Urban Energy Transition

From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power

Peter Droege, Editor / published by Elsevier

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This compendium of 28 chapters presents perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance: views from 18 countries in both the developed and developing world. As a cross-disciplinary survey this volume covers diverse urban topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles.

Hardcover, release date 14 April 2008
ISBN: 9780080453415