Urban Energy Transition Book
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Urban Energy Transition


  • Author : Peter Droege
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : 0080560466

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Urban Energy Transition Book 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.

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities Book

Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities


  • Author : Ursula Eicker
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128115541

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Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities Book Description :

With an increase of global energy demand arising in urban settlements, the key challenges for the urban energy transition include analysis of energy efficiency options and the potential of renewable energy systems within the existing building stock, making cities a key actor in the transition success. In Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities, indicators to evaluate urban energy performance are introduced and the status quo of monitoring and efficiency valuation schemes are discussed. The book discusses advances on the state-of-the-art of research in a number of key areas: Energy demand and consumption mapping and monitoring Optimization of design and operation of urban supply and distribution systems Integration of renewable energy and urban energy network models Demand side management strategies to better match renewable supply and demand and increase flexibilities With innovative modelling methods this book gives a real bottom-up modelling approach used for the simulation of energy consumption, energy conversion systems and distribution networks using engineering methods. Provides support and guidance on the energy transition issues relating to energy demand, consumption mapping and monitoring Includes examples from case study cities, including Vienna, Geneva, New York and Stuttgart Analyzes the potential of energy management strategies in urban areas

Urban Energy Transition in China  Insights from Trends  Socioeconomic Drivers  and Environmental Impacts of Beijing Book

Urban Energy Transition in China Insights from Trends Socioeconomic Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Beijing


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  • Release Date : 2018
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1051891820

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Urban Energy Transition in China Insights from Trends Socioeconomic Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Beijing Book Description :

Abstract: The coal-dominated energy structure has not only fueled China's rapid economic development, but also brought great pressure on China. Promoting energy transition is among the great challenges for China. As one of the most developed megacities in China, Beijing promotes energy transition intensively. In this study, we explored the trends, socioeconomic drivers and environmental impacts of the energy transition process in Beijing during the decades. We found that Beijing's energy transition has gone through four typical stages. After a parallel growth between the economy and coal-dominated energy consumption at beginning, the growth rate of energy consumption has gradually slowed down since 1996. Between 2000 and 2007, the energy structure became relatively balanced and diversified, driven by the changes of energy intensity, energy structure, and final demand composition, along with the economic structure's shift from heavy manufacturing to service. Thereafter, economic development was seriously decoupled from direct energy consumption, and the de-coal trend had made remarkable achievements. SO2 and NOx emissions have declined significantly since 2007. Diversified energy structure based on the de-coal trend, cleaner energy, and economic restructuring promotes energy transition. Meanwhile the feasibility of implementation also should be considered in other cities' energy transition process in China. Highlights: Beijing has gone through four typical energy transition stages. Energy flow charts clearly showed the de-coal trend. Energy intensity, energy structure and final demand composition changes were key drivers. Environmental benefits of the energy transition process were obvious.

Urban Energy Landscapes Book

Urban Energy Landscapes


  • Author : Vanesa Castán Broto
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108419420

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Urban Energy Landscapes Book Description :

Research volume on urban energy transition that will have wide interdisciplinary appeal to researchers in energy, urban and environmental studies.

The Urban Household Energy Transition Book

The Urban Household Energy Transition


  • Author : Douglas F. Barnes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136528156

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The Urban Household Energy Transition Book Description :

As cities in developing countries grow and become more prosperous, energy use shifts from fuelwood to fuels like charcoal, kerosene, and coal, and, ultimately, to fuels such as liquid petroleum gas, and electricity. Energy use is not usually considered as a social issue. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the movement away from traditional fuels has a strong socio-economic dimension, as poor people are the last to attain the benefits of using modern energy. The result is that health risks from the continued use of wood fuel fall most heavily on the poor, and indoor pollution from wood stoves has its greatest effect on women and children who cook and spend much more of their time indoors. Barnes, Krutilla, and Hyde provide the first worldwide assessment of the energy transition as it occurs in urban households, drawing upon data collected by the World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP). From 1984-2000, the program conducted over 25,000 household energy surveys in 45 cities spanning 12 countries and 3 continents. Additionally, GIS mapping software was used to compile a biomass database of vegetation patterns surrounding 34 cities. Using this rich set of geographic, biological, and socioeconomic data, the authors describe problems and policy options associated with each stage in the energy transition. The authors show how the poorest are most vulnerable to changes in energy markets and demonstrate how the collection of biomass fuel contributes to deforestation. Their book serves as an important contribution to development studies, and as a guide for policymakers hoping to encourage sustainable energy markets and an improved quality of life for growing urban populations.

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions Book

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions


  • Author : Ortwin Renn
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128195666

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The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions Book Description :

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions provides a conceptual and empirical approach to stakeholder and citizen involvement in the ongoing energy transition conversation, focusing on projects surrounding energy conversion and efficiency, reducing energy demand, and using new forms of renewable energy sources. Sections review and contrast different approaches to citizen involvement, discuss the challenges of inclusive participation in complex energy policymaking, and provide conceptual foundations for the empirical case studies that constitute the second part of the book. The book is a valuable resource for academics in the field of energy planning and policymaking, as well as practitioners in energy governance, energy and urban planners and participation specialists. Explains both key concepts in public participation and involvement, along with empirical results gained in implementing these concepts Links theoretical knowledge with conceptual and real-life applications in the energy sector Instructs energy planners in how to improve planning and transformation processes by using inclusive governance methods Contains insights from case studies in the fully transitioned German system that provide an empirical basis for action for energy policymakers worldwide

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions Book

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions


  • Author : Siddharth Sareen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Economic development
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030268916

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Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions Book Description :

"This compact book argues that ideas about accountability and legitimation - drawn from work on environmental governance - can open up new analytical perspectives on what is holding back effective energy system transformation. With bite-size chapters and illustrative cases that draw on the work of five expert witnesses, this is a novel intervention into debates over the politics of energy transition." -Professor Gavin Bridge, Durham University, UK "The book theorizes and advances the research frontier on legitimation practices and accountability with a carefully crafted analysis bridging scholarly fields of environmental governance, political economy, energy research and democratic theory. It is a must-read for all students and scholars interested in shaping more legitimate, democratic and accountable energy transition from the local to global context." -Professor Karin Bäckstrand, Stockholm University, Sweden This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy transitions contribute to sustainability. The real-world challenge of climate change requires sustainable energy transitions. This presents a crisis of accountability legitimated through situated practices in a wide range of cases including: solar energy transitions in Portugal, urban energy transitions in Germany, forestland conflicts in Indonesia, urban carbon emission targets in Norway, transport electrification in the Nordic region, and biodiversity conservation and energy extraction in the USA. By synthesising these cases, chapters identify various dimensions wherein practices of legitimation construct specific accountability relations. This book deftly illustrates the value of an analytical approach focused on accountable governance to enabl

Urban Infrastructure in Transition Book

Urban Infrastructure in Transition


  • Author : Timothy Moss
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134941735

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Urban Infrastructure in Transition Book Description :

Achieving sustainable energy and resource use is vital if cities are to thrive or even function in the long term. Focusing on cities in the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, this book examines the mounting pressures for changes in the management style of utility services in Europe, pressures that stem from a wide range of sources such as liberalization and privatization of markets, tighter environmental standards, new economic incentives, competing technologies and changing consumption patterns. The authors show how changes in the management of utility services can contribute to achieving greater sustainability in urban regions. Whilst more efficient technology has a part to play, truly significant improvements in quality of life will be delivered only when the flow of material and energy through cities is focused on the goal of sustainability in each local context.

Rethinking Urban Transitions Book

Rethinking Urban Transitions


  • Author : Andrés Luque-Ayala
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351675147

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Rethinking Urban Transitions Book Description :

Rethinking Urban Transitions provides critical insight for societal and policy debates about the potential and limits of low carbon urbanism. It draws on over a decade of international research, undertaken by scholars across multiple disciplines concerned with analysing and shaping urban sustainability transitions. It seeks to open up the possibility of a new generation of urban low carbon transition research, which foregrounds the importance of political, geographical and developmental context in shaping the possibilities for a low carbon urban future. The book’s contributions propose an interpretation of urban low carbon transitions as primarily social, political and developmental processes. Rather than being primarily technical efforts aimed at measuring and mitigating greenhouse gases, the low carbon transition requires a shift in the mode and politics of urban development. The book argues that moving towards this model requires rethinking what it means to design, practise and mobilize low carbon in the city, while also acknowledging the presence of multiple and contested developmental pathways. Key to this shift is thinking about transitions, not solely as technical, infrastructural or systemic shifts, but also as a way of thinking about collective futures, societal development and governing modes – a recognition of the political and contested nature of low carbon urbanism. The various contributions provide novel conceptual frameworks as well as empirically rich cases through which we can begin to interrogate the relevance of socio-economic, political and developmental dimensions in the making or unmaking of low carbon in the city. The book draws on a diverse range of examples (including ‘world cities’ and ‘ordinary cities’) from North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, India and China, to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to undertake purposive socio-technical transitions are both emerging and encountering re

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions Book

Cities and Low Carbon Transitions


  • Author : Harriet Bulkeley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-12-14
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136883262

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Cities and Low Carbon Transitions Book Description :

Current societies face unprecedented risks and challenges connected to climate change. Addressing them will require fundamental transformations in the infrastructures that sustain everyday life, such as energy, water, waste and mobility. A transition to a ‘low carbon’ future implies a large scale reorganisation in the way societies produce and use energy. Cities are critical in this transition because they concentrate social and economic activities that produce climate change related emissions. At the same time, cities are increasingly recognised as sources of opportunities for climate change mitigation. Whether, how and why low carbon transitions in urban systems take place in response to climate change will therefore be decisive for the success of global mitigation efforts. As a result, climate change increasingly features as a critical issue in the management of urban infrastructure and in urbanisation policies. Cities and Low Carbon Transitions presents a ground-breaking analysis of the role of cities in low carbon socio-technical transitions. Insights from the fields of urban studies and technological transitions are combined to examine how, why and with what implications cities bring about low carbon transitions. The book outlines the key concepts underpinning theories of socio-technical transition and assesses its potential strengths and limits for understanding the social and technological responses to climate change that are emerging in cities. It draws on a diverse range of examples including world cities, ordinary cities and transition towns, from North America, Europe, South Africa and China, to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to undertake purposive socio-technical transitions are emerging in different urban contexts. This collection adds to existing literature on cities and energy transitions and introduces critical questions about power and social interests, lock-in and development trajectories, social equity and economic

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities Book

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities


  • Author : Timea Nochta
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000177749

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Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities Book Description :

This book investigates and evaluates the opportunities and limitations of network governance in building local capacity for energy infrastructure governance. Presenting a comparative analysis of three city cases from across Europe- Birmingham, Frankfurt and Budapest- this book demonstrates how local factors shape the prospect of network governance to support low-carbon energy transitions. It maps out existing governance networks, highlighting the actors involved and their interactions with one another, and also discusses the role and embeddedness of networks in the urban governance of low-carbon energy. Drawing on case study evidence, Nochta develops a comparative analysis which discusses the intricate connections between network characteristics, context and impact. It highlights that organisational fragmentation; the complexity of the low-carbon energy problem and historical developments all influence network characteristics in terms of degree of integration and vertical (hierarchical) power relationships among network actors. Overall, the book concludes that understanding such links between context and networks is crucial when designing and implementing new governance models aimed at facilitating and governing low-carbon urban development. Low-Carbon Energy Transitions in European Cities will be of great interest to scholars of energy policy, urban governance and sustainability transitions.

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions Book

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions


  • Author : Lucas Guimaraes
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science
  • Release Date : 2020-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128195215

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The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions Book Description :

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions examines the ongoing revolution within the energy landscape of Latin America. This book includes real-world examples from across the continent to demonstrate the current landscape of energy policy in Latin America. It focuses on distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, energy efficiency and microgrids, but also addresses the role of less common energy sources, such as geothermal and biogas, as well as discusses the changing role of energy actors, where consumers become prosumers or prosumagers, and utilities become service providers. The legal frameworks that are still hampering the transformation of the energy landscape are explored, together with an analysis of the economic, planning-related and social aspects of energy transitions, which can help address the issue of how inequalities are affecting and being affected by energy transitions. The book is suitable for policy makers, lawyers, economists and social science professionals working with energy policy, as well as researchers and industry professionals in the field. It is an ideal source for anyone involved in energy policy and regulation across Latin America. Reviews key legal and policy features defining success and failure within the diverse Latin American energy transitions Provides clear descriptions and comparisons of current and potential future policy frameworks in Latin America across differing social, economic, geo-political and policy contexts Analyzes the potential role of new technologies and practices in developing the region's energy economy Poses key regulatory challenges and possible means to finance the envisioned transitions

Wind and Solar Energy Transition in China Book

Wind and Solar Energy Transition in China


  • Author : Marius Korsnes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429574658

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Wind and Solar Energy Transition in China Book Description :

This book explores the mobilisation of China’s wind and solar industries and examines the implications of this development to energy generation and distribution, innovation and governance. Unlike other publications that focus mainly on the formal policy landscape and statistics of industry development, this book delves deeper into the ways in which the wind and solar industries have evolved through negotiations made by the involved stakeholders, and how these industries play into larger Chinese development and policymaking interests. Overall, it sheds new light on the strategic development of China’s renewable energy industry, the flexible governance methods employed and the internal struggles which Chinese local, regional and central policymakers, and state-owned and private enterprises have faced. This book will be of great relevance to students and scholars of renewable energy technologies, energy policy and sustainability transitions, as well as policymakers with a specific interest in China.

Energy and Development Book

Energy and Development


  • Author : Frauke Urban
  • Publisher : Rethinking Development
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Energy development
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1138485950

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Energy and Development Book Description :

"In the field of energy and development, the world faces two major challenges: 1. Providing energy access to the 1 billion people world-wide who do not have access to electricity and providing modern energy access to more than 2.5 billion people who rely on traditional biomass for basic needs such as cooking and heating. 2. Achieving socio-economic development while limiting global atmospheric temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius. International policies and initiatives are aiming to address these challenges, such as through the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and especially SDG7 on sustainable energy, the United Nation's goal of providing universal energy access by 2030 (SE4All) and the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change. At the same time, the energy sector and energy-related industries in many countries are undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to low carbon energy. Against this background, the book explores the key issues and concepts in the field of energy and development and addresses policy responses to end energy poverty and to achieve sustainable development. The book outlines various options for delivering energy access, analyses past and prospective energy transitions and examines the social, environmental, economic and technological implications of these options. Taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, and containing useful teaching resources, this book provides a foundation for understanding the complex relationships between energy and development. It is a great resource for postgraduate and undergraduate students, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in the fields of energy studies, international development, environmental studies, industrial engineering as well as social sciences that relate to energy and development"--