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Energy Efficiency

A Bridge to Low Carbon Economy

Energy efficiency is finally a common sense term. Nowadays almost everyone knows that using energy more efficiently saves money, reduces the emissions of greenhouse gasses and lowers dependence on imported fossil fuels. We are living in a fossil age at the peak of its strength. Competition for securing resources for fuelling economic development is increasing, price of fuels will increase while availability of would gradually decline. Small nations will be first to suffer if caught unprepared in the midst of the struggle for resources among the large players. Here it is where energy efficiency has a potential to lead toward the natural next step - transition away from imported fossil fuels! Someone said that the only thing more harmful then fossil fuel is fossilized thinking. It is our sincere hope that some of chapters in this book will influence you to take a fresh look at the transition to low carbon economy and the role that energy efficiency can play in that process.

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Energy EfficiencyA Bridge to Low Carbon EconomyEdited by Zoran Morvaj

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2505

ISBN: 978-953-51-0340-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6156-1

Copyright year: 2012

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49568 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

83 Dimensions Citations


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1. Smart Energy Cities - Transition Towards a Low Carbon Society

By Zoran Morvaj, Luka Lugarić and Boran Morvaj


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2. Urban Complexity, Efficiency and Resilience

By Serge Salat and Loeiz Bourdic


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3. Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Strategies in the Context of the European Energy Service Directive: A Case Study for Austria

By Andrea Kollmann and Johannes Reichl


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4. Promoting Increased Energy Efficiency in Smart Grids by Empowerment of Customers

By Rune Gustavsson


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5. Energy Consumption Inequality and Human Development

By Qiaosheng Wu, Svetlana Maslyuk and Valerie Clulow


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6. Effect of an Electric Motor on the Energy Efficiency of an Electro-Hydraulic Forklift

By Tatiana Minav, Lasse Laurila and Juha Pyrhönen


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7. Energy Efficiency Analysis in Agricultural Productions: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches

By S. H. Mousavi Avval, Sh. Rafiee and A. Keyhani


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8. Energy Consumption Improvement Through a Visualization Software

By Benoit Lange, Nancy Rodriguez and William Puech


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9. Succeeding in Implementing Energy Efficiency in Buildings

By Mark Richard Wilby, Ana Belén Rodríguez González, Juan José Vinagre Díaz and Francisco Javier Atero Gómez


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10. Improving Air-Conditioners’ Energy Efficiency Using Green Roof Plants

By Fulin Wang and Harunori Yoshida


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11. Criteria Assessment of Energy Carrier Systems Sustainability

By Pedro Dinis Gaspar, Rui Pedro Mendes and Luís Carrilho Gonçalves


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12. The Need for Efficient Power Generation

By Richard Vesel and Robert Martinez


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13. Energy Efficiency Initiatives for Saudi Arabia on Supply and Demand Sides

By Y. Alyousef and M. Abu-ebid


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14. A Comparison of Electricity Generation Reference Costs for Different Technologies of Renewable Energy Sources

By Alenka Kavkler, Sebastijan Repina and Mejra Festić


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15. Recycling Hierarchical Control Strategy of Conventional Grids for Decentralized Power Supply Systems

By Egon Ortjohann, Worpong Sinsukthavorn, Max Lingemann, Nedzad Hamsic, Marius Hoppe, Paramet Wirasanti, Andreas Schmelter, Samer Jaloudi and Danny Morton


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16. Energy Efficiency and Electrical Power Generation

By Hisham Khatib


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