The book series addresses novel techniques and measures related to sustainable energy
developments with an interdisciplinary focus that cuts across all elds of science, engineering
and technology linking renewable energy and other sustainable materials with human society. It
addresses renewable energy sources and sustainable policy options, including energy effi ciency
and energy conservation to provide long-term solutions for key-problems of industrialized,
developing and transition countries by fostering clean and domestically available energy and,
concurrently, decreasing dependence on fossil fuel imports and reducing greenhouse gas
emissions. Possible applications will be addressed not only from a technical point of view, but
also from economic, nancial, social, political, legislative and regulatory viewpoints. The book
series aims to become a state-of-the-art source for a large group of readers comprising different
stakeholders and professionals, including government and non-governmental organizations and
institutions, international funding agencies, universities, public health and energy institutions,
and other relevant institutions.
SERIES EDITOR: Jochen Bundschuh
This book provides the connection between the growing body of literature on sustainability and
the topics of energy and ICT. It aims to show how stakeholders active in this area need to play
their part ensuring that the ICT-sector evolves towards a sector that can lead through “greening
by IT” and also shows that it can “green its own IT” as well. This is the fi rst book that integrates
two seemingly incompatible approaches to sustainability: ef ciency and effectiveness. The
book builds on the ef ciency initiatives already taken by industry, but it is not a “how-to-do-it
manuall”. Itoffers insight in state of the art approaches to green IT and greening by IT. Attention
to important stakeholders outside the sector, e.g. policy makers and the eld of education,
makes this book comprehensive. A more encompassing view on ICT and sustainability is offered
to the reader and, as such, managers in higher education, educators, CIO’s, policymakers and
regulators are inspired to integrate their efforts and to contribute to a transition of one of the
most important and prominent sectors in our global economy.
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Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
with contributions from Christine Lins, Jan Geiss, Thorsten Müller & Markus Kahles
Sustainable Energy Policies for Europe Towards 100% Renewable Energy
Series: Sustainable Energy Developments
Sustainable Energy Policies
for Europe
Towards 100% Renewable Energy
Sustainable Energy Policies
for Europe

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