By Pernille Almlund, Per Homann Jespersen
The issues and debates surrounding weather swap own heavily intertwined social and medical elements. This publication highlights the significance of learning weather switch via a multi-disciplinary process; particularly via cultural reports, communique stories, and clean-technology reviews. those 3 dimensions taken jointly be capable to represent a favorable schedule for weather switch technological know-how in its broader knowing. to deal with the weather swap problem, not just will we desire new strength effective applied sciences, alternative ways of dwelling, and new how you can speak yet we in particular desire new how one can start considering weather swap throughout disciplines and backgrounds. we have to start pondering throughout engineering, cultural technological know-how and conversation with a purpose to create leading edge recommendations, in addition to to generate positive and innovative narratives concerning the destiny. Accentuating those "softer" medical disciplines, their overlaps, and the optimistic discourses they could create, this ebook presents a few extra profoundly researched issues touching on weather swap and through that, strengthening the analytical in addition to the integrative ways towards the elemental questions at stake.
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Integrating Electric Transport and Renewable Energy Systems The benefits of electric transport depend to a large extent on how clean and efficient the energy system that generates the electricity is. The advantage of electric transport increases when the share of renewable energy sources in the energy production is increased as coal and gas fired power stations are substituted with wind turbines, photovoltaics, hydro power and biomass incineration. Introducing renewable energy into energy systems is often complicated because renewable energy sources tend to fluctuate due to seasons and weather conditions.
The ETAP is the third pillar of the Lisbon strategy (European Commission 2004a); the first and second pillars focus on improving the competitiveness for the European economy and securing sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and social cohesion, respectively. The ETAP (European Commission 2004b) defines eco-friendly technology as technologies whose use is less environmental harmful than relevant alternatives – very similar to the way that CleanTech is usually defined. It embraces a broad variety of technologies and processes that can be deployed in order to manage pollution; it covers less polluting and less resource-intensive products and services and it include management systems used to manage resources more efficiently (European Commission 2004b).
It embraces a broad variety of technologies and processes that can be deployed in order to manage pollution; it covers less polluting and less resource-intensive products and services and it include management systems used to manage resources more efficiently (European Commission 2004b). The definition of eco-friendly technology used by the European Commission is based on the UN Agenda 21 definition of environmentally sound technologies developed by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), following the Rio conference in 1992, which states that: “Environmentally sound technologies protect the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products, and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable manner than the technologies for which they were substitutes.