technological learning in the transition to a low carbon energy system

Technological Learning In The Transition To A Low Carbon Energy System
Author: Martin Junginger
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-11-22
Pages: 340
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Technological Learning in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System: Conceptual Issues, Empirical Findings, and Use in Energy Modeling quantifies key trends and drivers of energy technologies deployed in the energy transition. It uses the experience curve tool to show how future cost reductions and cumulative deployment of these technologies may shape the future mix of the electricity, heat and transport sectors. The book explores experience curves in detail, including possible pitfalls, and demonstrates how to quantify the 'quality' of experience curves. It discusses how this tool is implemented in models and addresses methodological challenges and solutions. For each technology, current market trends, past cost reductions and underlying drivers, available experience curves, and future prospects are considered. Electricity, heat and transport sector models are explored in-depth to show how the future deployment of these technologies--and their associated costs--determine whether ambitious decarbonization climate targets can be reached - and at what costs. The book also addresses lessons and recommendations for policymakers, industry and academics, including key technologies requiring further policy support, and what scientific knowledge gaps remain for future research. Provides a comprehensive overview of trends and drivers for major energy technologies expected to play a role in the energy transition Delivers data on cost trends, helping readers gain insights on how competitive energy technologies may become, and why Reviews the use of learning curves in environmental impacts for lifecycle assessments and energy modeling Features social learning for cost modeling and technology diffusion, including where consumer preferences play a major role

Low Carbon Energy Transitions
Author: Kathleen Araujo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017
Pages: 400
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The world is at a pivotal crossroad in energy choices. There is a strong sense that our use of energy must be more sustainable. Moreover, many also broadly agree that a way must be found to rely increasingly on lower carbon energy sources. However, no single or clear solution exists on the means to carry out such a shift at either a national or international level. Traditional energy planning (when done) has revolved around limited cost projections that often fail to take longer term evidence and interactions of a wider set of factors into account. The good news is that evidence does exist on such change in case studies of different nations shifting toward low-carbon energy approaches. In fact, such shifts can occur quite quickly at times, alongside industrial and societal advance, innovation, and policy learning. These types of insights will be important for informing energy debates and decision-making going forward. Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation takes an in-depth look at four energy transitions that have occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973: Brazilian biofuels, Danish wind power, French nuclear power, and Icelandic geothermal energy. With these cases, Dr. Ara�jo argues that significant nationwide shifts to low-carbon energy can occur in under fifteen years, and that technological complexity is not necessarily a major impediment to such shifts. Dr. Ara�jo draws on more than five years of research, and interviews with over 120 different scientists, government workers, academics, and members of civil society in completing this study. Low Carbon Energy Transitions is written for for professionals in energy, the environment and policy as well as for students and citizens who are interested in critical decisions about energy sustainability. Technology briefings are provided for each of the major technologies in this book, so that scientific and non-scientific readers can engage in more even discussions about the choices that are involved.

The Coupling Of Climate And Economic Dynamics
Author: Alain Haurie
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005-07-05
Pages: 384
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This book reviews the different approaches used to model the dynamic interactions between climate and economies, and proposes new avenues of research. Its fourteen chapters deal with various aspects of the building of integrated assessment models, either by coupling economic growth and climate change modules, or using mathematical models of viability or dynamic game theory to represent the interactions between the world regions concerned.

Energy 2050
Author: Paul Ekins
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Pages: 408
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia Of Energy  Natural Resource  And Environmental Economics
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Publisher: Newnes
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Pages: 1056
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Every decision about energy involves its price and cost. The price of gasoline and the cost of buying from foreign producers; the price of nuclear and hydroelectricity and the costs to our ecosystems; the price of electricity from coal-fired plants and the cost to the atmosphere. Giving life to inventions, lifestyle changes, geopolitical shifts, and things in-between, energy economics is of high interest to Academia, Corporations and Governments. For economists, energy economics is one of three subdisciplines which, taken together, compose an economic approach to the exploitation and preservation of natural resources: energy economics, which focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energy resource economics, which covers subjects in land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forests environmental economics, which takes a broader view of natural resources through economic concepts such as risk, valuation, regulation, and distribution Although the three are closely related, they are not often presented as an integrated whole. This Encyclopedia has done just that by unifying these fields into a high-quality and unique overview. The only reference work that codifies the relationships among the three subdisciplines: energy economics, resource economics and environmental economics. Understanding these relationships just became simpler! Nobel Prize Winning Editor-in-Chief (joint recipient 2007 Peace Prize), Jason Shogren, has demonstrated excellent team work again, by coordinating and steering his Editorial Board to produce a cohesive work that guides the user seamlessly through the diverse topics This work contains in equal parts information from and about business, academic, and government perspectives and is intended to serve as a tool for unifying and systematizing research and analysis in business, universities, and government

Climate Change And A European Low Carbon Energy System
Author: European Environment Agency
Publisher: Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 73
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This report contributes to the debate on climate change and policy development to promote sustainable energy use, by giving an assessment of possible greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways made feasible by global action and a transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe by 2030. It analyses trends and projections for emissions of greenhouse gases and the development of underlying trends in the energy sector; and also discusses policy options to facilitate a cost-effective transition to a low-carbon energy system.

The Future European Energy System
Author: Dominik Möst
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2021-02-26
Pages:
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This open access book analyzes the transition toward a low-carbon energy system in Europe under the aspects of flexibility and technological progress. By covering the main energy sectors – including the industry, residential, tertiary and transport sector as well as the heating and electricity sector – the analysis assesses flexibility requirements in a cross-sectoral energy system with high shares of renewable energies. The contributing authors – all European energy experts – apply models and tools from various research fields, including techno-economic learning, fundamental energy system modeling, and environmental and social life cycle as well as health impact assessment, to develop an innovative and comprehensive energy models system (EMS). Moreover, the contributions examine renewable penetrations and their contributions to climate change mitigation, and the impacts of available technologies on the energy system. Given its scope, the book appeals to researchers studying energy systems and markets, professionals and policymakers of the energy industry and readers interested in the transformation to a low-carbon energy system in Europe.

Carbon Governance  Climate Change And Business Transformation
Author: Adam Bumpus
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Pages: 264
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Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and continuing development of clean technology, fundamental business transformation has not occurred because of multiple political, economic, social and organisational issues. Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation is based on leading academic and industry input, and three international workshops focused on low carbon transformation in leading climate policy jurisdictions (Canada, USA and the UK) under the international Carbon Governance Project (CGP) banner. The book pulls insights from this innovative collaborative network to identify the policy combinations needed to create transformative change. It explores fundamental questions about how governments and the private sector conceptualize the problem of climate change, the conditions under which business transformation can genuinely take place and key policy and business innovations needed. Broadly, the book is based on emerging theories of multi-levelled, multi-actor carbon governance, and applies these ideas to the real world implications for tackling climate change through business transformation. Conceptually and empirically, this book stimulates both academic discussion and practical business models for low carbon transformation.

Low Carbon Electricity Supply
Author: Richard K. Lester
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Pages: 27
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Energy innovation offers us our best chance to solve the three urgent and interrelated problems of climate change, worldwide insecurity over energy supplies, and rapidly growing energy demand. But if we are to achieve a timely transition to reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, the U.S. energy innovation system must be radically overhauled. This BIT describes innovation that enables low-carbon technologies to supplant natural gas and other fossil fuels for power generation.

Living In A Low Carbon Society In 2050
Author: H. Herring
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Pages: 231
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Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.

Energy Technology Perspectives 2010
Author: International Energy Agency
Publisher: Organization for Economic
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 706
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This 2010 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives examines the extent to which an energy technology revolution is taking place, the key technologies that are emerging, the costs and benefits of these technologies, and policies needed to foster their use. ETP 2010 presents updated scenarios from the present to 2050 that show which new technologies will be most important in key sectors and in different regions of the world. It highlights the importance of finance to achieve change, examines the implications of the scenarios for energy security and looks at how to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies in major developing countries. It presents roadmaps and transition pathways for spurring deployment of the most important clean technologies and for overcoming existing barriers. With extensive data, projections and analysis, Energy Technology Perspectives 2010 provides decision makers with the detailed information and insights needed to accelerate the switch to a more secure, low-carbon energy future.

Accelerating The Transition To A 100  Renewable Energy Era
Author: Tanay Sıdkı Uyar
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release Date: 2020-06-05
Pages: 555
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book discusses renewable energy systems and applications, and demonstrates how an accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy can be achieved. It examines the systems from a thermodynamic perspective, focusing on the irreversible aspects of the current energy system and highlighting the solutions developed to date. Presenting global research and developments, this book is intended for those working within the field of renewable energy research and policy who are interested in learning how they can contribute to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources.

Climate Policy
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Publisher:
Release Date: 2007
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Understanding The Role Of Transportation In Meeting California S Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target
Author: Saleh Zakerinia
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018
Pages:
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The CA-TIMES is an energy economic optimization model that is being developed at UC Davis to study how California can meet its stringent GHG emissions target in 2050. The focus of the CA-TIMES is on identifying optimal and feasible pathways that can potentially be used to achieve the GHG reduction target by 2050. The overarching goal of this dissertation is to learn about the future options and policies for a low carbon energy system and transportation sector. It consists of three chapters build upon and extend the CA-TIMES framework, and address three key issues in energy/economic modeling. Cost-effectiveness is an imperative performance measure in the policy world to evaluate any potential technology/policy measures considered for adoption to meet the long-term reduction target. Currently, insufficient attention has been paid to individual technology options or policy measures and their relative cost-effectiveness in the results of CA-TIMES, e.g. how cost-effective are electric vehicles under different scenarios/policies. In the first chapter, I address the shortcomings of conventional cost-effectiveness curves, which are widely used in the policy world. The obtained curves in this chapter show cost-effectiveness of various technology and policy options considering system-wide behavioral, technological, and intertemporal interactions. The underlying assumption of a technology-forcing policy, where a regulator specifies a standard that cannot be met with the existing technology without switching to more expensive options, is that technology costs will eventually come down with more investments in R&D and/or deployment of technologies due to so-called “learning by doing”. The current version of the CA-TIMES model does not consider endogenous technological learning and the effects of technology-forcing policies on technological learning. In this chapter, I will incorporate endogenous learning into the CA-TIMES model where future values of technology costs are no longer a function of time alone, but they depend on the cumulative investment decisions taken by the model. The results show the ZEV mandate play a critical role in promoting zero-emissions vehicles in the absence of carbon cap as well as in the medium-term. However, carbon cap is a single important policy in promoting zero-emissions vehicles in the long-term. In the third chapter, I expand the existing California TIMES (CA-TIMES) model and include the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) electricity region into this model, I explore the impact of California's policies on the Western Electricity Coordinating Council grid. My analysis shows that a climate target on California only and not on the other states could contribute to the greening of power plants in the Western States, driven by the possibility to export electricity to California. When a carbon target is extended to the grid of all Western States, as well as the entire energy system of California, there cannot be zero emissions without adopting carbon capture and storage. Together this dissertation presents novel methodological improvements to the CA-TIMES energy/economic framework, enabling a more nuanced view of California's transition to a low Carbon transportation energy system, under different policy and technology assumptions.

Modeling Optimal Transition Pathways To A Low Carbon Economy In California
Author: Edward Arens
Publisher:
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 171
ISBN:
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Natural Resources And Sustainable Development
Author: Qun Jie Xu
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2011-10-07
Pages: 2160
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book’s extensively peer-reviewed contents cover mineral prospecting and exploration, mining engineering, mineral processing, oil- and gas-well development, petrochemical engineering, metallurgical engineering, storage and processing of agricultural products, energy-saving, environmental protection, low-carbon concepts, urban and regional planning, development and management of the energy industry, environmental protection and economic development, ecological societies and low-carbon economies, and other related topics.

The Governance Of Energy In China
Author: P. Andrews-Speed
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2012-08-20
Pages: 259
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The way in which energy is governed in China is driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. This book analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with institutionalist theories, which helps to identify factors which assist or constrain the country's path to a low-carbon economy.

Innovation For A Low Carbon Economy
Author: Tim Foxon
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Pages: 276
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy analyses the interplay of technological, institutional, market and management factors in the dynamics of energy systems. The book aims to inform national and international policies to promote low carbon innovation.

Advances In Energy Science And Technology
Author: Xiao Chun Tang
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2013-02-13
Pages: 3298
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (ICSEEE 2012), December 29 -30, 2012, Guangzhou, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The studies cover topics such as: Development and Utilization of Solar Energy, Development and Utilization of Biomass Energy, Development and Utilization of Wind Energy, Nuclear Energy, Hydrogen, Fuel Cell and Other New Energy, Energy Storage Technologies and Energy-Saving Technologies, Energy Materials and Energy Chemical Engineering, Energy Security and Clean Use, New Energy Vehicles and Electric Vehicles, Green Building, Energy-Saving Buildings and Construction Technology, Development and Management of the Energy and Resource Industry, Power System and Automation.

The Social Dynamics Of Carbon Capture And Storage
Author: Nils Markusson
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 318
ISBN:
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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being pinned on this new technology but it is also facing growing scepticism and criticism. This book is the first to bring together the full range of social and policy issues surrounding CCS shedding new light on this potentially vital technology and its future. The book covers many crucial topics including the roles and positions that different publics, NGOs, industry, political parties and media are taking up; the way CCS is organised, supported and regulated; how CCS is being debated and judged; how innovation, demonstration and learning are occurring and being conceptualised and promoted; and the role of CCS in the transition to a low carbon energy future. The authors draw on a variety of approaches, concepts, methods and themes and provide a new understanding of innovation in the energy and climate change fields. It tackles the many issues in a way that speaks to those concerned not only to understand these developments, but to those who are involved in the scientific and technological work itself, as well as those charged with evaluating and making decisions relevant to the future of the technology.