Energy Options Impact on Regional Security

  • Frano Barbir
  • Sergio Ulgiati
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sergio Ulgiati, Marco Ascione, Silvia Bargigli, Francesco Cherubini, Mirco Federici, Pier Paolo Franzese et al.
    Pages 1-36
  3. Mario Giampietro, Alevgul H. Sorman, Gonzalo Gamboa
    Pages 37-68
  4. James Greyson
    Pages 69-92
  5. Igor MatutinoviĆ
    Pages 93-107
  6. Hans Schnitzer, Michaela Titz
    Pages 109-122
  7. Tariq Muneer
    Pages 123-146
  8. Goran Krajačić, Brian Vad Mathiesen, Neven Duić, Maria Da Graça Carvalho
    Pages 159-171
  9. Goran Majstrovic, Nijaz Dizdarevic, Mario Tot, Dino Novosel
    Pages 195-211
  10. Milan Protic, Dragan Mitic, Dejan Vasovic, Miomir Stankovic
    Pages 309-325
  11. Sanderine Nonhebel
    Pages 341-361

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book addresses energy-related issues in light of the options available to the European and Mediterranean countries. The articles attempt to identify and analyse the economic, environmental, societal and regional security issues that may emerge from those options. It is clear that a coherent energy strategy is required, addressing energy supply and demand, security of access, financial issues, market dynamics, and also taking into account the whole energy lifecycle including fuel production, transmission and distribution. In the short term, the aim should be to achieve higher energy efficiencies and increased supply from local energy sources, in particular renewable energy sources. In the long term, redesign of life styles, further increase of alternative energy sources and shift to new energy technologies and carriers is expected to contribute to solve or alleviate the problems generated by declining availability of fossil fuels. In this volume, energy experts provide background information and a detailed discussion of all these issues and strategies.

Keywords

Biofuels Eastern Europe Hydropower Natural gas Renewable Energies Sustainable Energy biofuel

Editors and affiliations

  • Frano Barbir
    • 1
  • Sergio Ulgiati
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Engineering & Naval ArchitectureUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  2. 2.Dipto. Tecnologie, Centro Direzionale di NapoliUniversità di Napoli, ParthenopeNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9565-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9564-0
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9565-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543