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Electric Power Systems Research

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ISBN: 9783038424048 9783038424055 Year: Pages: VIII, 364 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-404-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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This book contains 21 research papers, one review and one editorial focusing on studies in the field of electric power systems research in 2016. These 23 published papers can be classified into five categories: generation systems; transmission systems; distribution systems; end-users; and the power market. Among these, the subjects of generation and distribution systems has caused the most concern due to the realization of smart grids. Papers presented in this book cover research, the development of new procedures or components, an original application of existing knowledge, or new design approaches. The authors of the published articles are from a variety of Asian, North American, and European countries. This book shows that authors in China are the most active and their research covers all of the above-mentioned areas.

Arcticness

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ISBN: 9781787350137 Year: Pages: 204 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: European Research Council (ERC) - 2011-AdG-295486
Subject: Geography --- Anthropology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests and needs of the peoples who live in the region? This volume explores the opportunities and limitations in engaging with the Arctic under change, and the Arctic peoples experiencing the changes, socially and physically. With essays by both academics and Arctic peoples, integrating multiple perspectives and multiple disciplines, the book covers social, legal, political, geographical, scientific and creative questions related to Arcticness, to address the challenges faced by the Arctic as a region and specifically by local communities. As well as academic essays, the contributions to the book include personal reflections, a graphic essay, and poetry, to ensure wide and varied coverage of the Arctic experience – what the contributions all have in common is the fundamental human perspective. Topics covered in the essays include indigenous identity and livelihoods such as reindeer herding, and adapting to modern identities; a graphic essay on the experience of Arctic indigenous peoples in residential schools; the effects of climate change; energy in the Arctic; and extractive industries and their impacts on local communities. The book includes reflections on the future of Arcticness, engaging with communities to ensure meaningful representation and as a counterpoint to the primacy of environmental, national and global issues.

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energy --- arctic --- sustainability --- polar

Bioenergie im Spannungsfeld - Wege zu einer nachhaltigen Bioenergieversorgung

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ISBN: 9783863951641 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2017-1042 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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The challenge of this interdisciplinary research on sustainable bioenergy production in rural areas is how to reconcile the chances and risks of bioenergy production within the context of climate stabilization, resource conservation, biodiversity, water, air, and soil preservation, the interests of society and of farmers. To answer this we developed and improved evaluation criteria and methods for a bioenergy implementation in rural areas. We show that the problems arising from energy plant production such as monoculture, changes of landscape and land use competition, loss of biodiversity, costs, social denial etc. may be eliminated during workshops with the main stakeholders (farmers, technicians, policymakers, administration, ecologists etc.) as well as with interested people. We created some tools to facilitate decision-making and consensus building. Especially the decision behaviour of farmers for or against bioenergy is investigated. Some results from our field research: Energy plants may increase the richness in species on farmland. Contaminated areas should be utilised to grow energy plants with low extraction efficiency for pollutants. Emissions from wood and straw burning can be strongly minimised.

Solar Power to the People

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ISBN: 9781614998310 9781614998327 Year: Pages: 96 DOI: 10.3233/989-1-61499-832-7-i Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Mechanical Engineering --- Environmental Sciences
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You read about it every day: How can we create a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply? Does a local water supply play a role in this? Why don’t we drive hydrogen cars that are powered by the sun and rain? The availability of cheap green energy is increasing. . We have solar and wind power, and even energy derived from ambient heat. At the same time we have very diverse energy needs: fuel for cars, electricity, heat for buildings, feedstock for industrial processes, to name just a few. Energy supply and demand do not match, which means that we have to match resources, storage and consumption in an intelligent way.Solar Power to the People casts a thoughtful vision on sustainable energy. We have to bring the power of the sun to the people. That is what sustainable energy and water is all about. The authors believe we have to act quickly. The matter is urgent.

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energy --- sustainability --- solar

EMSURE: energy and mobility for sustainable regions

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Book Series: Outros títulos ISBN: 9789892611020 Year: Pages: 56 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1102-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book retraces the multidisciplinary research project EMSURE - Energy and Mobility for Sustainable Regions. Communicational articles – developed from a set of interviews with the researchers – aim to depict the wide range of disciplines that constitute the EMSURE. An encompassing framework that comprises such diverse areas as intelligent use of energy, sustainable mobility, buildings and energy efficiency, clean energy supply and assessment, and sustainable energy assessment, or planning for sustainability. Integrated in the Energy for Sustainability (EFS) initiative, of the University of Coimbra, EMSURE is established as a research project focused on multidisciplinary issues. Its main objectives include developing models, methodologies and technologies that enable the decision-makers and companies to promote a sustainable path within the Portugal Centre Region

Tourism Research and Landscape Interpretation - Tourismusforschung und Landschaftsinterpretationen

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ISBN: 9783863954291 Year: Language: English|German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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The central task of tourism research is to advocate for sustainability. In order to do justice to the various components relating to tourism, such as aspects of the natural and cultural landscape as well as the economic, sociocultural and political situation, an integrative approach is necessary. The “landscape” is the foundation of tourism. Landscapes have their own value, a value that visitors and even locals are often not conscious of. “Landscape interpretation” and “heritage interpretation” attempt to remedy this defi cit by defi ning, vividly presenting and “staging” the essential aspects of a landscape. This makes it possible to enhance awareness of the value of a landscape and its need to be protected, thereby achieving a positive change in the behaviour of visitors. The present volume introduces various initiatives, which illustrate the importance of landscape interpretation for tourism research.

Nachhaltigkeit in der Geschichte - Argumente – Ressourcen – Zwänge

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ISBN: 101787520191241 9783863954338 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Nachhaltigkeit ist allgegenwärtig. Der Begriff erscheint in politischen Debatten, in den Medien, in Unternehmensphilosophien und im Supermarkt. In Folge erscheint der Begriff Nachhaltigkeit unscharf und beliebig. Auch in der Wissenschaft existieren unterschiedliche Konzepte und Definitionen, doch diesen gemeinsam ist die Idee von Dauerhaftigkeit, die auf die Forschungsobjekte bezogen wird. Der vorliegende Band versucht „Nachhaltigkeit“ in der Geschichte aufzuspüren. Er folgt der Frage, ob und wie Menschen in der Vergangenheit die eigenen Bedürfnisse an Ressourcen befriedigten und gleichzeitig Rücksicht auf zukünftige Generationen nahmen. Das Buch öffnet dabei ein breites Spektrum an Fallbeispielen, die von den antiken Griechen bis zu Debatten über den Schutz des Waldes im 20. Jahrhundert reichen und neben der Geschichtswissenschaft auch die Archäologie, die Literaturwissenschaft und die Ökologie einbeziehen. Der Sammelband beruht auf Vorträgen, die im Rahmen der zentralen Ringvorlesung des Sommersemesters 2018 an der Universität Göttingen gehalten wurden.

CleanEra – A Collection of Research Projects for Sustainable Aviation

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ISBN: 9781614995906 9781614995913 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-591-3-i Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Environmental Technology --- Transportation
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"The CleanEra project was initiated with the goal of developing revolutionary ideas for civil aviation. These ideas were to offer solutions which would limit and reduce some of the negative aspects of aviation, namely: emissions and the use of resources. This book presents you with the highlights of this journey in search of new technologies for a revolutionary aircraft; an aircraft that not only offers a future of comfortable air travel for the passenger, but a future of sustainable aviation for the planet as well."

Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development and Management in Northeast Asia

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ISBN: 9783038970552 9783038970569 Year: Pages: X, 306 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology --- Economics
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This Special Issue consists of selected papers from the Sustainable Asia Conference 2017, annual international conference which was held in Nanjing, China, from 23–28 June, 2017. SAC is one of the leading international conferences presenting novel and fundamental advances in Asia’s sustainable development issues. The purpose of the conference was for scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from universities and research institutes around the world to present ongoing research activities so as to promote global research networking in the area of sustainable development. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences, face-to-face, to establish research or business relations, and to find global partners for future collaborations. The scope of this Special Issue encompassed topics related to sustainable development and management at both the macro- and micro-levels in Northeast Asian countries.

Fisheries in the Pacific : The challenges of governance and sustainability

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ISBN: 9782956398165 DOI: 10.4000/books.pacific.395 Language: English
Publisher: pacific-credo Publications
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Fisheries in the Pacific: The Challenges of Governance and Sustainability is a multidisciplinary book, which examines various aspects of coastal and oceanic fisheries in Pacific waters. These interrelated fisheries sectors are critical for regional food security and also represent a reserve of food resources for the rest of the world. The introduction and eight chapters highlight that both these sectors raise major economic and ecological issues while revealing significant social changes, political asymmetries and alliances, geostrategic rationales, developments in legislation, customary dynamics, and conservation challenges. Through complementary approaches and interpretations of both quantitative and qualitative data, this book aims to contribute to a better understanding of the current situation of fisheries in the Pacific. It also responds to the compelling need to establish a constructive and ongoing dialogue on the matter between social scientists and environmental scientists, based in Europe and in the Pacific Islands, and between these experts and the various stakeholders and policy-making institutions involved in the Pacific region.

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