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eBook Wind Power in Europe: Politics, Business and Society (Energy, Climate and the Environment) ePub

by J. Szarka

  • ISBN: 1403989850
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: J. Szarka
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2007 edition (August 16, 2007)
  • Pages: 228
  • ePub book: 1982 kb
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Politics, Business and Society.

Politics, Business and Society. At a time when humanity is challenged by fossil fuel depletion and climate change, this book explains the development of wind power as a major energy growth sector, stressing the interactions between political, economic and social dimensions as the key to understanding public acceptability and uptake. Show all. About the authors. JOSEPH SZARKA is Reader in European Studies at the University of Bath, UK.

THE NEW ECONOMICS Seeds of Change Joseph Szarka WIND POWER IN EUROPE Politics, Business and Society.

Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables.

EU policy protects the environment and seeks to minimise risks to climate, human health and biodiversity. The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the world’s first carbon-neutral continent, in part by developing cleaner sources of energy and green technologies. Participate and get involved in upcoming events on energy, climate change and environment. Follow the latest news on energy, climate change and environment.

Energy and the Environment) A CRC title. Includes bibliographical references and index. There are concerns that emissions from fossil fuels will lead to changing climate with possibly disastrous consequences

Energy and the Environment) A CRC title. ISBN 978-1-4200-7568-7 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Wind power. There are concerns that emissions from fossil fuels will lead to changing climate with possibly disastrous consequences. Over the past five decades, the world’s collective greenhouse gas emis- sions have increased significantly-even as increasing efficiency has resulted in extending energy benefits to more of the population. Many propose that we improve the efficiency of energy use and conserve resources to lessen greenhouse gas emissions and avoid a climate catastrophe.

The environmental impact of the energy industry is diverse. Energy has been harnessed by human beings for millennia

The environmental impact of the energy industry is diverse. Energy has been harnessed by human beings for millennia. Initially it was with the use of fire for light, heat, cooking and for safety, and its use can be traced back at least . million years. In recent years there has been a trend towards the increased commercialization of various renewable energy sources.

Wind power offers a sustainable option in the pursuit of renewable energy. Wind is a clean source of renewable energy that produces no air or water pollution. And since the wind is free, operational costs are nearly zero once a turbine is erected. Thanks to global efforts to combat climate change, such as the Paris Agreement, renewable energy is seeing a boom in growth, with wind energy leading the way. From 2000 to 2015, cumulative wind capacity around the world increased from 17,000 megawatts to more than 430,000 megawatts.

Wind Power in Europe: Politics, Business and Society.

Politics & Society 26 (3): 337–61. Carbon coalitions: business, climate politics, and the rise of emissions trading. Power Politics: Renewable Energy Policy Change in US States. Levy, David . and Kolk, Ans. 2002. Strategic Responses to Global Climate Change: Conflicting Pressures on Multinationals in the Oil Industry. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Oppose, Support, or Hedge? Distributional Effects, Regulatory Pressure, and Business Strategy in Environmental Politics. Dissertation, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Tiberghien, Yves, and Schreurs, Miranda . .

Since 2017, wind power has been the EU's main source of renewable energy for electricity generation, with around .

Since 2017, wind power has been the EU's main source of renewable energy for electricity generation, with around 14% of total EU-28 gross electricity consumption coming through it, and 30% coming from renewable sources overall. Yet, while examples such as Dublin Array show that wind farm development is continuing apace in many countries, there are also indications that increasingly strong headwinds are being felt. German wind power in the doldrums. Canning says a lack of political will is one reason why wind energy production in Europe could fall behind but an even bigger reason is coordinated, local opposition to wind farm development.

At a time when humanity is challenged by fossil fuel depletion and climate change, this book explains the development of wind power as a major energy growth sector, stressing the interactions between political, economic and social dimensions as the key to understanding public acceptability and uptake.