Harnessing Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems: "Theory, Practice, Policy" [NOOK Book]

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Reflecting its reliance on fossil fuels, the electric power industry produces the majority of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The need for a revolution in the industry becomes further apparent given that 'decarbonization' means an increasing electrification of other sectors of the economy in particular, through a switch from gasoline to electric vehicles. Of the options for producing electric power without significant greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy is most attractive to policymakers, as it ...
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Overview

Reflecting its reliance on fossil fuels, the electric power industry produces the majority of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The need for a revolution in the industry becomes further apparent given that 'decarbonization' means an increasing electrification of other sectors of the economy in particular, through a switch from gasoline to electric vehicles. Of the options for producing electric power without significant greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy is most attractive to policymakers, as it promises increased national self-reliance on energy supplies and the creation of new industries and jobs, without the safety and political concerns of nuclear power or the unproven technology of carbon capture and storage.

Drawing on both economic theory and the experiences of the United States and EU member states, Harnessing Renewable Energy addresses the key questions surrounding renewable energy policies. How appropriate is the focus on renewable power as a primary tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? If renewable energy is given specific support, what form should that support take? What are the implications for power markets if renewable generation is widely adopted? Thorough and well-evidenced, this book will be of interest to a broad range of policymakers, the electric power industry, and economists who study energy and environmental issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136522130
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Boaz Moselle is a director and Jorge Padilla a managing director at LECG, an international consulting group focusing on 'economic and financial analyses to provide objective opinions and advice regarding complex disputes and inform legislative, judicial, regulatory, and business decision makers.'

Richard Schmalensee is Dean Emeritus and professor of economics and management at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Part I: Technology

Chapter 2: Renewable Technology

Part II: Renewables, Climate Change and Energy Policy

Chapter 3: Climate Change: Where are we and where are we heading?

Chapter 4: Renewables and Security of Supply, a European Perspective

Chapter 5: Market Failure and the Structure of Externalities

Chapter 6: Renewable Energy, Emissions Trading and Energy Efficiency

Part III: Renewables and Electric Power Markets

Chapter 7: Electricity Wholesale Market Design in a Low Carbon Future

Chapter 8: Electricity and Gas Regulation in a Low Carbon World

Chapter 9: Investment Incentives In Renewable and Non- Renewable Technologies

Chapter 10: Designing a Super Grid

Part IV: National Experiences

Chapter 11: USA

Chapter 12: The European Union

Chapter 13: United Kingdom

Chapter 14: Germany

Chapter 15: Spanish Renewable Strategy. Past Experience, Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

Chapter 16: Conclusion
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