energy resource Articles

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Accessing energy resources in the arc of instability

    Australia is currently 65% self-sufficient in oil production. Australian refineries import oil from a range of sources, including PNG, which is a substantial oil producer. Oil Search is Operator of oil projects in PNG. This paper concentrates on PNG rather than other countries in the arc of instability. To keep the industry healthy, PNG developers need to find more oil, to keep costs in check and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of renewable energy resources in Greece

    Energy policy is a key issue for economic and environmental policies nowadays. Indeed, energy is an indispensable element for economic development while, on the other hand, it causes severe environmental problems. In this context, a force for utilising renewable energy resources and for energy saving has emerged and been expanded in the last years. As a result, the energy policy is reoriented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The regional analysis of energy consumption and energy resources in China

    In recent years, issues relating to Chinese energy supply and consumption have drawn worldwide attention. The Chinese government maintains that the solution to energy demand issues should be resolved by improving domestic supply; but the regional availability of energy is irregular across China. The regional consumption and composition of energy supply are analysed in this paper and suggestions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decentralised operation of residential energy resources in the smart grid

    In the future smart grid, improvement of power system economic cost effectiveness by suitable integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) is a critical challenge. An agent–based framework is proposed in this paper for developing suitable control strategies for operations of four different types of residential–level DERs, which are storage devices, photo voltaic systems, and two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon tax and energy resource in Indian power sector

    Global warming is a universal problem nowadays. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was partially successful because all participating countries realised the damages caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promise to mitigate in the future course of time. India has also promised to reduce 20% to 25% of these emissions up to the year 2020. To implement this, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • World energy consumption and resources: an outlook for the rest of the century

    Historical data on world energy consumption are discussed with reference to current data on energy resources and general correlations between per capita energy consumption in different countries and their level of social and economic development. A balanced scenario for the energy needs and primary resources consumption mix of the rest of the century is proposed and compared with proved and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater as a resource: a unique approach to achieving energy sustainability

    A wastewater-treatment flowsheet was developed to integrate uniquely designed biological processes with physical-chemical unit processes, allowing conversion of the organic carbon in the wastewater to methane, the removal and recovery of phosphorus and nitrogen from the wastewater, and the production of water suitable for reuse. In the flowsheet, energy is derived from the wastewater by first ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon tax and energy resource in Indian power sector

    Abstract: Global warming is a universal problem nowadays. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was partially successful because all participating countries realised the damages caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promise to mitigate in the future course of time. India has also promised to reduce 20% to 25% of these emissions up to the year 2020. To implement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable development with renewable energy resources: a review

    The most visible effects of the sustainable development movement are found in several global issues such as the greenhouse effect, stratospheric ozone depletion, and loss of biodiversity. Combustion of fossil fuels and global warming are closely associated with each other. There is an urgent need to replace fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is one of the few means by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 30 minutes with Shirish Garud, The Energy and Resources Institute

    CSP Today catches up with Shirish Garud, The Energy and Resources Institute CSP Today catches up with Shirish Garud from The Energy and Resources Institute, who will be sharing his expertise opinion on the importance of the organization at  the 1st CSP Today Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Rational use and management of geothermal energy resources

    This article identifies and explains several attributes of geothermal energy. High exergetic efficiency due to a close temperature tie between geothermal energy and district heating and cooling was noted. Parameters governing the rational use and management of geothermal energy systems with special emphasis on integrated-cascaded district energy systems were formulated and explained with two case ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of household food consumption on resource and energy management

    How can private households contribute to a more resource-efficient food production system? The importance of meat consumption has previously been highlighted. Various life-cycle analysis studies suggest which products are favourable from an ecological point of view. This study uses a material flux analysis to assess material and energy fluxes of the entire system of food production and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An analysis of Grenada's power sector and energy resources: a role for renewable energy technologies?

    Presently, Grenada's power sector is fully dependent on fossil fuel imports for meeting the country's electricity demand. Electric utilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in general, face high cost of electricity generation due to diseconomies of scale in production, consumption and logistical aspects. Grenada's private power monopoly is no exception and the high cost of import ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sectorial energy demands and MARKAL allocations of energy resources in India

    Based on current energy consumption in various sectors, a Reference Energy System (RES) has been developed for the Indian energy scenario considering the efficiencies of use, conversion, transportation and distribution, etc. The data of past sectoral energy demand have been used to forecast future energy demands using appropriate regression models. These forecasts have been used as inputs for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy from wastewater How breweries can tap undiscovered energy resources

    The fact that beer is a nourishing energy supplier was known to beer-brewing monks as early as the Middle Ages. After all, it also had to act as food during the hard times of Lent. However, the fact that this beverage, which is popular throughout the world, could become an energy supplier for the brewery and the environment in the course of the manufacturing process – to be exact, during ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Indicators for resources and resource-efficiency: a Danish perspective

    The specific material flows and use of energy and land, which cause severe environmental and health problems in Denmark, are delimited by a risk assessment. Resource-efficiency is defined in terms of material flows and is estimated to be 0.07 without unused flows and 0.04 with unused flows for Denmark, 1990. It is shown that the path to both a global sustainable environment and welfare goes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • American energy security and innovation: An assessment of North America`s energy resources

    Our energy choices need to factor in both opportunities and risks. This testimony gives particular attention to why we must consider the risk of climate change, both on our resources being developed and utilized today and on our choices for development into the future. It concludes with the following recommendations: Congress should request that the National Climate Assessment and Development ...

  • Economic, energy and ecological aspects of energy resource consumption in Ukraine

    In this article, the main directions of state policy in the field of energy conservation are considered. An analysis of the energy and economic situation are carried out and the conditions and directions of development of the fuel and energy complex in Ukraine are shown. The subject of energy conservation policy is determined, its priority directions chosen, the evaluation of energy consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Resourcing for climate change

    Climate change is scientifically, widely recognised to be happening as a result of the anthropogenic input of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Consequently we need to look at adaptation and mitigation to limit the social, environmental and economic impacts. Allen & York are market leading environmental recruitment specialists with 15 years experience and an expanding Energy team ...


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