The Climate Energy Nexus

The Climate Energy Nexus

Understanding the Relationship between Energy Production Systems and Climate Trends

1st Edition - October 5, 2023

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  • Author: Mark Mba Wright
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323952156

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The Climate Energy Nexus: Understanding the Relationship between Energy Production Systems and Climate Trends offers fundamental material on energy and climate systems, progressing to establishing advanced and integrated energy-climate models. Making informed energy planning decisions requires a better understanding of how climate trends, extreme events, and public policy could impact energy production performance, cost, and emissions. This book introduces readers to the development of integrated climate-energy models for multi-scale planning and assessment. Describing the motivation and key challenges in the climate-energy modeling community this reference looks at the fundamentals of climate and energy systems before integrating them into a cohesive analysis framework. Presenting various energy production optimization case studies spanning across urban and national scales; annual to multi-decade long timescales; and various economic and environmental considerations. Practitioners and students interested in climate and energy systems will gain a foundational platform from which to develop informed assessments of future energy use.

Key Features

  • Accessible introduction and detailed advances on climate and energy system models
  • Provides relevant and real case studies that can be adapted to practical applications
  • Examples using free, open-source frameworks for easy implementation


Undergraduate and graduate engineering and environmental science students, Researchers and professionals in energy, renewable energy and environmental engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Developments of Climate and energy systems
    2. Fundamentals of energy systems
    3. Fundamentals of climate models
    4. Modelling and Optimization of climate-energy systems
    5. Climate-Energy System Models and Energy Policy
    6. Use cases and Examples of Open Source Frameworks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: October 5, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323952156

About the Author

Mark Mba Wright

Mark is a professor of Mechanical Engineering with a background in lifecycle economic and environmental assessment of energy systems. He has authored over 60 journal articles and several book chapters on the costs and environmental benefits of clean energy systems. He teaches interdisciplinary courses on thermal systems, energy, economics, and policy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, USA

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