Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Prospects for Implementation

First published on January 1, 1993

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  • Editor: Tim Jackson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483256955

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Renewable Energy: Prospects for Implementation contains papers that were originally commissioned by the journal Energy Policy for a series on renewable energy appearing between January 1991 to September 1992. In view of the fast-changing demands on conventional energy supply to meet environmental imperatives, it seemed timely to reproduce here a selection of those papers with a new introduction and a revised concluding chapter by the Editor of the series, Dr Tim Jackson, a research fellow with the Stockholm Environment Institute. The book is organized into four parts. The papers in Part I cover the individual renewable energy technology types from a broad perspective, addressing the technological aspects of improved power capture and conversion efficiency, but also providing a broad overview of costs, environmental aspects, and institutional factors for each technology category. Part II of this collection examines questions of feasibility and system integration. Renewables and development is the theme of Part III of the book while Part IV is dedicated to policy aspect and the development of strategies for implementation of renewable energy technologies.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Editor's Introduction

    Part I: Renewable Energy Technologies

    1 The Cinderella Options

    A Study of Modernized Renewable Energy Technologies

    Part 1 - A Technical Assessment

    2 Biomass Energy

    3 Solar Energy Systems - Assessment of Present and Future Potential

    4 Wind Energy - Experience from California and Denmark

    5 Ocean Wave Energy

    6 Hydroelectric Energy

    7 Tidal Energy

    8 Geothermal Energy - Electricity Generation and Environmental Impact

    Part II: Feasibility and System Integration

    9 Energy Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources

    10 Integration of Renewable Electricity Sources

    11 Solar Hydrogen Energy Trade

    Part III: Renewables and Development

    12 Biomass Energy - Lessons from Case Studies in Developing Countries

    13 Renewable Energy in Rural Areas of Developing Countries - Some Recommendations for a Sustainable Strategy

    14 Renewed Prosperity for the Country Boats of Bangladesh

    15 Renewable Energy in Third World Development Assistance - Learning from Experience

    Part IV: Strategies for Implementation

    16 Policies for a Solar Economy

    17 Renewables and the Full Costs of Energy

    18 Renewables and the Privatization of the UK ESI - A Case Study

    19 The Cinderella Options

    A Study of Modernized Renewable Energy Technologies

    Part 2 - Political and Policy Analysis

    20 Summary and Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1993
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483256955

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