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Author NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption and Environmental Costing (2007 : Naples, Italy)

Title Sustainable energy production and consumption : benefits, strategies and environmental costing / edited by Frano Barbir, Sergio Ulgiati
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 372 pages) : illustrations
Series NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security
NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security.
Summary The book, like the meeting itself, deals with very crucial aspects of the energy/environmental/social problem such as energy and economic growth, integrated analysis of societal and ecosystem metabolism, status, development and use of renewable energy sources at regional level, and zero emission production patterns in agriculture, industry and the energy sectors. The authors treat in depth all the aspects linked to evaluation methods, multidisciplinary integration of approaches, economic problems of energy use, competition of bioenergy with food production and environmental protection, peak oil and strategies to deal with, trade and societal metabolism. The close interrelationship of these topics emerges very clearly. So much so that the presentations definitely help to place the individual projects and research activities within a larger societal and environmental frame for increased sustainability. Special focus is placed on the fact that increase of renewables, diversification of sources, and decentralization of energy production and use are capable of increasing energy security and environmental integrity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Energy conservation -- Congresses.
Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Energy development -- Congresses.
Energy consumption -- Congresses.
Renewable energy sources -- Congresses.
Sustainable development -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Barbir, Frano, 1954-
Ulgiati, Sergio.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Public Diplomacy Division.
NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.
LC no. 2008928451
ISBN 1402084927 (hb)
1402084935 (pb)
9781402084928 (hb)
9781402084935 (pb)