Urban Energy Transition

1st Edition

From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power

Authors: Peter Droege
Editors: Peter Droege
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080453415
eBook ISBN: 9780080560465
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 3rd March 2008
Page Count: 664
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Description

This compendium of 29 chapters from 18 countries contains both fundamental and advanced insight into the inevitable shift from cities dominated by the fossil-fuel systems of the industrial age to a renewable-energy based urban development framework. The cross-disciplinary handbook covers a range of diverse yet relevant topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles. Presented are practical and principled aspects of technology, economics, design, culture and society, presenting perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance.

Readership

Architects, urban planners and policy makers; energy experts and efficiency planners; state and local government leaders and officials; renewable energy systems planners; municipal energy experts and leaders; government agencies; renewable energy industry leaders and policy makers; political leaders. Researchers and lecturers in architecture, building and architectural design science and engineering; urban ecologists and environmental engineers; energy engineers and scientists; academic staff in urban and regional planning, infrastructure planning, urban history, theory and criticism.

Table of Contents

Urban energy transition: an introduction Peter Droege

1 Principles and drivers

Solar City: reconnecting energy generation and use to the technical and social logic of solar power Hermann Scheer

Urbanization, increasing wealth and energy transitions: comparing experiences between the USA, Japan and rapidly developing Asia Pacific economies Peter J. Marcotullio and Niels B. Schulz Undoing atmospheric harm: civil action to shrink the carbon footprint John Byrne, Lado Kurdgelashvili and Kristen Hughes

Direct versus embodied energy: the need for urban lifestyle transitions Manfred Lenzen, Richard Wood and Barney Foran

Energy, development and sustainable monetary systems Shann Turnbull

2 Policy, practice and dynamics

Energy and urban environmental regimes Steve Hammer

Climate change and cities: the making of a climate friendly future Shobhakar Dhakal

City energy networking in Europe Marco Keiner, Arley Kim

Energy use and CO2 production in the urban passenger transport systems of 84 international cities: findings and policy implications Jeff Kenworthy

3 Aspects of technology: opportunities and applications

Storage systems for reliable future power supply networks Dirk Uwe Sauer

The Media Laboratory City Car: a new approach to sustainable mobility William J. Mitchell, Ryan Chin, and Andres Sevtsuk

Towards the intelligent grid: a review of the literature John Gardner and Peta Ashworth <BR id="CR

Details

No. of pages:
664
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080560465
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080453415

About the Author

Peter Droege

Professor Droege is also President of Eurosolar, the European Association of Renewable Energy as well as General Chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy. A recipient of the European Solar Prize in Education, Peter Droege was appointed as the inaugral Chair for Sustainable Spatial Development at the University of Liechtenstein and holds a Conjoint Professorship at the Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecure and the Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia. As an inaugural member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize jury and Expert Commissioner for Cities and Climate Change for the World Future Council he also served on the Steering Committee of the Urban Climate Change Research Network at Columbia University/Goodard Space Center and CUNY. He has taught classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (School of Architecture and Planning), Tokyo University (Endowed Chair Program, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology), the University of Sydney and the Technical University of Munich. Professor Droege has authored or edited Regenerative Region: Energy and Climate Atlas (2014), Intelligent Environments and Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power (both Elsevier 1997, 2008),100% Renewable - Energy Autonomy in Action (Earthscan 2009 and Routledge 2014) and Climate Design (ORO Editions 2010).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Peter Droege is a renowned expert in renewable energy, renewable energy autonomy, research and development and urban energy transition strategies

About the Editor

Peter Droege

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia; World Council for Renewable Energy