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Energetics

Energetics is the study of energy under transformation. Because energy flows at all scales, from the quantum level to the biosphere and cosmos, energetics is a very broad discipline, encompassing for example thermodynamics, chemistry, biological ...

Energy accounting

Energy accounting is a system used to measure, analyze and report the energy consumption of different activities on a regular basis. This is done to improve energy efficiency, and to monitor the environment impact of energy consumption.

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment is an academic journal "covering the direct and indirect environmental impacts of energy acquisition, transport, production and use". Under its editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2017, Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, it was known for e ...

Energy balance (energy economics)

Energy balance, in terms of energy economics, is concerned with all processes within an organization that have a reference to energy. It derives from the ecobalance and has the ambition to analyze and verify the emergence, transformation and use ...

Energy cannibalism

Energy cannibalism refers to an effect where rapid growth of a specific energy producing industry creates a need for energy that uses the energy of existing power plants. Thus during rapid growth the industry as a whole produces no new energy bec ...

Energy demand management

Energy demand management, also known as demand-side management or demand-side response, is the modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods such as financial incentives and behavioral change through education. Usually, the g ...

Energy derivative

An energy derivative is a derivative contract based on an underlying energy asset, such as natural gas, crude oil, or electricity. Energy derivatives are exotic derivatives and include exchange-traded contracts such as futures and options, and ov ...

Energy descent

Energy descent is a process whereby a society either voluntarily or involuntarily reduces its total energy consumption. Energy descent can be understood in relation to peak oil, in which case there is a theoretical post-peak oil transitional phas ...

Energy Economics (journal)

Energy Economics is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Elsevier covering the economic and econometric modelling and analysis of energy systems and issues. The editors-in-chief are B.W. Ang, U. Soytas, R.S.J. Tol, and J.P. Wey ...

Energy elasticity

Energy elasticity is a term used with reference to the energy intensity of Gross Domestic Product. It is the percentage change in energy consumption to achieve one per cent change in national GDP ". This term has been used when describing sustain ...

Energy forecasting

Energy forecasting includes forecasting demand and price of electricity, fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. Forecasting can be both expected price value and probabilistic forecasting.

Energy independence

Energy independence is independence or autarky regarding energy resources, energy supply and/or energy generation by the energy industry. Energy dependence in general refers to either mankinds general dependence on primary or secondary energy for ...

Energy intensity

Energy intensity is a measure of the energy inefficiency of an economy. It is calculated as units of energy per unit of GDP. Low energy intensity indicates a lower price or cost of converting energy into GDP. High energy intensities indicate a hi ...

The Energy Journal

The Energy Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the International Association for Energy Economics and covering issues related to energy economics. It was established in 1980 and the editor-in-chief is Adonis Yatchew.

Energy law

Energy laws govern the use and taxation of energy, both renewable and non-renewable. These laws are the primary authorities related to energy. In contrast, energy policy refers to the policy and politics of energy. Energy law includes the legal p ...

Energy market

Energy markets are commodity markets that deal specifically with the trade and supply of energy. Energy market may refer to an electricity market, but can also refer to other sources of energy. Typically energy development is the result of a gove ...

Energy policy

Energy policy is the manner in which a given entity has decided to address issues of energy development including energy production, distribution and consumption. The attributes of energy policy may include legislation, international treaties, in ...

Energy policy of the European Union

Although the European Union has legislated in the area of energy policy for many years, the concept of introducing a mandatory and comprehensive European Union energy policy was only approved at the meeting of the informal European Council on 27 ...

Energy quality

Energy quality is the contrast between different forms of energy, the different trophic levels in ecological systems and the propensity of energy to convert from one form to another. The concept refers to the empirical experience of the character ...

Energy rationing

Energy rationing primarily involves measures that are designed to force energy conservation as an alternative to price mechanisms in energy markets. Because of its economic consequences energy rationing is used as method of last resort, often at ...

Energy Reduction Assets

The reduction of expected energy use is a potential revenue source that may be manipulated to improve business performance and reduce waste and environmental impacts. In 2011, the World Economic Forum reported that personal, digital data is a new ...

Energy Regulators Regional Association

The Energy Regulators Regional Association is a voluntary organization of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from the Central European and Eurasian region, with Affiliates from Africa, Asia the Middle East and the USA.

Energy Saving Module

Energy Saving Modules reduce the electricity consumption and maximum demand of air conditioning and refrigeration compressors. The concept was developed in Australia in 1983 by Abbotly Technologies and is now distributed by Smartcool Systems Inc. ...

Energy slave

An energy slave is that quantity of energy which, when used to construct and drive non-human infrastructure replaces a unit of human labor. An energy slave does the work of a person, through the consumption of energy in the non-human infrastructure.

Energy subsidy

Energy subsidies are measures that keep prices for consumers below market levels for producers above market levels, or reduce costs for consumers and producers. Energy subsidies may be direct cash transfers to producers, consumers, or related bod ...

Eress

The European Partnership for Railway Energy Settlement Systems is a European Partnership for Railway Energy Settlement Systems. The Eress railway energy settlement system, Erex, provides energy metering services and enables the industry to measur ...

Ergosophy

Ergosophy is a term coined by the scientist Frederick Soddy, in the early 1920s, and refers to aspects of energy in relation to human existence and energy measurement as in. Soddys aim was to apply science theories and ideas and move the human un ...

Energy returned on energy invested

In energy economics and ecological energetics, energy returned on energy invested, or energy return on investment, is the ratio of the amount of usable energy delivered from a particular energy resource to the amount of exergy used to obtain that ...

Expeditionary energy economics

Expeditionary energy economics is an emerging field of energy economics that addresses energy management in the military expeditionary environment or as part of the disaster response stage of the emergency management cycle. The term was first int ...

Factor 5 (book)

Factor 5: Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Increase in Resource Productivity is a 2009 book by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker and an Australian team at The Natural Edge Project. The book suggests that sustainability can be achieved by imp ...

Food vs. fuel

Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate involves wide-ranging views, and is a long-standing, controversial on ...

Fossil Fuel Beta

Fossil Fuel Beta measures the percent change in excess stock returns for every 1 percent increase in fossil fuel prices. For example, if a company has an FFS of –0.20, then a 1 percent increase in fossil fuel prices should produce, on average, a ...

Fuel economy in aircraft

Fuel economy in aircraft is a measure of how much fuel an aircraft, or a fleet of aircraft of mixed types, needs to operate in relation to a service provided and the distance between points of travel. It can be expressed in several ways, for exam ...

Fuel economy in automobiles

The fuel economy of an automobile relates distance traveled by a vehicle and the amount of fuel consumed. Consumption can be expressed in terms of volume of fuel to travel a distance, or the distance travelled per unit volume of fuel consumed. Si ...

Fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the ratio from effort to result of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier into kinetic energy or work. Overall fuel efficiency may vary per device, which i ...

Fuel poverty

A household is said to be in fuel poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm at a reasonable cost, given their income. The term is mainly used in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, although discussions on fuel poverty are increa ...

Fuel poverty in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom fuel poverty is said to occur when, in order to heat its home to an adequate standard of warmth, a household needs to spend more than 10% of its income on total fuel use. Adequate warmth is generally defined to be 21 °C in t ...

Fuel Price Escalator

The Fuel Price Escalator, a fuel duty policy in the United Kingdom ahead of inflation, was introduced in March 1993 as a measure to stem the increase in pollution from road transport and cut the need for new road building at a time of major road ...

Fuel tax

A fuel tax is an excise tax imposed on the sale of fuel. In most countries the fuel tax is imposed on fuels which are intended for transportation. Fuels used to power agricultural vehicles, and/or home heating oil which is similar to diesel are t ...

Gas Exporting Countries Forum

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an intergovernmental organization of 11 of the worlds leading natural gas producers made up of Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela ...

GasHole

GasHole is a documentary film about the history of oil prices and the future of alternative fuels. The film was completed in 2008, premiered and released directly to DVD in 2010. The film details the dependency of the United States on foreign sup ...

Gasoline and diesel usage and pricing

The usage and pricing of gasoline results from factors such as crude oil prices, processing and distribution costs, local demand, the strength of local currencies, local taxation, and the availability of local sources of gasoline. Since fuels are ...

German Renewable Energy Sources Act

The Renewable Energy Sources Act   or EEG is a series of German laws that originally provided a feed-in tariff scheme to encourage the generation of renewable electricity. The EEG 2014 specified the transition to an auction system for most techno ...

Grid friendly

Electrical devices are considered grid friendly if they operate in a manner that supports electrical power grid reliability through demand response. Basic grid-friendly devices may incorporate features that work to offset short-term undesirable c ...

The Heat and Warmth Fund

The Heat And Warmth Fund is an independent 501 non-profit agency that provides low-income individuals and families throughout Michigan with emergency energy assistance and advocates for long-term solutions to energy issues. It is Michigans statew ...

Heat loss due to linear thermal bridging

The heat loss due to linear thermal bridging is a physical quantity used when calculating the energy performance of buildings. It appears in both United Kingdom and Irish methodologies.

Home Energy Assistance Target (H.E.A.T)

The Home Energy Assistance Target program is the State of Utah’s program through which funds are distributed to the target population. This program is specifically administered by the state and various Associations of Governments. The Mountain la ...

Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014

The Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014 or HHEATT Act of 2014 is an act that created an emergency exception to existing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. The exceptions allow truckers to dri ...

Household electricity approach

The Household Electricity Approach to measuring the size of the underground economy or black market of a country exploits the presumed relationship between household electrical consumption and a countrys GDP. It assumes that undeclared economic a ...

Human Ecology, Human Economy

Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future is a 1997 book edited by Mark Diesendorf and Clive Hamilton. The authors intent is to "develop some of the basic ideas, concepts and tools that are needed to create a set ...

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