1st Edition

The Costs of Climate Change Mitigation Innovations A Pragmatic Outlook

Edited By David S-K. Ting, Jacqueline A. Stagner Copyright 2024
    268 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The notion that humanity may be too late to alter climate change could potentially lead to fear and therefore the advocacy of implementing radical strategies and/or hastening the execution of certain measures to the extreme. There is evidence that extensive and intensive implementation of some climate change solutions can significantly alter the environment and ecosystems in unintended ways. For example, the microclimate of a field in the proximity and downstream of a closely packed array of wind turbines can be noticeably altered by the modified lower atmospheric fluxes caused by the turbines, which can then negatively affect crop yields. Additionally, some studies have found that large-scale solar fields can result in the modulation of atmospheric circulation, leading to changes in regional precipitation. The Costs of Climate Change Mitigation Innovations: A Pragmatic Outlook provides a forum for discussion on the long-term consequences of various climate strategies. It promotes our striving toward minimizing the potential negative impact of new interventions by performing objective, holistic analyses. The bottom line is that we do not want today's solutions to become tomorrow’s problems.

    Chapter 1 The Pros and Cons of Climate Change Mitigation Innovations. Chapter 2 Investigating the R&D and Innovation Economic Efficiencies of the Renewable Energy Sectors in EU. Chapter 3 BIM‑Powered Energy Efficiency and Life‑Cycle Cost Analyses for Greener Design. Chapter 4 Improving Energy Efficiency of Tall Buildings Using Innovative Environmental Systems. Chapter 5 Efficiency of Space Utilization in Supertall Towers with Free Forms. Chapter 6 Linking between Renewables Development and Energy Security: A Scoping Review. Chapter 7 Energy Policy: Formulation, Monitoring, and Adaptation for Moving Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Chapter 8 Recent Developments in Large‑Scale Solar Flat Plate Reflecting Systems: Optical Analysis Using Specialized Numerical and Analytical Tools. Chapter 9 Energy Poverty and the Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Systems. Chapter 10 The Challenges of Stakeholder Engagement in Climate Change Adaptation in Nigeria.


    David S-K. Ting studied Combustion and Turbulence, followed by Convection Heat Transfer and Fluid-Structure Interactions, prior to joining the University of Windsor. Dr. Ting is the founder of the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory and a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering. Professor Ting supervises students on a wide range of research topics including Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy. To date, he has co-supervised over 90 graduate students, co-authored more than 170 journal papers, authored five textbooks, and co-edited more than 25 volumes.

    Jacqueline A. Stagner is the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor, and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering. Dr. Stagner co-advises students primarily in sustainable energy in the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory. Prior to working at the University of Windsor, she attained a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She also worked as a release engineer in the automotive industry for six years. She has co-edited ten volumes.