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Economics of Renewable Energy

An Assessment of Innovations with Statistical Data

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  • Shows how ethical values are transformed into modern renewable energy technologies and services

  • Assesses renewable energy services, energy consumption and policies in many countries on all continents

  • Explains changes in renewable energy across countries with use of authoritative statistics in a few dozen tables

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 1-23
  3. Energy Resources and Pollution

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 25-51
  4. Changing Energy in Economies

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 53-81
  5. Inventions in Renewable Energy

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 83-122
  6. Innovating in Renewable Energy

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 123-159
  7. Diffusion of Renewable Energy

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 161-184
  8. Toward a Fair, Clean Energy

    • Yoram Krozer
    Pages 185-196
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 197-228

About this book

The book provides a comprehensive review of renewable energy from an economic perspective throughout the last two hundred years, starting from traditional renewable energy based on bio and hydro energy. The focus is on modern renewable energy based on geothermal, wind, and solar energy. It emerged when innovative entrepreneurs captured opportunities for valuable energy services. As the services with renewable energy expanded, the costs of technologies decreased entailing global commercialisation. This enables larger access to energy and emission reduction of carbon dioxide, but also causes larger differences in the energy resources across countries which impedes international policies. That optimistic viewpoint on the shift to the global low-carbon economy is largely based on statistical data about purchasing power, energy consumption and businesses, and valuable energy services in many countries on all continents. The data are presented in 70 tables, graphs, and figures, most of them original. Interpretation of the data are useful in support of decisions making about sustainable development in civil society, businesses, and policy makers as well as for the verifications of scholarly hypotheses and projections in energy and climate policies.

Keywords

  • Sustainability and renewable energy
  • Renewable energy and economic perspectives
  • Global low-carbon economies
  • Energy consumption
  • Global commercial and renewable energy

Authors and Affiliations

  • Director Sustainable Innovations Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Yoram Krozer

About the author

Yoram Krozer (1953) received MsC biology and MA Economics at the University of Utrecht, Business Administration at InHolland, and PhD in Economics at the University of Groningen. After twenty years of work in non-governmental organisations and industries, he joined the University of Twente (UT) as director of the Cartesius Institute, Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Netherlands Technical University.  Thereafter, he worked as professor sustainable innovations at the UT and directed the Sustainable Innovations Academy (SIA) that supports ethical start-ups. After retirement, he is appointed visiting professor business development in bioresources at the Graz University of Technology (TUD), cooperates with UT and directs the SIA. His work covers products, software, courses, about hundred papers, and several books. 

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-90804-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)