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

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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: 550

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: 858

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 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: 736

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 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: 129

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

... titled “Zero-Carbon Energy, Kyoto 2011” was held jointly with the BK21 Program of Ajou University at Suwon, Korea, August 18–19, 2011, succeeding the International Symposium “Zero-Carbon Energy, Kyoto 2009” at Kyoto University Clock ...

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431540670

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 329

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: 812

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 C02 Zero-Emission Energy System. ” New York: Springer, 2010.

Author: Kim Kennedy White

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846584

Category: Nature

Page: 1297

View: 552

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

Hybrid Power

Hybrid Power

In: EA4EPQ International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'11), April 13–15, 2010, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain); 2010. 306. ... In: Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, Green Energy and Technology.

Author: Yatish T. Shah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000328578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 626

View: 417

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

[15] Lee, C., and H. Liu , 2009, Assessment of GHGs Decoupling and Electricity Cost by Low-Carbon Energy Technology ... [17] Lee, T., C. M. Lee, and C. Tseng, 2005, “International Emissions Trading Approach to Meet the Kyoto Protocol: ...

Author: Liang-Feng Lin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535101567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 110

View: 841

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

Bibliography Anger, N. (2008), “Emissions trading beyond Europe: linking 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: 568

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

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, including China but excluding the US and Australia. ... Energy White Paper, 2003 – Our Energy Future: creating a low carbon economy The British government released the ...

Author: Stephen Tinsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135007874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 447

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

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN ENERGY, THE NVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010+ Society and Rise of ... WCED Report, IPCC established Rio Summit, Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC, MDCs Johannesburg Summit, Kyoto Protocol enters force, ...

Author: Kathleen Araújo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199362578

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 597

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

Towards Green ICT

Towards Green ICT

[37] The Climate Group: Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the ... [40] Scheck, H.-O., Power consumption and energy efficiency of fixed and mobile telecom networks, ITU-T, Kyoto, ...

Author: Ramjee Prasad

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 9788792329349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

View: 761

ICT is playing an increasingly important role in both business and individual's private life. It has increased international interconnectedness and speed up the process of globalization. But on the other side the total energy consumption by the communication and networking devices and the relevant global CO2 emission is increasing exponentially. ICT has, in many ways, a vital role to play. It accounts for about two percent of global CO2 emissions. Telecommunications applications can have a direct, tangible impact on lowering greenhouse gas emissions, power consumption, and achieve efficient recycling of equipment waste. This book is the outcome of the special session on Green Communications at 'The 12th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications' (WPMC) held in Sendai, Japan in September 2009. To the best of the editors' knowledge this is the first book on the Green Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and can be considered a milestone and a key-tool aimed at driving the industrial, scientific and academic efforts of the international community to guarantee a greener future to the whole planet. Part I of the book Towards Green ICT provides the necessary background and technical content to understand the vision and the role of green communication packed with details of the technologies like Zigbee and RFID in turning the planet earth greener. Part II covers a number of paradigm-shifting technical approaches including energy-efficient deployment through optimizations in the planning of ICT networks, energy-efficient wireless transmission techniques, reduced transmission power & reduced radiation, cross-layer optimization methods, and opportunistic spectrum sharing without causing harmful interference pollution. Part III covers the application of Intelligent WiMAX (I-WiMAX), a green radio technique able to support new maritime communication services and ICT based Business models. The coverage of new and upcoming issues on Green ICT makes it a good choice for educators, industry practitioners, regulators, researchers and students
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Energy Law in Taiwan

Energy Law in Taiwan

Integrate local government, utilize local resources to create low carbon cities/villages, construct an energy saving ... European Legislations or Regime Taiwan Kyoto Mechanisms European ETS Directive 2009, 2003 GHG Reduction Bill?

Author: Anton Ming-Zhi Gao

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789403533216

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 111

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a systematic approach to legislation and legal practice concerning energy resources and production in Taiwan. The book describes the administrative organization, regulatory framework, and relevant case law pertaining to the development, application, and use of such forms of energy as electricity, gas, petroleum, and coal, with attention as needed to the pervasive legal effects of competition law, environmental law, and tax law. A general introduction covers the geography of energy resources, sources and basic principles of energy law, and the relevant governmental institutions. Then follows a detailed description of specific legislation and regulation affecting such factors as documentation, undertakings, facilities, storage, pricing, procurement and sales, transportation, transmission, distribution, and supply of each form of energy. Case law, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, and interactions with environmental, tax, and competition law are explained. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for energy sector policymakers and energy firm counsel handling cases affecting Taiwan. It will also be welcomed by researchers and academics for its contribution to the study of a complex field that today stands at the foreground of comparative law.
Categories: Law

Low Carbon Development

Low Carbon Development

De Lopez, T., Ponlok, T:, Iyadomi, K., Santos, S. and McIntosh, B. (2009) Clean Development Mechanism and Least ... G. (2009) UK—India collaboration to overcome barriers to the transfer of low carbon energy technologies: Phase 11: ...

Author: Frauke Urban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136266683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 744

Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the subject by drawing on insights from across the natural sciences and social sciences whilst embedding the discussion in a global context. The first part explores the concept of low carbon development and explains the need for low carbon development in a carbon constrained world. The book then discusses the key issues of socio-economic, political and technological nature for low carbon development, exploring topics such as the political economy, social justice, financing and carbon markets, and technologies and innovation for low carbon development. This is followed by key issues for low carbon development in policy and practice, which is presented based on cross-cutting issues such as low carbon energy, forestry, agriculture and transportation. Afterwards, practical case studies are discussed from low carbon development in low income countries in Africa, middle income countries in Asia and Latin America and high income countries in Europe and North America. Written by an international team of leading academics and practitioners in the field of low carbon development, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers interested in the fields of low carbon development, climate change mitigation, climate policy, climate change and development, global environmental change, and environment and development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Climate Change Mitigation and Development Cooperation

Climate Change Mitigation and Development Cooperation

“2050 Japan Low-Carbon Society” scenario team (2009) “Japan Roadmaps towards LowCarbon Societies (LCSs),” NIES, Kyoto University, ... Research Team of Sustainable Society Kyoto (2009) “A Roadmap towards Low-Carbon Kyoto,” August.

Author: Tomoyo Toyota

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136340673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 848

This is a companion book to Earthscan’s 2010 book Climate Change Adaptation and International Development. This book consists of summarised case studies looking at climate change mitigation specifically in Asia, the region producing the most greenhouse gas emissions. It examines international development from the perspective of climate change mitigation and looks at how international communities and donors support developing nations by funding, technical assistance and capacity building.
Categories: Business & Economics

Financing for Low carbon Energy Transition

Financing for Low carbon Energy Transition

OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No. ... 2009. Which renewable energy policy is a venture capitalist's best friend? Empirical evidence from a survey of ... Kyoto Protocol Status of Ratification.

Author: Venkatachalam Anbumozhi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811085826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

View: 767

This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the state of low-carbon investments in Asia, analyzing the rationales, mandates and public–private financing activities. Based on the experiences of several regional initiatives wherein public financing is catalyzing private investments in low-carbon infrastructure, this book proposes a framework that can be used as a tool to identify factors that influence private investment decisions and policy instruments that can scale up the private capital. Placing the Asian economies onto a low-carbon development pathway requires an unprecedented shift in investments. This book addresses this situation by asking questions such as: • What is the central role of private finance in achieving the Paris Agreement targets? • What key policy levers and risk mitigation can governments use in an effort to unlock the potentials of private capital? • How can regionally coordinated actions hold significant promise for scaling up private investments?
Categories: Business & Economics

Low carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective

Low carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective

Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan): Towards a Low Carbon Future. ... from the commission to the European parliament and the council, progress towards achieving the Kyoto objectives. ... Glachant, J.-M., Lévêque, F., 2009.

Author: Patrizia Lombardi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128029879

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 547

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
Categories: Technology & Engineering