The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions
Author: Lucas Guimaraes
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 0128195215
ISBN 13: 9780128195215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions examines the ongoing revolution within the energy landscape of Latin America. This book includes real-world examples from across the continent to demonstrate the current landscape of energy policy in Latin America. It focuses on distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, energy efficiency and microgrids, but also addresses the role of less common energy sources, such as geothermal and biogas, as well as discusses the changing role of energy actors, where consumers become prosumers or prosumagers, and utilities become service providers. The legal frameworks that are still hampering the transformation of the energy landscape are explored, together with an analysis of the economic, planning-related and social aspects of energy transitions, which can help address the issue of how inequalities are affecting and being affected by energy transitions. The book is suitable for policy makers, lawyers, economists and social science professionals working with energy policy, as well as researchers and industry professionals in the field. It is an ideal source for anyone involved in energy policy and regulation across Latin America. Reviews key legal and policy features defining success and failure within the diverse Latin American energy transitions Provides clear descriptions and comparisons of current and potential future policy frameworks in Latin America across differing social, economic, geo-political and policy contexts Analyzes the potential role of new technologies and practices in developing the region's energy economy Poses key regulatory challenges and possible means to finance the envisioned transitions

Latin America Global Insertion Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

Latin America Global Insertion  Energy Transition  and Sustainable Development
Author: Leonardo E. Stanley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 1108896375
ISBN 13: 9781108896375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Element focuses on Latin American fossil fuel producer countries and how they are dealing with the transition towards a greener energy matrix. The challenges involved are multiple and ethical in substance. In particular, a worldwide expansion in clean energies would reduce climate change, physical risks. A rapid transition, however, induces the irruption of a new (financial) risk. The energy transition, in addition, could be thought of as a new arena for political disputes. Finally, it evaluates the relevance of monetary policy and financial regulation to tackle the issue from a macro perspective. Energy transition, however, have also long-term but uncertain consequences on the national economy. Henceforth, and in order to minimize risks, a long-term, strategic vision of the challenge confronted by the region becomes mandatory. To tackle all these problems, this Element profits from contributions of different disciplines.

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South
Author: Ankit Kumar,Johanna Höffken,Auke Pols
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN 10: 1000397440
ISBN 13: 9781000397444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores how, in the wake of the Anthropocene, the growing call for urgent decarbonisation and accelerated energy transitions might have unintended consequences for energy poverty, justice and democracy, especially in the global South. Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South brings together theoretical and empirical contributions focused on rethinking energy transitions conceptually from and for the global South, and highlights issues of justice and inclusivity. It argues that while urgency is critical for energy transitions in a climate-changed world, we must be wary of conflating goals and processes, and enquire what urgency means for due process. Drawing from a range of authors with expertise spanning environmental justice, design theory, ethics of technology, conflict and gender, it examines case studies from countries including Bolivia, Sri Lanka, India, The Gambia and Lebanon in order to expand our understanding of what energy transitions are, and how just energy transitions can be done in different parts of the world. Overall, driven by a postcolonial and decolonial sensibility, this book brings to the fore new concepts and ideas to help balance the demands of justice and urgency, to flag relevant but often overlooked issues, and to provide new pathways forward. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, environmental justice, climate change and developing countries. The Open Access version of this book, available at has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition
Author: Manfred Hafner,Simone Tagliapietra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030390667
ISBN 13: 9783030390662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The world is currently undergoing an historic energy transition, driven by increasingly stringent decarbonisation policies and rapid advances in low-carbon technologies. The large-scale shift to low-carbon energy is disrupting the global energy system, impacting whole economies, and changing the political dynamics within and between countries. This open access book, written by leading energy scholars, examines the economic and geopolitical implications of the global energy transition, from both regional and thematic perspectives. The first part of the book addresses the geopolitical implications in the worlds main energy-producing and energy-consuming regions, while the second presents in-depth case studies on selected issues, ranging from the geopolitics of renewable energy, to the mineral foundations of the global energy transformation, to governance issues in connection with the changing global energy order. Given its scope, the book will appeal to researchers in energy, climate change and international relations, as well as to professionals working in the energy industry.

Biojet Fuel in Aviation Applications

Biojet Fuel in Aviation Applications
Author: Cheng Tung Chong,Jo-Han Ng
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-06-27
ISBN 10: 012823072X
ISBN 13: 9780128230725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biojet fuels have the potential to make an important contribution towards decarbonising the aviation sector. Biojet Fuel in Aviation Applications: Production, Usage and Impact of Biofuels covers all aspects of this sustainable aviation fuel including aviation biofuel public policies, production technologies, physico-chemical properties, combustion performances, techno-economics of sustainable fuel production, sustainability and energywater-food (EWF) nexus. This must-have book also charts the current state of the industry by discussing the relevant industry players who are currently producing alternative aviation fuels and flight tests, while also providing a glimpse of the future of the industry. This comprehensive book is written for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, researchers, engineers and policy makers wanting to build up knowledge in the specific area of biojet fuel or the broader fields of sustainable energy and aeronautics. Reviews major aviation and biojet fuel policies, legislations, initiatives and roadmaps around the world Features existing and emerging biojet fuel production pathways from various feedstocks Highlights the key properties of biojet fuels that ensures inter-operability with conventional jet aviation fuel Discusses the economic aspects of the biojet fuel industry and the barriers preventing its commercialisation Examines the sustainability of biojet fuel from a life cycle assessment, energy balance and EWF nexus point of views

Energy Transition

Energy Transition
Author: Jens Lowitzsch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN 10: 3319935186
ISBN 13: 9783319935188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Consumer (co-)ownership in renewable energy (RE) is essential to the overall success of Energy Transition. In June 2018, the European Union agreed on a corresponding enabling framework as part of a recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The transposition of these comprehensive rules – in particular those on local RE communities – requires developing, implementing and rolling out business models that broaden the capital participation of consumers. The challenge is to include municipalities and/or commercial investors like SMEs and advance to economies of scale while retaining the benefits of individual consumer participation. This book is addressed to energy consumers in local communities, their municipalities and to the policy makers who represent them. Additionally, non-EU countries, in particular those where rural areas have limited access to energy, e.g. in Asia, Africa and Latin America, may be interested in the benefits of consumer ownership. While demand for energy in developing countries is growing, access to energy is crucial for improving the quality of life. The editor of this book presents a new model of consumer ownership in RE for both the EU and countries worldwide. Part One describes the rationale for consumer ownership in RE with regard to social, organizational, legal and financial conditions. Part Two discusses the issue of financing RE and introduces a new financing technique, the Consumer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP), comparing it to traditional models. Part Three provides 18 country studies from Europe, North America, South America and Asia, organized so as to enable a cross-country comparison of policy approaches and feasibility. Policy recommendations are based on the results of this survey. Part Four summarizes, compares the best practice cases, presents a cost-benefit analysis of “prosumage” and against this background evaluates the impact on future policy.

The Global Energy Transition

The Global Energy Transition
Author: Peter D Cameron,Xiaoyi Mu,Volker Roeben
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN 10: 1509932496
ISBN 13: 9781509932498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global energy is on the cusp of change, and it has become almost a truism that energy is in transition. But what does this notion mean exactly? This book explores the working hypothesis that, characteristically, the energy system requires a strategy of the international community of states to deliver sustainable energy to which all have access. This strategy is for establishing rules-based governance of the global energy value-cycle. The book has four substantive parts that bring together contributions of leading experts from academia and practice on the law, policy, and economics of energy. Part I, 'The prospects of energy transition', critically discusses the leading forecasts for energy and the strategies that resource-rich countries may adopt. Part II, 'Rules-based multilateral governance of the energy sector', details the development and sources of rules on energy. Part III, 'Competition and regulation in transboundary energy markets', discusses principal instruments of rules-based governance of energy. Part IV, 'Attracting investments and the challenges of multi-level governance', focuses on the critical governance of the right investments. This book is a flagship publication of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. It launches the Hart series 'Global Energy Law and Policy' and is edited by the series general editors Professors Peter D Cameron and Volker Roeben, and also Dr Xiaoyi Mu.

Latin American Economic Outlook 2020 Digital Transformation for Building Back Better

Latin American Economic Outlook 2020 Digital Transformation for Building Back Better
Author: OECD,Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean,CAF Development Bank of Latin America,European Commission
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN 10: 9264424199
ISBN 13: 9789264424197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2020 focuses on the role of digital transformation in helping to navigate through challenging times. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on socio-economic conditions, accentuating the already complex scenario faced by a region with significant structural weaknesses. This unprecedented crisis comes at a time of high aspirations and reinforces the need to transform the very foundations of the development model in the region.

Physical Capital Development and Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean

Physical Capital Development and Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Jose Alberto Fuinhas,Matheus Koengkan,Renato Santiago
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-07-10
ISBN 10: 0323858066
ISBN 13: 9780323858069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physical Capital Development and Energy Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean introduces the reader to applied theory and potential solutions to manage the transition from fossil energies to renewables given the resource wealth and infrastructural limitations of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. The work presents consistent empirical approaches and relevant econometric approaches grounded in case studies that offer realistic portrayals of complex multidisciplinary phenomena. It provides policymakers with the knowledge needed for economic decision-making, especially regarding the energy transition and the physical capital development in the LAC (and similar developing regions). The work concludes by road mapping future LAC physical capital investment options to promote 21st-century sustainable energy development. Analyses the macroeconomics of physical capital and energy transition in LAC countries Uses case studies to draw pragmatic comparative energy policy implications Deploys econometric techniques to address empirical approaches on energy and development economics Discusses the effects of the energy transition on environmental degradation Links energy economics and public investment management

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
Author: Douglas Jay Arent,Channing Arndt,Mackay Miller,Finn Tarp,Owen Zinaman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0198802242
ISBN 13: 9780198802242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A volume on the political economy of clean energy transition in developed and developing regions, with a focus on the issues that different countries face as they transition from fossil fuels to lower carbon technologies.

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.

Handbook of Energy Politics

Handbook of Energy Politics
Author: Jennifer I. Considine,Keun-Wook Paik
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1784712302
ISBN 13: 9781784712303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Starting with the fundamentals of the global energy industry, Handbook of Energy Politics goes on to cover the evolution of capital and financial markets in the energy industry, the effects of technology, environmental issues and global warming and geopolitics. The book concludes by considering the future, including the lessons learned from history, where we are most likely to be heading and what steps we can take to mitigate potential energy risks. This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for upper level graduates and postgraduate scholars.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
Author: Dmitry Kurochkin,Elena V. Shabliy,Ekundayo Shittu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 3030142078
ISBN 13: 9783030142070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy Book Review:

This book bringing together leading researchers in the field of renewable energy to discuss sustainability on a broad scale and to examine the status quo of renewable energy industry development in a global context. The volume starts with the European Union, then reviews current trends in the United States as well as the Middle East, Central Asia, and Latin America. It moves on to analyze the German transition to one hundred percent renewable energy economy and energy systems (Energiewende) with a climate protection plan and sustainable economic development; and continues on to examine the determinants of the adoption of sustainable solutions in Finland and discuss the renewable energy agenda in the European Union with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at its core. Climate change has become one of the main global drivers for policy and this book discusses both it’s over all global development as well as spotlighting localized progress across multiple continents. Over one hundred and fifty countries have developing sustainable energy policies, tax incentives, and laws. China remains the leader in renewable energy generation; and countries including the United States, the UK, India, Spain, and Turkey, compete in the Renewable Energy Sector to attract investments. In 2018, global investments in renewables exceeded $200 billion. The state of Bahia in Brazil has been experiencing a surge in wind energy production; and public policy has had a positive effect on that expansion. Kazakhstan is a country with great renewable energy prospects, particularly in wind, hydropower plants, and solar energy. This book is a comprehensive overview and invaluable reference for all those in the renewable energy sector.

Latin America Energy Policy and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Programs

Latin America Energy Policy and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Programs
Author: IBP, Inc.
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-03-20
ISBN 10: 1438728360
ISBN 13: 9781438728360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Latin American Countries Energy Strategy and Regulations Handbook

Urban Policy in Latin America

Urban Policy in Latin America
Author: Michael Cohen,Maria Carrizosa,Margarita Gutman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN 10: 0429647999
ISBN 13: 9780429647994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book evaluates the impact of 20 years of urban policies in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. It argues that evaluating the fulfillment of past commitments is essential for framing and meeting the new commitments that were taken in Habitat III over the next 20 years. Taken as a whole, the book provides a critical assessment of the economic, social and environmental consequences of urban interventions during Habitat II. The country-level chapters have been written by recognized experts in urban issues, with first-hand knowledge of the Habitat process, and deep familiarity with the problems, statistics, actors and political contexts of their nations. The latter part of the volume considers wider topics such as the Habitat Commitment Index, the New Urban Agenda and the regional and global-scale lessons that can be extracted from this group of countries. Urban Policy in Latin America will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and policymakers across development economics, urban studies and Latin American studies.

Global Renewables Outlook Energy Transformation 2050

Global Renewables Outlook  Energy Transformation 2050
Author: International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA
Publsiher: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 9292602500
ISBN 13: 9789292602505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

How Power Shapes Energy Transitions in Southeast Asia

How Power Shapes Energy Transitions in Southeast Asia
Author: Jens Marquardt
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 1317194683
ISBN 13: 9781317194682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An understanding of the role of energy-related governance systems and the conditions required for a shift towards renewables in developing countries is urgently needed in order to tap into the global potential of low-carbon development. Although renewable energy sources have become technically feasible and economically viable, social and political factors continue to persist as the most critical obstacles for their dissemination. How Power Shapes Energy Transitions in Southeast Asia conceptualizes power for the field of sustainable energy governance. Based on empirical findings from the Philippines and Indonesia, the book develops an analytical approach that incorporates power theory into a multi-level governance framework. The book begins with a profound background on renewable energy development around the world and presents major trends in development cooperation. A power-based multi-level governance approach is introduced that is rooted in development thinking. Examining how coordination and power relations shape the development and dissemination of renewable energy technologies, the book also shows how decentralization affects low carbon development in emerging economies. Sparking debate on the ways in which energy transitions can be triggered and sustained in developing countries, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of renewable energy development and environmental politics and governance as well as practitioners in development cooperation.

Transitioning to a Post Carbon Society

Transitioning to a Post Carbon Society
Author: Ernest Garcia,Mercedes Martinez-Iglesias,Peadar Kirby
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 1349951765
ISBN 13: 9781349951765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book deals with one of the most pressing social and environmental issues that we face today. The transition to a post-carbon society, in which the consumption of fossil fuels decreases over time, has become an inevitability due to the need to prevent catastrophic climate change, the increasing cost and scarcity of energy, and complex combinations of both of these factors. As the authors point out, this will not only entail political adjustments and the replacement of some technologies by others, but will be accompanied by social and cultural changes that bring about substantial modifications in our societies and ways of life. This book examines whether the current conditions, which date back to the crisis that began in 2007, favour a benign and smooth transition or will make it more difficult and prone to conflict. It argues that, even if this transformation is unavoidable, the directions it will take and the resulting social forms are much less certain. There will be many post-carbon societies, the authors conclude, and any number of routes to social change. Transitioning to a Post-Carbon Society therefore represents a significant contribution to global debates on the environment, and is vital reading for academics, policymakers, business leaders, NGOs and the general public alike.

Urban Energy Transition

Urban Energy Transition
Author: Peter Droege
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 9780080560465
ISBN 13: 0080560466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Transition Book Review:

This compendium of 29 chapters from 18 countries contains both fundamental and advanced insight into the inevitable shift from cities dominated by the fossil-fuel systems of the industrial age to a renewable-energy based urban development framework. The cross-disciplinary handbook covers a range of diverse yet relevant topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles. Presented are practical and principled aspects of technology, economics, design, culture and society, presenting perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance.

Sustainable Development and Energy Transition in Europe and Asia

Sustainable Development and Energy Transition in Europe and Asia
Author: Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan,Sam Dzever,Jacques Jaussaud,Robert Taylor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1119705177
ISBN 13: 9781119705178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Asian and European countries have adopted different approaches to the conflicting priorities of economic growth and low carbon emissions. In this volume – based on the revised versions of papers presented at the 24th International Euro-Asia Research Conference held in 2019 – the contrasts between the schools of thought of each continent are explored thoroughly. Ranging from topics as diverse as city logistics, shareholder value and management practices, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, China's geopolitical insights, sustainable agricultural development in India and the empowerment of women in Vietnam via microfinance, this book addresses sustainable development policies in China and Southeast Asia from many different perspectives.