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
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.