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Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Edited by: Prof. Detlef Stolten and Prof. Viktor Scherer

This series originates from a selection of papers based on presentations during the 3rd International Conference on Energy Process Engineering (ICEPE 2013), which focused on the fascinating challenge of the "Transition to Renewable Energy Systems”. More than 170 experts from industry and academia from all over the world presented their solutions to achieve the challenge of the G8 goals for reducing 80 % of CO2 emissions by 2050 and demonstrated how a major share of renewable energies could be realized by 2030. These selected articles will provide readers from research, the private sector and politics with unique focused information on the major technologies transforming our energy system to a renewable one.

  1. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    A future, highly renewable electricity system will be largely based on fluctuating renewables. The integration of wind and solar photovoltaics presents a major challenge. Transmission can be used to lower the ...

    Authors: Rolando A. Rodriguez, Magnus Dahl, Sarah Becker and Martin Greiner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:21

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  2. Content type: Review

    This article presents some crucial findings of the joint research project entitled «Storage of electric energy from renewable sources in the natural gas grid-water electrolysis and synthesis of gas components»...

    Authors: Tanja Schaaf, Jochen Grünig, Markus Roman Schuster, Tobias Rothenfluh and Andreas Orth

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:2

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  3. Content type: Review

    The global demand for energy, particularly for transport fuels, will continue to increase significantly in the future. In addition to other options, like increased technological efficiencies, traffic reduction...

    Authors: Franziska Müller-Langer, Stefan Majer and Sinéad O'Keeffe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:20

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  4. Content type: Review

    An extrapolation of the world energy consumption from 1990 to 2010 indicates a complete exhaustion of the world reserves of oil, natural gas, uranium, and coal by 2043, 2047, 2051, and 2055, respectively. For ...

    Authors: Koji Hashimoto, Naokazu Kumagai, Koichi Izumiya, Hiroyuki Takano and Zenta Kato

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:17

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