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The power of renewables [electronic resource] : opportunities and challenges for China and the United States / Committee on U.S.-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies.

By: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on U.S.-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources.
Contributor(s): National Academies (U.S.) | Zhongguo ke xue yuan | Zhongguo gong cheng yuan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.ISBN: 9780309160018 (electronic bk.); 0309160014 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Renewable energy sources -- United States | Renewable energy sources -- China | Electric power production -- United States | Electric power production -- China | Wind power -- United States | Wind power -- China | Solar energy -- United States | Solar energy -- China | Biomass energy -- United States | Biomass energy -- China | United States -- Foreign economic relations -- China | China -- Foreign economic relations -- United States | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Alternative & RenewableGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power of renewables.DDC classification: 333.794 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Resource base -- Technology readiness -- Environmental impacts of renewable electricity generation -- Renewable energy policies, markets, and deployment in China and the United States -- Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy -- U.S.-Chinese cooperation.
Summary: "The United States and China are the world's top two energy consumers and, as of 2010, the two largest economies. Consequently, they have a decisive role to play in the world's clean energy future. Both countries are also motivated by related goals, namely diversified energy portfolios, job creation, energy security, and pollution reduction, making renewable energy development an important strategy with wide-ranging implications. Given the size of their energy markets, any substantial progress the two countries make in advancing use of renewable energy will provide global benefits, in terms of enhanced technological understanding, reduced costs through expanded deployment, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional generation from fossil fuels. Within this context, the U.S. National Academies, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the two countries, to highlight prospects for collaboration across the research to deployment chain and to suggest strategies which would promote more rapid and economical attainment of renewable energy goals. Main findings and concerning renewable resource assessments, technology development, environmental impacts, market infrastructure, among others, are presented. Specific recommendations have been limited to those judged to be most likely to accelerate the pace of deployment, increase cost-competitiveness, or shape the future market for renewable energy. The recommendations presented here are also pragmatic and achievable."--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202).

Introduction -- Resource base -- Technology readiness -- Environmental impacts of renewable electricity generation -- Renewable energy policies, markets, and deployment in China and the United States -- Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy -- U.S.-Chinese cooperation.

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"The United States and China are the world's top two energy consumers and, as of 2010, the two largest economies. Consequently, they have a decisive role to play in the world's clean energy future. Both countries are also motivated by related goals, namely diversified energy portfolios, job creation, energy security, and pollution reduction, making renewable energy development an important strategy with wide-ranging implications. Given the size of their energy markets, any substantial progress the two countries make in advancing use of renewable energy will provide global benefits, in terms of enhanced technological understanding, reduced costs through expanded deployment, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional generation from fossil fuels. Within this context, the U.S. National Academies, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the two countries, to highlight prospects for collaboration across the research to deployment chain and to suggest strategies which would promote more rapid and economical attainment of renewable energy goals. Main findings and concerning renewable resource assessments, technology development, environmental impacts, market infrastructure, among others, are presented. Specific recommendations have been limited to those judged to be most likely to accelerate the pace of deployment, increase cost-competitiveness, or shape the future market for renewable energy. The recommendations presented here are also pragmatic and achievable."--Publisher's description.

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