Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy, Second Edition, provides a cross-disciplinary handbook that covers a range of diverse topics, including carbon emissions policy and practice, the role of embodied energy, urban thermal performance planning, building efficiency services, renewable community support networks, urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives, global urban mobility trends, the implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage, and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles.
This book is the definitive science and practice-based compendium of energy transformations in the global urban system. It is a timely resource as communities, from small villages, to megacities and metro regions, move increasingly towards renewable energy as infrastructure investment, resilience strategy and a source of revenue.
- Covers the technical, environmental and sociological issues related to urban energy
- Contains chapters on societal issues, such as energy poverty alleviation, the aspects of household level biofuel markets and innovations in individual transport systems
- Includes case studies from around the globe that provide country-specific organizational perspectives
- Provides a systems-based understanding of policy frameworks and action agendas
Part II: Policy and Practice Dynamics 6. Renewable Energy Policymaking in New York and London 7. Climate Change and Cities 8. City Energy Networking in Europe 9. Energy Use and Co2 Production in the Urban Passenger Transport Systems of 84 International Cities
Part III: New Aspects of Technology 10. Storage Systems for Reliable Future Power Supply Networks 11. The Media Laboratory City Car 12. Toward the Intelligent Grid 13. Innovations Promote Rural and Peri-Urban Electrification 14. Towards the Renewable Built Environment 15. Counteracting Urban Heat Islands in Japan 16. Eco design and the Transition of the Built Environment 17. "Energy-Contracting" to Achieve Energy Efficiency and Renewables Using Comprehensive Refurbishment of Buildings as an Example 18. Sustainability on the Urban Scale
Part IV: International Urban Agencies 19. Barcelona and the Power of Solar Ordinance 20. Reducing Carbon Emissions in London 21. Urban Energy and Carbon Management in Leicester 22. Reducing Carbon Emissions from Oxford City 23. Integrating Energy in Urban Planning in the Philippines and Vietnam 24. Sustainable Energy Systems in the Urban Poor 25. Energy Planning in South African Cities 26. Household Markets for Ethanol 27. Freedom from Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Power 28. Lagos, Nigeria: Sustainable Energy Techniques for an Emerging African Megacity
Professor Droege is the Director of the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development. He is also President of Eurosolar, the European Association of Renewable Energy as well as General Chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy. A recipient of the European Solar Prize in Education, Peter Droege was appointed as the inaugral Chair for Sustainable Spatial Development at the University of Liechtenstein and holds a Conjoint Professorship at the Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecure and the Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia. An inaugural member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize jury and Expert Commissioner for Cities and Climate Change for the World Future Council he also served on the Steering Committee of the Urban Climate Change Research Network at Columbia University/Goodard Space Center and CUNY. He has taught and researched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (School of Architecture and Planning), Tokyo University (Endowed Chair Program, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology), the University of Sydney and the Technical University of Munich. Professor Droege has authored or edited Regenerative Region: Energy and Climate Atlas (2014), Intelligent Environments and Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power (both Elsevier 1997, 2008),100% Renewable - Energy Autonomy in Action (Earthscan 2009 and Routledge 2014), The Renewable City (Wiley 2006) and Climate Design (ORO Editions 2010).