Green Energy and Technology

Glances at Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Principles, approaches and methodologies for an ambiguous benchmark

Editors: Jenssen, Till (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview on possible approaches for sustainability measurement and applies these approaches to various case-studies and to different renewable energy around the globe
  • Includes 2 boxes illustrating a) idea/ scheme behind the approach and b) exemplary calculations for every case study allowing a systematic comparison and a critical reflection of the methods applied
  • Thoroughly reflects five different approaches representing the three generic principles of sustainability measurement
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About this book

Differing interpretations, perspectives and expectations on the term sustainability exist. To take sustainability as an action guiding mandate for implementation it needs to be concrete and measurable as well it should weigh pros and cons. But how can such an integrated measurement in the field of renewable energy be conducted balancing the trade-offs between opposing indicators?

Glances at Renewable and Sustainable Energy provides a thorough overview on the generic principles of sustainability assessment, including projective, thresholding and systemic principles and summarizes five common approaches for a holistic measurement. Approaches such as multi criteria decision analysis, ecological footprint analysis and normative-functional concepts are applied to different case studies in developed-, emerging and developing countries to cover a wide bandwidth of various renewable energy carriers under various conditions. Each case study includes 2 boxes illustrating the scheme behind the approach and exemplary calculations to allow a systematic comparison and a critical reflection of the methods applied.

 

Compiling results on renewable energy assessment of the last decades, Glances at Renewable and Sustainable Energy gives researchers, students, consultants, politicians and entrepreneurs the tools to advance their oriental and instructional knowledge on sustainability and sustainability measurement, to reflect their decisions and tools for analysis and to transfer this knowledge into problem-solving.

About the authors

Dr. Till Jenssen (born 1980 in Bochum, Germany) graduated in spatial planning (2005) and earned his Ph.D on bioenergy in 2009. He was consultant in regional analysis at BFR (Office for Regional Analysis, 2004-2006) as well as researcher (2006-2012) and head of the section Settlement and Energy (2009-2012) at  the Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), University of Stuttgart. Since 2012 he works for the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector in Baden-Württemberg.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Choosing Sustainability?

    Jenssen, Till

    Pages 1-13

  • Renewable Energy: Resources and Technologies

    Eltrop, Ludger

    Pages 15-32

  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Renewable Heating Supply Technologies in Germany

    Zech, Daniel

    Pages 33-47

  • Ecological Footprint: The Example of Gauteng Region

    Özdemir, Enver Doruk (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

  • Social Costs of On-Shore Wind Energy in Europe

    Bickel, Peter

    Pages 61-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Glances at Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Book Subtitle
Principles, approaches and methodologies for an ambiguous benchmark
Editors
  • Till Jenssen
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5137-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5137-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5136-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6194-3
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 105
Topics