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Sustainable Energy Management

While the last few decades have witnessed incredible leaps forward in the technology of energy production, technological innovation can only be as transformative as its implementation and management allows. The burgeoning fields of renewable, efficient and sustainable energy have moved past experimentation toward realization, necessitating the transition to more sustainable energy management practices. Energy Management is a collective term for all the systematic practices to minimize and control both the quantity and cost of energy used in providing a service. This new book reports from the forefront of the energy struggle in the developing world, offering a guide to implementation of sustainable energy management in practice. The authors provide new paradigms for measuring energy sustainability, pragmatic methods for applying renewable resources and efficiency improvements, and unique insights on managing risk in power production facilities. The book highlights the possible financial and practical impacts of these activities, as well as the methods of their calculation. The authors’ guidelines for planning, analyzing, developing, and optimizing sustainable energy production projects provide vital information for the nations, corporations, and engineering firms that must apply exciting new energy technology in the real world.

Audience

Primary: Engineers, scientists, and managers working in Sustainable Energy. Secondary: Students in Engineering programs; Policy-makers and Investors working in energy-related disciplines

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415978-5

Reviews

  • "Its goal is to teach corporations how to manage their energy use in order to meet their own energy needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do so…The authors identify the key factors for success as strategic planning, efficient operations, technological upgrades, training, and global cooperation."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    2. ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    2.1 Definition of sustainable development
    2.2 Sustainable development principles
    2.3 Energy sustainability as criteria of sustainable development
    2.4 Dimensions of energy sustainability
    2.5 Basic concept of energy sustainability
    2.6 Basic problems of future energy development
    2.7 Legislation
    2.8 Annex - Case study - EU

    3. ENERGY MANAGEMENT - PLANNING
    3.1 Traditional concept of energy management
    3.2 Sustainable approach to energy management
    3.3 Strategic analysis of energy sector
    3.4 Strategic objectives of sustainable energy management
    3.5 Annex - Case study - India

    4. ENERGY MANAGEMENT - IMPLEMENTATION
    4.1 Development of the strategy of sustainable management of energy
    4.2 Approach to implementation of the strategy of sustainable management of energy
    4.3 Creation of organizational structure and corporate culture
    4.4 Transformation of goals and allocation of resources
    4.5 Managing the process of implementation of the strategy
    4.6 Control and audit of the strategy
    4.7 Annex - Case study - Canada

    5. METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGY OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT
    5.1 Basic techniques and tools of implementation of the strategy
    5.2 Traditional approach
    5.3 System approach
    5.4 Eco management approach
    5.5 Total quality management approach
    5.6 Life-cycle analysis method
    5.7 Method of gap analysis
    5.8 Annex - Case study - USA

    6. ENERGY MANAGEMENT - CONTROL
    6.1 Elements of strategic controlling
    6.2 Controlling financial effects of implementation
    6.3 Controlling non-financial effects of implementation
    6.4 Annex - Case study - Serbia

    7. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
    THE FIRST STRATEGIC PRIORITY - EXPLOITATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
    7.1 Solar energy
    7.2 Biomass energy
    7.3 Wind energy
    7.4 Geothermal energy
    7.5 Hydropower energy
    7.6 Management of renewable energy sources
    7.7 The economic effects of sustainable energy management

    SECOND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE - ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    7.8 Energy efficiency
    7.9 Energy efficiency audit
    7.10 Improvements of energy efficiency

    THIRD STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE - RISK MANAGEMENT IN ENERGY FACILITIES
    7.11 Energy management risk
    7.12 Basic steps of risk management
    7.13 Risk assessment
    7.14 Methods of environmental investments risk assessment
    7.15 Annex - Case study - Sub-Saharan Africa

    8. SUSATAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT MONITORING
    8.1 Indicators of sustainable development
    8.2 Indicators of sustainable energy development
    8.3 Determination of sustainable development level
    8.4 Determination of sustainable development level by indicators of development
    8.5 Determination of sustainable energy development level
    8.6 Annex - Case study - South Eastern European Region

    9. CONCLUSION
    10. GLOSSARY
    11. ACKONWLEDGEMENTS

    REFERENCES

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