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Paths to Sustainable Energy


The world's reliance on existing sources of energy and their associated detrimental impacts on the environment- whether related to poor air or water quality or scarcity, impacts on sensitive ecosystems and forests and land use - have been well documented and articulated over the last three decades. What is needed by the world is a set of credible energy solutions that would lead us to a balance between economic growth and a sustainable environment. This book provides an open platform to establish and share knowledge developed by scholars, scientists and engineers from all over the world about various viable paths to a future of sustainable energy. It has collected a number of intellectually stimulating articles that address issues ranging from public policy formulation to technological innovations for enhancing the development of sustainable energy systems. It will appeal to stakeholders seeking guidance to pursue the paths to sustainable energy.

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Paths to Sustainable EnergyEdited by Artie Ng

Published: December 30th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/546

ISBN: 978-953-307-401-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5967-4

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

124294 Total Chapter Downloads

80 Crossref Citations

94 Web of Science Citations

176 Dimensions Citations


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1. Backcasting a Future of Sustainable Energy: a Public Policy Perspective

By Jatin Nathwani and Artie Ng


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2. Sustainable Development vs Environmental Engineering: Energy Issues

By Artur Pawlowski


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3. A Call to Action

By Herschel Specter


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4. Energy Planning: a Sustainable Approach

By Julio Terrados, Gabino Almonacid and Jorge Aguilera


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5. The Passive Greenhouses

By Marius Balas, Calin Musca and Sanda Musca


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6. Decision Support for National Sustainable Energy Strategies in an Integrated Assessment Framework

By Erik Laes and Aviel Verbruggen


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7. Regional Approach for Policies and Measures Aiming to Sustainable Energy Development

By Valentinas Klevas


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8. Identifying Regional Behavior Impacts of Electricity Generation in Electricity Market with SSNIP and Granger Test

By Zahra Tavassoli Hojati and Seyed Farid Ghaderi


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9. Supporting Psychosocial Processes towards a Sustainable Energy System: the Case of CO2 Geological Storage

By Samuela Vercelli


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10. An Advanced Method of Congestion Management for Optimal Energy Pricing

By Muhammad Bachtiar Nappu and Tapan Kumar Saha


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11. PV Solar Energy Conversion Using The Behavior Matching Technique

By Marcio Casaro and Denizar Cruz Martins


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12. Cost Calculation Algorithm for Photovoltaic Systems

By Irfan Guney and Nevzat Onat


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13. Wind Energy

By Chaouki Ghenai and Nevzat Sargsyan


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14. Introduction to the Doubly-Fed Induction Generator for Wind Power Applications

By John Fletcher and Jin Yang


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15. The Role of Aesthetics, Visual and Physical Integration in Building Mounted Wind Turbines - an Alternative Approach

By Tim Sharpe


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16. New Systems Thinking and Policy Means for Sustainable Energy Development

By Niels I. Meyer


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17. Developing Wind Energy in Turkey

By Murat Gokcek


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18. Understanding the Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries

By Christian Blanc and Alfred Rufer


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19. Desing of Multiphase Boost Converter for Hybrid Fuel Cell/Battery Power Sources

By Milos Zivanov, Boris Sasic and Miroslav Lazic


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20. Non-Isolated High-Gain DC-DC Converter Using Charge Pump and Coupling Inductor

By Kuo-Ing Hwu and Yeu-Torng Yau


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21. Advanced Power Generation Technologies: Fuel Cells

By Farshid Zabihian and Alan Fung


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22. Carbon Capture and Storage Technology for Sustainable Energy

By Malti Goel


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23. CaO-based CO2 Capture Technology and Its Application in Power Plants

By Rongrong Zhai and Yongping Yang


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24. MEA-based CO2 Capture Technology and its Application in Power Plants

By Yongping Yang and Rongrong Zhai


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25. High Renewable Energy Penetration Diesel Generator Systems

By Chemmangot V. Nayar


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26. Facts about Producer Gas Engine

By G. Sridhar and Ravindra Babu Yarasu


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27. Electric Power from Rice Paddy Fields

By Kazuya Watanabe and Koichi Nishio


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28. Switching from Renewable to Renewable - a Case Study from Nordic Perspective

By Alemayehu Gebremedhin


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29. Design and Technology for Efficient Lighting System

By Stefania Guzzetti, Roberto Faranda and Sonia Leva


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30. Ground Coupled Heat Pumps in Mixed Climate Areas: Design, Characterization and Optimization

By Álvaro Montero, Tatyana Bandos, Teresa Magraner, Julio Martos, Nicolás Pardo and Javier Urchueguía


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31. Development of a Boiler for Small Straw Bales Combustion

By Branislav Repic, Dragoljub Dakic, Dejan Djurovic and Aleksandar Eric


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