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Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems

Book Description

Over the past decade the use of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) has significantly increased around the globe. Technologies that once were considered experimental are now being deployed on commercial scales at phenomenal rates, delivering cost effective substitutes for the conventional, fossil fuel based systems that caused problems including harmful greenhouse gas emissions, expensive operating costs, and global pollution. But these new systems come at a costly rate, and because of this, officials must review their overall efficiency and effectiveness.
Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems pushes through the boundaries of current research to introduce the concept of an energy management information system, exploring the role of energy for sustainable development.  This book goes into great detail describing the benefits of these systems for organizations focusing on corporate sustainability initiatives and activities to combat climate change. Research presented in this publication include modeling techniques, software applications, and case studies that reveal how renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and biomass fuel can have a significant implications for both operating costs and environmental impacts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. PREFACE
  6. Section 1: Renewable Energy and Energy Applications and Concepts
    1. Chapter 1: Encouraging the Development of Renewable Energy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PUBLIC POLICY ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
      4. COOPERATIVES AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
      5. LITERATURE ANALYSIS: THE BARRIERS TO DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. MAIN RESULTS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX 1:
      11. APPENDIX 2:
    2. Chapter 2: Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) for Economic Development in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BENEFITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
      5. MEGA PROJECTS IN AFRICA
      6. CONSUMER GENERATED ENERGY (CoGE) FRAMEWORK
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Energy Management System Concepts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: DISTRIBUTED ENERGY AND THE NEED FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
      4. THE IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT
      5. MANAGED SYSTEMS
      6. KEY FACTORS
      7. CONCLUSION: INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
    4. Chapter 4: Review of Energy Efficiency Adoption Literature from a Demand Side Management Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY FROM A UTILITY PERSPECTIVE
      3. RESEARCH STREAMS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY LITERATURE
      4. POLICY ASSESSMENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM PLANNING
      5. TAXONOMY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY ADOPTION LITERATURE FROM AN ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVE
      6. RESEARCH GAPS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY ADOPTION LITERATURE
    5. Chapter 5: Renewable Energy Scenario of Pakistan for Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Sustainable Development Concepts
    1. Chapter 6: Approaches for Measuring Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY
      4. OVERVIEW OF SUSTAINABILITY MODELS
      5. BASIC MODELS OF SUSTAINABILITY
      6. BAROMETERS OF SUSTAINABILITY
      7. COMPARISON AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: The Drivers for a Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Are Biofuels a Factor of Sustainable Development in a Food Insecurity Context in Africa?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT IN BURKINA FASO
      4. BIOFUEL POTENTIALS AND RISKS FOR THE POPULATION
      5. POSITIVE IMPACTS AND LIMITATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Sustainability Assessment Approaches
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUSTAINABILITY KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Renewable Energy Technologies Innovations
    1. Chapter 10: Impacts of Wind Generators on the Dynamic Performance of Power Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. TEST SYSTEM
      6. MODELLING OF POWER SYSTEMS
      7. CASE STUDIES
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Genomics Perspectives of Bioethanol Producing Zymomonas Mobilis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Counter-Rotating Type Power Technologies to Exploit Offshore Energies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COUNTER-ROTATIONS
      4. COUNTER-ROTATING TYPE HYDRO/TIDE POWER UNIT
      5. FLOATING TYPE OCEAN WAVE POWER STATION
      6. INTELLIGENT WIND/TIDE POWER UNIT
      7. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    4. Chapter 13: Stability Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. PRINCIPLE PV GENERATION AND GRID INTEGRATION
      6. PV SYSTEM MODELING
      7. FEEDBACK LINEARIZABILITY OF PV SYSTEM
      8. CALCULATION OF REFERENCE CURRENT FROM MPPT
      9. FEEBACK LINEARIZING CONTROLLER DESIGN
      10. FEEDBACK LINEARIZING CONTROLLER DESIGN FOR GRID-CONNECTED PV SYSTEM
      11. LYAPUNOV FUNCTION FOR GRID-CONNECTED PV SYSTEM
      12. SIMULATION RESULTS
      13. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 14: Energy from Waste
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index