energy measurement Books

  • Warm Homes

    Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in the existing housing stock have been slow and expensive. The grants available are too complicated to administer and have had to be applied for on a household-by-household basis, with those that do wish to upgrade required to cover a large part of the upfront costs. This has resulted in millions of ...

  • Energy Scalable Radio Design

    Smart energy management, both at design time and at run time, is indispensable in modern radios. It requires a careful trade-off between the system’s performance, and its power consumption. Moreover, the design has to be dynamically reconfigurable to optimally balance these parameters at run time, depending on the current operating ...

  • Energy Subsidies: Lessons Learned in Assessing their Impact and Designing Policy Reforms

    Published in Association with the United Nations Environment Programme. The need to reform energy subsidies was one of the pressing issues highlighted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Many types of subsidy, especially those that encourage the production and use of fossil fuel, and other non-renewable forms of energy, are harmful to ...

  • The Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Energy-Efficiency Improvement in Firms

    The Netherlands and some neighbouring countries in Europe have implemented a variety of policy instruments since 1990. These include investment subsidies, voluntary agreements on energy-efficiency, direct regulation and taxes. How effective are these measures?This book presents improved theoretical insight in the investment behaviour of firms, and ...

  • Mainstreaming Renewable Energy in the 21st Century

    Recent surges in gasoline prices and deepening instability in the Middle East are reminders that the world's heavy dependence on fossil fuels carries an array of hidden costs, including energy insecurity and damage to human health and the natural environment.Fortunately, more and more nations are recognizing that they can address these problems by ...

  • Potential for Industrial Energy-Efficiency Improvement in the Long Term

    We need to know what opportunities there are and what limits exist to the improvement of energy efficiency, since this is the most cost-effective way to abate greenhouse gas emissions. This book presents a method whereby promising technologies can be identified and characterised that can contribute to an improvement of energy efficiency in ...

  • Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Buildings

    With the widespread availability of high-speed, high capacity microprocessors and microcomputers with high-speed communication ability, and sophisticated energy analytics software, the technology to support deployment of automated diagnostics is now available, and the opportunity to apply automated fault detection and diagnostics to every system ...

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