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Canada’s Other Energy Boom – Energy infrastructure is on the move.

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 11, 2015)

When it comes to energy infrastructure, Canada is on the move. Of course, that may seem like nothing new, given Canada’s lengthy energy history, particularly in the oil and gas industries. In this latest chapter, however, electricity is playing a major role. A confluence of factors have helped spur the need for more generation, which in ...

DNS as critical infrastructure, the energy system case study

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 12, 2014)

Modern critical infrastructures (e.g., power plants, energy grids, oil pipelines, etc.), make nowadays extensive use of information and communication technologies (ICT). As a direct consequence their exposure to cyber–attacks is becoming a matter of public security. In this paper, we analyse a particular infrastructure, rarely considered as ...

Transition of energy infrastructures: modelling the Brazilian case

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 5, 2009)

Triggered by the distress around climate change and security of supply, European countries struggle to diversify their energy portfolio while producing less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, favouring a transition to avoid a system collapse. However, this situation is not new. Thirty years ago, prompted by two consecutive oil crises, Brazil started ...

How climate change impacts America’s energy infrastructure

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Feb. 5, 2013)

As we’ve seen recently with Hurricane Sandy, epic drought, and wildfires, climate change visibly impacts lives and livelihoods throughout ...

Agent-based modelling of energy infrastructure transitions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 21, 2010)

Shaping energy transitions not only requires technical system innovation and redesign but also new policies, regulations, Research and Development (R&D) and investment strategies – a transition assemblage. Transition management thus equates to designing and implementing such an assemblage. Agent-Based Models (ABMs) may be used for ex-ante ...

New energy infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 12, 2004)

The paper analyses the current status and future development of energy infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, which is considered as a precondition for regional economic growth. In particular, emphasis is given to natural gas, oil, coal and electricity. The paper includes a description of opportunities for regional energy trade and ...

Need is real for risk assessments of energy infrastructure

by ABS Consulting  (Apr. 1, 2007)

Damage to fixed and floating structures, pipelines, onshore terminals and refineries during the past few hurricane seasons has reinforced the need to develop accurate risk assessments not only to determine overall risks for particular operators but also to identify the components of that risk so that appropriate mitigations can be undertaken. ...

Infrastructure Maintenance - An Economic Opportunity

by ASTM International  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Public safety and the cost of doing business are deeply impacted when infrastructure is neglected. Here’s a look at the high cost of low maintenance and what can be done about it. A Bridge Too Far There are over 607,000 bridges in the United States. According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,1 published by the ...

A measurement infrastructure for sustainable manufacturing

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 30, 2011)

Global resource degradation, climate change, and environmental pollution are worsening due to increasing globalised industrialisation. Manufacturing industries have thus been put under pressure to cope with these problems while maintaining competitiveness. Sustainable manufacturing has been proposed to meet these challenges. The measurement of ...

A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

by BioCycle Magazine  (Mar. 1, 2015)

Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among ...

Composting infrastructure trends in the UK

by BioCycle Magazine  (Feb. 2, 2008)

The European Union's Landfill Directive, which restricts landfilling of biodegradable waste, has made it necessary to develop alternative infrastructures to manage the organic fraction of the solid waste stream. In the United Kingdom, the Landfill Directive has created demand for composting facilities that take source separated organics (SSO), and ...

Green infrastructure and territorial cohesion

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 19, 2011)

The point of departure for this analysis is to support the European process towards territorial cohesion and green infrastructure development, in particular the development of a strategy for green infrastructure. This report explores the concept of green infrastructure, with illustrative examples of green infrastructure initiatives on the ground ...

Public policy and the failure of national infrastructures

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 1, 2008)

On the 14 August 2003, a complex combination of immediate events and longer term vulnerabilities led to a domino effect in which 50 million people had their power supplies interrupted. Consequent losses were between $5–$10 billion. It is, therefore, one of the most serious disruptions to a national power distribution network. The causes ...

Unpacking the energy implications of distributed water infrastructure: how are rainwater systems performing?

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 1, 2010)

Drought and concern over climate change has led to the increased use of distributed water systems in Australia to supplement centralised supply systems. A literature review carried out by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) into the energy consumption of water infrastructure found that very little data on energy consumption exists, ...

Mozambique`s infrastructure : a continental perspective

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 9, 2013)

This study is a product of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD), a project designed to expand the world's knowledge of physical infrastructure in Africa. The AICD provides a baseline against which future improvements in infrastructure services can be measured, making it possible to monitor the results achieved from donor support. It ...

Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

by Wetlands International  (Apr. 2, 2015)

Wetlands occur wherever water meets land. These deltas, marshes, rivers, lakes and watersheds are the water systems that link the natural world and human societies, and make it possible to clean, store and provide water to grow food and run businesses. As we prepare to participate in ...

Safety and security of energy infrastructures in Europe: the EC–DG JRC's energy risks monitor project

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 22, 2006)

After mapping of current European Union (EU) regulations on the management of accidental risks related to natural hazards and different industrial activities, this paper discusses insights from past European Commission (EC) initiatives on harmonisation of assessment and management of safety risks. Next, for the specific case of the energy sector, ...

Analysis of the optimal configuration of energy transportation infrastructure in Asia with a linear programming energy system model

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 12, 2004)

It has become important to address the question of which energy related infrastructure, such as transcontinental natural gas pipelines, should be constructed in Asia. In addition, one needs to ask how energy demand should be satisfied securely and economically, as well as environmentally benignly, over the next decades. This study investigates the ...

Knowledge management for a new nuclear power infrastructure

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 21, 2009)

The introduction of a nuclear power programme as a part of national energy strategy requires a complex consideration of many aspects of national infrastructure. Countries embarking on a new nuclear energy programme have the opportunity to establish effective knowledge management systems and processes from the outset, with the added benefit of ...

Redesigning wastewater infrastructure to improve resource efficiency

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2011)

Resource efficiency of wastewater management is a question of optimizing at the same time the management of resources in wastewater (e.g. water), the resources spent on treatment and transport (e.g. energy), the natural resources to protect (e.g. the receiving waters), and the anthropogenic resources (e.g. capital). For instance, wastewater can be ...

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