1st Edition

Renewable Energy for the Arctic New Perspectives

Edited By Gisele Arruda Copyright 2019
    230 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores various facets of the transition to renewable energy in the Arctic region. It critically examines the adverse effects of fossil fuel extraction and use, environmental and social impacts of climate change, and the possibility of a low carbon energy system through innovation and technology.

    Drawing together a diverse range of contributors and considering a range of new energy sources, this volume also looks at the scale of the transition challenges in the Arctic energy production and use, the necessary flexibility to balance energy demand and supply, the need of a more integrated energy infrastructure, and the new energy business models, health and safety, and quality standards for the region. Finally, it examines the transit and influence between Arctic and non-Arctic countries, in terms of growth, partnerships and new dynamics of a transitioning process to a sustainable energy system.

    Focusing on specific case studies that represent the most relevant energy projects in the region, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy policy and transitions, climate change, global business and sustainable development.

    PART I: Overview – Low Carbon Arctic Energy System

    Chapter 1. A Low Carbon Arctic Energy System? Challenges, Opportunities and Trends. Tom Marsik and Nathan Wiltse

    PART II: Modalities of Energy in the Arctic

    Chapter 2: Renewable Energy for the Arctic: New Perspectives. Gisele M. Arruda, Feb M. Arruda and Julianna Hogenson

    Chapter 3: Geothermal Energy Development in the Arctic. Julianna Hogenson

    Chapter 4: Modelling of Longyearbyen’s Energy System Towards 2050. Enzo A. J. Diependaal and Hans-Kristian Ringkjøb

    PART III: Integrating Energy in the Arctic – Infrastructure and Communities

    Chapter 5 - Towards Sustainable Energy Systems through Smart Grids in the Arctic. Gisele M. Arruda and Feb M. Arruda

    Chapter 6 – Arctic resource development: a sustainable prosperity project of co-management. Gisele M. Arruda

    PART IV: Arctic Energy, Investment and Legal Framework

    Chapter 7: Energy and Arctic Investment. Sarah Sternbergh

    Chapter 8: Corporations and the renewable energy transition in the Arctic. Dyveke F. Elset

    PART V: Arctic Energy Policies and Standards

    Chapter 9: Achieving high performance with business process and quality management within the Arctic energy industry. Melania Milecka-Forrest

    Chapter 10: Enhancing Risk and Safety Management in large scale Renewable Energy Generation. Natalia Rocha-Lawton

    PART VI: Arctic Energy and non-arctic world

    Chapter 11: The Case for Increased UK - Nordic Electricity Interconnection and the Implications of Brexit. Nicholas Craig


    Gisele M. Arruda is a professor in Circumpolar Studies in the field of Energy, Arctic, Climate Change, Environment and Society. The main topics of her research involve Arctic governance, Arctic Sustainable Energy Systems, Climate Change, Arctic Studies (Socio-environmental impacts of extractive-industries and resources development on environment and societies), Corporate Social Responsibility and multicultural aspects of Higher Education. She has been an advisor for governmental and non-governmental organizations as a strategist by influencing policymakers and supporting climate negotiations. She is the editor-in-chief for Arctic, Energy and Climate Change International Journal by Anvivo.org. She is the author of Renewable Energy for the Arctic: New Perspectives and Sustainable Energy Education in the Arctic: The Role of Higher Education, by Routledge.