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A new strategy for global climate protection

Richard B. Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer, Bryce Rudyk
2013 Climatic Change  
block regimes to the UNFCCC system through greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting systems.  ...  These regimes will contribute to global climate action not only by achieving emissions reductions in the short term, but also by creating global webs of cooperation and trust, and by linking the building  ...  Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge the superb assistance of Rachel Goodwin, Phillip Hannam, Nadia Harrison, and John Mei.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0790-8 fatcat:nbzvhu3dhndplb4em2urkcfzse

Potential Deployment of Reversible Solid-Oxide Cell Systems to Valorise Organic Waste, Balance the Power Grid and Produce Renewable Methane: A Case Study in the Southern Italian Peninsula

Claudio Carbone, Francesco Gracceva, Nicola Pierro, Vincenzo Motola, Yi Zong, Shi You, Mar Pérez-Fortes, Ligang Wang, Alessandro Agostini
2021 Frontiers in Energy Research  
The large market penetration of non-dispatchable renewable power sources (vRES), i.e., wind and photovoltaic, may be hampered by an increasing need for large scale energy storage capacity and the challenges  ...  This paper presents a well-defined case study which aimed to estimate the potential deployment of a novel rSOC technology in a future power system dominated by intermittent renewables.  ...  NP and VM performed the biomass assessment in Italy. CC and AA wrote the paper. All authors contributed to review and editing of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fenrg.2021.618229 fatcat:24k5zim6qraffmz5ixu5ulcbai

Building Blocks for Global Climate Protection

Richard B. Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer, Bryce Rudyk
2012 Social Science Research Network  
THE BUILDING BLOCK APPROACH FOR PROMOTING CLIMATE PROTECTION The current UNFCCC treaty impasse requires a radical rethinking of strategy, as exemplified by the building block approach.  ...  Some, including some developing countries, may criticize a building block approach as an alternative with less inclusive and less ambitious targets than that of the UNFCCC.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2186541 fatcat:kooaodpihnf5hnbvix6ajqvjni

Developing a process-oriented approach towards Positive Energy Blocks: the wind-analysis contribution

Maurizio Sibilla
2021 City, Territory and Architecture  
However, such an integration continue to be rare due to the dominance of object-oriented approaches.  ...  It is expected that buildings will become the main components of the future energy infrastructure.  ...  It is a part of a broader research which aims at exploring processes and strategies for supporting the implementation of Distributed Renewable and Interactive energy systems in Urban Environment.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40410-021-00141-2 fatcat:r4qdqv6gu5dwzf43ourk5fxmdi

Two-Stage Multi-Objective Meta-Heuristics for Environmental and Cost-Optimal Energy Refurbishment at District Level

Diana Manjarres, Lara Mabe, Xabat Oregi, Itziar Landa-Torres
2019 Sustainability  
Energy efficiency and environmental performance optimization at the district level are following an upward trend mostly triggered by minimizing the Global Warming Potential (GWP) to 20% by 2020 and 40%  ...  This paper advances over the state of the art by proposing two novel multi-objective algorithms, named Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) and Multi-Objective Harmony Search (MOHS), aimed  ...  Acknowledgments: Part of this work has been developed from results obtained during the "Optimised Energy Efficient Design Platform for Refurbishment at District Level" (OptEEmAL) project, Grant No. 680676  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11051495 fatcat:3jm7kfx6anh43fmaj5j47gveia

WSN Open Source Development Platform: Application to Green Learning

George Hloupisa, Ilias Stavrakas, Konstantinos Moutzouris, Alex Alexandridis, Dimos Triantis
2011 Procedia Engineering  
The dominance of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in the area of physical computing is expected and is unquestionable.  ...  As happened to all the emerging technologies after receiving the attention of a significant number of researchers, in order to ensure long term existence, the dissemination of their use must spread over  ...  Students must measure the charging current that provided by renewable energy resources using two modules, the consuming energy by a third node and sending the data to the data station (the fourth module  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2011.12.258 fatcat:oecz2n2o4va3jm6nklavyrb3ce

Why does renewable energy diffuse so slowly? A review of innovation system problems

Simona O. Negro, Floortje Alkemade, Marko P. Hekkert
2012 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
We present an overview of typical systemic problems in the development of innovation systems around RETs.  ...  In this paper we present a literature review of studies that have analysed the troublesome trajectory of different renewable energy technologies (RETs) development and diffusion in different, mainly European  ...  makers and other system actors that have an interest in speeding up the diffusion of renewable energy.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.03.043 fatcat:pqq6tzgjt5a5rhxcyr24pmwlti

German Energiewende and the Heating Market - Impact and Limits of Policy

Klaas Bauermann
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Abstract The German Energiewende envisages achieving a climate-neutral building stock in 2050 by means of two major pillars of regulation: First, residential buildings should consume 80% less primary energy  ...  Second, renewable obligations for heating systems must include the existing building stock in order to achieve the postulated political targets.  ...  As the electricity generation in 2050 is dominated by renewable energy, electric heat pumps deliver a higher share of renewable energy than gas heat pumps.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2377244 fatcat:6zkwtwrabzbwbgi52phwnvhw24

The influence of the energy transition on the significance of key energy metrics

Oscar Kraan, Emile Chappin, Gert Jan Kramer, Igor Nikolic
2019 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
A B S T R A C T Transparent, consistent accounting of climate-related energy targets is a fundamental building block to the architecture of international climate agreements.  ...  Now that fossil resources are being replaced by non-combustible and renewable energy sources a re-assessment of the applicability of the current set of metrics on which these energy scenarios are based  ...  Acknowledgements This research has been part of a Shell-sponsored project on modelling the energy transition.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.032 fatcat:aklee4e6brb5lahyd43mfyn6wm

Energy Benchmarking of Existing Office Stock in Spain: Trends and Drivers

Gangolells, Casals, Ferré-Bigorra, Forcada, Macarulla, Gaspar, Tejedor
2019 Sustainability  
Key drivers of energy consumption variation were found to be the office type, construction period, climate zone, renewable energy use, energy certification procedure and motivation for obtaining an energy  ...  This paper explores the modelled energy performance of existing offices in Spain, using data from 13,701 energy performance certificates collected by the Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN) in 2013–2018  ...  Acknowledgments: The Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN) is gratefully acknowledged for allowing access to the energy performance certificate database.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11226356 fatcat:jjbo4qxkrjhubp7iszalo7akxi

Solar Energy Block-Based Residential Construction for Rural Areas in the West of China

Jizhong Shao, Huixian Chen, Ting Zhu
2016 Sustainability  
There is now a general consensus that it is necessary to apply renewable energy such as solar energy to the residential buildings in rural areas of China.  ...  building techniques, formally named solar energy block-based construction.  ...  All authors were also involved in the preparation of the manuscript and have approved the submitted form. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su8040362 fatcat:uhwuxa7hmrhktbcxqco7hh767e

Adaptive reuse to concept of land use planning and design. Case study: Independent integrated city in Morowali, Central Sulawesi

Irdinal Arief, Harifuddin Thahir, A. Fadjar, S. Arifin, K. Alauddin, A.A. Adam, M. Yoshida, R. Woods, M. Miyajima, A. Rusdin
2020 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Sustainability as an important concept in the 20th century has defined "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations" by the World Commission on Environment and  ...  Adaptive reuse is one of the sustainable architecture components is seen as an issue to be handled as sustainable resource usage.  ...  Acknowledgements This study is supported by Development Planning Agency and regional research, labor and transmigration services, Morowali, Central Sulawesi.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/202033107004 fatcat:lysmux54njhpllh4sawndj5efy

Energy planning for an eco-city based on a distributed energy network

Xiaojun Zhu, Jianhua Zhu, Bencheng Wu, Minsheng Liu, Guoqing Wang, Zhenqi Zhu, Zhongxue Gan, Jing Zhang, Chuizhou Meng
2021 Energy, Sustainability and Society  
Background In China, traditional energy planning is subordinate to city planning, with a primary purpose of meeting the energy demand in urban areas by planning and designing an energy system.  ...  Methods A combined cooling, heating, gas and power energy network with distributed cogeneration units and renewable energy sources provides an effective solution to the related problems.  ...  Within this paper, the results of the original energy plan and the current development of the Sino-German Eco-Park is presented, whereas follow-up research is continuing. 1  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13705-021-00285-6 fatcat:rusmzorizzh3re5pybfzg6bpoq

Techno-economic investigation of the potential for energy efficiency measures of multi-story apartment buildings at cluster level using different district heating tariffs

Gottfried Weinberger, Bahram Moshfegh
2021 Energy and Buildings  
Seven-story clusters of slab and tower blocks were analyzed to investigate the technoeconomic potential for energy efficiency measures (EEMs) of 401 multi-story apartment buildings constructed during the  ...  The paper presents a systematic approach to study energy renovation of a larger building stock at cluster level using categorization, classification into modules, life cycle cost (LCC) optimization, and  ...  Jan Akander from the University of Gävle for valuable support and helpful discussions. The authors thank Gävle Energi AB and University of Gävle for financial support.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.110758 fatcat:bzf2rm7mbng6pmmxfrxaz3tbba

Remote Sensing-Based Characterization of Settlement Structures for Assessing Local Potential of District Heat

Christian Geiß, Hannes Taubenböck, Michael Wurm, Thomas Esch, Michael Nast, Christoph Schillings, Thomas Blaschke
2011 Remote Sensing  
When considering the drastic impact of an increasing emission of greenhouse gases as well as the finiteness of fossil resources, the usage of efficient and renewable energy generation technologies has  ...  Therefore, a first and major step is the detailed characterization of the settlement structure by means of remote sensing data.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Franz Kurz (German Aerospace Center (DLR)-Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF)) for providing the digital surface model of the test site.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs3071447 fatcat:jlfacaklerby7a6enxljrx5phi
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