Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

As is evident in this collection, the Global COE is promoting the establishment of “Low-carbon Energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social science and human science with the natural sciences to confront the vital ...

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2011

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431540679

Page: 348

View: 701

Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) at Kyoto University, Japan, has been engaged in a program called “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System.” Its aim is to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies for establishing a CO2 zero-emission society no longer dependent on fossil fuels. It is well known that the energy problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, as it is also deeply involved with social and economic issues. The establishment of a “low-carbon energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social sciences with natural sciences is necessary. The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. Comprising the proceedings of the Third International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009 and 2010, published in March 2010 and February 2011, respectively.

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009

A compilation of the lectures and presentations from the first symposium of Global COE held at Kyoto University, this book is intended to provide the impetus for the establishment of low carbon energy science to bring about harmony between ...

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431997788

Page: 390

View: 870

Emissions of CO2 have come to be regarded as the main factor in climate change in recent years, and how to control them has become a pressing issue. The problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, however, because it is deeply involved with social and economic issues. Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) program titled “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System” has been held at Kyoto University, Japan. The program aims to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies toward a zero-emission society by the year 2100. Setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap, Global COE promotes socioeconomic studies of energy, the study of new technologies for renewable energies, and research in advanced nuclear energy. A compilation of the lectures and presentations from the first symposium of Global COE held at Kyoto University, this book is intended to provide the impetus for the establishment of low carbon energy science to bring about harmony between mankind and the environment.

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010

Phaiboonsilpa N, Lu X, Yamauchi K, Saka S (2010) Chemical conversion of
lignocellulosics as treated by two-step hot-compressed water. In: Yao T (ed) Zero
-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, Springer, Tokyo, pp 166–170 4. Phaiboonsilpa N,
Lu X, ...

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2010

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431539100

Page: 321

View: 351

Since 2008, the Global Center of Excellence (COE) at Kyoto University, Japan, has been engaged in a program called “Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming—Toward a CO2 Zero-Emission Energy System.” Its aim is to establish an international education and research platform to foster educators, researchers, and policy makers who can develop technologies and propose policies for establishing a CO2 zero-emission society no longer dependent on fossil fuels. It is well known that the energy problem cannot simply be labeled a technological one, as it is also deeply involved with social and economic issues. The establishment of a “low-carbon energy science” as an interdisciplinary field integrating social sciences with natural sciences is necessary. The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. Comprising the proceedings of the Second International Symposium of the Global COE Program, this book follows on the earlier volume Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, published in March 2010.

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2012

The Fourth International Symposium of the Global COE (Center of Excellence),
titled “ZeroCarbon Energy, Kyoto 2012 ... Kyoto 2009” at Kyoto University Clock
Tower, “Zero-Carbon Energy, Kyoto 2010” at Kyoto University Obaku Plaza, and
 ...

Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2012

Author: Takeshi Yao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431542647

Page: 297

View: 516

The Global COE is setting out a zero-emission technology roadmap and is promoting socioeconomic studies of energy, studies of new technologies for renewable energies, and research for advanced nuclear energy. It has also established the Global COE Unit for Energy Science Education to support young researchers as they apply their skills and knowledge and a broad international perspective to respond to issues of energy and the environment in our societies. This book follows on the earlier volumes Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

EEA Report, Annual European Union Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 to 2009
and Inventory Report 2011, No. ... may 2013 European Commission, A
Community Strategy to Limit Carbon Dioxide Emissions and to Improve Energy
Efficiency, ...

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

Author: Gerald Kutney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317914651

Page: 248

View: 478

Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.

Controlling Climate Change

Presents a cutting edge overview of tackling and adapting to climate change, written by a lead member of the IPCC.

Controlling Climate Change

Author: Bert Metz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764033

Page: 359

View: 211

Presents a cutting edge overview of tackling and adapting to climate change, written by a lead member of the IPCC.

International Energy Outlook 2009

Those reductions may account for a larger proportion of some countries ' Kyoto
goals than would their carbon dioxide emissions reductions . ... and it is the
fastestgrowing carbon - emitting energy source in the IEO2009 reference case
projection , reflecting its important role in the energy ... 6 billion metric tons in
2015 ( essentially no increase in OECD emissions over the decade ) , then
increase to 14 .

International Energy Outlook 2009

Author:

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160878725

Page: 284

View: 633

DOE/EIA-0484(2009). Presents international energy projections through 2030. Includes outlooks for major energy fuels and associated carbon dioxide emissions.

Innovative Approaches Towards Low Carbon Economics

The linkage between global temperature rises and CO2 emissions growth (
Source Department of Energy and Climate Change 2009). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . Types of low carbon development (Source Urban 2010) . . . . Low carbon
targets ...

Innovative Approaches Towards Low Carbon Economics

Author: Jiuping Xu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642454291

Page: 436

View: 437

Climate change is an inevitable and urgent global challenge with long-term implications for the sustainable development of all countries. To overcome this human crisis, the scientific consensus is driving global action towards low carbon economics. Though this action has to involve all sectors (industries, governments, and citizens) and at all levels (global, national and regional levels), the implementation of climate strategies will predominantly be at the regional level. By establishing an innovative range of model technologies, this book aims to develop systematic quantificational methods, such as uncertain multi-objective programming models and system dynamics models, to provide a new approach to low carbon economics that can serve as a paradigm for general regions. At the same time, it offers decision makers a number of effective strategies for some key issues in regional low carbon development, such as greenhouse gas control, ecological capacity evaluation, regional economic prediction, energy structure optimization, land resource utilization, industrial structure adjustment, low carbon industrial chains, low carbon transportation systems and low carbon tourism. It also provides researchers with a new perspective on how to address social problems using quantitative techniques.

Climate Action 2009 2010

The solutions highlighted above - nanotechnology , ocean energy and forestry –
have had very limited environmental effects to date . ... REDD initiatives aim to
reverse this trend by helping countries preserve tropical forests and generate
forest carbon offsets with the potential to include them in global carbon ... REDD
is a relatively low - cost option as it does not involve cost - intensive technologies
. ... Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the department of energy of Kyoto
University .

Climate Action 2009 2010

Author: Sustainable Development International

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9780956372222

Page: 208

View: 276

This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond. Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and business to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This book features a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies and initiatives and illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change.The articles cover Human Impact, Policy, Business and Finance, Technology, Energy, Transport, Ecosystem Services, Built Environment and a Regional Focus on Canada.

Living in a Low Carbon Society in 2050

LowCarbon. Society. in. Switzerland. Bastien. Girod. Switzerland is unique
compared to other European countries as there is hardly any heavy industry and
electricity production is a nearly carbonfree, consisting of 60 per cent hydro and
40 per cent nuclear energy. ... In 2007 the annual emissions (according to the
Kyoto Protocol) amounted to 'only' 6.75 tons of CO 2 equivalent per capita (FOEN
, 2009).

Living in a Low Carbon Society in 2050

Author: H. Herring

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264896

Page: 231

View: 158

Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.

Cap and Trade The Kyoto Protocol Greenhouse Gas GHG Emissions Carbon Tax Emission Allowances Acid Rain SO2 Program Ozone Transport Commission NOX Carbon Markets and Climate Change

Testimony of David L. Sokol Chairman, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Energy and
Commerce U.S. House of Representatives June 9, 2009 Thank you, Mr.
Chairman. ... by one ounce, and then for the construction of new low- and zero-
carbon power plants and other actions that will actually do the job of reducing
these emissions.

Cap and Trade  The Kyoto Protocol  Greenhouse Gas  GHG  Emissions  Carbon Tax  Emission Allowances  Acid Rain SO2 Program  Ozone Transport Commission  NOX  Carbon Markets  and Climate Change

Author: Jonathan L. Ramseur

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 1587332124

Page:

View: 957

The Governance of Energy in China

Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy P. Andrews-Speed. National Development
and Reform Commission (2004) China's Medium and Long Term Energy
Conservation Plan (Beijing: National Development and Reform Commission) (in
 ...

The Governance of Energy in China

Author: P. Andrews-Speed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728403X

Page: 259

View: 566

The way in which energy is governed in China is driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. This book analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with institutionalist theories, which helps to identify factors which assist or constrain the country's path to a low-carbon economy.

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

This book offers the most comprehensive international assessment of the challenges and solutions for tackling the global insecurity arising from climate change and energy provision and use.

Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

Author: Felix Dodds

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849774404

Page: 282

View: 485

Climate change is now recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing the international community and when coupled with energy production and use - the most significant contributor to climate change - and the related security problems the double threat to international security and human development is of the highest order. This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.Part one considers energy. It analyses the challenges of meeting future energy demands and the ongoing and future security-related conflicts over energy. Coverage includes security and development concerns related to the oil and gas, nuclear, bio-fuels and hydropower sectors, ensuring energy access for all and addressing sustainable consumption and production in both developed and rapidly industrializing countries such as India, China, Brazil and South Africa. Part two analyses how climate change contributes to global insecurity and presents a consolidated overview of the potential threats and challenges it poses to international peace and development. Coverage includes future water scenarios including a focus on scarcity in the Middle East, food security, biodiversity loss, land degradation, the changing economics of climate change, adaptation and the special case of small island states.The final part lays out the potential avenues and mechanisms available to the international community to address and avert climate and energy instability via the multilateral framework under the United Nations. It also addresses mechanisms for resource and knowledge transfer from industrialized to developing countries to ensure a low-carbon energy transition by focusing on the rapid deployment of clean energy technologies and ways to tackle income and employment insecurity created by the transition away from traditional energy sources. This book offers the most comprehensive international assessment of the challenges and solutions for tackling the global insecurity arising from climate change and energy provision and use. It is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals across international relations, security, climate change and the energy sectors.

Unlocking Energy Innovation

... good ones for those seeking to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy
system. Ambitious plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions on a global basis
fizzled. Negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009 to frame a successor to the Kyoto ...

Unlocking Energy Innovation

Author: Richard K. Lester

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300184

Page: 232

View: 876

Experts outline a plan to overhaul the U.S. energy innovation system for accelerated, large-scale adoption of reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy technologies. Energy innovation offers us our best chance to solve the three urgent and interrelated problems of climate change, worldwide insecurity over energy supplies, and rapidly growing energy demand. But if we are to achieve a timely transition to reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, the U.S. energy innovation system must be radically overhauled. Unlocking Energy Innovation outlines an up-to-the-minute plan for remaking America's energy innovation system by tapping the country's entrepreneurial strengths and regional diversity in both the public and private spheres. “Business as usual” will not fill the energy innovation gap. Only the kind of systemic, transformative changes to our energy innovation system described in this provocative book will help us avert the most dire scenarios and achieve a sustainable and secure energy future.

Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform

<<The Effect of the German and British Environmental Taxation Reforms: A
Simple Assessment», Energy Policy, no. ... imprese: un'applicazione sull'
esperimento della carbon tax» (Energy Taxes and Industrial Competitiveness:
The Case of Italian Carbon Tax), Economia ... <<Complying Kyoto Targets: An
Assessment of Energy Taxes Effectiveness in Italy», in ZAIDI A. - HARDING A. -
WILLIAMSON P. (eds.), New Frontiers in Microsimulation Modelling, Ashgate,
2009, pages 605-629.

Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform

Author: L. Castellucci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230392407

Page: 276

View: 923

A review of the literature on environmental taxes, focusing on European experiences, and analysing how such taxes can contribute to green causes as well as reducing the tax burden from "ordinary" taxation. The authors examine the potential 'double dividend' from tax reform for helping the environment, reducing unemployment and encouraging growth.

The Sustainability of Renewable Energy in Europe

On 23 April 2009, it officially adopted a legislative package called 20–20–20
climate and energy package, through which the EU is proving to be ... the EU to
become a highly energy-efficient, low-carbon economy, and were enacted
through the package in 2009 (Directive 2009/28/EC). ... done in order to
overcome the problems arisen during the early years of implementation within
the Kyoto Protocol.

The Sustainability of Renewable Energy in Europe

Author: Simona Bigerna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319123432

Page: 137

View: 170

This book demonstrates that the much-needed global shift in energy production and use must happen at a territorial level in order to be truly successful and sustainable. This book enables regional implementation efforts by connecting broad EU environmental policies with plans for action at the territorial level, analysing efficient resource allocation and cost effectiveness to achieve national objectives. Each EU Member State is considered in depth, in order to identify the opportunities and challenges of this regional approach. The regional dimension of the authors’ analysis refers to the territorial level NUTS 1 (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) that, starting from the administrative borders of the EU countries, divides the territory into 97 regions on the basis of major socio-economic characteristics. Because the model of the EU "green economy" is characterized typically by top-down interventions that focus exclusively on the resource productivity and investment business, its practical implementation can be de-railed. This book provides the pivotal missing piece- the detailed territorial comparative analysis necessary to obtain an optimal energy mix of renewable energy sources (RES), energy conservation and energy efficiency characteristics of each specific local context.

The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

This book takes a cool headed look at the critical roadblocks to agreement, examining the economics of climate change, the incentives of the main players (the US, EU, China) and examines the policies governments can put in place to reduce ...

The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Author: Dieter Helm

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191610232

Page: 576

View: 660

The international framework for a climate change agreement is up for review as the initial Kyoto period to 2012 comes to an end. Though there has been much enthusiasm from political and environmental groups, the underlying economics and politics remain highly controversial. This book takes a cool headed look at the critical roadblocks to agreement, examining the economics of climate change, the incentives of the main players (the US, EU, China) and examines the policies governments can put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately shift our economies onto a low-carbon path. The volume brings together leading climate change policy experts to set out the economic analysis and the nature of the negotiations at Copenhagen and beyond. In addition to reviewing the main issues discussed above, a number of the articles question the basis of much of the climate change consensus, and debate the Stern Report's main findings. The book is in four parts. Following an overview of the main issues, the first part is a reassessment of the economics of climate change. This is fundamental to the rest of the volume, and it contains new material which goes well beyond what might be called the new conventional wisdom. The second part looks at the geography of the costs and benefits of climate change - the very different perspectives of Africa, China, the US and Europe. These chapters provide a building block to considering the prospects for a new global agreement - the very different interests that will have to be reconciled at Copenhagen and beyond. The third part looks at policy instruments at the global level (whereas much of the literature to date is nationally and regionally based). Trading and R&D feature in the chapters, but so too do more radical unilateral options, including geo-engineering. Part four turns to the institutional architecture - drawing on evidence from previous attempts in other areas, as well as proposals for new bodies.

Climate Finance

The complex challenges of climate finance will continue to demand fresh insights and creative approaches. The ideas in this volume mark out starting points for essential institutional and policy innovations.

Climate Finance

Author: Richard B. Stewart

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814741436

Page: 352

View: 236

Preventing risks of severe damage from climate change not only requires deep cuts in developed country greenhouse gas emissions, but enormous amounts of public and private investment to limit emissions while promoting green growth in developing countries. While attention has focused on emissions limitations commitments and architectures, the crucial issue of what must be done to mobilize and govern the necessary financial resources has received too little consideration. In Climate Finance, a leading group of policy experts and scholars shows how effective mitigation of climate change will depend on a complex mix of public funds, private investment through carbon markets, and structured incentives that leave room for developing country innovations. This requires sophisticated national and global regulation of cap-and-trade and offset markets, forest and energy policy, international development funding, international trade law, and coordinated tax policy. Thirty-six targeted policy essays present a succinct overview of the emerging field of climate finance, defining the issues, setting the stakes, and making new and comprehensive proposals for financial, regulatory, and governance mechanisms that will enrich political and policy debate for many years to come. The complex challenges of climate finance will continue to demand fresh insights and creative approaches. The ideas in this volume mark out starting points for essential institutional and policy innovations.

Global Problems Smart Solutions

Isabel Galiana and Christopher Green Introduction In 2009 (Galiana and Green,
2009; Galiana and Green 2010) proposed ... basic R&D, the testing and
demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies plus the required infrastructure
support. The expenditure would be supported by a low-carbon tax (we suggested
$5.00/tCO2), the revenues from which would be placed ... COP 15 was hailed as
the last chance to halt climate change by negotiating a second Kyoto commitment
period.

Global Problems  Smart Solutions

Author: Bjørn Lomborg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107435242

Page: 752

View: 623

Every four years since 2004, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has organized and hosted a high profile thought experiment about how a hypothetical extra $75 billion of development assistance money might best be spent to solve twelve of the major crises facing the world today. Collated in this specially commissioned book, a group of more than 50 experts make their cases for investment, discussing how to combat problems ranging from armed conflicts, corruption and trade barriers, to natural disasters, hunger, education and climate change. For each case, 'Alternative Perspectives' are also included to provide a critique and make other suggestions for investment. In addition, a panel of senior economists, including four Nobel Laureates, rank the attractiveness of each policy proposal in terms of its anticipated cost-benefit ratio. This thought-provoking book opens up debate, encouraging readers to come up with their own rankings and decide which solutions are smarter than others.

Communication Systems and Information Technology

China's carbon emissions are not small for many reasons such as industrial
structure, energy consumption structure, etc. ... in 1992 and Kyoto Protocol in
1998; in the Copenhagen summit in 2009, although with no reduction obligations
, China ...

Communication Systems and Information Technology

Author: Ming Ma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642217621

Page: 1038

View: 826

This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2011) , held on June 20-22 , 2011, which is jointly organized by Nanchang University, Springer, and IEEE IAS Nanchang Chapter. The objective of EEIC 2011 Volume 4 is to provide a major interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new approaches from Communication Systems and Information Technology, to foster integration of the latest developments in scientific research. 137 related topic papers were selected into this volume. All the papers were reviewed by 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Ming Ma. We hope every participant can have a good opportunity to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in the areas of the Communication Systems and Information Technology.