Renewable Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483256955

Renewable Energy

1st Edition

Prospects for Implementation

Editors: Tim Jackson
eBook ISBN: 9781483256955
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th September 2013
Page Count: 272
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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


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