Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SRREN) assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources a€“ bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy a€“ as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It considers the environmental and social consequences associated with the deployment of these technologies and presents strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion. SRREN brings a broad spectrum of technology-specific experts together with scientists studying energy systems as a whole. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, it presents an impartial assessment of the current state of knowledge: it is policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. SRREN is an invaluable assessment of the potential role of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change for policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.Several studies (Gielen and Simbolotti, 2005; Gronich, 2006; Greene et al., 2007; NRC, 2008) indicated that cost reductions ... GM has launched a PHEV in the USA and Toyota began road testing pre-commercial Prius PHEVs in 2010. ... in the charging schedule to reflect varying RE generation outputs (and possibly by encouraging off-peak charging at night) and optimizing peak-time charging loads .

Title:Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation
Author:Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramón Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, Kristin Seyboth, Susanne Kadner, Timm Zwickel, Patrick Eickemeier, Gerrit Hansen, Steffen Schlömer, Christoph von Stechow, Patrick Matschoss
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-11-21


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