Overview for Urban Energy Systems
This book on "Urban Energy Systems" tries to assess how a modern urban area consumes energy either directly or indirectly including the impacts of energy consumption on forests, environment, transportation, and the economy as a whole. This is being done through fuel cycle approach involving the source of energy, the mode of transportation and the pattern or energy use. Bangalore has been chosen as the focus of the study with the hope that a study of the energy consumption pattern of such a metropolis would yield useful results that would be of interest to other urban concentrations. The models developed in this book provide greater insights into the decision-making nature of the consumer. It is from this perspective that the policy-makers should think in terms of increasing the pace of diffusion of energy efficient devices, substitution of energy carriers, etc. Thus, the real merit of this book is that it serves as an excellent guide to policy formulation and intervention.
Sudhakara Reddy (Author)
Dr. B. Sudhakara Reddy completed his doctorate at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Since 1991 he has been working as an Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. His books on "Planning for Demand Side Management in the Electricity Sector" and "Sustainable Regeneration of Degraded Lands" were published by the Tata-McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi. He published around 40 papers in reputed International Journals. He is the Guest-Editor for the International Journal of Global Energy Issues, International Journal of Environment and Pollution and Energy Sources. He is in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Development. He has served as consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. Dr. Reddy's work is concentrated mainly on Energy Efficiency, Energy Environment nexus, Sustainable Development and Renewable Sources of Energy. He serves on the Maharashtra State Planning Board as a member (Energy).