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Energy 2050 : making the transition to a secure low carbon energy system

Author: Jim Skea; Paul Ekins; Mark Winskel
Publisher: Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011.
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The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050. This book explores in detail those factors which could help or hinder the attainment of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Energy 2050.
Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011
(DLC) 2010029332
(OCoLC)649419111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Skea; Paul Ekins; Mark Winskel
ISBN: 9781136539985 1136539980
OCLC Number: 801404374
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Mark Winskel --
The long-term challenge of secure low carbon energy --
Thinking about energy futures --
How the book was written --
Structure of the book --
2. UK Energy in an Era of Globalization: Trends, Technologies and Environmental Impacts / Mark Winskel --
Introduction --
Long-term energy trends --
Final energy demand --
How energy is used --
Future energy demand technologies --
Primary energy demand --
Trends in electricity generation --
Future electricity generation technologies --
Energy trade and self-sufficiency --
Energy infrastructure --
Environmental concerns --
Conclusions --
3. UK Energy Policy and Institutions --
Introduction / Mark Winskel --
Ownership issues, late 1940s to mid-1990s --
Managing and regulating the flow of electricity --
Managing and regulating the flow of gas --
New issues in energy policy --
UK climate and energy policy development --
UK policies for CO2 emissions reduction, 2000-2010 --
Policies for energy security --
Conclusion --
4. Energy Futures: The Challenges of Decarbonization and Security of Supply / Jeanette Whitaker --
Introduction --
Energy systems, decarbonization and resilience --
The scenario framework --
Scenario analysis and modelling tools --
Key assumptions in the core scenarios --
Reference scenario results --
The gap between the Reference scenario and policy aspirations --
5. Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy / Neil Strachan --
Introduction --
Scenario design --
Scenario results --
Insights and conclusions --
Annex 5.1 Data for calculation of carbon tax implied by UK Climate Change Levy (CCL) --
6.A Resilient Energy System / Xinxin Wang --
Introduction --
What can go wrong: shocks to the energy system --
Indicators of resilience --
Quantifying resilience at the macro level --
Resilience: implications for energy markets and technologies --
Reliability in the network industries --
Hypothetical system shocks --
Mitigating the shocks --
Adding up the costs of resilience --
Policy implications --
7. Accelerating the Development of Energy Supply Technologies: The Role of Research and Innovation / Brighid Jay --
Introduction --
Technological innovation and energy system change --
The accelerated technology development scenarios --
Scenarios, system modelling and the real world --
Accelerated development scenarios and UK decarbonization pathways --
Implications and challenges --
Summary and conclusions --
8.A Change of Scale? Prospects for Distributed Energy Resources / Nigel Brandon --
Introduction --
Challenges in the residential sector --
Technology characteristics, performance and suitability --
The human dimension: installers and householders --
Policy challenges for distributed energy resources --
Conclusions --
9. The Way We Live From Now On: Lifestyle and Energy Consumption / Neil Strachan --
Introduction --
Quantifying lifestyle --
Lifestyle change at home --
Lifestyle change in mobility and transport --
Lifestyle change for a low carbon world --
Public policy implications --
Conclusions --
10. Not Just Climate Change: Other Social and Environmental Perspectives / Mark Winskel --
Introduction --
Environmental pressures --
Socio-environmental sensitivities --
Conclusions --
11. UK Energy in an Uncertain World / Jim Skea --
Introduction --
Assumptions and scenarios --
Results --
Conclusions --
12. Putting It All Together: Implications for Policy and Action / Jim Skea --
Introduction --
Current energy system challenges --
The historic context --
Comparing the scenarios --
Multiple pathways to a low carbon economy --
Building in resilience --
Accelerating technological change --
Decarbonizing electricity supply --
Energy demand --
Lifestyle change --
Environmental concerns --
The international context --
In conclusion.
Responsibility: edited by Jim Skea, Paul Ekins, and Mark Winskel.
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