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.

Urban Energy Transition

Urban Energy Transition
Author: Peter Droege
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2018-08-12
ISBN 10: 0081020759
ISBN 13: 9780081020753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Transition Book Review:

Urban Energy Transition, second edition, is the definitive science and practice-based compendium of energy transformations in the global urban system. This volume is a timely and rich resource for all, as citizens, companies and their communities, from remote villages to megacities and metropolitan regions, rapidly move away from fossil fuel and nuclear power, to renewable energy as civic infrastructure investment, source of revenue and prosperity, and existential resilience strategy. Covers technical, financial, systems, urban planning and design, landscape, mapping and modelling, and sociological issues related to urban renewable energy transformations Presents city-wide renewable energy strategies and urban thermal performance planning, sector coupling, and smart distributed renewable energy and storage systems Examines individual and mass transport systems in the contexts of urban mobility trends and energy innovations Explains successful innovations in solar bond finance, blockchain technology enabled peer-to-peer renewable energy trading systems, and the case for renewable energy based regional monetary systems Features foci on societal, community and user enabling aspects such as energy justice, prosperity and democracy, and urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives Includes analytic case insights into successful practices from around the globe that provide local, regional and country-specific governance and organizational perspectives

The Urban Household Energy Transition

The Urban Household Energy Transition
Author: Douglas F. Barnes,Kerry Krutilla,William F. Hyde
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN 10: 1136528156
ISBN 13: 9781136528156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Urban Household Energy Transition Book Review:

As cities in developing countries grow and become more prosperous, energy use shifts from fuelwood to fuels like charcoal, kerosene, and coal, and, ultimately, to fuels such as liquid petroleum gas, and electricity. Energy use is not usually considered as a social issue. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the movement away from traditional fuels has a strong socio-economic dimension, as poor people are the last to attain the benefits of using modern energy. The result is that health risks from the continued use of wood fuel fall most heavily on the poor, and indoor pollution from wood stoves has its greatest effect on women and children who cook and spend much more of their time indoors. Barnes, Krutilla, and Hyde provide the first worldwide assessment of the energy transition as it occurs in urban households, drawing upon data collected by the World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP). From 1984-2000, the program conducted over 25,000 household energy surveys in 45 cities spanning 12 countries and 3 continents. Additionally, GIS mapping software was used to compile a biomass database of vegetation patterns surrounding 34 cities. Using this rich set of geographic, biological, and socioeconomic data, the authors describe problems and policy options associated with each stage in the energy transition. The authors show how the poorest are most vulnerable to changes in energy markets and demonstrate how the collection of biomass fuel contributes to deforestation. Their book serves as an important contribution to development studies, and as a guide for policymakers hoping to encourage sustainable energy markets and an improved quality of life for growing urban populations.

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities
Author: Ursula Eicker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128115548
ISBN 13: 9780128115541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities Book Review:

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

Urban Energy Landscapes

Urban Energy Landscapes
Author: Vanesa Castán Broto
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108419429
ISBN 13: 9781108419420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Landscapes Book Review:

Research volume on urban energy transition that will have wide interdisciplinary appeal to researchers in energy, urban and environmental studies.

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions
Author: Miguel Amado,Francesca Poggi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780128242773
ISBN 13: 0128242779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions Book Review:

Bringing together empirical and applied research in both urban planning and sustainable energy, the book offers coherent and innovate best practices for urban energy transition planning. Using a multidisciplinary framework, the book views cities as an integrated system composed of components such as neighborhoods and districts within an overall net-zero energy balance. Intended for academics, practitioners, and policy makers interested in sustainable energy transition, the book offers insights and best practices to promote the transition to a low carbon urban society. Real-world case studies from around the globe Examines replicable tools such as GIS, BIM and the E-City Platform for developing and implementing energy-efficient urban models Learning aids include figures, maps, conceptual models, operative schemes, literature reviews, guideline tables, extensive bibliography, links to the research project online platform

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities
Author: Timea Nochta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN 10: 1000177742
ISBN 13: 9781000177749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities Book Review:

This book investigates and evaluates the opportunities and limitations of network governance in building local capacity for energy infrastructure governance. Presenting a comparative analysis of three city cases from across Europe- Birmingham, Frankfurt and Budapest- this book demonstrates how local factors shape the prospect of network governance to support low-carbon energy transitions. It maps out existing governance networks, highlighting the actors involved and their interactions with one another, and also discusses the role and embeddedness of networks in the urban governance of low-carbon energy. Drawing on case study evidence, Nochta develops a comparative analysis which discusses the intricate connections between network characteristics, context and impact. It highlights that organisational fragmentation; the complexity of the low-carbon energy problem and historical developments all influence network characteristics in terms of degree of integration and vertical (hierarchical) power relationships among network actors. Overall, the book concludes that understanding such links between context and networks is crucial when designing and implementing new governance models aimed at facilitating and governing low-carbon urban development. Low-Carbon Energy Transitions in European Cities will be of great interest to scholars of energy policy, urban governance and sustainability transitions.

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions
Author: Ortwin Renn,Frank Ulmer,Anna Deckert
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN 10: 0128195665
ISBN 13: 9780128195666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions Book Review:

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions provides a conceptual and empirical approach to stakeholder and citizen involvement in the ongoing energy transition conversation, focusing on projects surrounding energy conversion and efficiency, reducing energy demand, and using new forms of renewable energy sources. Sections review and contrast different approaches to citizen involvement, discuss the challenges of inclusive participation in complex energy policymaking, and provide conceptual foundations for the empirical case studies that constitute the second part of the book. The book is a valuable resource for academics in the field of energy planning and policymaking, as well as practitioners in energy governance, energy and urban planners and participation specialists. Explains both key concepts in public participation and involvement, along with empirical results gained in implementing these concepts Links theoretical knowledge with conceptual and real-life applications in the energy sector Instructs energy planners in how to improve planning and transformation processes by using inclusive governance methods Contains insights from case studies in the fully transitioned German system that provide an empirical basis for action for energy policymakers worldwide

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions
Author: Siddharth Sareen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030268918
ISBN 13: 9783030268916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions Book Review:

"This compact book argues that ideas about accountability and legitimation - drawn from work on environmental governance - can open up new analytical perspectives on what is holding back effective energy system transformation. With bite-size chapters and illustrative cases that draw on the work of five expert witnesses, this is a novel intervention into debates over the politics of energy transition." -Professor Gavin Bridge, Durham University, UK "The book theorizes and advances the research frontier on legitimation practices and accountability with a carefully crafted analysis bridging scholarly fields of environmental governance, political economy, energy research and democratic theory. It is a must-read for all students and scholars interested in shaping more legitimate, democratic and accountable energy transition from the local to global context." -Professor Karin Bäckstrand, Stockholm University, Sweden This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy transitions contribute to sustainability. The real-world challenge of climate change requires sustainable energy transitions. This presents a crisis of accountability legitimated through situated practices in a wide range of cases including: solar energy transitions in Portugal, urban energy transitions in Germany, forestland conflicts in Indonesia, urban carbon emission targets in Norway, transport electrification in the Nordic region, and biodiversity conservation and energy extraction in the USA. By synthesising these cases, chapters identify various dimensions wherein practices of legitimation construct specific accountability relations. This book deftly illustrates the value of an analytical approach focused on accountable governance to enable sustainable energy transitions. It will be of great use to both academics and practitioners working in the field of energy transitions. Siddharth Sareen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway.--

Cities in Transition

Cities in Transition
Author: Thomas Sauer,Susanne Elsen,Cristina Garzillo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 1317410149
ISBN 13: 9781317410140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities in Transition Book Review:

Cities in Transition focuses on the sustainability transitions initiated in 40 European cities. The book presents the incredible wealth of insights gathered through hundreds of interviews and questionnaires. Four key domains—local energy systems, local green spaces, local water systems and local labour markets—have been the focus of the field research investigating local potentials for social innovation and new forms of civil society self-organisation. Examining the potential of new organizational frameworks like co-operatives, multi-stakeholder constructions, local-regional partnerships and networks for the success of such transitions, this book presents the key ingredients of a sustainable urban community as a viable concept to address current global financial, environmental and social challenges. Crucial reading for academics and practitioners of urban planning and sustainability in Europe, Cities in Transition is an innovative roadmap for sustainability in changing cities.

Rethinking Urban Transitions

Rethinking Urban Transitions
Author: Andrés Luque-Ayala,Simon Marvin,Harriet Bulkeley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 1351675141
ISBN 13: 9781351675147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Urban Transitions Book Review:

Rethinking Urban Transitions provides critical insight for societal and policy debates about the potential and limits of low carbon urbanism. It draws on over a decade of international research, undertaken by scholars across multiple disciplines concerned with analysing and shaping urban sustainability transitions. It seeks to open up the possibility of a new generation of urban low carbon transition research, which foregrounds the importance of political, geographical and developmental context in shaping the possibilities for a low carbon urban future. The book’s contributions propose an interpretation of urban low carbon transitions as primarily social, political and developmental processes. Rather than being primarily technical efforts aimed at measuring and mitigating greenhouse gases, the low carbon transition requires a shift in the mode and politics of urban development. The book argues that moving towards this model requires rethinking what it means to design, practise and mobilize low carbon in the city, while also acknowledging the presence of multiple and contested developmental pathways. Key to this shift is thinking about transitions, not solely as technical, infrastructural or systemic shifts, but also as a way of thinking about collective futures, societal development and governing modes – a recognition of the political and contested nature of low carbon urbanism. The various contributions provide novel conceptual frameworks as well as empirically rich cases through which we can begin to interrogate the relevance of socio-economic, political and developmental dimensions in the making or unmaking of low carbon in the city. The book draws on a diverse range of examples (including ‘world cities’ and ‘ordinary cities’) from North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, India and China, to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to undertake purposive socio-technical transitions are both emerging and encountering resistance in different urban contexts. Rethinking Urban Transitions is an essential text for courses concerned with cities, climate change and environmental issues in sociology, politics, urban studies, planning, environmental studies, geography and the built environment.

Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability
Author: Tim Dixon,Malcolm Eames,Miriam Hunt,Simon Lannon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1317911938
ISBN 13: 9781317911937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability Book Review:

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

Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions

Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions
Author: Marina van Geenhuizen,Adam Holbrook,Mozhdeh Taheri
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN 10: 178347677X
ISBN 13: 9781783476770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions Book Review:

This enlightening book elucidates the leadership challenges of various cities in emerging transitions towards higher levels of sustainability. It examines elements of three socio-technical systems, energy, transport and healthcare, while addressing technology invention, commercialization, mass-production and adoption. The book breaks new ground in the analysis of topical issues such as local ‘cradle’ conditions, incentive schemes, niche-development, living labs, impact bonds, grass-roots intermediation and adaptive policy making. It offers a broad coverage of global systems of cities, with a particular focus on Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Korea, Japan, the US and Canada.

Wind and Solar Energy Transition in China

Wind and Solar Energy Transition in China
Author: Marius Korsnes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 0429574657
ISBN 13: 9780429574658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind and Solar Energy Transition in China Book Review:

This book explores the mobilisation of China’s wind and solar industries and examines the implications of this development to energy generation and distribution, innovation and governance. Unlike other publications that focus mainly on the formal policy landscape and statistics of industry development, this book delves deeper into the ways in which the wind and solar industries have evolved through negotiations made by the involved stakeholders, and how these industries play into larger Chinese development and policymaking interests. Overall, it sheds new light on the strategic development of China’s renewable energy industry, the flexible governance methods employed and the internal struggles which Chinese local, regional and central policymakers, and state-owned and private enterprises have faced. This book will be of great relevance to students and scholars of renewable energy technologies, energy policy and sustainability transitions, as well as policymakers with a specific interest in China.

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions
Author: Miguel Amado,Francesca Poggi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128242787
ISBN 13: 9780128242780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions Book Review:

Urban Sustainable Energy Transitions brings together empirical and applied research in both urban planning and sustainable energy, offering coherent and innovate best practices for urban energy transition planning. Using a multidisciplinary framework, the book views cities as an integrated system composed of components such as neighborhoods and districts within an overall net-zero energy balance. Intended for academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in sustainable energy transition, the book offers insights and best practices to promote the transition to a low carbon urban society. Includes real-world case studies from around the globe Examines replicable tools such as GIS, BIM and the E-City Platform for developing and implementing energy-efficient urban models Provides learning aids such as figures, maps, conceptual models, operative schemes, literature reviews, guideline tables, extensive bibliography, and links

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy
Author: Barry D. Solomon,Kirby E. Calvert
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-12-29
ISBN 10: 1785365622
ISBN 13: 9781785365621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy Book Review:

This extensive Handbook captures a range of expertise and perspectives on the changing geographies and landscapes of energy production, distribution, and use. Combining established and emerging scholarship from across disciplines, the expert contributions provide a broad overview of research frontiers for the changing geographies of energy worldwide. Interdisciplinary in nature and broad in scope, it serves to answer a range of questions and provide the reader with conceptual and methodological foundations.

Conceptualizing Germany s Energy Transition

Conceptualizing Germany   s Energy Transition
Author: Ludger Gailing,Timothy Moss
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN 10: 1137505931
ISBN 13: 9781137505934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptualizing Germany s Energy Transition Book Review:

This is the first book to explore ways of conceptualizing Germany’s ongoing energy transition. Although widely acclaimed in policy and research circles worldwide, the Energiewende is poorly understood in terms of social science scholarship. There is an urgent need to delve beyond descriptive accounts of policy implementation and contestation in order to unpack the deeper issues at play in what has been termed a 'grand societal transformation.' The authors approach this in three ways: First, they select and characterize conceptual approaches suited to interpreting the reordering of institutional arrangements, socio-material configurations, power relations and spatial structures of energy systems in Germany and beyond. Second, they assess the value of these concepts in describing and explaining energy transitions, pinpointing their relative strengths and weaknesses and exploring areas of complementarity and incompatibility. Third, they illustrate how these concepts can be applied – individually and in combination – to enrich empirical research of Germany’s energy transition.

Energy Transitions and Social Psychology

Energy Transitions and Social Psychology
Author: Paul Upham,Paula Bögel,Katinka Johansen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN 10: 042985837X
ISBN 13: 9780429858376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Transitions and Social Psychology Book Review:

This book explains how social psychological concepts can be closely integrated with sociotechnical perspectives of energy transitions. It shows the value of actor-centred analysis that acknowledges the role of individual-level processes within their wider contexts of energy supply and use. In this way, the book connects social psychological and sociological frames of analysis, preserving the value of both, to provide multi-level, analytically extended accounts of energy transitions processes. Sociotechnical thinking is about the interactions of people and technology, including the rules, regulations and institutions involved. Such perspectives help to identify the many forms of path dependency that can make change difficult. Human behaviour plays a strong role in maintaining these path dependencies, but it can also introduce change. This book advocates a deliberately interdisciplinary research agenda that recognises the value of social psychological perspectives when seeking to create new pathways for energy supply and use. At the same time, it also demonstrates the value of sociotechnical perspectives for energy-related social psychology. Energy Transitions and Social Psychology will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, environmental and energy psychology, sustainable development and innovation studies, as well as students and scholars of environment and energy more generally.

Urban Energy Transition and Technology Adoption

Urban Energy Transition and Technology Adoption
Author: Zenebe Gebreegziabher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1091759497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Infrastructure in Transition

Urban Infrastructure in Transition
Author: Timothy Moss,Simon Marvin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 1134941730
ISBN 13: 9781134941735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Infrastructure in Transition Book Review:

Achieving sustainable energy and resource use is vital if cities are to thrive or even function in the long term. Focusing on cities in the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, this book examines the mounting pressures for changes in the management style of utility services in Europe, pressures that stem from a wide range of sources such as liberalization and privatization of markets, tighter environmental standards, new economic incentives, competing technologies and changing consumption patterns. The authors show how changes in the management of utility services can contribute to achieving greater sustainability in urban regions. Whilst more efficient technology has a part to play, truly significant improvements in quality of life will be delivered only when the flow of material and energy through cities is focused on the goal of sustainability in each local context.