Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009

A compilation of the lectures and presentations from the first symposium of Global COE held at Kyoto University, this book is intended to provide the impetus for the establishment of low carbon energy science to bring about harmony between ...

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431997792

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 418

Emissions of CO2 have come to be regarded as the main factor in climate change in recent years, and how to control them has become a pressing issue. The problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, however, because it is deeply involved with social and economic issues. Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) program titled “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System” has been held at Kyoto University, Japan. The program aims to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies toward a zero-emission society by the year 2100. Setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap, Global COE promotes socioeconomic studies of energy, the study of new technologies for renewable energies, and research in advanced nuclear energy. A compilation of the lectures and presentations from the first symposium of Global COE held at Kyoto University, this book is intended to provide the impetus for the establishment of low carbon energy science to bring about harmony between mankind and the environment.
Categories: Science

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009

A compilation of the lectures and presentations from the first symposium of Global COE held at Kyoto University, this book is intended to provide the impetus for the establishment of low carbon energy science to bring about harmony between ...

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431997938

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 579

Emissions of CO2 have come to be regarded as the main factor in climate change in recent years, and how to control them has become a pressing issue. The problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, however, because it is deeply involved with social and economic issues. Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) program titled “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System” has been held at Kyoto University, Japan. The program aims to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies toward a zero-emission society by the year 2100. Setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap, Global COE promotes socioeconomic studies of energy, the study of new technologies for renewable energies, and research in advanced nuclear energy. A compilation of the lectures and presentations from the first symposium of Global COE held at Kyoto University, this book is intended to provide the impetus for the establishment of low carbon energy science to bring about harmony between mankind and the environment.
Categories: Science

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010

Comprising the proceedings of the Second International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volume Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, published in March 2010.

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431539107

Category: Science

Page: 321

View: 719

Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) at Kyoto University, Japan, has been engaged in a program called “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System.” Its aim is to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies for establishing a CO2 zero-emission society no longer dependent on fossil fuels. It is well known that the energy problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, as it is also deeply involved with social and economic issues. The establishment of a “low-carbon energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social sciences with natural sciences is necessary. The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. Comprising the proceedings of the Second International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volume Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, published in March 2010.
Categories: Science

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2012

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2012

This book is a compilation of the lectures and presentations from the symposium. Securing energy and conservation of the environment are the most important issues for the sustainable development of human beings.

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431542643

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 297

View: 907

The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. This book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

As is evident in this collection, the Global COE is promoting the establishment of “Low-carbon Energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social science and human science with the natural sciences to confront the vital ...

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431540663

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 956

Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) at Kyoto University, Japan, has been engaged in a program called “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System.” Its aim is to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies for establishing a CO2 zero-emission society no longer dependent on fossil fuels. It is well known that the energy problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, as it is also deeply involved with social and economic issues. The establishment of a “low-carbon energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social sciences with natural sciences is necessary. The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. Comprising the proceedings of the Third International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009 and 2010, published in March 2010 and February 2011, respectively.
Categories: Science

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

As is evident in this collection, the Global COE is promoting the establishment of “Low-carbon Energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social science and human science with the natural sciences to confront the vital ...

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431540687

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 194

Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) at Kyoto University, Japan, has been engaged in a program called “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System.” Its aim is to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies for establishing a CO2 zero-emission society no longer dependent on fossil fuels. It is well known that the energy problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, as it is also deeply involved with social and economic issues. The establishment of a “low-carbon energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social sciences with natural sciences is necessary. The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. Comprising the proceedings of the Third International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009 and 2010, published in March 2010 and February 2011, respectively.
Categories: Science

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

Special Edition of Jointed Symposium of Kyoto University Global COE "Energy Science in the Age of Global ... In: Yao T (ed) Zero-carbon energy Kyoto 2009.

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431540670

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 702

Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) at Kyoto University, Japan, has been engaged in a program called “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System.” Its aim is to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies for establishing a CO2 zero-emission society no longer dependent on fossil fuels. It is well known that the energy problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, as it is also deeply involved with social and economic issues. The establishment of a “low-carbon energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social sciences with natural sciences is necessary. The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. Comprising the proceedings of the Third International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009 and 2010, published in March 2010 and February 2011, respectively.
Categories: Science

America Goes Green An Encyclopedia of Eco Friendly Culture in the United States 3 volumes

America Goes Green  An Encyclopedia of Eco Friendly Culture in the United States  3 volumes

Zero-carbon Energy Kyoto 2009: Proceedings of the First International Symposium of Global COE Program “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward ...

Author: Kim Kennedy White

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846584

Category: Nature

Page: 1297

View: 771

This three-volume encyclopedia explores the evolution of green ideology and eco-friendly practices in contemporary American culture, ranging from the creation of regional and national guidelines for green living to the publication of an increasing number of environmental blogs written from the layperson's perspective. • Sidebars that highlight key figures, events, companies, products, turning points, biographies, debates, cultural highlights, and trends • A glossary containing 90 terms related to green practices • 45 primary documents that provide readers with tips and legislation on green and eco-friendly living • A listing of detailed green resources and links for additional research
Categories: Nature

Carbon Emissions in China

Carbon Emissions in China

This work, for the first time, presents both key findings on and a systematic evaluation of China’s carbon emissions from energy consumption.

Author: Zhu Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662528648

Category: Science

Page: 102

View: 547

This study analyzes the spatial-temporal pattern and processes of China’s energy-related carbon emissions. Based on extensive quantitative analysis, it outlines the character and trajectory of China’s energy-related carbon emissions during the period 1995-2010, examining the distribution pattern of China’s carbon emissions from regional and sectoral perspectives and revealing the driving factors of China’s soaring emission increase. Further, the book investigates the supply chain carbon emissions (the carbon footprints) of China’s industrial sectors. Anthropogenic climate change is one of the most serious challenges currently facing humankind. China is the world’s largest developing country, top primary energy consumer and carbon emitter. Achieving both economic growth and environmental conservation is the country’s twofold challenge. Understanding the status, features and driving forces of China’s energy-related carbon emissions is a critical aspect of attaining global sustainability. This work, for the first time, presents both key findings on and a systematic evaluation of China’s carbon emissions from energy consumption. The results have important implications for global carbon budgets and burden-sharing with regard to climate change mitigation. The book will be of great interest to readers around the world, as it addresses a topic of truly global significance.
Categories: Science

Hybrid Power

Hybrid Power

Green nanotechnology of trends in future energy: A review. ... In: Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, Green Energy and Technology. Tokyo: Springer; 2010. pp.

Author: Yatish T. Shah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000328578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 626

View: 568

Hybrid energy systems integrate multiple sources of power generation, storage, and transport mechanisms and can facilitate increased usage of cleaner, renewable, and more efficient energy sources. Hybrid Power: Generation, Storage, and Grids discusses hybrid energy systems from fundamentals through applications and discusses generation, storage, and grids. Highlights fundamentals and applications of hybrid energy storage Discusses use in hybrid and electric vehicles and home energy needs Discusses issues related to hybrid renewable energy systems connected to the utility grid Describes the usefulness of hybrid microgrids and various forms of off-grid energy such as mini-grids, nanogrids, and stand-alone systems Covers the use of hybrid renewable energy systems for rural electrification around the world Discusses various forms and applications of hybrid energy systems, hybrid energy storage, hybrid microgrids, and hybrid off-grid energy systems Details simulation and optimization of hybrid renewable energy systems This book is aimed at advanced students and researchers in academia, government, and industry, seeking a comprehensive overview of the basics, technologies, and applications of hybrid energy systems.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Low Carbon Policy and Development in Taiwan

Low Carbon Policy and Development in Taiwan

[14] Lee, C., 2009, Energy Saving and Carbon Risk Reduction Assessment in ... “International Emissions Trading Approach to Meet the Kyoto Protocol: The ...

Author: Liang-Feng Lin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535101567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 110

View: 495

Taiwan a typical small Asian country with few energy resources is well known for its high-tech industry in the last 20 years. However as a member of the global village Taiwan feels the responsibility to reduce carbon emissions. The book tells you how Taiwan transforms itself from a high-tech island to become a low carbon island. The book address Taiwan's low-carbon developmental policies of the past 10 years, applies an econometric approach to estimate Taiwan's sector department CO2 emissions, shows how environmental change affects the economic growth of Taiwan, and provides two successful examples of low-carbon pilot regions in Taiwan. Stephen Shen, the Minister of the Environment Protection Agency of Taiwan, believes that the book arrives at the right time, because this is the time to educate the people of Taiwan, about the necessary action for achieving a low carbon society.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

CEPAL Review No 116 August 2015

CEPAL Review No 116  August 2015

... schemes in a post-Kyoto world”, Energy Economics, vol. 30, No. 4, Johnson, T. and others (2009), Low-Carbon Development for Mexico, Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Author: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210572323

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 196

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of reforms and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista De La Cepal), each tri-annual issue brings you approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.
Categories: Political Science

State of the World 2009

State of the World 2009

As well as the profound, long-term consequences of global warming, this volume explores the policy changes needed and the benefits that will flow from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Author: Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136556784

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 173

The year 2009 will be pivotal for Earth's climate. As scientists warn that we have only a few years to reverse the rise in greenhouse gas emissions if we are to avoid abrupt and catastrophic climate change, the world community has agreed to finalize negotiations on a new climate agreement in Copenhagen in late 2009. Intended to inject new inspiration and energy into national and international climate negotiations, this 26th edition of State of the World examines the steps we urgently need to take to prevent a global catastrophe while adapting to the now inevitable climatic shifts already set in motion. As well as the profound, long-term consequences of global warming, this volume explores the policy changes needed and the benefits that will flow from the transition to a low-carbon economy. It also includes 22 summaries on the many important issues linked to climate change, plus a Climate Change Reference Guide and Glossary. Published annually in 28 languages, State of the World is long established as the most authoritative and accessible annual guide to our progress towards a sustainable future. It is relied upon by national governments, UN agencies, development workers and law-makers for its up-to-the-minute analysis and information. Essential reading for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future.
Categories: Political Science

The Green Fiscal Mechanism and Reform for Low Carbon Development

The Green Fiscal Mechanism and Reform for Low Carbon Development

This book reviews how far East Asian nations have implemented green fiscal reform, and show how they can advance carbon-energy tax reform to realize low carbon development, with special reference to European policy and experience.

Author: Akihisa Mori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415839564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 760

This book reviews how far East Asian nations have implemented green fiscal reform, and show how they can advance carbon-energy tax reform to realize low carbon development, with special reference to European policy and experience. East Asian nations are learning European experiences to adopt them in their political, economic and institutional contexts. However, implementation has been slow in practice, partly due to low acceptability that comes from the same concerns as in Europe, and partly due to weak institutional arrangements for the reform. The slow progress in the revenue side turns our eyes to the expenditure side: how East Asian nations have increased environmental-related expenditures, and how far they have greened sectorial expenditures. This "lifecycle" assessment of fiscal reform, coupled with the assessment of the institutional arrangement constitutes the features of this book. The book helps to provide an overall picture of green fiscal reform and carbon-energy tax reform in the East Asian region. The region has a variety of countries, from lowest income to high income nations. Nations have different interests in substance and barriers for reform. This book covers recent development of environmental fiscal reform and carbon-energy taxation in wider nations in the region, including South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan. In addition, the book's holistic view helps to understand why a specific nation has interest and concern on some aspects of the reforms.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environmental Management in a Low Carbon Economy

Environmental Management in a Low Carbon Economy

Up to December 2009, 187 countries had signed the Kyoto Protocol, ... Energy White Paper, 2003 – Our Energy Future: creating a low carbon economy The ...

Author: Stephen Tinsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135007874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 215

Each government recognises that there is a potential loss of competitive advantage of its business sector if future economic growth strategies are not aligned with a low carbon future. Some multinational organizations recognise this imperative and the importance of aligning business activities to a more sophisticated and flexible environmental management system that also incorporates quality, safety, occupational health and corporate ethics. An organisation’s Environmental Management System (EMS) has, traditionally, been designed to address legislative and regulatory requirements. It has now become a measure of an organisations attitude to balancing environmental, economic, cultural and social needs of its trading communities. By using real world case studies this text positions EMS as a core and critical management tool and a key requirement for businesses long term survival. It provides fundamental building blocks to implement an environmental management system and clearly illustrates how it can be positioned within an organization to deliver innovative products and services to compete in a low carbon economy. Environmental Management in a Low Carbon Economy will prepare students and professionals alike with the ability and understanding to implement an environmental management system which in turn will aid organizations in facilitating their transition to operate in a low carbon economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Yearbook of Science and Technology Taiwan ROC

Yearbook of Science and Technology  Taiwan ROC

Agenda and Conclusion of the Conference 2009 National Energy Conference
covered four major agenda : ( 1 ) ... Emission reduction targets afterward will be
adjusted according to the international adjustment after the post - Kyoto Protocol
situation . b . Strengthen the energy legal framework by passing the " Energy
Sustainability Basic Law " in order to establish low carbon economic system and
way of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000128912155

Category: Economic development

Page:

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Categories: Economic development

The American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009

The American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009

In one sentence , the only way in which a transition to a low - carbon energy system can be accomplished without significant economic cost and dislocation ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03577419Q

Category: Clean energy industries

Page: 1254

View: 621

Categories: Clean energy industries

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN ENERGY, THE NVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY 1970 1980 1990 ... Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC, MDCs Johannesburg Summit, Kyoto Protocol enters ...

Author: Kathleen Araújo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199362578

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 394

The world is at a pivotal crossroad in energy choices. There is a strong sense that our use of energy must be more sustainable. Moreover, many also broadly agree that a way must be found to rely increasingly on lower carbon energy sources. However, no single or clear solution exists on the means to carry out such a shift at either a national or international level. Traditional energy planning (when done) has revolved around limited cost projections that often fail to take longer term evidence and interactions of a wider set of factors into account. The good news is that evidence does exist on such change in case studies of different nations shifting toward low-carbon energy approaches. In fact, such shifts can occur quite quickly at times, alongside industrial and societal advance, innovation, and policy learning. These types of insights will be important for informing energy debates and decision-making going forward. Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation takes an in-depth look at four energy transitions that have occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973: Brazilian biofuels, Danish wind power, French nuclear power, and Icelandic geothermal energy. With these cases, Dr. Araújo argues that significant nationwide shifts to low-carbon energy can occur in under fifteen years, and that technological complexity is not necessarily a major impediment to such shifts. Dr. Araújo draws on more than five years of research, and interviews with over 120 different scientists, government workers, academics, and members of civil society in completing this study. Low Carbon Energy Transitions is written for for professionals in energy, the environment and policy as well as for students and citizens who are interested in critical decisions about energy sustainability. Technology briefings are provided for each of the major technologies in this book, so that scientific and non-scientific readers can engage in more even discussions about the choices that are involved.
Categories: Science

Controlling Climate Change

Controlling Climate Change

Presents a cutting edge overview of tackling and adapting to climate change, written by a lead member of the IPCC.

Author: Bert Metz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521764032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 612

Presents a cutting edge overview of tackling and adapting to climate change, written by a lead member of the IPCC.
Categories: Business & Economics