renewable energy Articles

  • A systematic approach to assessing the sustainability of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) under the proposed American Renewable Energy Act (H.R. 890)

    Assessing sustainability is a complex challenge for policy makers, scientists and engineers. In an effort to evaluate industrial systems, a range of alternative methods have been developed; unfortunately, these methods stop short at demonstrating how industrial activity affects sustainability. In response to this need, the Population based Model for Assessing Sustainability Implications (PMASI) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate Change Policy & Sustainability Update

    Proven Investment Vehicles May Spur New Renewable Energy Grow Harnessing two types of investment vehicles for renewable energy investing; Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), would speed adoption rates for renewable energy, level the playing field with fossil fuel investments and attract billions in new investment. REITs and MLPs are publically traded ...


    By Delphi Group

  • The potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvement in reducing CO2 emissions in Taiwan

    The growing concerns over the global warming and energy security problems in Taiwan have led the government to design and promote renewable energy policies more aggressively over the past decade. This paper aims at examining to what extent the renewable-energy policies will contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in Taiwan. Our analysis results, using a specific CGE model, show that simply ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy indicators in the building environment

    The objective of this work is the application of the exergy analysis to the building sector and the introduction of suitable exergy indicators. The indicators are tools which are representative of the system under study and provide reliability over time, information to policy makers and awareness of potential environmental problems arising from human activities. The application of the exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The jobs impact of GHG reduction strategies in the USA

    This paper estimates the economic and jobs impact of the USA displacing 1.2 billion tons of carbon emissions annually by 2030 using energy efficiency and renewable energy. We assess the technologies deployed, their costs, and the necessary time frames. We then estimate the job impacts of the policy and find that it will generate more than 4.5 million net jobs. We disaggregate the jobs created by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental melodrama, coal, and the politics of sustainable energy in The Last Mountain

    The Last Mountain is a 2011 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) film. It examines an aggressive form of strip mining in West Virginia known as mountaintop removal (MTR). The Last Mountain was the first of more than 40 MTR films to be distributed nationally and, as such, marks the entry of the issue onto the political scene in the USA. This essay analyses the film's use of environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benefits and barriers to the implementation of renewable electricity clean development projects: the case of the south Mediterranean basin

    This paper shows how Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in renewable electricity (RE-CDM projects) may contribute to the sustainability of South and East Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs). It also shows that several factors make the implementation of these projects difficult, including the relatively weaker CDM institutional capacity of SEMCs. Therefore, countries in this region should ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy, economy, environment and sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa

    In this presentation, we review the present state of energy demand and production in the Middle East and the world. Oil and gas reserves in the ME/NA region and their role in providing energy demand for the world as well as the economy of the region are examined. The future of oil and gas reserves in the region and how long they will last along with existing coal reserves are reviewed. Several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy and sustainable development in Hungary

    This paper presents an overview of the use of renewable energy in Hungary. It analyses the role of renewables in the sustainable development of the country and in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Although Hungary is rich in geothermal sources, the use of renewable energy sources is not economically viable in the country compared with traditional energy sources. In Hungary, only biomass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and environmental conservation in Slovakia and institutional support

    The paper covers the problem of energy intensity in Slovakia, its international comparisons and reasons for its considerable level. The availability of primary energy sources in Slovakia is mentioned and the impact on the environment of the energy sector is presented. Brief characteristics of the Slovak Energy Policy are stated and institutional measures aiming at more efficient energy use in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • China now most attractive country for renewables investment

    China has surpassed the United States as the most attractive country in the world for investment in renewable energy projects, according to the latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices report from Ernst & Young (New York, NY). China first entered the index in 2004 and has steadily ramped up to the top of the Ernst & Young indices, while the United States in the most recent ...

  • How to Avert the Most Serious Impacts of Climate Change

    The transition to a sustainable energy future will require, on average, $550 billion investment in renewable energy per year until 2030, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF Wall Street) in New York this week. The investment, coupled with increased emphasis on energy efficiency, would scale-up renewable energy to 36 percent or more of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • FTC reviews environmental marketing guides

    Green sells, but discerning between true environmentalism and an eco-feint for the sake of marketing is not as easy as it seems. This fact has not been lost on the Federal Trade Commission, which has updated its guide on claiming how to proclaim greenness. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency tasked with monitoring and preventing unfair and deceptive practices in the market, recently ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Renewables Global Status Report - REN21

    Read about what happened in REN21 over the course of 2015.  This year’s annual report details new developments in the Renewables Global Status Report and how our outreach efforts evolved.  There is information on 2015 publications, the new Renewables Interactive Map as well as which organisations REN21 worked with over the year.  If you are interested in what happened ...


    By REN21 Secretariat c/o UNEP

  • Implementing sustainable energy – four case studies

    This article aims to increase knowledge and find the best practices on how sustainable energy (SE) can be boosted and implemented at a regional level. It presents the main results from the RESGen (RES Generation – from research infrastructure to SE and reduction of CO 2 emissions) project and the procedure developed within the project, which aims to support regionally comprehensive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Higher EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets enable greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 50% in 2030

    An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 associated with a 30% renewable energy target and 30-40% energy efficiency targets. The EU has put forward a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of ‘at least’ 40% by 2030, compared to 1990 emissions levels. Current plans1 are to achieve this by reducing energy demand by at least 27%2 and achieving a ...


    By Ecofys

  • Patterns of sustainability values among subsidiaries

    The increasing trend of globalisation and environmental challenges makes the understanding of sustainability issues in international business a growing topic throughout the world. This study illustrates the challenge of an organisation as it becomes larger and more diverse to keep the core values alive. We focused on a multinational corporation with more than 30 years' experience with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable development of the Prefecture of Kephalonia

    An optimisation methodology is applied on the islands of Kephalonia and Ithaca (Prefecture of Kephalonia) in Greece, where various Renewable Energy Sources (RES) can be found and could be exploited to satisfy part of their energy needs. These resources are examined and a case study is performed for Kephalonia that involves an application of specific mathematical tools that will lead to a set of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Progresses in wind analysis and modelling

    Renewable energy sources such as wind energy are copiously available without any limitation. Many studies have been done on wind and its effects due to its importance in human life. In this research, an attempt is preformed for describing the wide range of wind impacts. This paper has presented several fields of studies in related to wind modelling and frequency analysis. Some possible areas of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The European emission trading scheme and renewable energy policies: credible targets for incredible results?

    This paper discusses the merits and limits of the recent European energy policy aimed at reducing carbon emissions, devoting particular attention to the European trading system of carbon permits and to the measures that the European Union has adopted to promote renewable energy sources. From the comparison of past goals and present results, it is argued that more credible targets for carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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