Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Applications, Sustainability, and Policies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128205396

Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Applications, Sustainability, and Policies

1st Edition

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Editors: Jingzheng Ren
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205396
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2020
Page Count: 300
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In order to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy and renewable-energy-driven technologies, Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Applications, Sustainability and Policies provides a comprehensive view of advanced renewable technologies and the benefits of utilizing renewable energy sources.

Discussing the current barriers and challenges hindering the development of renewable energy toward sustainability, this book includes models for renewable energy planning and integration, decision-support tools and multi-criteria decision-making examples to assist evaluating sustainability benefits.

Highlighting potential issues related to the economic, environmental and social benefits of developing renewable energy this book includes video examples of innovative applications and models for renewable energy planning and integration researchers and experts will benefit by having a prospective view of the future of renewable energy industry.

Key Features

  • Identifies critical barriers and the causes and effects of implications toward renewable energy industry integration
  • Includes video examples showing the latest renewable-energy-driven technologies and innovative applications of renewable energy sources
  • Features regulations and outlooks of renewable Energy in EU, US and China


Renewable researchers, academics, engineers. Solar/wind power system designer and installers and policy-makers

Table of Contents

Part I Technologies
1. Renewable Energy, Energy Security and Climate Change
2. Renewable-Energy-based Power Generation: Pathways and Status Quo
3. Renewable Energy Technologies for a More Sustainable Future: Progress, Problems and Prospect

Part II Applications
4. Renewable-Energy-Driven Desalination Technologies for More Water with Less Carbon
5. Renewable Energy based Combined Cooling, Heat and Power Systems
6. Renewable Energy Technologies for Zero-Emission and Energy-Efficient  Buildings

Part III Sustainability
7. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Electricity Generation based on Different Renewable Energy Sources
8. Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis of Renewable-Energy Based Hydrogen Pathways
9. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Sustainability Prioritization of Renewable-Energy-based Industrial Systems

Part IV Policy
10. Policies, Regulations and Outlook of Renewable Energy in EU, US and China
11. Marketing Renewable Energy in a Global View
12. Cause-Effect Analysis of Barriers and Policy Implications for


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About the Editor

Jingzheng Ren

Jingzheng Ren

Jingzheng Ren (Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China) is an Assistant Professor of Modelling for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Honorary Associate Professor of Engineering Operations Management, University of Southern Denmark. His research mainly focuses on process system engineering, sustainability-oriented decision-making and waste management. He serves as the Editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer), and Associate Editor of Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. He has edited 5 books and published more than 130 journal papers in the finest journals, i.e., AIChE J, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Green Chemistry, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, Energy, and Energy Conversion and Management, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, SAR, China

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