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Renewable Energy for the Arctic

New Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Gisele Arruda


230 pages | 53 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

Gisele M. Arruda is a principal researcher in circumpolar studies in the field of Energy, Arctic, Climate Change, Environment and Society. She lectures on and researches Arctic Energy Management Systems, Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Arctic Studies (Social Impacts of energy and resources development) and Education. She researches at Oxford Brookes University and she lectures at the Global Energy and Sustainability Programme at Coventry University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Investments & Securities / Commodities / Energy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy