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Renewable Energy Finance

  • 2nd Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Santosh Raikar + 1 more
  • English
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Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice, Second Edition integrates the special characteristics of renewable energy with key elements of project finance. Through a mixture of fundamental analysis and real-life examples, readers learn how renewable energy project finance deals mix finance, public policy, legal, engineering and environmental issues. This book investigates the economics of large-scale green power production and incentive mechanisms and how they fit into the global energy industries. It also examines how distributed energy resources such as residential solar and batteries can be financed at the scale needed to play a significant role in the future energy mix.The authors examine how renewable energy projects get financed and built using modern non-recourse project finance structures. It also highlights recent innovations such as Green Bonds and Sustainability Linked Loans that have emerged in the context of ESG investments. The scope of the book is global, and it illustrates how renewable energy project finance has evolved in various places (such as the tax-equity structures used in the United States, due to the corporate tax incentives used there) to cope with local regulatory and policy environments.

The Danube River and The Western Black Sea Coast

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Jürg Bloesch + 4 more
  • English
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The Danube River and The Western Black Sea Coast: Complex Transboundary Management is a brand-new volume in the Elsevier Ecohydrology from Catchment to Coast series. The book focuses on the second largest river in Europe and the most transboundary river basin that encompasses 19 countries. Chapters focus on changes to the area in the past decade and a way forward. Made up of three parts, the book starts with an overview, covers The Danube River and its recipient, the Black Sea, including sediment balance, water quality, hydromorphology and aquatic biodiversity.Section two covers the key pressures and implementation of transboundary water management such as aquatic resources, invasive species, climate change, and stakeholder participation. Section three assess visions for a sustainable future in the Danube River Basin with a look to applicable sustainability, ecosystems, human interaction, and improving biodiversity through floodplains. The book concludes with a summary and outlook.

Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Analysis for Civil Engineering Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Hossein Bonakdari + 2 more
  • English
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Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Analysis for Civil Engineering Applications helps civil engineers by outlining state-of-the-art tactics for quantitative decision-making to optimally select the appropriate approach when faced with operational issues, or to prioritize projects among multiple options. Authored by recognized experts in the field, the volume proves to be a balanced reference book that’s essential not just for civil engineers, but also for a wide variety of audiences in interconnected disciplines.Decision-making is a key factor to achieve success in any discipline, especially in a field which requires handling large amounts of information and is based on calculations as civil engineering. Most processes and procedures are a compendium of many different tasks and requirements of each project under development, also involving a great variety of specific factors and numerical values to be considered. Making decisions in such environments can often be an arduous endeavor, and that is why the need for analytical criteria capable of assisting with untangling complex scenarios has arisen preponderantly.

Fuzzy Methods for Assessment and Decision Making

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Michael Gr. Voskoglou
  • English
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Assessment is a very important component of human activities because it helps in determining possible mistakes and in improving performance by preventing the repeat of such mistakes in future. Fuzzy Methods for Assessment and Decision Making presents the assessment of learning and problem-solving skills with qualitative grades. These methods are outcomes of the author’s research work on the subject for more than 20 years. In particular, a hybrid assessment model is developed using the Center of Gravity (COG) defuzzification technique, closed real intervals (grey numbers), neutrosophic sets and soft sets as tools. The book starts with the basic mathematical background which is needed for the understanding of its contents. The Rectangular Fuzzy Assessment Model (RFAM) of Subbotin and Voskoglou is presented next, the outcomes of which are compared to those of the GPA index. The necessary information follows regarding the learning and problem-solving processes, and the book then presents the hybrid assessment model. Dr. Voskoglou presents innovative fuzzy assessment methods, enabling the reader to assess the mean and quality performance of learning or problem-solving skills of a group of students when qualitative (linguistic) grades are used for this purpose. In the case of using linguistic grades for the assessment of a group’s skills, the classical method of calculating the mean value of the (numerical) grades cannot be applied. Also, no safe conclusions can be obtained on comparing the quality performance of two groups when the values of their GPA index are equal. The fuzzy assessment methods presented in this book solve these problems. Further, the use of neutrosophic sets enables readers to obtain safer results when there are doubts about the accuracy of the grades assigned to students, while the use of soft sets enables a parametric assessment of the group's overall performance. Furthermore, the book presents a variety of applications of Fuzzy assessment as well as the principles and application of fuzzy decision making, which is fundamental for a wide variety of AI, machine learning, computational intelligence, and knowledge engineering applications.

Mechanism Design, Behavioral Science and Artificial Intelligence in International Relations

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Tshilidzi Marwala
  • English
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Recent advances in AI and Mechanism Design provide a vital tool for solving collective action problems, common in international relations. By using AI to optimize mechanisms for cooperation and coordination, we can better address issues such as climate change, trade, and security. Mechanism Design, Behavioral Science and Artificial Intelligence in International Relations shows readers how the intersection of Mechanism Design and Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the way we approach international relations. By using AI to optimize mechanisms, we can design better institutions, policies, and agreements that are more effective and efficient. Dr. Tshilidzi Marwala, United Nations University Rector and UN Under-Secretary General, presents the essential technologies used in Game Theory, Mechanism Design and AI and applies these to significant global issues such as interstate conflict, cybersecurity, and energy. International relations are a complex field, with many different actors and interests in play. By incorporating AI into our analysis and decision-making processes, we can better understand and predict the behavior of multiple actors and design mechanisms that take these behaviors into account, thereby producing more desirable and creative interdisciplinary approaches. The book presents real-world applications of these rapidly evolving technologies in crucial research fields such as Interstate Conflict, International Trade, Climate Change, Water management, Energy, cybersecurity, and global finance.

Data Science in the Medical Field

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Seifedine Kadry + 1 more
  • English
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Data science has the potential to influence and improve fundamental services like the healthcare sector. This book recognizes this fact by analyzing the potential uses of data science in healthcare.Every human body produces 2 terabytes of data each day. This information covers brain activity, stress level, heart rate, blood sugar level, and many other things. More sophisticated technology, like data science, allows clinicians and researchers to handle such a massive volume of data to track the health of patients.The book focuses on the potential and the tools of data science to identify illness signs at an extremely early stage.

Advanced Transport Biofuels

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Cheng Tung Chong + 1 more
  • English
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Advanced Transport Biofuels: Production, Economics, and Sustainability provides a comprehensive review of the latest in the global production, economics, and sustainability of advanced transport biofuels. Drawing upon the latest developments in academia and industry globally, the book reviews biofuels policy and the technoeconomics of biofuels production. The technical considerations in the combustion of biofuels are discussed alongside the latest lab-scale and industrial-level combustion property testing using biofuels and biojet fuels. Finally, a lifecycle analysis of biofuel production is conducted related to the sustainability issues in production.This is an invaluable review of the current state of the biofuels industry, policies, technologies, and economic and sustainability issues related to biofuels applications that will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in the development and implementation of alternative fuels in the transportation industry. The book will also be of interest to professional engineers and policymakers working in the automotive industry and involved in the application of alternative fuels.

Fluid Inclusion Studies

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Guoxiang Chi + 1 more
  • English
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Fluid Inclusion Studies: Principle, Problems, and Practice aims to help readers overcome these problems by analyzing challenges and pitfalls and providing a practical guide for conducting their studies. Fluid inclusion study is a powerful tool in the field of the Earth science, especially in the study of mineral and oil and gas deposits. Fluid inclusions are samples of paleo-fluids entrapped in minerals and can provide indispensable information about the compositions of the fluids, and the temperature and pressure conditions of the host mineral formation.The principles are well established and generally easy to understand, however many scientists underestimate the complexities of the subject and make some common mistakes in data collection and interpretation.

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition towards a net-zero economy. It highlights sustainable development challenges and opportunities Africa faces and provides insights on technological pathways toward this goal. The book emphasizes the importance of harnessing renewable energy resources, promoting green innovation, and building resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future. It calls for strong policy frameworks and international collaboration to support African countries in their transition. The book outlines seven scenarios supporting Africa's technological paths to a net-zero economy: leapfrogging, hybridization, adaptation, decentralization, sustainable development, promotion, and finance.These scenarios aim to adopt innovative technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in education and capacity-building programs is crucial for African countries to effectively implement sustainable energy solutions, so the book also highlights the role of education and awareness in fostering a culture of sustainability among African communities and empowering them to actively participate in climate action initiatives.

Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Muhammad H. Rashid
  • English
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Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles provides advanced knowledge on autonomous systems, electric propulsion in electric vehicles, radars and sensors for autonomous systems, and relevant aspects of energy storage and battery charging. The work is designed to provide clear technical presentation with a focus on commercial viability. It supports any and all aspects of a project requiring specialist design, analysis, installation, commissioning and maintenance services. With this book in hand, engineers will be able to execute design, analysis and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and commercial requirements, policies, and product and program requirements.