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Title Sustainable systems and energy management at the regional level : comparative approaches / Marco Tortora, editor
Published Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), [2012]
copyright 2012
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Description 1 online resource (382 pages) : digital files
Contents 1. Government policies to promote production and consumption of renewable electricity in the US / Eun-Hee Kim -- 2. Assessing the barriers to greener fiscal measures and ecological tax reform in the transport sector / David Browne, Brian Caulfield and Margaret O'Mahony -- 3. European energy security and sustainability: the Russian perspective / Anatoly Zhuplev and Dmitry A. Shtykhno -- 4. Renewable energy in Italy: incentives, bureaucratic obstacles and Nimby syndrome / Stefano Fanetti -- 5. Technology roadmapping, an efficient tool for driving regional technological changes: case of energy efficiency in the northwest US / Tugrul Daim ... [and others] -- 6. Production costs and net energy balance of liquid and gaseous biofuels: some regional studies / Filippo Randelli -- 7. Climate change, fuel efficiency and tax revenues: a case study of Brazil and the USA / Bruno Soares Moreira Cesar Borba, R̐Μưegis Rathmann and David Alves Castelo Branco -- 8. Globalization of the environmental issues: response of the Arab region / Ibrahim Abdel Gelil -- 9. Energy, environment and socio-economic development: Africa's triple challenge and options / Divine Odame Appiah and Francis Kemausuor -- 10. Finding the sweet spot of sustainability in the energy sector: a systems approach to managing the Canadian Oil Sands / Nancy Higginson and Harrie Vredenburg -- 11. The development of a business model for exploiting geothermal energy: a Finnish national project / Esa Stenberg --
12. Use of policy instruments to promote sustainable energy practices and implications for the environment: experiences from Singapore / Leo Tan Wee Hin and R. Subramaniam -- 13. Integrated regional energy policy and planning framework: its application to the evaluation of the renewable roadmap of carbon free Jeju Island in South Korea / Young-Doo Wang, Wei-Ming Chen and Yong-Kyu Park -- 14. Climate change policies-mitigation and adaptation at the local level: the case of the city of Madrid (Spain) / Lara L̐Μưazaro Touza and Elena L̐Μưopez-Gunn -- 15. EU-GCC clean energy cooperation: from concepts to action / Haris Doukas ... [and others] -- 16. Community opposition and public engagement with wind energy in the UK / Matthew Cotton -- 17. Consulting stakeholders?: assessing stakeholder consultations in the European energy policy / Eleftheria Vasileiadou -- 18. Grenelle Environment Project: an institutional tool for building collaborative environmental policies at a national level / Clara Pusceddu -- 19. Developing sustainable governance systems for regional sustainability programmes and 'green' business practices: the case of 'green' timber / Tim Cadman and Margee Hume
Summary "This book provides an interdisciplinary look at the possible relationships that exist between energy and the environment, including theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings on the impacts of regulation policies, market-facilitation policies, and communication models and policies"--Provided by publisher
Analysis Barriers to greener fiscal measures
Climate change
Socioeconomic development
European energy security
Geothermal energy
Globalization
Liquid and gaseous biofuels
Renewable energy
Sustainability
Energy sector
Sustainable governance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Description based on title screen (IGI Global, viewed November 19, 2011)
Subject Energy policy -- Environmental aspects.
Energy development -- Environmental aspects.
Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Tortora, Marco.
IGI Global.
LC no. 2011017286
ISBN 9781613503454 (ebook)