Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability
The Impact on Renewable Resources

Editor: Muyiwa Adaramola, PhD

Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability

Published. Now available.
Pub Date: June 2016
Hardback Price: $159.95
Hard ISBN: 9781771884310
E-Book ISBN: 9781771884327
Pages: 32 color and 91 b/w
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 32 color illustrations

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Renewable resources such as wind, solar, and geothermal are often perceived as being the answer to the fossil fuel crisis. Ironically, however, climate change may also negatively impact on these energy sources. All forms of renewable energy are somewhat sensitive to climate variation. This new compendium looks at the impact of renewable resources on climate change from a variety of perspectives.

Each chapter in Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability: The Impact on Renewable Resources was carefully selected by the editor, resulting in a book that looks at the impact of renewable resources on climate change from a variety of perspectives. The book covers the following topics:
  • wind energy and climate change
  • solar energy and climate change
  • hydropower and climate change
  • geothermal energy and climate change
  • efficiency and feasibility of renewable energies
What is certain is that today’s models may not necessarily be accurate when predicting a world where climate change has become a reality. Because of this, the research collected in this compendium is of vital importance in order to begin creating a more accurate picture of what we can expect from renewable energy sources in the years ahead.

Part I: Wind Energy and Climate Change
1. Changes in Surface Wind Speed over North America from CMIP5 Model Projections and Implications for Wind Energy
Sujay Kulkarni and HueiPing Huang
2. Potential Climatic Impacts and Reliability of Very Large-Scale Wind Farms
C. Wang and R. G. Prinn

Part II: Solar Energy and Climate Change
3. Trends in Downward Solar Radiation at the Surface over North America from Climate Model Projections and Implications for Solar Energy
Gerardo Andres Saenz and HueiPing Huang
4. Climate Change Impact on Photovoltaic Energy Output: The Case of Greece
Ioanna S. Panagea, Ioannis K. Tsanis, Aristeidis G. Koutroulis, and Manolis G. Grillakis

Part III: Hydropower and Climate Change
5. Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Global Hydropower
Byman Hamududu and Aanund Killingtveit
6. Water Constraints on European Power Supply Under Climate Change: Impacts on Electricity Prices
Michelle T.H. van Vliet, Stefan Vögele, and Dirk Rübbelke
7. How Will Hydroelectric Power Generation Develop under Climate Change Scenarios? A Case Study in the Upper Danube Basin
Franziska Koch, Monika Prasch, Heike Bach, Wolfram Mauser, Florian Appel, and Markus Weber

Part IV: Geothermal Energy and Climate Change
8. Geothermal Power Growth 1995–2013: A Comparison with Other Renewables
Ladislaus Rybach
9. Modeling of an Air Conditioning System with Geothermal Heat Pump for a Residential Building
Silvia Cocchi, Sonia Castellucci, and Andrea Tucci
10. Recovery of Sewer Waste Heat vs. Heat Pumps Using Borehole Geothermal Energy Storage for a Small Community Water Heating System: Comparison and Feasibility Analysis
Shahryar Garmsiri, Seama Kouhi, and Marc A. Rosen

Part V: Efficiency and Feasibility of Renewable Energies
11. Development of a Wind Directly Forced Heat Pump and Its Efficiency Analysis
ChingSong Jwo, ZiJie Chien, YenLin Chen, and ChaoChun Chien
12. The Feasibility of Wind and Solar Energy Application for Oil and Gas Offshore Platform
Y. K. Tiong, M. A. Zahari, S. F. Wong, and S. S. Dol
13. Economic Feasibility Analysis of the Application of Geothermal Energy Facilities to Public Building Structures
Sangyong Kim, Young Jun Jang, Yoonseok Shin, and GwangHee Kim

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Muyiwa Adaramola, PhD
Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Dr. Muyiwa S. Adaramola earned his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. He has worked as lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University and as a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Currently, Dr. Adaramola is a Professor in Renewable Energy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

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