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Title Green energy and efficiency : an economic perspective / Alberto Ansuategi, Juan Delgado, Ibon Galarraga, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 428 pages) : illustrations.
Series Green Energy and Technology, 1865-3529
Green energy and technology.
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Contents Foreword; Contents; Introduction; Part I Introduction; 1 Green Energy, Efficiency and Climate Change: An Economic Perspective; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Some Key Concepts and Market Failures; 2.1 Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation; 2.2 The Rebound Effect; 2.3 The Energy Efficiency Gap; 2.4 Market Failures; 3 Policies to Promote Green Energy and Efficiency; 4 Energy Policy in Europe: An Example of the Difficulties; 5 Conclusions; References; 2 EU Policies and Regulation on CO2, Renewables and Energy Efficiency: A Critical Assessment of Recent Experiences; Abstract; 1 Introduction
2 Analysis of the Main European Regulatory Instruments on Energy Issues2.1 Description of the EU ETS; 2.2 Proposals; 3 Environmental and Energy Taxation; 3.1 Description of the European Framework on Environmental and Energy Taxation; 3.2 Proposals: Sending the Right Signal on an Economy-Wide Basis; 3.2.1 The Need for a Sectoral Approach; 3.2.2 Progress Towards a European Tax Reform to Include the Principles of Reform Raised in the Draft Directive: The Case of Spain; 4 Supporting Frameworks for Renewable Energies; 4.1 Existing Supporting Frameworks for Renewable Energies; 4.2 Proposals
5 Regulations to Promote Energy Efficiency5.1 A General Approach to the Regulation of Energy Efficiency in the EU; 5.2 The Energy Efficiency Directive; 5.2.1 Obligations on Energy Suppliers; 5.2.2 Flexibility in Meeting Targets (Maximum 25 %); 5.2.3 Degree of Discretion in Designing the Obligation System; 5.2.4 Possibility of Alternatives to the System of Obligations on Suppliers; 5.2.5 National Energy Efficiency Fund: Funding and Technical Support; 5.2.6 Role of the Public Sector; 5.2.7 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans; 5.2.8 Other Measures
5.3 Analysis and Assessment of the Regulatory Framework for Energy Efficiency5.4 Proposals; 6 Conclusions; A.x(118). Appendix; References; 3 Economic Foundations of Energy Investments; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Real Options and Energy; 2.1 Stochastic Process; 2.1.1 Geometric Brownian Motion; 2.1.2 Inhomogeneous Geometric Brownian Motion; 2.1.3 The Schwartz Model; 2.1.4 The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck or O-U Process; 2.2 Risk Premium; 2.3 Equivalent Martingale Measure or Risk-Neutral Measure; 2.4 Convenience Yield; 2.5 The Samuelson Effect; 2.6 Characteristics of the Models
2.7 Volatility and Correlations3 Commodities Futures Markets; 3.1 The Case of Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Futures; 3.2 The Case of NY Harbor ULSD Futures; 3.3 The Case of RBOB Gasoline Futures; 4 The Case of ICE EUA Futures; 4.1 The Case of the 3:2:1 Crack Spread; 5 Marked Based Valuation Methods and Examples; 5.1 Market Based Valuation Methods; 5.2 Examples of Valuations; 6 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; A.x(118). Appendix: Stochastic Models for Energy Investments; A.x(118).0 A.1 Geometric Brownian Motion Model; A.x(118).0 A.2 Inhomogeneous Geometric Brownian Motion Model
Summary Directed toward informing and assisting academics and policymakers with a general interest in energy, climate change and environmental economics, this book discusses and analyzes the major issues surrounding regarding green energy and energy efficiency.
Other author Ansuategi, Alberto, editor.
Delgado, Juan, editor.
Galarraga, Ibon, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Renewable energy sources -- Economic aspects.
Renewable energy sources -- Government policy.
Energy consumption -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319036328