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Renewable Energy: A Global Review of Technologies, Policies and Markets

Edited By: Dirk Assmann, Ulrich Laumanns and Dieter Uh

320 pages, diagrams, tables, maps

Earthscan

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #158083 | ISBN: 1844072614
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About this book

This book presents a comprehensive review of renewable energy from world authorities in the field. It provides detailed, thematic coverage, including policy recommendations and best practice examples. From technology to financing issues, "Renewable Energy" offers a comprehensive and authoritative review of the determining factors that drive worldwide dissemination of renewable energy technologies. With a clear emphasis on policy and action, contributions from internationally-renowned experts combine to form a holistic picture on the current status, impacts and future potential of renewable energy. Addressing the situation in both developing and developed countries, each chapter reviews in detail a different issue, thereby presenting extensive information on social, environmental, political, economic and technological aspects.

'Diversifying the energy mix is an economic and environmental imperative. To this end we need new technologies and the right policy frameworks to trigger and deploy them. This book offers knowledge and inspiration to promote renewable energy in developing and industrialised countries' Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of UNEP


Contents

Introduction * Part I - Basics * The Case for Renewable Energies * The Potentials of Renewable Energy * Renewable Energy for Transport * Part II - Policies * National Policy Instruments: Policy Lessons for the Advancement and Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies around the World * Renewable Energy and Regulation of Energy Markets * Removing Subsidies: Levelling the Playing Field for Renewable Energy Technologies * International Institutional Arrangements in Support of Renewable Energy * Part III - Financing * Mobilizing Finance for Renewable Energies * Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation: New Instruments for Financing Renewable Energy Technologies * Part IV - Developing Countries * Putting Development First: The Role of Renewable Energy in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals * Traditional Biomass Energy: Improving Its Use and Moving to Modern Energy Use * Gender Equity and Renewable Energies * Part V - Capacities * Research and Development: The Basis for Widespread Employment of Renewable Energies * Capacity Development for Renewable Energies: Know-how, Information, Awareness, Education and Training *

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Biography

Dirk Assmann, Ulrich Laumanns and Dieter Uh are affiliated with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Germany.

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