ETP2010 will build on the success of earlier editions, by providing decision makers with more detailed practical information and tools that can help kick-start the transition to a more secure, sustainable and affordable energy future.
Forecasts point to a huge increase in energy demand over the next 25 years, with a direct and
immediate impact on the exhaustion of fossil fuels, the increase in pollution levels and the
global warming that will have significant consequences for all sectors of society.
Irrespective of the likelihood of these predictions or what researchers in different scientific
disciplines may believe or publicly say about how critical the energy situation may be on a
world level, it is without doubt one of the great debates that has stirred up public interest in
This book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date books written on Energy Efficiency. The readers will learn about different technologies for energy efficiency policies and programs to reduce the amount of energy. The book provides some studies and specific sets of policies and programs that are implemented in order to maximize the potential for energy efficiency improvement. It contains unique insights from scientists with academic and industrial expertise in the field of energy efficiency collected in this multi-disciplinary forum....
The objective of this book is to present different programs and practical applications
for energy efficiency in sufficient depth. The approach is given to transfer the long
academic and practical experiences from researchers in the field of energy engineering
to readers. The book is enabling readers to reach a sound understanding of a broad
range of different topics related to energy efficiency. The book is highly recommended
for engineers, researchers and technical staff involved in energy efficiency programs.
Reasons for Market Development:
High standards on technical development.
Different standardized types of digesters and plant
Consolidation of Dry Fermentation Technology.
Automatisation of system control and operation.
Enabling environment & economic incentives.
Fixed Feed in Tarrifs guaranteed for 20 years,
Energy Crop Bonus.
Regulated grid access at reasonable cost.
Global warming resulting from the use of fossil fuels is threatening the environment
and energy efficiency is one of the most important ways to reduce this threat. Industry,
transport and buildings are all high energy-using sectors in the world and even in the most
technologically optimistic perspectives energy use is projected to increase in the next 50 years.
How and when energy is used determines society’s ability to create long-term sustainable
This report examines key
financial, investment and
technological trends related
to clean energy in the world’s
leading economies, also
known as the Group of Twenty
(G-20). Our primary focus
is on investment, which is
the fuel that propels the
manufacturing and installation
of clean energy technologies.
The data have been compiled
and reviewed by Pew’s research
partner, Bloomberg New Energy
Finance, a market research
focused on renewable energy.
The projects that motivated initial development of many of the ideas in this book
were primarily large engineering projects in the energy sector: large-scale Arctic
pipelines in the far north of North America in the mid-1970s, BP’s North Sea
projects from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, and a range of Canadian and US
energy projects in the early 1980s. In this period the initial focus was ‘the project’
in engineering and ...
Vì không có Bộ Năng lượng Thái Lan, trách nhiệm liên quan đến năng lượng nằm rải rác khắp 9 Bộ. Các Hội đồng Chính sách năng lượng quốc gia (NEPC) có trách nhiệm xác định chính sách năng lượng. Các Văn phòng Chính sách năng lượng quốc gia (NEPO) hoạt động như các thư ký của NEPC. NEPO cam kết chính sách cũng như công tác quản lý....
During the past 20 years, design and operation of the comfort systems for buildings have been transformed
because of energy conservation imperatives, the use of computer-based design aids, and major advances
in intelligent management systems for buildings. In the 1970s, rules of thumb were widely used by
designers. Today, a strong analytical basis for the design synthesis process is standard procedure. This
handbook describes the latest methods for design and operation of new and existing buildings.
Stop Producing Chaos – a cry from the heart! When the great guru of quality
management and process improvement W. Edwards Deming died at the age of
93 at the end of 1993, the last words on his lips must have been ‘Management
still doesn’t understand process variation’.
Despite all his efforts and those of his followers, including me, we still find
managers in manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, service and public
sector organizations all over the world reacting (badly) to information and
Research, development and industrialisation of renewable energy are currently moving at a rapid pace
worldwide. Biofuels play significant roles in decarbonisation of our future energy needs and act to
mitigate deleterious impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. Liquid transportation biofuels (bioethanol and
biodiesel) now represent key contributors to the bioenergy portfolios in many countries.
describe environmentally conscious design technique in the field on buildings and
architecture: how to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by
enhancing the energy efficiency, water efficiency, use sustainable (renewable or
recyclables) materials of construction. Section 4 is a collection of articles related to
sustainable agriculture and food security: systems of food production that provide
secure supply to meet the world growing population.
Despite its considerable potential for energy savings, energy efficiency is still far from
realizing this potential. This is particularly true in the electrical sector (IEA, 2010). Why?
There is no probably just one single answer to this question. A consequential response
requires major multiform research and an analytical effort. No doubt that analysis of the
interaction between energy efficiency policies and energy efficiency performance of
economies accounts for a significant part of the effort....
After the World War II, in response to “customer satisfaction”, many of the quality
improvement tools that we still use extensively today such as control charts, process
capability, and value analysis were developed and widely used in a wide range of
organizations from industry to health sector. Then, more recently, quality circles and
total quality management have shown the power of team-based process improvement.
Construction is a heterogeneous sector that involves several fields of expertise and input
from other industries. The construction industry is characterised by almost unique circumstances
for each project and a dynamic unstructured environment, with safety hazards, several
temporary activities and changing weather conditions. This combination of circumstances
holds back the introduction of greater automation and robotization in the
In modern technological society small businesses are expected to have an innovative role in the emerging knowledge economy, especially at an international level (EC, 2005; BERR, 2008). In fact the effective use of technological innovation is considered to be a prerequisite for small business survival (Packham, 2002; Packham et al, 2005). It has long been recognised that the small business sector is important for economic growth and it has been noted that there is a need for an international focus on small businesses having access to international markets (OECD, 2005).
There is, of course, some potential overlap within these sub‐sectors, and some activities could fall
within more than one of the three main categories. For example, Additional Energy Sources could
potentially fall within the Renewable Energy sector, but has been include within Emerging Low Carbon
because it includes mainly new energy sources and those that are still in development (such as
hydrogen fuel cells).
The word ‘enterprise’ is somewhat overused, if not abused, these days by
politicians, so much so that it has undergone something of a grammatical
shift. From its original introduction from French as a noun to describe commercial
undertakings between people, it broadened to become almost a synonym for
a business or firm. Its figurative use to describe the energy, ingenuity and
application of people who successfully work in businesses or firms, or even
generally show skill at overcoming problems, has now transformed a fairly
useful noun into an adjective.
In order to secure the energy supply to an increasing population and at the same time limit the damage to Earth, i.e. avoiding a fatal climate change as a result of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (primarily CO2), immediate action is necessary. This includes reducing the energy consumption, increasing the energy conversion efficiency, and using renewable energies. The transport sector is the one most dependent on fossil energy and it stands for a significant part of the energy consumption in the world.