems, solutions must be pursued in an interdisciplinary manner. This book adopts just such a holistic approach in examining various aspects of global warming, offering a comprehensive overview. First, the mapping of knowledge about global warming is presented as a framework for addressing the issue. This is followed by a discussion of risk in relation to global warming and of the communication of risk between academia and society. Impacts, adaptation strategies, the institution of a low-carbon society, and other policy concerns are then reviewed. Because human behavior is a critical factor in the move toward a low-carbon society, issues involving quality of life are also presented,with an emphasis on philosophy. Finally, the book considers the integration of three scenarios--a low-carbon society, a resource-circulating society, and a society in harmony with nature--and presents a comprehensive vision of the future.

Cities in a Globalizing World

Cities in a Globalizing World Book
Author : Un-Habitat,United Nations Centre for Human Settlements,ANONIMO,Centre des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781853838064
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.

Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability Book
Author : Tim Dixon,Malcolm Eames,Miriam Hunt,Simon Lannon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-21
ISBN : 1317911938
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a foreword from Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council and Chairman, Zero Carbon Hub As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important part of the story, in existing cities the transformation of the current building stock and urban infrastructure must inevitably form the main focus for transitioning to a low carbon and sustainable future by 2050. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability brings together interdisciplinary research contributions from leading international experts to focus on key issues such as systems innovation, financing tools, governance, energy, and water management. The chapters consider not only the knowledge and technical tools available, but looks forward to how they can be implemented in real cities by 2050.

New Technology Japan

New Technology Japan Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Material and Manufacturing Technology

Material and Manufacturing Technology Book
Author : Xie Yi,Li Mi
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2010-08-11
ISBN : 3038134007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This special volume comprises 287 expertly refereed papers. The main theme covered is Materials and Manufacturing Technology; the main goal being to provide an international scientific forum for the exchange of new ideas in a number of fields, and to facilitate in-depth interaction via discussions with peers from around the world. Core areas of Materials and Manufacturing Technology, and multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and practical aspects are covered, making this essential reading for anyone interested in these topics.

Urban India

Urban India Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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