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Micro Cogeneration

Towards Decentralized Energy Systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Martin Pehnt
    Pages 1-18
  3. Martin Pehnt, Lambert Schneider
    Pages 49-65
  4. Lambert Schneider
    Pages 67-86
  5. Martin Pehnt, Corinna Fischer
    Pages 87-116
  6. Barbara Praetorius
    Pages 145-170
  7. Martin Cames, Katja Schumacher, Jan-Peter Voß, Katherina Grashof
    Pages 171-196
  8. Lambert Schneider, Martin Pehnt
    Pages 197-218
  9. Jon Slowe
    Pages 231-242
  10. Jeremy Harrison
    Pages 243-263
  11. Yasushi Santo
    Pages 265-276
  12. Michael Colijn
    Pages 277-289
  13. Martin Cames, Corinna Fischer, Martin Pehnt, Barbara Praetorius, Lambert Schneider, Katja Schumacher et al.
    Pages 291-310

About this book


The electricity systems of many countries are currently undergoing a process of transformation. Market liberalization has induced major mergers and acquisitions in the electricity sector, but has also forced companies to seek out new business areas. Environmental regulations, like the Kyoto process and the European Emissions Trading Scheme, are exposing the sector to external pressure. New technologies – such as renewable energy, combined heat and power (CHP), or “clean coal” technologies – are emerging. Recent worldwide experiences with blackouts have once more put security of supply on the agenda. In Germany, the nuclear phase-out and decommissioning of outdated coal plants will lead to a need for replacement of more than one third of the current generation capacity by 2020. The need for replacement is an extremely important driving force for the current transformation, forcing conventional and new technologies to compete for a role in the future energy supply. The overall transformation of electricity systems is neither driven nor shaped by technical or societal modifications alone, but rather by a rich diversity of processes in the realms of technology, politics, society and economy.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ifeu Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung GmbHHeidelberg
  2. 2.Deutsches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungBerlin
  3. 3.Environmental Policy research Centre (FFU)Freie Universität BerlinBerlin
  4. 4.Öko-Institut e.V.Berlin

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