Energy Options Impact on Regional Security / Edition 1

Energy Options Impact on Regional Security / Edition 1

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Energy Options Impact on Regional Security / Edition 1

Energy appears to be a fundamental driving force of economic and political strategies as well as planetary stability. Energy-related issues such as (1) the availability of new energy sources and viable technologies, (2) the disparity in access to energy sources, (3) the role of energy in our societies (energy societal metabolism), (4) the energy support to the life of our cities (where about half of world population is going to live very soon), and (5) the energy demand for food security all over the world, are “hot” problems that humans will have to face within the framework of sustainability (ecologically sound production and consumption patterns associated with socially acce- able life styles), in terms of policies, technological development and economic processes. A coherent energy strategy is required, addressing both energy supply and demand, security of access, development problems, equity, market dynamics, by also taking into account the whole energy lifecycle including fuel production, transmission and distribution, energy conversion, and the impact on energy equipment manufacturers and the end-users of energy systems. Issues of energy efficiency and rebound effect must also be taken into proper account. In the short term, the aim should be to achieve higher energy efficiencies and increased supply from local energy sources, in particular renewable energy sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048195671
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/23/2010
Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Multi-method and Multi-scale Analysis of Energy and Resource Conversion and Use Sergio Ulgiati Marco Ascione Silvia Bargigli Francesco Cherubini Mirco Federici Pier Paolo Franzese Marco Raugei Silvio Viglia Amalia Zucaro 1

Using the MuSIASEM Approach to Study Metabolic Patterns of Modern Societies Mario Giampietro Alevgul H. Sorman Gonzalo Gamboa 37

Seven Policy Switches for Global Security James Greyson 69

Energy Security and the Social Use of Energy Igor Matutinovic 93

Technology Wedges for Low Carbon-Strategies in Industry Hans Schnitzer Michaela Titz 109

Sustainable Energy for World Economies Tariq Muneer 123

Cadmium Flows and Emissions: CdTe PV Friend or Foe? Marco Raugei 147

Increasing RES Penetration and Security of Energy Supply by Use of Energy Storages and Heat Pumps in Croatian Energy System Goran Krajacic Brian Vad Mathiesen Neven Duic Maria Da Graça Carvalho 159

Goals of the European Union in Using Renewable Energy Sources and Abilities of the Republic of Croatia in Realization of Those Goals Niko Malbasa 173

The Key Aspects of Electricity and Natural Gas Security of Supply in Croatia Goran Majstrovic Nijaz, DIzdarevic Mario Tot Dino Novosel 165

Zero Emission Sources of Electricity: Cost, Capacity, Advantages and Disadvantages Oksana Udovyk Oleg Udovyk 213

Analysis of Energy Options Impact on Regional Security: The Case of Eastern Europe Oleg Udovyk Oksana Udovyk 231

Socio-Economic and Energy Development in Ukraine-Problems and Solutions Alexander Gorobets 245

Advances in Small Hydropower Energy Production in Ukrain Igor Winkler 259

Securing Energy Supply at the Regional Level-The Case of Wind Farming in Germany: A Comparison of Two Case Studies from North Hesse and West Saxony Jan Monsees Marcus Eichhorn Cornelia Ohl 269

Renewable Energies to Provide Sustainable Development Perspectives for North Africa: The Sahara Wind Project Khalid Benhamou 291

Renewable Energy Potentials in Serbia with Particular Regard to Forest and Agricultural Biomass Milan Protic Dragan Mitic Dejan Vasovic Miomir Stankovic 309

Development of Strategic Scenarios and Optimal Structures for Sustainable Production of Biofuels in Slovenia Hella Tokos Damjan Krajnc Zorka Novak Pintaric 327

Biomass for Energy and the Impacts on Food Security Sanderine Nonhebel 341

Changing Energy Production, Emerging Technologies and Regional Security Burkhard Auffermann Francesca Allievi 363

Author Index 379

Subject Index 381

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