Low carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective Book

Low carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective


  • Author : Patrizia Lombardi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128029879

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Low carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective Excerpt :

Low-Carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective draws on the European Commission‘s funded project MILESECURE-2050. It considers low-carbon energy security and energy geopolitics in Europe, with a focus on four thematic clusters: challenging the energy security paradigm; climate change and energy security objectives (the components of a secure and low-carbon energy system); energy security in a geopolitical perspective, as it relates to economics, resource competition, and availability; and the influence of large scale renewable energy projects on energy security and shifting geopolitical alliances. An overarching narrative is that optimizing the energy system simultaneously across different objectives may be impossible, i.e., lowest cost, least environmental impact, minimal downtime, regional supply. This book explores these charged topics through insights from a series of novel, new energy project case studies, and demonstrates the need for difficult political conversations within Europe and beyond by posing fundamental yet new questions about the energy security paradigm. Offers a unique perspective on low-carbon energy security by considering the assumptions behind current energy security needs Suggests the benefit of envisioning energy security through out-of-the-box scenario development with respect to the energy system Includes energy in an international scenario with case studies from Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Morroco, China, South America, and Europe Draws on the European Commission‘s funded project MILESECURE-2050

Long term Energy Security Risks for Europe Book

Long term Energy Security Risks for Europe


  • Author : Arianna Checchi
  • Publisher : CEPS
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Energy policy
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9789290798491

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Long term Energy Security Risks for Europe Excerpt :

The aim of the paper is to identify and evaluate existing and potential EU energy supply risks on the basis of a sector-specific approach. Moving away from common generalisations on security of energy supply as well as from those studies that focus only on one sector, it brings together all types of fuel and analyses the risks related to each of them. The result is a comprehensive picture of the energy security challenges faced by the EU in the long-term. The paper can be seen as a tool to avoid overlapping, incoherence and contradictions in the process of assessing security of supply and aims to formulate a consistent and more unified European energy policy.

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions Book

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions


  • Author : Douglas Jay Arent
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 631
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198802242

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The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions Excerpt :

A volume on the political economy of clean energy transition in developed and developing regions, with a focus on the issues that different countries face as they transition from fossil fuels to lower carbon technologies.

Energy 2050 Book

Energy 2050


  • Author : Jim Skea
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-06-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136539985

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The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least eighty per cent by 2050, a target that will only be achieved by transforming the way that energy is supplied and used. At the same time there are anxieties about the security of energy provision in terms of European dependency on natural gas and the reliability of electricity supply. This book explores in detail those factors which could help or hinder the attainment of the UK's climate change targets, and how these factors interact with the parallel objective of maintaining a robust and secure energy system. The book is the result of a major national energy research effort by the UK Energy Research Centre, which includes some of the UK's leading energy experts. The results and recommendations are essential reading for policymakers, professionals, researchers, and anyone concerned with achieving large-scale reductions in carbon emissions, both from the UK and internationally. Energy 2050 begins by exploring the evolution of the UK energy system over recent decades: the trends, technologies and environmental impacts related to energy use, and the structures and institutions of governance that have influenced this evolution. It then moves on to changes in energy policy to emphasise decarbonization and resilience, and introduce the approach to scenarios and modelling used in the rest of the book. Later chapters explore different aspects of the uncertainties that may enable or constrain the creation of a low-carbon, resilient UK energy system, related to accelerated technology development, the creation of an infrastructure to support de-centralized energy and microgeneration, to lifestyle and behaviour change, and to public attitudes to wider environmental impacts associated with energy system change.

Energy Security Book

Energy Security


  • Author : Nikolai Mouraviev
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030010331

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Energy Security Excerpt :

This book discusses energy policy within the framework of the expansion of renewable energy sources (RES) and increasing resource use efficiency. In this book, the term ‘resource efficiency’ is defined as deriving the most value from resource inputs related to energy production, while incorporating energy efficiency. The authors highlight the drivers, policy approaches, governance issues and management problems related to the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels by focusing on RES and resource efficiency. Mouraviev and Koulori argue that enhancing energy security requires a new approach, integrating two core components: the emphasis on increasing energy production from renewable sources and resource use efficiency, which forms a contrast to the traditional understanding of energy security as security of supply. Blending theory with practice using several case studies, this original book provides a novel conceptualisation of energy security that will be of interest and value to practitioners and policy makers as well as scholars and researchers.

Low Carbon Energy Controversies Book

Low Carbon Energy Controversies


  • Author : Thomas Roberts
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136252563

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Governments, big business and communities are coming under increased pressure to develop low carbon energy supply technologies. Within the context of the climate change debate a delicate balance has to be reached between local environmental protection and our need for reliable low carbon energy. This books brings together ten years of research conducted by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and uses a range of case studies from carbon capture and storage to on-shore wind farms to explore the complex nature of disputes between a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Topics covered include: the importance of context the relationship between risk and trust sense of place role of the media An invaluable resource for researchers and readers in local or national government, industry or community groups who wish to deepen their understanding of controversy around low carbon technology and how to overcome it.

Energy Security and Green Energy Book

Energy Security and Green Energy


  • Author : Angelica Rutherford
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030455552

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Energy Security and Green Energy Excerpt :

This book shows how the links between energy security and national and international law and policies on green energy pose challenges to a transition towards a green energy system. Based on empirical work carried out in two very different country case studies – Great Britain and Brazil – this book attempts to foster a better understanding of the role played by energy security in constructing and deconstructing green energy policy initiatives. The broad range of views raised in national contexts leads to legal disputes in international forums when attempts are made to address the issues of this energy security/green energy interplay. As such, building on the findings of the case studies, this book then analyses the interplay between energy security and green energy development in international trade law as encapsulated in the law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Finally, the author proposes a way forward in creating the legal space in the law of the WTO for trade restrictive measures aimed at ensuring green energy security.

Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy Book

Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy


  • Author : Rafael Leal-Arcas
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786431059

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Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy Excerpt :

This authoritative Research Handbook presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. It offers high-quality original contributions that provide state-of-the-art research in this rapidly evolving area, situated in the broader context of international economic law and governance.

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition Book

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition


  • Author : Manfred Hafner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030390662

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The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition Excerpt :

The world is currently undergoing an historic energy transition, driven by increasingly stringent decarbonisation policies and rapid advances in low-carbon technologies. The large-scale shift to low-carbon energy is disrupting the global energy system, impacting whole economies, and changing the political dynamics within and between countries. This open access book, written by leading energy scholars, examines the economic and geopolitical implications of the global energy transition, from both regional and thematic perspectives. The first part of the book addresses the geopolitical implications in the world’s main energy-producing and energy-consuming regions, while the second presents in-depth case studies on selected issues, ranging from the geopolitics of renewable energy, to the mineral foundations of the global energy transformation, to governance issues in connection with the changing global energy order. Given its scope, the book will appeal to researchers in energy, climate change and international relations, as well as to professionals working in the energy industry.

Towards User Centric Transport in Europe Book

Towards User Centric Transport in Europe


  • Author : Beate Müller
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319997568

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Towards User Centric Transport in Europe Excerpt :

In order to build a sustainable transport system for people and goods that meets the needs of all users, a truly integrated and seamless approach is needed, and the full potential of transformative technologies has to be exploited. This can only be achieved if user-centeredness, cross-modality and technology transfer become the paradigm of shaping future transport. Mobility4EU is a project funded by the European Commission that focusses on these topics and is working on delivering an action plan towards a user-centric and cross-modal European transport system in 2030. The authors of this contributed volume are dedicated scholars and practitioners connected to Mobility4EU either as partners or external contributors. Their contributions focus on understanding user needs and report on technologies and approaches that support the tailoring of a user-centered cross-modal transport system for passengers and freight on long distances and in the urban context.

External Energy Security in the European Union Book

External Energy Security in the European Union


  • Author : Matúš Mišík
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351106511

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External Energy Security in the European Union Excerpt :

This book explores the positions of small EU members in approaching external energy security, using Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as case studies. It examines when small EU members support and when they oppose further development of cooperation at the European level in external energy security and argues that their preferences depend on their perceived ability to deal with the challenges of their energy policies. It finds that small EU members whose decision-makers believe that their states can successfully deal with these challenges do not support the deepening of European integration in external energy security as this would mean a loss of competences (and vice-versa), concluding that European integration is considered to be a response to perceived vulnerability. This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and professionals in EU politics and foreign policy, energy policy and security, and more broadly to security studies, European politics and international relations.

Energy Security in Europe Book

Energy Security in Europe


  • Author : Kacper Szulecki
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319649641

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Energy Security in Europe Excerpt :

This edited collection highlights the different meanings that have been attached to the notion of energy security and how it is taken to refer to different objects. Official policy definitions of energy security are broadly similar across countries and emphasize the reliability and affordability of access to sufficient energy resources for a community to uphold its normal economic and social functions. However, perceptions of energy security vary between states causing different actions to be taken, both in international relations and in domestic politics. Energy Security in Europe moves the policy debates on energy security beyond a consideration of its seemingly objective nature. It also provides a series of contributions that shed light on the conditions under which similar material factors are met with very different energy security policies and divergent discourses across Europe. Furthermore, it problematizes established notions prevalent in energy security studies, such as whether energy security is ‘geopolitical’, and an element of high politics, or purely ‘economic’, and should be left for the markets to regulate. This book will be of particular relevance to students and academics in the fields of energy studies and political science seeking to understand the divergence in perspectives and understandings of energy security challenges between EU member states and in multilateral relationships between the EU as a whole.

Industry 4 0 Book

Industry 4 0


  • Author : Elena B. Zavyalova
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030754051

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This book reflects the futuristic scientific view of the consequences of transition to Industry 4.0 for climate change. The authors present a systemic overview of the current negative consequences of digitization for the environment, new outlines of the energy sphere in Industry 4.0 and the change of the environment pollution level in Industry 4.0. The book also analyses the ecological consequences of growth and development of Industry 4.0, and considers Industry 4.0 as an alternative to fighting climate change. The book presents a view on fighting climate change in Industry 4.0 from the positions of shifting the global community’s attention from environment protection to formation of the digital economy. A logical continuation of this book is a view from the opposite side, which would allow reflecting the contribution of Industry 4.0 into fighting climate change and the perspectives of harmonization of these top-priority directions of the global economy’s development. This book will be of interest to academics and practitioners interested in climate change and development of Industry 4.0, as well contributing to a national economic policy for fighting climate change and corporate strategies of sustainable development in Industry 4.0.

New Metropolitan Perspectives Book

New Metropolitan Perspectives


  • Author : Francesco Calabrò
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-08-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 2872
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031068256

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New Metropolitan Perspectives Excerpt :

The book aims to face the challenge of post-COVID-19 dynamics toward green and digital transition, between metropolitan and return to villages’ perspectives. It presents a multi-disciplinary scientific debate on the new frontiers of strategic and spatial planning, economic programs and decision support tools, within the urban–rural areas networks and the metropolitan cities. The book focuses on six topics: inner and marginalized areas local development to re-balance territorial inequalities; knowledge and innovation ecosystem for urban regeneration and resilience; metropolitan cities and territorial dynamics; rules, governance, economy, society; green buildings, post-carbon city and ecosystem services; infrastructures and spatial information systems; cultural heritage: conservation, enhancement and management. In addition, the book hosts a Special Section: Rhegion United Nations 2020-2030. The book will benefit all researchers, practitioners and policymakers interested in the issues applied to metropolitan cities and marginal areas.

Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment Book

Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment


  • Author : Peter S. Brandon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-04-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119190721

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Future Challenges in Sustainable Development within the Built Environment stimulates and reinterprets the demands of Responsible and Sustainable Development in the Built Environment for future action and development. It examines the methods of evaluation, the use of technology, the creation of new models and the role of human factors for examining and developing the subject over the next twenty years.