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Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-02
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 0123851378
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Summary : The complexity of carbon reduction and economic sustainability is significantly complicated by competing aspects of socioeconomic practices as well as legislative, regulatory, and scientific requirements and protocols. An easy to read and understand guide, Sioshansi, along with an international group of contributors, moves through the maze of carbon reduction methods and technologies, providing steps and insights to meet carbon reduction requirements and maintaining the health and welfare of the firm. The book’s three part treatment is based on a clear and rigorous exposition of a wide range of options to reduce the carbon footprint Part 1 of the book, Challenge of Sustainability, examines the fundamental drivers of energy demand – economic growth, the need for basic energy services, and the interdependence of economic, political, environmental, social, equity, legacy and policy issues. Part 2 of the book, Technological Solutions, examines how energy can be used to support basic energy service needs of homes, commercial and industrial facilities and for other applications. Part 3 of the book, case studies, covers a number of innovative projects, initiatives, concepts or self-imposed targets in different parts of the world with the aim of significantly reducing energy use and carbon footprint of a company, a community, a city or an entire country. There was a widespread recognition among environmental engineers and energy economist of the importance of carbon reduction while sustaining the firm’s economic growth. The only book to bring together both subjects into one easy to understand reference, Carbon Reduction and Economic Sustainability not only clearly explains which option has the lowest energy/carbon footprint but also which option would better suit the business in question. This includes carbon reduction for residential, transport, industrial and public sectors. The only book to clearly explain the economic and environmental engineering aspects of carbon reduction. Case studies taken from a number of international projects. Carbon reduction options for all sectors of society. The role of the planning system in carbon reduction.

Energy Sustainability

Energy Sustainability
  • Author : Ibrahim Dincer,Azzam Abu-Rayash
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-26
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 9780128195574
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Summary : Energy Sustainability is a subject with many dimensions that spans both production and utilization and how they are linked to sustainable development. More importantly, energy systems are designed, analyzed, assessed and evaluated in accordance to sustainable tools for more sustainable future. This book comprehensively covers these aspects, harmonizing them in a way that offers distinct perspectives for energy, the environment and sustainable development. In addition, it also covers concepts, systems, applications, illustrative examples and case studies that are presented to provide unique coverage for readers. Presents a holistic approach for energy domains Includes tactics on the development of sustainability models and parameters to link both energy and sustainable development Incorporates exergy tools into models and approaches for design, analysis, assessment and evaluations Includes illustrative examples and case studies with renewables and clean energy options

Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
  • Author : David S. Ginley,David Cahen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-30
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781139502689
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Summary : How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: • Renewable/non-renewable energy sources • Future transportation systems • Energy efficiency • Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this textbook will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will enable today's scientists and educate future generations.

Energy Sustainability and Environment

Energy Sustainability and Environment
  • Author : Anshul Vardhan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-16
  • Total pages :86
  • ISBN : 9781644297667
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Summary : The book provides a lucid description of our reliance on fossil fuels and the associated problems. It also discusses in detail the related issues of sustainability and the environment. There is a need to change our mindset and consider the use of renewable sources of energy wherever possible. The book emphasizes ways in which the active participation of the community is vital for this change to occur.

Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability

Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability
  • Author : Efstathios E. Michaelides
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-27
  • Total pages :465
  • ISBN : 9781351710145
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Summary : Energy and the Environment explains in simple terms what the energy demand is at the present, what the environmental effects of energy use are, and what can be accomplished to alleviate the environmental effects of energy use and ensure adequate energy supply. Though technical in approach, the text uses simple explanations of engineering processes and systems and algebra-based math to be comprehensible to students in a range of disciplines. Schematic diagrams, quantitative examples, and numerous problems will help students make quantitative calculations. This will assist them in comprehending the complexity of the energy-environment balance, and to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions.

Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources

Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Author : Ronald E. Hester,Roy M. Harrison
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :139
  • ISBN : 0854042903
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Summary : This timely book, written by recognised experts, will be welcomed by those in the energy industries as well as by policy-makers, consultants and engineers.

Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments

Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments
  • Author : Emilia Motoasca,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Hilde Breesch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-09
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9789811332845
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Summary : This book covers different aspects of energy sustainability in residential buildings and neighborhoods, starting from the construction and design aspects, and moving on to HVAC systems and lighting, and the applications, harvesting, use and storage of renewable energy. The volume focuses on smart and sustainable use of energy, discussing both the technological advancements and the economic, social and environmental impacts. Novel approaches to recycling of waste and materials in the context of residential buildings are also presented. This volume will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable design and city planning.

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia
  • Author : Phoumin Han,Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary,Fukunari Kimura
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-14
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : 9781000096217
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Summary : The rapid and sustained economic growth of the past two decades has led to marked increases in energy demand in the region and developing Asia will continue to lead the energy demand growth. The increase in energy demand threatens energy security and efforts to curb carbon dioxide emissions, affecting health and social well-being. These common energy challenges will need to be addressed through concerted efforts. This book provides several multi-dimensional quantitative analysis of the relationship between energy and other subjects including but not limited to income and economic growth, environment and health, food and agricultural production. The book also provides the most constructive policy recommendations concerning the relationship between energy, economic development, social development, and environmental development.

Energy Security and Sustainability

Energy Security and Sustainability
  • Author : Amritanshu Shukla,Atul Sharma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-03
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 9781315351049
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Summary : There has been ever increasing interest in understanding the various aspects of available resources and production, in terms of need and supply, conservation and environmental impacts and so on. From the current energy scenario, it is very clear that there are serious challenges related in achieving energy sustainability and security worldwide. The aim of this book is to present an overview of progress made towards energy sustainability addressing concerns regarding carbon emission and clean energy resources. Keeping this in mind, the book has chapters on all major energy sources which are being utilized at present, along with those having potential prospects for future.

Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors

Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors
  • Author : Sheila Devasahayam,Kim Dowling,Manoj K. Mahapatra
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-15
  • Total pages :730
  • ISBN : 9781315352824
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Summary : Sustainable practices within the mining and energy sectors are assuming greater significance due to uncertainty and change within the global economy and safety, security, and health concerns. This book examines sustainability issues facing the mining and energy sectors by addressing six major themes: Mining and Mineral Processing; Metallurgy and Recycling; Environment; Energy; Socioeconomic and Regulatory; and Sustainable Materials and Fleets. Emphasizing an integrated transdisciplinary approach, it deliberates on optimizing mining productivity and energy efficiency and discusses integrated waste management practices. It discusses risk management, cost cutting, and integration of sustainable practices for long-term business value. It gives a comprehensive outlook for sustainable mineral futures from academic and industry perspectives covering mine to mill optimization, waste, risk and water management, improved efficiencies in mining tools and equipment, and performance indicators for sustainable developments. It covers how innovation and research underpin management of natural resources including sustainable carbon management. •Focuses on mining and mineral processing, metallurgy and recycling, the environment, energy, socioeconomic and regulatory issues, and sustainable materials and fleets. •Describes metallurgy and recycling and uses economic, environmental and social parameter analyses to identify areas for improvement in iron, steel, aluminium, lead, zinc, copper, and gold production. •Discusses current research on mining, performance indicators for sustainable development, sustainability in mining equipment, risk and safety management, and renewable energy resources •Covers alternative and conventional energy sources for the mineral sector as well water treatment and remediation and energy sustainability in mining. •Provides an overview of sustainable carbon management. •Offers an interdisciplinary approach with international focus.

Sustainable Energy and the Environment: A Clean Technology Approach

Sustainable Energy and the Environment: A Clean Technology Approach
  • Author : N.D. Kaushika,K.S. Reddy,Kshitij Kaushik
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-02
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 9783319294469
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Summary : This book emerges from the recognition that energy, environment and ecosystems are dynamically and inextricably connected. The energy environment system must be addressed in its totality, so that we can devise sustainable solutions that incorporate both economic growth and environmental conservation. No single clean energy source will sustain long-term energy security, and fossil fuels will remain prominent in the mix of energy sources for several decades to come. Energy solutions, therefore, must employ a broad and diverse range of approaches, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and an affordable transition to greener power generation employing waste, water and renewable resources. Moreover, adapting to this changing global energy picture will require a transformational shift in the ways we use and deliver energy services. The authors begin with a broad introductory chapter on sustainable energy and the environment, classifying energy resources, cataloging environmental degradations, and outlining the concepts and practices of sustainability. In Chapters Two and Three, they summarize the basic constituents of the environment, the biosphere and its natural cycles, and offer a model of Earth’s planetary temperatures and the greenhouse effect. Chapters Four and Five outline conventional energy and power systems, and related environmental degradations. The next several chapters cover clean coal technologies for power generation, and discuss sustainable energy and power technologies based on both thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, along with biomass and wind. The final chapters examine in depth the management of waste and water, pollution control and energy conservation. The book introduces a unique approach to sustainability and energy conservation which emphasizes the relationships between underlying scientific principles and practical applications employed in engineering solutions. All this is offered in a form that matches the requirements of college-level environmental science and engineering courses.

Energy Economics and the Environment

Energy Economics and the Environment
  • Author : Mohammad Yonus Bhat,Hiranmoy Roy,M. S. Bhatt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-08
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9789353883126
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Summary : Energy is a basic prerequisite for the growth and development of national wealth. Based on primary research, Energy Economics and the Environment integrates a network of diverse disciplines to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the constantly neglected challenges associated with conservation, preservation and sustainability of environment and energy. It highlights the issues and prospects in safeguarding environmental biodiversity and renewable energy efficiency, ecosystem chains and human living standards. This book studies the vulnerability associated with global climate alterations that limits direct social and economic benefits from ecosystem goods and services, and presents significant methods through illustrative case studies to tackle energy and environmental questions. In its final analysis, the book proposes possible unconventional mitigation strategies to restore sustainable biodiversity of ecosystems.

Energy Transformation Towards Sustainability

Energy Transformation Towards Sustainability
  • Author : Manuela Tvaronaciene,Beata Slusarczyk
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-18
  • Total pages :348
  • ISBN : 9780128176887
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Summary : Energy Transformation towards Sustainability explores how researchers, businesses and policymakers can explore and usefully improve energy systems and energy consumption behavior, both to reflect the reality of climate change and related environmental degradation and to adapt to the expanding periphery of renewable energy technologies. It introduces the reader to a suite of potential policy pathways to the necessary transformation in societal energy consumption, usage and behavior. Solutions discussed include energy efficiency, energy security, the role of political leadership, green public policy, and the transition to renewable energy sources. International contributions address the range and depth of current research from a position of advocacy for 'energy stewardship' as the driver of this transformation. Case studies illustrate the range of various countries to diminish energy use. Finally, policy avenues are covered in depth. Reviews the interrelationship between economic growth, energy consumption and climate change Uses a wide variety of case studies to support practical implementation across national energy systems Highlights a wide spectrum of urgent issues, including threats related to energy use and secure and sustainable development Contains contributions that reflect a breadth and depth of scholarship from international backgrounds

Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements

Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements
  • Author : Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan,Wynand JvdM Steyn,John Harvey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-25
  • Total pages :517
  • ISBN : 9783662447192
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Summary : Climate change, energy production and consumption, and the need to improve the sustainability of all aspects of human activity are key inter-related issues for which solutions must be found and implemented quickly and efficiently. To be successfully implemented, solutions must recognize the rapidly changing socio-techno-political environment and multi-dimensional constraints presented by today’s interconnected world. As part of this global effort, considerations of climate change impacts, energy demands, and incorporation of sustainability concepts have increasing importance in the design, construction, and maintenance of highway and airport pavement systems. To prepare the human capacity to develop and implement these solutions, many educators, policy-makers and practitioners have stressed the paramount importance of formally incorporating sustainability concepts in the civil engineering curriculum to educate and train future civil engineers well-equipped to address our current and future sustainability challenges. This book will prove a valuable resource in the hands of researchers, educators and future engineering leaders, most of whom will be working in multidisciplinary environments to address a host of next-generation sustainable transportation infrastructure challenges. "This book proposes a broad detailed overview of the actual scientific knowledge about pavements linked to climate change, energy and sustainability at the international level in an original multidimensional/multi-effects way. By the end, the reader will be aware of the whole global issues to care about for various pavement technical features around the world, among which the implications of modelling including data collection, challenging resources saving and infrastructures services optimisation. This is a complete and varied work, rare in the domain." Dr. Agnes Jullien Research Director Director of Environmental, Development, Safety and Eco-Design Laboratory (EASE) Department of Development, Mobility and Environment Ifsttar Centre de Nantes Cedex- France “An excellent compilation of latest developments in the field of sustainable pavements. The chapter topics have been carefully chosen and are very well-organized with the intention of equipping the reader with the state-of-the-art knowledge on all aspects of pavement sustainability. Topics covered include pavement Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), pervious pavements, cool pavements, photocatalytic pavements, energy harvesting pavements, etc. which will all be of significant interest to students, researchers, and practitioners of pavement engineering. This book will no doubt serve as an excellent reference on the topic of sustainable pavements.” Dr. Wei-Hsing Huang Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT) and Professor of Civil Engineering National Central University Taiwan

Energy and Sustainability V

Energy and Sustainability V
  • Author : H.H. Al-Kayiem,C.A. Brebbia,S.S. Zubir
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-16
  • Total pages :924
  • ISBN : 9781845648374
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Summary : Energy and Sustainability V is the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, held by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The modern world is highly dependent on the exploitation of fossil fuels. More recently, resources depletion and severe environmental effects deriving from the continuous use of these fuels has resulted in an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. The changes required to progress from an economy mainly based on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable energy resources are massive and require considerable scientific research as well as engineering systems. The effect also involves collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including buildings, energy networks, convenience systems, new energy storage solutions, waste to energy technologies, and many others. This book covers topics related to sustainability in energy and power production, storage, distribution and management. These include: Smart grids; Smart metering; Green ICT; Green buildings; Energy storage; Renewable energy resources; Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV); Biofuels (solid, liquid, gas); Waste to energy; CO2 capturing and management; Energy and transportation; Environmental risk; Energy policies; Greener power plant technologies; Hydrogen recovery techniques; Sustainable energy production.

Energy, Environmental and Economic Sustainability in East Asia

Energy, Environmental and Economic Sustainability in East Asia
  • Author : Soocheol Lee,Hector Pollitt,Kiyoshi Fujikawa
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-02
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781351013451
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Summary : This book looks at institutional reforms for the use of energy, water and resources toward a sustainable future in East Asia. The book argues that developments in the East Asian region are critical to global sustainability and acknowledges that there is an increasing degree of mutual reliance among countries in East Asia – primarily China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It analyzes environmental impacts stemming from the use of energy, water and mineral resources via economic development in East Asia in the medium to long term (through 2050) through theoretical and empirical modelling. The book also evaluates the ripple effects of environmental and resource policies on each country’s economy and clarifies the direction of institutional reform in energy systems, resources and water use for a sustainable future.

Energy, Governance and Sustainability

Energy, Governance and Sustainability
  • Author : Jordi Jaria i Manzano,Nathalie Chalifour,Louis J. Kotzé
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-27
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781785368462
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Summary : This book makes an in-depth and timely contribution to the debate about how to transform our energy governance systems into ones that support a fair, safe and sustainable society. It combines perspectives from leading scholars around the world to provide a global outlook on alternative approaches to energy governance and innovative experiences. Taken as a whole, it offers a unique snapshot of some of the innovative and novel ways in which law can support the shift to sustainable and equitable energy systems.

Energy and Sustainability VIII

Energy and Sustainability VIII
  • Author : Tadeu, A.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-10
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781784663452
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Summary : Originating from the 8th edition of the Energy and Sustainability conference, the research included in this volume contribute to the increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for maintainable energy policies. Energy production and distribution need to respond to the modern world’s dependency on conventional fuels.

Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy

Energy Sustainability Through Green Energy
  • Author : Atul Sharma,Sanjay Kumar Kar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-21
  • Total pages :521
  • ISBN : 9788132223375
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Summary : This book shares the latest developments and advances in materials and processes involved in the energy generation, transmission, distribution and storage. Chapters are written by researchers in the energy and materials field. Topics include, but are not limited to, energy from biomass, bio-gas and bio-fuels; solar, wind, geothermal, hydro power, wave energy; energy-transmission, distribution and storage; energy-efficient lighting buildings; energy sustainability; hydrogen and fuel cells; energy policy for new and renewable energy technologies and education for sustainable energy development.

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries
  • Author : Krishnan Sankaranarayanan,Jakob de Swaan Arons,Hedzer J. van der Kooi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-01-21
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9780824750664
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Summary : Translating fundamental principles of irreversible thermodynamics into day-to-day engineering concepts, this reference provides the tools to accurately measure process efficiency and sustainability in the power and chemical industries-helping engineers to recognize why losses occur and how they can be reduced utilizing familiar thermodynamic principles. Compares the present industrial society with an emerging metabolic society in which mass production and consumption are in closer harmony with the natural environment. The first book to utilize classic thermodynamic principles for clear understanding, analysis, and optimization of work flows, environmental resources, and driving forces in the chemical and power industries.

Sustainability in the Water Energy Food Nexus

Sustainability in the Water Energy Food Nexus
  • Author : Anik Bhaduri,Claudia Ringler,Ines Dombrowsky,Rabi Mohtar,Waltina Scheumann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-19
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 9781315408804
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Summary : It is beyond doubt that the interconnectedness between food, energy, water security and environmental sustainability exists and is getting amplified with increased globalization. It has been recognized that efforts to address only one part of a systemic problem by neglecting other inherently interlinked aspects may not lead to desirable and sustainable outcomes. In this perspective, policy- and decision- making requires a nexus approach that reduces trade-offs and builds synergies across sectors, and helps to reduce costs and increase benefits for humans and nature compared to independent approaches to the management of water, energy, food and the environment. In the past, work related to the Nexus has looked at the interactions between water and food or water and energy, but there has been a reluctance to bring forward a broader systematic perspective that captures the multiple sectors and resource dependencies while understanding its cost to the environment if we neglect these linkages. This book is a compilation of thirteen papers published previously as a special issue of Water International, contains significant pieces of work on the W-E-F nexus focusing on relevant tools, solutions and governance at local and broader human scales.