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Energy transition in global north-south dimension : case of Overijssel and Mathura

Jain, Schrutir (2019) Energy transition in global north-south dimension : case of Overijssel and Mathura.

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Abstract:Climatic changes have made transition to renewable energy essential. However, energy transition in the globalized world is challenged with socio-economic and cultural factors. Therefore, energy transition in the Global North-South dimension implies different energy transition plans to maintain socio-economic resilience. The bid to achieve sustainability also differs, as the Global North focusses on green agendas and the Global South wants to mitigate brown agendas. The impediment in the energy transition is witnessed with energy consumption and poverty in the globalized world. Moreover, this distinction is not only confined to nations but also at the transnational unit. The implications of energy transition in the Global North-South dimension are presented with a case study for Overijssel and Mathura. The regions are similar in economic activities, though present differences in socio-economic resilience. Energy transition plan is formulated and simulated on energyPLAN tool for both regions based on economic activities, resource availability, society and land utilization to make them energy neutral by the year 2050 The results from the simulations indicate differences between the two regions in their transition path, carbon emissions and technical cost from the year 2018-2050. Nonetheless, it presents the benefits of energy transitions and different paths feasible for energy neutrality.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 43 environmental science, 50 technical science in general, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Sustainable Energy Technology MSc (60443)
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