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Harnessing renewable energy in electric power systems : theory, practice, policy

Author: Boaz Moselle; Jorge Padilla; Richard Schmalensee
Publisher: Washington, DC : RFF Press, ©2010.
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Reflecting its reliance on fossil fuels, the electric power industry produces the majority of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The need for a revolution in the industry becomes further apparent given that 'decarbonization' means an increasing electrification of other sectors of the economy--in particular, through a switch from gasoline to electric vehicles. Of the options for producing electric power without  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harnessing renewable energy in electric power systems.
Washington, DC : RFF Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010017827
(OCoLC)610019896
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Boaz Moselle; Jorge Padilla; Richard Schmalensee
ISBN: 9781936331864 1936331861
OCLC Number: 671495352
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Contents: About Resources for the Future and RFF Press; Contents; About the Contributors; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Foreword; Chapter 1 Toward a Low-Carbon Future in Electricity?; References; Part I: Technology; Chapter 2 Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation; Part II: Renewables, Climate Change, and Energy Policy; Chapter 3 Renewables Forecasts in a Low-Carbon World: A Brief Overview; Chapter 4 Renewable Generation and Security of Supply; Chapter 5 Market Failure and the Structure of Externalities. Chapter 6 Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Emissions TradingPart III: Renewable Generation and Electric Power Markets; Chapter 7 Electricity Wholesale Market Design in a Low-Carbon Future; Chapter 8 Energy Regulation in a Low-Carbon World; Chapter 9 Building Blocks: Investment in Renewable and Nonrenewable Technologies; Chapter 10 Developing a Supergrid; Part IV: National Experiences; Chapter 11 Renewable Electricity Generation in the United States; Chapter 12 The European Union's Policy on the Development of Renewable Energy; Chapter 13 UK Renewable Energy Policy since Privatization. Chapter 14 Experience with Renewable Energy Policy in GermanyChapter 15 Renewable Electricity Support: The Spanish Experience; Conclusions: Whither Renewable Generation?; The Case for Promoting Renewable Power; Renewable Generation and Power Systems in Practice; Conclusion; Notes; Reference; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Boaz Moselle, Jorge Padilla, and Richard Schmalensee.

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Drawing on both economic theory and the experiences of the United States and EU member states, this book addresses the key questions surrounding renewable energy policies. It is of interest to a  Read more...

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'A comprehensive and timely review of the international experience in fostering the use of renewable energy sources in the electricity industry.'Blas P rez Henr quez, University of California, Read more...

 
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