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Sustainable Systems and Energy Management at the Regional Level

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Sustainable Systems and Energy Management at the Regional Level: Comparative Approaches provides an interdisciplinary look at the possible relationships which exist between energy and the environment. Relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings on the impacts of regulation policies, market-facilitation policies, and communication models and policies are reviewed with the aim of improving understanding and strategy.

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. Foreword
    1. Perspectives of the Green Economy
  6. Preface
    1. THEMES AND CHALLENGES
    2. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. FINALLY …
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Regulatory Impacts
    1. Chapter 1: Government Policies to Promote Production and Consumption of Renewable Electricity in the US
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT RENEWABLE POLICIES
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Assessing the Barriers to Greener Fiscal Measures and Ecological Tax Reform in the Transport Sector
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
    3. Chapter 3: European Energy Security and Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY: GENERAL ISSUES
      4. TRENDS AND DYNAMICS IN GLOBAL ENERGY AND THEIR IMPACT ON EUROPE
      5. EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY AND RUSSIA
      6. RUSSIAN ENERGY SECTOR: INTERNAL DYNAMICS
      7. RUSSIA’S ROLE IN THE EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Renewable Energy in Italy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INCENTIVES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
      4. THE SINGLE AUTHORIZATION FOR PLANT POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
      5. OPPOSITION OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND CITIZENS: THE NIMBY SYNDROME
      6. CONCLUSION: WHAT SOLUTIONS?
  9. Section 2: Policies and Incentives
    1. Chapter 5: Technology Roadmapping, An Efficient Tool for Driving Regional Technological Changes
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY REVIEW
      4. CASE ANALYSIS
      5. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      6. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 6: Production Costs and Net Energy Balance of Liquid and Gaseous Biofuels
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Climate Change, Fuel Efficiency and Tax Revenues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TAXATION OF AUTOMOBILE FUELS
      4. PROJECTIONS FOR DOMESTIC DEMAND FOR AUTOMOTIVE FUEL IN THE LIGHT VEHICLE SEGMENT
      5. IMPACTS ON TAX REVENUE
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Globalization of the Environmental Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GLOBALIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT
      4. THE POLICY FRAMEWORK IN THE ARAB REGION
      5. REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS
      6. NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
      7. LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
      8. RESPONSE TO THE MEAs IN THE ARAB REGION
      9. TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 9: Energy, Environment and Socio-Economic Development
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. JUSTIFICATION FOR ENERGY POLICY IMPERATIVE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
      4. ENVIRONMENTAL RAMIFICATIONS OF ENERGY SYSTEMS LINKAGES
      5. SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
      6. COMPARATIVE TRAJECTORIES OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITIES
      7. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  10. Section 3: Experiences, Actions and Models
    1. Chapter 10: Finding the Sweet Spot of Sustainability in the Energy Sector
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Stakeholder Management in the Canadian Oil Sands
      4. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 11: The Development of a Business Model for Exploiting Geothermal Energy
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Developing Energy-sustainable Communities in Finland
      4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Use of Policy Instruments to Promote Sustainable Energy Practices and Implications for the Environment
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Sector wide practices
      4. Discussion
      5. Future research directions
      6. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 13: Integrated Regional Energy Policy and Planning Framework
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF REGIONAL ENERGY PLANNING APPROACHES
      4. INTEGRATED REGIONAL ENERGY POLICY AND PLANNING FRAMEWORK (IREPP)
      5. EVALUATION OF SPECIFIC SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 14: Climate Change Policies—Mitigation and Adaptation at the Local Level
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. A Short Review of Environmental Policy Integration and the Rationale for Its Application
      5. Methodology
      6. The Results: EPI and Climate Change Mitigation in the City Of Madrid
      7. Adapting to Climate Change in Madrid
      8. future research directions
      9. conclusion
    6. Chapter 15: EU—GCC Clean Energy Cooperation
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
      4. Conclusion
  11. Section 4: Communications Policies
    1. Chapter 16: Community Opposition and Public Engagement with Wind Energy in the UK
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Background - Wind energy development in the UK
      4. Public opposition to wind energy
      5. The NIMBY problem
      6. The ‘deficit model’ of communicating planning decisions
      7. Public engagement and sustainable development
      8. Changes to infrastructure planning in the UK
      9. Examples of public engagement with wind energy
      10. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 17: Consulting Stakeholders?
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Consulting stakeholders for the Energy Policy
      5. Future research directions
      6. Conclusion
      7. Appendix
    3. Chapter 18: Grenelle Environment Project
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STRUCTURE AND OPERATION phases OF THE GRENELLE ENVIRONMENT PROJECT
      4. The institutionalization of GRENELLE ENVIRONMENT PROJECT’ engagements
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 19: Developing Sustainable Governance Systems for Regional Sustainability Programmes and ‘Green’ Business Practices
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index