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Energy World March 2017
We're using the term ‘urban energy’ to describe the main focus of this month’s issue – to cover the production of and use of energy within towns and cities through decentralised power (and heat) generation and district energy systems, following last month’s emphasis on local renewables.
So, starting with a piece from Arup on the considerable role that cities could play to meet global carbon reduction targets, we move on to a description of groundbreaking work being carried out at Swansea University on buildings that are net energy positive – ie buildings that are effectively mini power stations.
Two articles explore aspects of district energy systems; one on the use of ‘secondary’ sources of heat together with large-scale heat pumps; the other on the advantages of community ownership of district heating schemes. One more article looks at the broken journey towards zero carbon homes – and how it could be restarted.
We move on to a piece from Marc Height that considers why the UK has so far failed to make significant progress towards full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects – and how this might be fixed.
Finally, Marc's column, renamed last look, has moved to the last page – see page 36.
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- Journal title: Energy World
- Publisher: Energy Institute
Content in this issue:
Towards subsidy-free solar power - Article
Trump – A bump in the road? - Article
Last look - Article
Community ownership of district heating? - Article
How to to turn buildings into power stations - Article
Combining bioenergy with CCS – a big opportunity - Article
Creating value from built assets - Article
How to effectively value CCS? - Article
District energy with heat pumps - Article
Completing the zero carbon homes journey - Article
Will world cities rise to the climate challenge? - Article
Meeting science-based carbon targets - Article
- Subjects: Climate change - Carbon capture, transportation and storage - Heat - Energy policy - Energy consumption - Electricity - Environmental policy - Electricity generation - Carbon management in buildings - District heating - Heat transfer - Power stations - Environmental protection - Heat pumps - Air pollution - Energy efficiency - Transportation, Transmission and Distribution -