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Relationship Between Quality of Life and Energy Usage

Authors: Nadimi, Reza

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  • Analyzes overall energy efficiency in terms of human quality of life (QoL) to propose a sustainable global energy strategy
  • Measures fundamental energy needs at the household level to ascertain the energy needs and share of renewables for the poor
  • Puts forward a QoL indicator with sustainable development goals
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This book utilizes statistical techniques to define a quality of life (QoL) indicator combining the three dimensions of economy, health, and education. In turn, it uses modeling to assess the impact of energy consumption on 112 countries’ QoL. What sets the proposed model apart from previous research is its ability to distinguish between pre-developing, developing, and developed countries. One important aspect of this distinction is their different global energy policies and their priorities with regard to achieving sustainable energy consumption. Accordingly, the book also discusses eco-sufficiency, eco-efficiency, and energy poverty reduction for the three different types of countries.

In turn, the book provides general information on how to reconcile sustainable energy consumption with QoL and economic development. Optimization programming technique and simulation are applied to measure potential energy saving in each country, without sacrificing economic progress, and while maintaining QoL.

Given its scope, the book is highly recommended to the following audiences: (1) readers seeking a state-of-the-art quantitative work on energy systems and QoL; (2) manufacturers and developers of renewable energy technologies who consider renewables as an option for mitigating energy poverty; and (3) international institutions such as the United Nations seeking a sustainable global energy strategy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7840-9
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7839-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relationship Between Quality of Life and Energy Usage
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7840-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7840-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7839-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 163
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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