Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Evanthia A. Nanaki,George Xydis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN 10: 1351614029
ISBN 13: 9781351614023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy is essential to all human activities as well as critical to social and economic development. Sustainable energy planning encompassing the concept of smart cities has a high potential to significantly contribute to climate change mitigation. For improved energy efficiency, it is essential to find low carbon solutions for the urban environment. The integration and management of energy supply with predominant exploitation of local resources is examined through the fundamental concept of exergy. This book can assist in decision making, with regard to sustainable energy design both at a national and local level.

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics
Author: Augustin Joseph McEvoy,T. Markvart,Luis Castañer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1244
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123859344
ISBN 13: 9780123859341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies. The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia. The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics. A thorough update to the 'benchmark' publication from a cast of industrial and academic international experts ensures top quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives Covers all things PV- from principles of solar cells and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full PV systems, including standards, testing, economics and environmental impacts Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a vast collection of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment
Author: Michael Z. Hauschild,Ralph K. Rosenbaum,Stig Irving Olsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 3319564757
ISBN 13: 9783319564753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Assessment Book Review:

This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications. The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society’s transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about LCA methodology illustrated by a red-thread example which evolves as the reader advances; III) a wealth of information on a broad range of LCA applications with dedicated chapters on policy development, prospective LCA, life cycle management, waste, energy, construction and building, nanotechnology, agrifood, transport, and LCA-related concepts such as footprinting, ecolabelling,design for environment, and cradle to cradle. IV) A cookbook giving the reader recipes for all the concrete actions needed to perform an LCA. V) An appendix with an LCA report template, a full example LCA report serving as inspiration for students who write their first LCA report, and a more detailed overview of existing LCIA methods and their similarities and differences.

The New Net Zero

The New Net Zero
Author: Bill Maclay
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-04
ISBN 10: 160358448X
ISBN 13: 9781603584487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it's net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design's new-frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral. In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously--among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding. Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more. The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences. Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock

Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 925107920X
ISBN 13: 9789251079201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies. FAO conducted a detailed analysis of GHG emissions at multiple stages of various livestock supply chains, including the production and transport of animal feed, on-farm energy use, emissions from animal digestion and manure decay, as well as the post-slaughter transport, refrigeration and packaging of animal products. This report represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date of livestocks contribution to global warming as well as the sectors potential to help tackle the problem. This publication is aimed at professionals in food and agriculture as well as policy makers.

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains
Author: Alastair Marke
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN 10: 0128144483
ISBN 13: 9780128144480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more. This book will help readers understand blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a green economy. Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on global climate change governance Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues that are specific to green economy sectors Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology Covers blockchain for the smarter energy sector, for fraud-free emissions management, to streamline climate investments, and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance

Energy for Sustainability

Energy for Sustainability
Author: John Randolph,Gilbert M. Masters
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 790
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 1597261033
ISBN 13: 9781597261036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy for Sustainability is the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete treatment of energy sources and uses. It examines the full range of issues—from generating technologies to land use planning—in making the transition to sustainable energy. The book begins by providing a historical perspective on energy use by human civilizations and then covers energy fundamentals and trends; buildings and energy; sustainable electricity; sustainable transportation and land use; and energy policy and planning. Included in these topical areas are in-depth discussions of all of the most promising sources of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and biofuels. In addition, the authors offer a thorough presentation of “green” building design, the impact of land use and transportation patterns on energy use, and the policies needed to transform energy markets at the local, state, and national levels. Throughout, the authors first provide the necessary theory and then demonstrate how it can be applied, utilizing cutting-edge practices and technologies, and the most current available data. Since the dawn of the industrial age, the explosive growth in economic productivity has been fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas. World energy use nearly doubled between 1975 and 2005. China’s energy use has been doubling every decade. The implications for the environment are staggering. One way or another, our reliance on fossil fuels will have to end. Energy for Sustainability evaluates the alternatives and helps students understand how, with good planning and policy decisions, renewable energy and efficiency can support world demands at costs we can afford—economically, environmentally, and socially.

Positive Development

Positive Development
Author: Janis Birkeland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-05-16
ISBN 10: 1136559442
ISBN 13: 9781136559440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Development Book Review:

Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of 'Positive Development' in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a 'sustainability solution'. A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this end. This book challenges everyone working in or studying the areas of sustainable development, planning, architecture or the built environment to rethink their current ideas and practices.

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.

The Role of Oil and Gas Companies in the Energy Transition

The Role of Oil and Gas Companies in the Energy Transition
Author: Robert J. Johnston,Reed Blakemore,Randy Bell
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781619770850
ISBN 13: 1619770857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Decarbonising the Built Environment

Decarbonising the Built Environment
Author: Peter Newton,Deo Prasad,Alistair Sproul,Stephen White
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN 10: 9811379408
ISBN 13: 9789811379406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decarbonising the Built Environment Book Review:

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the IPCC’s Climate Change program and its focus on mitigation and adaptation. All nations must make significant contributions to this transformation. This book highlights the new knowledge and innovation that has emerged from research projects undertaken in the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living between 2012 and 2019 – an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Technology that is tasked with responding to the UN challenges. Four principal transition pathways were central to the CRC and provide the thematic structure to this volume. They focus on technology, buildings, precinct and city design, and human behaviour – and their interactions.

EU Climate Policy Explained

EU Climate Policy Explained
Author: Jos Delbeke,Peter Vis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 1317338111
ISBN 13: 9781317338116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EU Climate Policy Explained Book Review:

The EU has been the region of the world where the most climate policies have been implemented, and where practical policy experimentation in the field of the environment and climate change has been taking place at a rapid pace over the last twenty-five years. This has led to considerable success in reducing pollution, decoupling emissions from economic growth and fostering global technological leadership. The objective of the book is to explain the EU's climate policies in an accessible way, to demonstrate the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies, and the ways in which they have been tested and further improved in the light of experience. The book shows that there is no single policy instrument that can bring down greenhouse gas emissions, but the challenge has been to put a jigsaw of policy instruments together that is coherent, delivers emissions reductions, and is cost-effective. The book differs from existing books by the fact it covers the EU's emissions trading system, the energy sector and other economic sectors, including their development in the context of international climate policy. Set against the backdrop of the 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris, this accessible book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers alike.

Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology

Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology
Author: Mo Jie Sun,Ying Jie Zhang
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 5098
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 3038262935
ISBN 13: 9783038262930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology Book Review:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology (REET 2013), September 21-22, 2013, Jilin, China. The 860 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Environmental Chemistry and Biology; Chapter 2: Environmental Materials; Chapter 3: Environmental Safety and Health; Chapter 4: Environmental Planning and Assessment; Chapter 5: Environmental Analysis and Monitoring; Chapter 6: Environmental Restoration Engineering; Chapter 7: Pollution Control Technology; Chapter 8: Waste Disposal and Recycling; Chapter 9: Ecological and Environmental Protection; Chapter 10: Forest Cultivation and Plant Protection; Chapter 11: Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation; Chapter 12: Storage and Processing of Agricultural Products; Chapter 13: Water Supply and Drainage; Chapter 14: Green Building Materials, Architecture and Energy-Saving Technology; Chapter 15: Cleaner Production Processes; Chapter 16: Development and Utilization of Solar Energy; Chapter 17: Development and Utilization of Biomass Energy; Chapter 18: Development and Utilization of Wind Energy; Chapter 19: Nuclear Energy Engineering; Chapter 20: High Voltage and Insulation Technology; Chapter 21: Power Electronics and Power Drives; Chapter 22: Power Grid and Smart Grid Technologies; Chapter 23: Power System and Automation; Chapter 24: Power System Management; Chapter 25: Storage Technology and Energy-Saving Technology; Chapter 26: Energy Materials; Chapter 27: Energy Chemical Engineering; Chapter 28: New Energy Vehicles and Electric Vehicles; Chapter 29: Engineering Thermophysics and Thermal Engineering; Chapter 30: Research and Design of Machinery and Manufacture in Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 31: Data and Signal Processing, Measurements, Information Technology and Automation Technology; Chapter 32: Mineral Prospecting and Exploration; Chapter 33: Mining Engineering and Mineral Process Engineering; Chapter 34: Oil and Gas Well Development Projects; Chapter 35: Urban and Regional Planning; Chapter 36: Energy Strategy, Resources and Economic Development; Chapter 37: Ecological Economy, Circular Economy and Low-Carbon Economy; Chapter 38: Engineering Management and Engineering Education

Life Cycle Assessment LCA

Life Cycle Assessment  LCA
Author: Allan A. Jensen,European Environment Agency
Publsiher: European Communities
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042034994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Life Cycle Assessment

Small Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems

Small   Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems
Author: Ronald Crites,George Tchobanoglous
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Total Pages: 1084
Release: 1998-04-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040166210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems Book Review:

This text presents a comprehensive design of both conventional and innovative systems for the treatment and disposal or reuse of the treated effluent. Decentralized Wastewater Management focuses on smaller treatment plants, which most new engineers will deal with early in their professional careers.

Rare Earth

Rare Earth
Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0387218483
ISBN 13: 9780387218489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Earth Book Review:

What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

Tennyson s Rapture

Tennyson s Rapture
Author: Cornelia D. J. Pearsall,Cornelia Pearsall
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN 10: 0195150546
ISBN 13: 9780195150544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tennyson s Rapture Book Review:

This book explores Tennyson's representation of rapture as a radical mechanism of transformation--theological, social, political, or personal--and as a figure for critical processes in his own poetics. Offering a new approach to reading Victorian dramatic monologues, Pearsall probes the complex aims of these performances, showing how speakers' ambitions are both articulated in, and attained through, their consequential speech.

Progress in Life Cycle Assessment

Progress in Life Cycle Assessment
Author: Liselotte Schebek,Christoph Herrmann,Felipe Cerdas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2018-09-22
ISBN 10: 3319922378
ISBN 13: 9783319922379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress in Life Cycle Assessment Book Review:

The book contains the latest developments in the field of life cycle assessment (LCA) and its application. It contains numerous research articles from leading German research institutes working towards the further development of the methodology. The book provides important insights for professionals working in the field of sustainability assessment, for researchers interested in the current state of the research of the methodology and its application as well as for advanced university students in different science and engineering fields.

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Sustainable Consumption and Production
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: UN
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 9789280733648
ISBN 13: 9280733648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Consumption and Production Book Review:

"This Handbook is an output of UNEP's work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot edition for Asia and the Pacific region that was developed under the EU funded and UNEP managed Regional Policy Support Component of the SWITCH-Asia programme. It is designed to assist policymakers in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies that support the transition towards SCP. It includes numerous case studies highlighting SCP opportunities and existing successful initiatives from across the world."--Publisher's description.

Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Author: James M. Anderson,Kalra Nidhi,Karlyn D. Stanley,Paul Sorensen,Constantine Samaras,Oluwatobi A. Oluwatola
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 0833084372
ISBN 13: 9780833084378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Book Review:

The automotive industry appears close to substantial change engendered by “self-driving” technologies. This technology offers the possibility of significant benefits to social welfare—saving lives; reducing crashes, congestion, fuel consumption, and pollution; increasing mobility for the disabled; and ultimately improving land use. This report is intended as a guide for state and federal policymakers on the many issues that this technology raises.