Energy Island

How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world

Author: Allan Drummond

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781250056764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Hold onto your hats! It's windy on the Danish island of Samsø. Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island. At a time when most countries are producing ever-increasing amounts of CO2, the rather ordinary citizens of Samsø have accomplished something extraordinary—in just ten years they have reduced their carbon emissions by 140% and become almost completely energy independent. A narrative tale and a science book in one, this inspiring true story proves that with a little hard work and a big idea, anyone can make a huge step toward energy conservation.

No country is an energy island

securing investment for the EU's future, 14th report of session 2012-13

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780108550911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 87

View: 9975


There is alarm at the degree of uncertainty and complacency about affordable, secure and low carbon energy supplies has grown. It is clear that investment is urgently required, notably in a low carbon, interconnected and innovative energy system, that makes us less reliant on imports of highly volatile and dirty fossil fuels. The value of energy companies has slumped since 2008, the public purse is severely constrained, but more than enough money is around in the investment community and clear policy is needed in order to release it. No country is an energy island, so EU policy is particularly important. We need leadership and direction from the EU and its Member States in developing and agreeing an energy policy framework through to 2030. At the heart of that framework, we see two core policies. First, a revised EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The ETS needs to include a minimum price for carbon, providing governments and investors with the confidence to support innovation through investment. Second, and contrary to UK Government policy, a target for the proportion of energy to be delivered through renewable energy until 2030 is required. Unless we find a way of doing this, our future energy could well be highly polluting, unaffordable and insecure. Other recommendations from the Committee include: a greenhouse gas reduction target of 40% compared to 1990 levels, in line with an 80% reduction by 2050; development of electricity interconnections between Member States; that the UK Government also examine the potential for a regulatory framework to increase gas storage.

Energy for Rural and Island Communities

Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Inverness, Scotland, 22-24 September 1980

Author: John Twidell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483190072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 1644


Energy for Rural and Island Communities covers the proceedings of the conference held in Inverness, Scotland on September 22-24, 1980, which aims to gather several professionals concerned with energy supplies for island and rural communities in the 1980s. The papers in this collection are divided into six themes. The first three major topics the papers tackle are the strategy and action in providing energy resource to rural and island communities; the community energy use and generation; and the renewable energy supplies. Other papers discuss several energy sources such as wind, water, and solar. The last part is devoted to presenting papers on development and planning in relation to energy consumption of island and rural communities. This compendium will be invaluable to government and private sectors, educational institutions, and others interested in studying the energy resource, consumption, and generation for island and rural populations.

Plant Engineers and Managers Guide to Energy Conservation

Author: Albert Thumann

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881733600

Category: Factories

Page: 443

View: 9893


Now in its fully updated eighth edition, this comprehensive, best selling handbook covers both management and engineering strategies which can be utilized to slash energy costs by as much as 40% in industrial facilities. New chapters have been added on cogeneration, gas distributed generation technologies, steam system optimization, geothermal heat pumps, energy outsourcing, electricity purchasing strategies and power quality case studies. You'll also find ready-to-apply guidelines for life cycle costing, electrical system optimization, lighting and HVAC system efficiency improvement, mechanical and process system performance, building energy loss reduction, financing energy projects, energy purchasing, and strategies for establishing an effective energy conservation-oriented maintenance program.

Transitioning Island Nations Into Sustainable Energy Hubs: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Spataru, Catalina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522560033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

View: 6472


Many islands currently rely on heavy fuel oil as their primary energy source. As the issue of pollution and climate change became a reality, many countries, including island nations, began looking to reduce their carbon emissions by launching programs and policies designed to ease their transition from oil to alternative energy technologies that are more environmentally friendly. Transitioning Island Nations Into Sustainable Energy Hubs: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides the latest research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of establishing renewable energy source systems on islands. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as the vision of future energy networks and its role in creating the idea of energy hubs, this book is ideally designed for academicians, environmental professionals, researchers, policy makers, environmental engineers, and individuals seeking current research on renewable energy development.

Energy for Rural and Island Communities Ii

Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Held at Inverness, Scotland, 1-4 September 1981

Author: John Twidell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483190285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

View: 1178


Energy for Rural and Island Communities II is a collection of papers that covers various exploitable energy sources in rural areas. The materials of the book are organized according to the main topic they cover. The coverage of the text includes various energy sources such as wind, hydro, biofuels, and solar energy. The book also covers concerns in strategies and planning of energy management in various rural areas, along with the factors that needed to be considered, such as cost, implementation, distribution, and maintenance. The text will be of great use to individuals involved in projects that aim to develop and modernize rural areas.

Energy for Rural and Island Communities III

Proceedings of the Third International Conference Held at Inverness, Scotland, September 1983

Author: John Twidell,Fiona Riddoch,Bill Grainger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483161234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

View: 9518


Energy for Rural and Island Communities III contains the proceedings of the Third International Conference held at Inverness, Scotland, in September 1983. The book is organized into 10 parts, separating the same number of topics in the field of energy for rural and island communities, particularly, energy and development; wind energy; photovoltaic systems; and solar energy. The text also covers wave energy, hydro power, biofuels, and geothermal energy. Energy in transport sector and the Energy Act Workshop are also described.