Energy Regulations Books

  • Our Renewable Future - Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy

    The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by the depletion of easily ...

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition

    This book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It covers fundamentals, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling and ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment in North America: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies of Novel Approaches

    After manpower, energy is the highest operating cost item for most the wastewater utilities. Over the last decade, the implementation of new technologies to meet new effluent limits and water quality standards has considerably increased energy consumption by the sector. The price of energy has also substantially increased in the same period. In ...

  • Red,White, and Green: Transforming U.S. Biofuels

    SummaryOver the last decade, biofuels have been championed in the United States as a new source of income for rural communities, as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and most recently as a solution to the country's energy and climate change problems. These latter concerns are now the main driver behind the promise of biofuels, leading the ...

  • The Economic Growth Engine

    Current economic theory attributes most income growth to technical progress. However, since technical progress can neither be defined nor measured, no one really knows what policies will encourage income growth. Ayres and Warr show that access to useful work, which can be defined and measured, explain the bulk of post-1900 income changes in Japan, ...

  • Worldwatch Report: Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

    SummaryHumanity can prevent catastrophic climate change if we act now and adopt policies that reduce energy usage by unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in concert with renewable energy resources. However, this goal is not likely to be achieved if our only measure of success is emissions reductions; climate change is fundamentally a ...

  • Credible Energy Policy

    Credible Energy Policy sets out why current energy policy is no longer fit for purpose, and provides a comprehensive overview of what is now required to address our ambitious climate change objectives, whilst maintaining security of supply.Professor Helm examines the precarious position of our global gas supplies and draw out the implications for ...

  • Green Power Markets: Support Schemes, Case Studies and Perspectives

    Expert commentators address one of the core topics of European Union energy policy: the increase and support of renewable sources for electricity production. Essential reading for those with a professional or academic interest in energy policy, sustainability issues, European ...

  • Energizing Cleaner Production : A Guide for Trainers

    This guide Energizing Cleaner Production - a Guide for Trainers, includes a Management Course for company managers, which outlines an approach to improve energy effciency, more effective national policies, mechanisms to finance projects, and the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. The Guide also includes a Technical Course providing ...

  • UNEP Handbook for Drafting Law on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

    The UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on EnerEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources is written in response to the needs expressed by developing country law draftsmen to UNEP for assistance in drafting legislative provisions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and particularly their environmental ...

  • Powering a Sustainable Future

    Powering a Sustainable Future: An agenda for concerted action Electricity is at the heart of the global energy challenge. This report shares facts on the options available now in the power sector to meet sustainability challenges. The agenda recognizes the need for debate on energy resources, markets and policy frameworks, and calls for prompt ...

  • Handbook of Renewable Energies in the European Union

    This publication is the completely revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Renewable Energies. The handbook is a collection of systematic case studies describing national renewable energy policies in the EU-15. In all case studies of this edition data from 2003 was used. All the recent developments in the field of renewable energies ...

  • REN21 - Renewables 2007 Global Status Report

    The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Technical Report Series No. 25 : Energy Savings in the Transport Sector

    Basic technical steps, with focus on road transport. Tells how to design energy-efficient systems or improve existing ones. Includes policy and management tools. Suitable for government decision makers and transport system managers in any ...

  • Client Strategies for Alternative Energy and Efficiency: Leading Lawyers on Utilizing New Resources, Building Relationships with Environmental Agencies, and Monitoring Trends for Clients (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on assisting clients in implementing green energy processes into their current operations. It guides the reader through the stages of researching, investing in, and developing a program for energy efficiency and energy production in order to meet new regulatory standards and take ...

  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production

    Around the world, many countries are increasing efforts to promote biomass production for industrial uses including biofuels and bio-products such as chemicals and bio-plastic. Against a backdrop of lively public debate on sustainability, bioenergy wields both positive and negative impacts upon a variety of environmental and socio-economic issues. ...

  • Report 4300: Energy Efficiency & Demand Response

    Report 4300: Energy Efficiency & Demand Response explores the policy and market drivers that animate the EE&DR industry today. We pay particular attention to the new and emerging business models that have built DR services into a $370 million market from virtually nothing 10 years ago. We examine the strategies of utilities and their ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Middle East

    Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan ...

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