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[Zero carbon society]

Integrated Design for Sustainable Energy Systems

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The concept of LCS (low carbon society) is a unique approach having multi-dimensional considerations such as social, economic and environmental dimensions. The LCS aims at an extensive restructuring of worldwide energy supply/demand network system by not only replacing the conventional parts with the new ones, but also integrating all the necessary components and designing absolutely different energy networks. An energy-economic model is a tool for decision making for a variety of purposes, such as energy security planning, climate policy analysis, and technology innovation assessment.

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Applying this model derives political measures, such as investment in R&D. It is also useful for guiding development policies under the concept of sustainability. In finding suitable energy-economic models for specific purposes, it is important to apply an adequate tool to consider geographical regions in focus, time horizon, energy classification, and economic parameters.

Department of Management Science and Technology , Graduate School of Engineering
NAKATA Toshihiko, Professor Doctor of Engineering