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Marine Renewable Energy

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781849291552
Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication Date: 30-Sep-2016
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Number of Pages: 62

Description: This fourth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Marine Renewable Energy, explores the potential for the development of the blue economy by providing a high-level review of actions needed to progress marine renewable energy generation in SIDS. Renewable energy is a key component of enabling sustainable development through the decarbonisation of economies and is being progressed in nations globally. Whereas onshore technologies (e.g. solar and wind) are achieving commercial success, most marine technologies remain in the early phases of development. Successful MRE deployment is dependent on critical factors such as available energy resource, indigenous skills (including institutional capacity and skilled labour), supportive policy and effective regulatory frameworks. The recommendations made in this book provide a guide for action, emphasising the need for integration at national level, between sectors and policies, and for co-ordination between targeted local studies and collaborative global action.

Table of Contents: Acronyms and Abbreviations Summary 1 Introduction 1.1 Developing a blue economy Reference 2 Powering the Blue Economy: Marine Renewable Energy 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Energy use in small island developing states 2.3 Progress towards the development of marine renewable energy in small island developing states 2.4 Marine renewable energy in a global context Endnote References 3 Technology Options for Marine Renewable Energy in Small Island Developing States 3.1 Offshore wind 3.2 Ocean energy 3.3 Co-location and multiple service provision Endnotes References 4 Enabling Conditions and Key Challenges 4.1 Economic conditions and accessing finance 4.2 From policy to projects: creating an enabling environment 4.3 Understanding the potential resource for marine renewable energy 4.4 Electricity transmission and storage options 4.5 Indigenous skills and knowledge 4.6 Understanding the socio-ecological impacts of marine renewable energy Endnotes References 5 Conclusions and Recommendations 5.1 Conclusions 5.2 Recommendations Glossary

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