Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems

Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems

Phillip Olla (Madonna University, USA)
Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781466616257|ISBN10: 1466616253|EISBN13: 9781466616264|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1625-7


Over the past decade, the use of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) has significantly increased around the globe. Technologies that once were considered experimental are now being deployed on commercial scales at phenomenal rates, delivering cost-effective substitutions for conventional, fossil fuel-based systems that cause problems including greenhouse gas emissions, expensive operating costs, and global pollution. But these new systems come at a costly rate, and because of this, officials must review their overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems pushes through the boundaries of current research to introduce the concept of an energy management information system, exploring the role of energy for sustainable development. This book goes into great detail describing the benefits of these systems for organizations, focusing on corporate sustainability initiatives and activities to combat climate change. Research presented in this publication includes modeling techniques, software applications, and case studies that reveal how renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and biomass fuel can have a significant implications for both operating costs and environmental impacts.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative energy systems
  • Corporate and organizational sustainability
  • Energy efficiency software applications
  • Energy evaluations
  • Energy for sustainable development
  • Energy modeling software and applications
  • Environmental impacts or renewable energy sources
  • Renewable energy return of investments
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind energy conversion

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Phillip Olla
Chapter 1
Eric Viardot
The development of Renewable Energy (RE) has become a major societal challenge. Even though RE technology is improving fast, the general public has... Sample PDF
Encouraging the Development of Renewable Energy: The Role of Cooperatives
Chapter 2
Phillip Olla, Nkemdilim Onwudinjo
There has been an increase in the deployments of renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy due to the... Sample PDF
Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) for Economic Development in Developing Countries
Chapter 3
Adam Bedford
World energy is rapidly approaching a point of transition where the traditional types of generation will be replaced with distributed generation.... Sample PDF
Energy Management System Concepts
Chapter 4
Ibrahim Iskin, Tugrul Daim
It has been observed that some of the energy efficiency terms may cause misinterpretation if one does not grasp research perspectives in the energy... Sample PDF
Review of Energy Efficiency Adoption Literature from a Demand Side Management Perspective: Taxonomy of Research Approaches
Chapter 5
Asif A. Shah, Arabella Bhutto, S. M. Qureshi, Ambreen Shah, A. A. Shah, Wajiha Shah
In Pakistan, sustainable development through Renewable Energy (RE) is considered an unrealistic idea. This chapter sheds light on this scenario by... Sample PDF
Renewable Energy Scenario of Pakistan for Sustainable Development
Chapter 6
Evangelos Grigoroudis, Vassilis S. Kouikoglou, Yannis A. Phillis
The environment provides the economy with resources (e.g., water, air, fuels, food, metals, minerals, and drugs), services (e.g., the cycles of H2O... Sample PDF
Approaches for Measuring Sustainability
Chapter 7
George M. Hall, Joe Howe
This chapter describes the current situation of the chemical manufacturing industry and looks to the future demands on the sector such as: for... Sample PDF
The Drivers for a Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Chapter 8
Marie-Hélène Dabat, Joël Blin, Elodie Hanff
Bearing in mind the strong link between energy and development, and given the country’s heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels, this chapter... Sample PDF
Are Biofuels a Factor of Sustainable Development in a Food Insecurity Context in Africa?: Case Study of Burkina Faso
Chapter 9
Gonzalo Fernández Sánchez
The beginnings and progress in implementing sustainable development in different areas with large impacts on the environment, society, and economy... Sample PDF
Sustainability Assessment Approaches: Towards a Global Sustainability Development
Chapter 10
M. Jahangir Hossain, H. R. Pota, M. A. Mahmud
The complexity of power systems has been increased in recent years due to increased utilization of the existing transmission lines using FACTS... Sample PDF
Impacts of Wind Generators on the Dynamic Performance of Power Systems
Chapter 11
S. Sheik Asraf, K.N. Rajnish, P. Gunasekaran
In recent years, there has been continuous increase in demand for fossil fuels that has led to the need for new potential fuel sources. Biofuels, in... Sample PDF
Genomics Perspectives of Bioethanol Producing Zymomonas Mobilis
Chapter 12
Toshiaki Kanemoto
For the next leap in power-generating technologies, the world is obligated to not only cope with the warming global environment but also to conserve... Sample PDF
Counter-Rotating Type Power Technologies to Exploit Offshore Energies
Chapter 13
M. A. Mahmud, M. Jahangir Hossain, H. R. Pota
This chapter presents an overview Photovoltaic (PV) power generation and integration of PV systems with power grid. This chapter also presents a... Sample PDF
Stability Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
Chapter 14
Kalpana Arora, Ashwani Kumar, Satyawati Sharma
Considering the confrontation of waste disposal and minimizing Green House Gas (GHG) emission, technologies of Waste To Energy (WTE) production seem... Sample PDF
Energy from Waste: Present Scenario, Challenges, and Future Prospects towards Sustainable Development
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Phillip Olla is the endowed Phillips Chair of Management and Professor of MIS at the school of business at Madonna University in Michigan (USA), and he is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Brunel University (London, UK). His research interests include knowledge management, mobile telecommunication, and health informatics. In addition to University level teaching, Dr. Phillip Olla is also a Chartered Engineer and has over 10 years experience as an independent Consultant and has worked in the telecommunications, space, financial and healthcare sectors. He was contracted to perform a variety of roles including Chief Technical Architect, Program Manager, and Director. Dr. Olla is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Technology Research and the Software/Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, and is also a member of the Editorial Advisory & Review Board for the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice.Dr. Phillip Olla has a PhD in mobile telecommunications from Brunel University (UK), he is an accredited Press member of the British Association of Journalism, Chartered IT Professional with the British Computing Society and a member of the IEEE society.