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Energy Systems Evaluation (Volume 1)

Sustainability Assessment

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  • Explores the frontier of tools for sustainability assessment of energy systems
  • Presents innovative analysis methods for sustainable energy systems
  • Utilizes case studies, examples, and illustrations to clearly demonstrate points

Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN)

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About this book

This book presents various methods for sustainability assessment of energy systems, under various different conditions and scenarios. It answers the questions of how to measure the sustainability of energy systems by adopting appropriate metrics and methods.

This book provides readers with a comprehensive view of the frontiers of sustainability assessment methods for energy system analysis. It presents various methodologies, allowing readers to understand:

  • the complete metrics for sustainability assessment;
  • life cycle thinking for sustainability assessment of energy systems; and
  • the advanced sustainability assessment methods for energy systems.

This book is of interest to researchers, engineers, decision makers, and postgraduate students within the field of energy systems, sustainability, and decision analysis. 

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Table of contents (10 papers)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Industrial and Systems, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

    Jingzheng Ren

About the editor

Dr. Jingzheng Ren is currently Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Southern Denmark, and Associated Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security & Development Policy (Stockholm, Sweden). He received his Ph.D. degree in 2015 from the University of Padua, He worked as Fulltime Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark before moving to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published more than 200 publications including 150 journal papers, 1 authored book, 11 edited books, and more than 40 book chapters. He serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer) and Subject Editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption (Elsevier), and he has also served as the session chair, an academic member, and a technical committee member of many international conferences.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Energy Systems Evaluation (Volume 1)

  • Book Subtitle: Sustainability Assessment

  • Editors: Jingzheng Ren

  • Series Title: Green Energy and Technology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-67528-8Published: 02 June 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-67531-8Published: 03 June 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-67529-5Published: 01 June 2021

  • Series ISSN: 1865-3529

  • Series E-ISSN: 1865-3537

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 225

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Energy Systems, Operations Research/Decision Theory, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Sustainable Development

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