GHG Emissions: Drivers, Sources and Impacts


Yun Seng Lim, Kein Huat Chua and Jianhui Wong (Editors)
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: NAT011000

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their impacts on global warming have become one of the key issues of major concern in this century. Numerous research efforts have been carried out to address this issue. Governments have been the key drivers for promoting the use of renewable energy for reducing GHG emissions. They have initiated a range of activities, campaigns and energy policies in recent years for meeting the required targets of renewable energy in their respective countries. This book provides the most recent research and development of technologies and analyses carried out by a number of outstanding researchers from various countries to address the issues of GHG emissions. A solar thermal system is presented in this book to show how it can be used to cool buildings while reducing the electricity demands from the grid. An energy storage system is shown to be able to reduce the peak demands and mitigate power quality issues caused by photovoltaic systems. Life cycles of the conventional solar power and geothermal power plants are described to show the amount of GHG emission to be avoided over the life cycle of these two renewable energy sources. Decomposition analysis of greenhouse gas is presented to show how the human population, economic growth and energy demand can influence GHG emissions. Techniques are presented in this book to describe the production of biofuel from biomass to reduce the use of conventional fossil fuels. Finally, the contribution of road transport to the GHG emissions is included in this book. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Decomposition of GHG Emissions in the European Union
Dalia Streimikiene, PhD and Tomas Baležentis, PhD (Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Chapter 2. A Fuzzy Control Algorithm for Energy Storage System on Distribution Networks with Renewable Energy
Khim Yan Lim, Jianhui Wong, PhD and Yun Seng Lim, PhD (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 3. Peak Reduction Using an Energy Storage System for Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Kein Huat Chua, PhD and Yun Seng Lim, PhD (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 4. Experimental Validation of a Fully Solar-Driven Triple-State Absorption System in Small Residential Buildings
Antonio Colmenar-Santos, David Borge-Diez and Enrique Rosales-Asensio (Department of Electric, Electronic and Control Engineering, National Distance Education University (UNED), Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Biomass-Based Biorefinery: Integration of Bioproduct Processing Towards Zero Waste Management for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Steven Lim, PhD, Yean Ling Pang, PhD, Zo Ee Tang and Siew Hoong Shuit, PhD (Department of Chemical Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 6. Life Cycle GHG Emissions of Concentrating Solar Power Plants and Geothermal Plants
Xinhai Xu, Ben Xu, Tianle Liu and Hermes Chirino (School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China, and others)

Chapter 7. GHG Emissions from Road Transportation
Yuche Chen (Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Godel, CO, US)

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