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Renewable-Energy-Driven Future. Technologies, Modelling, Applications, Sustainability and Policies

  • Book

  • September 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5007952

In order to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy and renewable-energy-driven technologies, Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Modelling, Applications, Sustainability and Policies provides a comprehensive view of the advanced renewable technologies and the benefits of utilizing renewable energy sources.Discussing the ways for promoting the sustainable development of renewable energy from the perspectives of technology, modelling, application, sustainability and policy, this book includes the advanced renewable-energy-driven technologies, the models for renewable energy planning and integration, the innovative applications of renewable energy sources, decision-support tools for sustainability assessment and ranking of renewable energy systems, and the regulations and policies of renewable energy.This book can benefit the researchers and experts of renewable energy by helping them to have a holistic view of renewable energy. It can also benefit the policymakers and decision-makers by helping them to make informed decisions.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Technologies 1. Solar energy technologies: principles and applications 2. Bioenergy for better sustainability: technologies, challenges and prospects 3. Organic Rankine cycle driven by geothermal heat source: life cycle techno-economic-environmental analysis 4. Renewable energy based trigeneration systems
technologies, challenges and opportunities 5. Integrated power transmission and distribution systems

Part II: Modelling 6. Integrated inexact optimization for hybrid renewable energy systems 7. Large-scale integration of variable renewable resources 8. The climate and economic benefits of developing renewable energy in China

Part III: Applications 9. The utilization of renewable energy for low-carbon buildings 10. Towards a renewable-energy-driven district heating system: key technology, system design and integrated planning 11. Renewable-energy-driven desalination for more water and less carbon

Part IV: Sustainability 12. The environmental performance of hydrogen production pathways based on renewable sources 13. Integrated economic-environmental-social assessment of straw for bioenergy production 14. Sustainability assessment of renewable-energy based hydrogen and ammonia pathways 15. An extended fuzzy divergence measure-based technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution method for renewable energy investments 16. Multicriteria decision making for the selection of the best renewable energy scenario based on fuzzy inference system

Part V: Policy 17. How much is possible? An integrative study of intermittent and renewables sources deployment. A case study in Brazil 18. Renewable energy technologies: barriers and policy implications 19. Policies for a sustainable energy future: how do renewable energy subsidies work and how can they be improved? 20. Renewable energy-based power generation and the contribution to economic growth: the case of Portugal


Jingzheng Ren Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China. Jingzheng Ren is Assistant Professor of Modelling for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He has also been nominated as adjunct/honorary associate professor of University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) and associated senior research fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (Stockholm, Sweden). Prof. Ren serves as board member of several scientific journals and published more than 150 papers, authored 1 book, edited more than 10 books and published more than 40 book chapters. His research focuses on process system engineering for better sustainability and mathematical models for solving energy and environmental problems and promoting sustainability transition