alternative energy sector Articles

  • Rural electrification through renewable energy in Nepal

    Nepal is rich in hydropower. However, due to various constraints the rural sector of Nepal is still deprived of a national electrical grid. Renewable energy resources are the most viable and accessible sources to electrify these rural sectors. Micro-hydro and solar photovoltaics (PV) are widely used renewable energies for rural electrification. Presently, this source provides electricity to only ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ensuring future energy alternatives: the role of resource planning in forming long-range energy and environmental policies

    Many of the energy and environmental issues facing the world can be characterised as a combination of 1) complex problems, 2) dispersed solutions, and 3) finite resources. Identifying and implementing rationale and environmentally responsible energy strategies under these conditions requires considerable co-ordination among policy-makers, technology developers, energy service providers and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential contribution of the wastewater sector to energy supply

    The biological treatment of wastewater could yield high energy fuels such as methane and alcohols, however most conventional treatment systems do not recover this energy potential. With a simple model of the energy yields of various wastewater treatment technologies it is possible to demonstrate how minor shifts in technology selection can lead the industry from being identified as predominantly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Energy: Ukraine Can Slice Off a Nice Piece of the Global Pie

    Ukraine's natural resources and Green Tariff, combined with a growing global caution toward nuclear energy, strategically position the country to become a regional renewable energy powerhouse. But in order to capitalize on the opportunity, the country must take important market development steps and measures. Jon Queen of Jaspen Capital Partners analyzes the situation and provides his expert ...

  • Alternative scenarios of the utilisation of renewable energy sources in small prefectures: a case study in Lasithi Prefecture, Greece

    The sector of Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) is growing very fast, with many innovations and applications becoming a reality. The continuous reduction of natural resources has forced all policymakers to turn to alternative energy sources. The total energy (oil and electricity consumption) consumed in the prefecture of Lasithi during the years 1997?2002 in correlation with the RES exploitation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy and electricity generation: the Australian experience 1990–2004

    The debate as to the degree to which renewable energy may emerge as a viable alternative for fossil fuel electricity generation is a topic of current economic and environmental interest. This paper examines the Australian experience of the promotion of renewable energy as an alternative energy source for the generation of electricity from the 1990s to the present. It traces both the motivation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Entrepreneurship and rural development: role of street-level bureaucracy in India

    In this study, we apply the concept of street-level bureaucracy from public management to analyse the issues relating to the implementation of a mini Hydel project in India, and draw important lessons for entrepreneurs as well as policy planners for the promotion of rural development through entrepreneurship in emerging markets in general. India's energy policy promotes 'green energy' as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ukraine`s new 2009 green tariff

    Ukraine’s government has been quite proactive during the first half of 2009 with regard to the renewable energy and carbon sectors. In April, the President approved a 'revised' Green Tariff rate calculation methodology, resulting in even higher prices than before for alternative energy producers.Also the government has been working to complete Ukraine’s Green Investment Scheme through the ...

  • Reducing CO2 in the transport sector in Japan

    In this paper, we have investigated the cost-effectiveness of alternative fuel vehicles as a measure for CO2 reduction. Computed results indicate that the installation of alternative fuel vehicles is much more expensive than fuel switching in industry or the power generation sector. However, some economic incentives will make the price go down to the level at which alternative fuel vehicles are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MDESRAP: a model for understanding the dynamics of electricity supply, resources and pollution

    The inherent dynamic complexity of the energy policy design problem makes the conventional "closed-form" solution impossible. This paper contributes a dynamic simulation model as a possible solution. The model captures the dynamics of underlying sectors of electricity demand, investment, capital, resource, production, environment and costs and pricing. The existing feedback loops, nonlinearity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Introducing externalities in the power-generation sector of China

    This paper presents results from the application of the China Regional Energy Trade Model (CRETM, developed at PSI) to analyse the impact of externalities in the power-generation sector of China. The model applies state-of-the-art optimisation methods and incorporates partial equilibrium, endogenous technological change and external costs related to regional pollution and the climate change. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable cooling solutions for application in Western Cape Province, South Africa

    The energy demand in building sectors for summer air–conditioning is growing exponentially due to global warming, increased living standards and occupant comfort demands throughout the last decades. Concerns over these environmental changes have begun shifting the emphasis from current cooling methods, to 'sustainable strategies' of achieving equally comfortable conditions in building interiors. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agent-based modelling of energy infrastructure transitions

    Shaping energy transitions not only requires technical system innovation and redesign but also new policies, regulations, Research and Development (R&D) and investment strategies – a transition assemblage. Transition management thus equates to designing and implementing such an assemblage. Agent-Based Models (ABMs) may be used for ex-ante assessment of transition assemblage alternatives. To help ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of the impacts of building energy efficiency policies and technical improvements on China's future energy demand

    In this paper, the LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) 2000 model and scenario analysis were utilised to study the impact of implementing building energy efficiency policies and promoting related technical improvements on China's future building energy demand up to 2020. In the coming 20 years, China's building energy consumption is expected to increase and will be the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Peak oil and energy security: can alternative fuels and vehicles save us?

    Peak oil can be defined as the point in time when global oil production reaches its maximum annual rate, after which the annual production rate generally declines. Against an expected profile of growing demand for oil-based transport fuels, when peak oil occurs, it could create a growing transport fuel supply gap which, if not filled, would be expected to lead to very high prices for petroleum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BC Green Economy Report - Report on the Green Ecomony in British Columbia

    The green economy in British Columbia could be worth more than $27 billion by 2020, according to an independent study. The Vancouver-based GLOBE Foundation report assesses the economic and employment impacts associated with the transformation of the provincial economy toward lower-carbon energy generation and usage, as well as business practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • US Dominance in Alternative Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies

    20 years ago there were very few people who would have thought that international competitiveness to be number one would involve much of anything outside military, aerospace or, computer technologies. The last thing anyone probably expected would be a race to be the top producer of the most efficient and environmentally safe technologies on earth. Yet that is precisely what is taking place right ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Establishment of a European energy policy think-tank: necessity or luxury?

    A new research agenda and ground breaking approaches should be adopted in order to overcome energy system inertia and pass through the current carbon constrained economy to new prosperous and more sustainable energy development paths. The wide consensus of the energy sector community (business, academic, policy, etc.) is considered a necessity for the success of such a challenging undertake. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forecasting US renewables in the national energy modelling system

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) forecasts US renewable energy supply and demand in the context of overall energy markets using the National Energy Modelling System (NEMS). Renewables compete with other supply and demand options within the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and electricity sectors of the US economy. NEMS forecasts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Diversification of Russian gas export routes

    The exportation of energy (i.e., gas) resources plays a vital role in the economic development in Russia. The major market for Russian gas exports is Western Europe, which has caused a considerable amount of concern amongst Russian officials. This paper presents different options for gas export routes for Russia and other CIS countries, taking into account market demand and supply, as well as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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