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Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewable electricity sources (RES) in eight European countries. Carried out by the ProSus research programme at the University of Oslo in cooperation with leading research institutions in each country, the study focuses on the promotional schemes used to foster RES in Austria,...
Beginning Silverlight 4 in C#
Beginning Silverlight 4 in C#

The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is increasing user expectations for high-quality web site design, presentation, and functionality. It is into this climate that Microsoft is releasing Silverlight 4, the third and latest iteration of its cross-browser web presentation technology. Beginning Sliverlight 4 brings you to the...

Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)
Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure describes and details serial television and "binge watching," the exceedingly popular form of contemporary television viewing that has come to dominance over the past decade. Author Dennis Broe looks at this practice of media consumption by suggesting that...

Metrology in Industry: The Key for Quality
Metrology in Industry: The Key for Quality

Metrology is an integral part of the structure of today’s world: navigation and telecommunications require highly accurate time and frequency standards; human health and safety relies on authoritative measurements in diagnosis and treatment, as does food production and trade; global climate studies also depend on reliable and consistent...

Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies
Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies
When it comes to addressing most of the challenges we face as a society, it is often said that change begins at home. This is an exciting prospect—that we can make a difference around the world by changing the way we live our daily lives—and nowhere is it truer than in our efforts to improve the health of our planet,...
Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XV (v. 15)
Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XV (v. 15)

This volume contains the papers and poster abstracts presented at the 25th NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and Its Application held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, during 15-19 October 2001. This ITM was jointly organized by the University of Aveiro, Portugal (Pilot country) and by the Catholic University of...

Oceans in Decline
Oceans in Decline

What is happening in our oceans? By describing their main elements, this book shows how and why the oceans are being transformed, and suggests possible future scenarios to address this complex, yet often-asked, question. The ocean is being dramatically transformed, but the magnitude of this transformation remains unclear since the...

Governing Climate Change (Global Institutions)
Governing Climate Change (Global Institutions)

Governing Climate Change provides a short and accessible introduction to how climate change is governed by an increasingly diverse range of actors, from civil society and market actors to multilateral development banks, donors and cities.

The issue of global climate change has risen to the top of the international...

Science in the Age of Computer Simulation
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, high-energy physics, climate science, engineering, ecology, and economics. Digital computer...

International Climate Agreements under Review: The Potential of Negotiation Linkage between Climate Change and Preferential Free Trade (Energiepolitik ... Energy Policy and Climate Protection)
International Climate Agreements under Review: The Potential of Negotiation Linkage between Climate Change and Preferential Free Trade (Energiepolitik ... Energy Policy and Climate Protection)
Given the shortcomings of the Paris Agreement, Anja Zenker examines the potential of free trade benefits as an incentive mechanism for an effective and stable climate change cooperation of states. She addresses the question of how the specific policy design affects the success of the agreement, market and trade outcomes, as well as the...
Spatial Interpolation for Climate Data: The Use of GIS in Climatology and Meterology
Spatial Interpolation for Climate Data: The Use of GIS in Climatology and Meterology
The COST 719 European research program (“The use of GIS in climatology and meteorology”) began in 2001 and ended in 2006. 20 European countries participated. Its main objective was to establish interfaces between GIS and data in climatology and meteorology and in order to reach this objective, three working groups were defined:
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Private Cloud Computing: Consolidation, Virtualization, and Service-Oriented Infrastructure
Private Cloud Computing: Consolidation, Virtualization, and Service-Oriented Infrastructure
Is “provisioning a web server in 5 minutes for $5” the most interesting thing about the cloud?

Those responsible for IT in their enterprise are quickly discovering that the cloud is a game-changing trend that offers a completely new methodology for service provision. The cloud not only lets you cut
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