SpringerBriefs in Complexity

The Physics of Stocks and Flows of Energy Systems

Applications in Energy Policy

Authors: Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

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Using a system dynamics approach, this book illustrates the physics of fundamental accumulation processes (stocks and flows) across the demand and supply sectors of energy systems. Examples of system dynamics simulation models are presented where these accumulation processes are driving the behavior of the system. Based on these modeling efforts, two cases (the socio-economic and environmental implications of the energy policy of Pakistan and the dynamics of green power in Ontario, Canada) are analyzed and discussed. By studying the dynamics of the fundamental structures of an energy system, the reader gains an enhanced understanding of the stocks and flows of complex systems as well as their role in energy policy. This book is of use to managers and practitioners, teachers, researchers, and students of design and assessment of policy making for complex, dynamic energy systems.

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“Very interesting and useful book that allows the reader to gain an enhanced understanding of the stocks and flows of complex systems as well as their role in energy policy, as projected by the author. … a marvelous book, proportionating a wonderful reading, useful for managers and practitioners, teachers, researchers, and students of design and assessment of policy making for complex, dynamic energy systems.” (Prof. Dr. Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, Vol. 2 (3), 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Energy Policy Making: A Complex Dynamic Task

    Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

    Pages 1-6

  • Modeling and Simulation in Service of Energy Policy: The Challenges

    Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

    Pages 7-12

  • Meeting the Challenges: Energy Policy Modeling with System Dynamics

    Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

    Pages 13-26

  • Understanding the Physics of Stocks and Flows

    Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

    Pages 27-38

  • On the Modeling of Key Structural Process of Energy Systems

    Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan

    Pages 39-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of Stocks and Flows of Energy Systems
Book Subtitle
Applications in Energy Policy
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Complexity
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24829-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24829-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-24827-1
Series ISSN
2191-5326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 77
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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