Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World

Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World
Author: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780080889719
ISBN 13: 0080889719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going, and historically, fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity, with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world. Now with growing concerns about global climate change, this historical dependence on fossil-fuels, especially those rich in carbon, are being questioned. Examining the implications of the industry's future in a carbon-constrained world, a distinct reality, is the subject of this book. Containing contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world, this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world. The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, Coal, and Emission trading. Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy, Wind power, Solar power, Hydro-electric, and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions. This is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world. Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era, Global Action on Climate Change, The Impossibility of Staunching World CO2 Emissions and Energy efficiency. Clearly explains short term and long term options Contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world Case-studies from all over the world

Petrochemical Economics

Petrochemical Economics
Author: Duncan Seddon
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2010-05-06
ISBN 10: 1908978074
ISBN 13: 9781908978073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This compendium gives an overview of the technologies and economics in the production of olefins in the petrochemical industries. It highlights the options and costs for producing olefins using different technologies and different feedstocks at a time when the cost of carbon dioxide emissions are set to be included in the production cost. Industry professionals, engineers, research scientists and financiers will find this title a valuable resource. Contents: World Ethylene Production by Steam CrackingChemistry of Olefin ProductionGaseous Feedstocks — Production and PriceLiquid Feedstock, Production and PriceValue of Products, Storage and TransportCarbon Dioxide EmissionsEthane CrackingLPG CrackingLiquid Feedstock CrackingOther Routes to Olefins from HydrocarbonsRoutes to Olefins from Coal Readership: Academics, professionals and researchers in industrial chemistry, environmental economics/energy economics, chemical engineering, innovation/technology/knowledge management, energy studies and inorganic chemistry. Keywords:Petrochemicals;Olefins;Aromatics;Economics;Ethana;LPG;CoalKey Features:Describes a consistent methodology for estimating olefin production costs from any facility in any locationFacilitates business development and investment decisions in the chemical industry

Nuclear Energy Development

Nuclear Energy Development
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822036290609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Energy Assessment

Global Energy Assessment
Author: GEA Writing Team
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1882
Release: 2012-08-27
ISBN 10: 052118293X
ISBN 13: 9780521182935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Independent, scientifically based, integrated, policy-relevant analysis of current and emerging energy issues for specialists and policymakers in academia, industry, government.

Proceedings of the First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change

Proceedings of the First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Y. Jeffrey Yang
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2010-01
ISBN 10: 143792056X
ISBN 13: 9781437920567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This EPA Workshop was held on Jan. 6-7, 2009, in Arlington, VA. It was attended by more than 130 invited experts and stakeholders from the federal, research, utility, engineering, academic, and NGO sectors. The workshop included several plenary sessions, as well as two concurrent tracks: Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resource Management; and Adaptive Management and Engineering: Information and Tools. These proceedings include summaries of each of the presentations, as well as the discussion sessions. Where available, hyperlinks are provided to each of the presentations on the EPA Web site. For each session, hyperlinks to the transcript of the presenter¿s remarks are provided. Illus.

Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry

Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry
Author: Tade Oyewunmi,Penelope Crossley,Frédéric Gilles Sourgens,Kim Talus
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 1509932917
ISBN 13: 9781509932917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This timely collection of essays examines the legal and regulatory dynamics of energy transitions in the context of emerging trends towards decarbonisation and low-carbon energy solutions. The book explores this topic by considering the applicable energy law and policy frameworks in both: (i) highly industrialised and major economies such as the US, EU, China and Australia; (ii) resource-rich developing countries such as Nigeria and regions like Southern Africa. Comprising 16 chapters, the book delves into the tradeoffs and regulatory complexities of carbon-constraints in conventional energy supply systems, while maintaining a reliable and secure energy system that is equally sustainable (ie decarbonised). It highlights the importance of ensuring affordable access to energy services in developing economies as the energy transitions unfold and explores the potentials of emerging technologies such as hydrogen networks, power-to-gas and Carbon Capture and Storage. Additionally, the book also considers the international investment law implications of energy decarbonisation. Focusing on the nexus between law, regulation and institutions, it adopts a contextual approach to examine how and to what extent institutions can effectively facilitate more reliable, sustainable and secure energy supply systems in the twenty-first century. This book portrays the conventional hydrocarbon-based energy supply industry in a largely international and interconnected context. It highlights the costs, benefits and losses that may arise as the transition towards decarbonisation unfolds depending on the pathways and solutions adopted. With chapters written by leading experts in energy law and policy, the reader-friendly style and engaging discussions will benefit an international audience of policymakers, academics, students and advisers looking for a more incisive understanding of the issues involved in energy transitions and the decarbonisation of energy systems.

The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions

The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
Author: Geoffrey Wood,Keith Baker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 3030280764
ISBN 13: 9783030280765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Handbook is the first volume to comprehensively analyse and problem-solve how to manage the decline of fossil fuels as the world tackles climate change and shifts towards a low-carbon energy transition. The overall findings are straight-forward and unsurprising: although fossil fuels have powered the industrialisation of many nations and improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people, another century dominated by fossil fuels would be disastrous. Fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to a level that avoids rising temperatures and rising risks in support of a just and sustainable energy transition. Divided into four sections and 25 contributions from global leading experts, the chapters span a wide range of energy technologies and sources including fossil fuels, carbon mitigation options, renewables, low carbon energy, energy storage, electric vehicles and energy sectors (electricity, heat and transport). They cover varied legal jurisdictions and multiple governance approaches encompassing multi- and inter-disciplinary technological, environmental, social, economic, political, legal and policy perspectives with timely case studies from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific. Providing an insightful contribution to the literature and a much-needed synthesis of the field as a whole, this book will have great appeal to decision makers, practitioners, students and scholars in the field of energy transition studies seeking a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges in managing the decline of fossil fuels.

America s Energy Future

America s Energy Future
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on America's Energy Future
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN 10: 0309116023
ISBN 13: 9780309116022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation.

Climate Action

Climate Action
Author: Natalia Marshall
Publsiher: UNEP/Earthprint
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780955440854
ISBN 13: 0955440858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Project supported by many international agencies.

Forbes

Forbes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003426393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coal and Coalbed Gas

Coal and Coalbed Gas
Author: Romeo M. Flores
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2013-10-19
ISBN 10: 0123972817
ISBN 13: 9780123972811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bridging the gap in expertise between coal and coalbed gas, subfields in which opportunities for cross training have been nonexistent, Coal and Coalbed Gas sets the standard for publishing in these areas. This book treats coal and coalbed gas as mutually inclusive commodities in terms of their interrelated origin, accumulation, composition, distribution, generation, and development, providing a balanced understanding of this energy mix. Currently considered a non-renewable energy resource, coalbed gas, or coalbed methane, is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent years, countries have begun to seek and exploit coal for its clean gas energy in an effort to alleviate environmental issues that come with coal use, making a book on this topic particularly timely. This volume takes into account processes of coalification, gasification, and storage and reservoir characterization and evaluation and looks at water management and environmental impacts as well. Covers environmental issues in the development of coalbed gas Includes case studies, field guides and data, examples, and analytical procedures from previous studies and investigations Accessible by a large multidisciplinary market by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic

Current Affairs

Current Affairs
Author: Donald N. Dewees,Bryan William Karney,Douglas W. Reeve
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556039776448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Electricity in Ontario has historically been generated from hydroelectriciy, coal, and nuclear power. Amidst aging infrastructure and diminishing capacity combined with escalating demand, Ontario's electricity policy must contend with growing concerns about air pollutants, global warming, and the environmental impacts of fossil fuel production. Sources of hydroelectric power in the province are limited, while nuclear power is expensive and raises safety concerns. In turn, green energy is also costly and in some cases intermittent. As a result, Ontario's electricity policy requires careful balancing of environmental goals and values against costs that must be borne by consumers and taxpayers. Current Affairs brings together the views of a number of international experts on electricity and environment along with commentators familiar with Ontario's situation to begin a discussion of these issues. The contributors suggest that in Ontario, as in other jurisdictions, solid environmental policy must be married with thoughtful information programs and regulations to encourage the behavioural and institutional changes that will lead the region to a sustainable electricity future.

House of Commons Envirionmental Audit Committee Green Finance HC 191

House of Commons   Envirionmental Audit Committee  Green Finance   HC 191
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee,Joan Walley
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN 10: 9780215069320
ISBN 13: 0215069323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Commons Envirionmental Audit Committee Green Finance HC 191 Book Review:

The Environmental Audit Committee points out that there is a large green finance gap. Investments are currently running at less than half of the £200 billion needed in energy infrastructure alone by 2020 to deliver national and international emissions reduction targets. And stock markets could be inflating a 'carbon bubble' by over-valuing companies with fossil fuel assets that will have to be left unburned in order to limit climate change. The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee should seek advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change to help it monitor the systemic risk to financial stability associated with a carbon bubble. To address the green finance gap, the Government must provide a joined-up, stable and certain policy framework that maintains investor confidence and helps markets price in the cost of carbon. The Green Investment Bank has made a good start but does not currently have the power to borrow in order to leverage and enlarge its investments - limiting its potential to fill the green finance gap. Take up of the Green Deal has been poor and the Government must make it simpler and more attractive to households. The European Commission's (EC) proposed new rules for State Aid in the energy sector could limit the finance available to support community owned energy schemes. The Government must play a central role in agreeing ambitious and binding international commitments on climate change, both in the EU and in the run up to the UN climate talks in Paris 2015.

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security

Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security
Author: Morgan Bazilian,Fabien Roques
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2009-03-02
ISBN 10: 9780080915319
ISBN 13: 0080915310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Symposium

Symposium
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105063782267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economist

The Economist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000115666095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clean coal oil and gas development

Clean coal  oil and gas development
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000063506723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Utilities Fortnightly

Public Utilities Fortnightly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131887361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Author: Millett Granger Morgan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1617261017
ISBN 13: 9781617261015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United States produces over seventy percent of all its electricity from fossil fuels and nearly fifty percent from coal alone. Worldwide, forty-one percent of all electricity is generated from coal, making it the single most important fuel source for electricity generation, followed by natural gas. This means that an essential part of any portfolio for emissions reduction will be technology to capture carbon dioxide and permanently sequester it in suitable geologic formations. While many nations have incentivized development of CCS technology, large regulatory and legal barriers exist that have yet to be addressed. This book identifies current law and regulation that applies to geologic sequestration in the U.S., the regulatory needs to ensure that geologic sequestration is carried out safely and effectively, and barriers that current law and regulation present to timely deployment of CCS. The authors find the three most significant barriers to be: an ill-defined process to access pore space in deep saline formations; a piecemeal, procedural, and static permitting system; and the lack of a clear, responsible plan to address long-term liability associated with sequestered CO2. The book provides legislative options to remove these barriers and address the regulatory needs, and makes recommendations on the best options to encourage safe, effective deployment of CCS. The authors operationalize their recommendations in legislative language, which is of particular use to policymakers faced with the challenge of addressing climate change and energy.

CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion

CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132158648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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