Entropy 2014, 16(7), 3903-3938; doi:10.3390/e16073903
Review

Panel I: Connecting 2nd Law Analysis with Economics, Ecology and Energy Policy

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Received: 11 February 2014; in revised form: 4 June 2014 / Accepted: 10 June 2014 / Published: 16 July 2014
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Abstract: The present paper is a review of several papers from the Proceedings of the Joint European Thermodynamics Conference, held in Brescia, Italy, 1–5 July 2013, namely papers introduced by their authors at Panel I of the conference. Panel I was devoted to applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics to social issues—economics, ecology, sustainability, and energy policy. The concept called Available Energy which goes back to mid-nineteenth century work of Kelvin, Rankine, Maxwell and Gibbs, is relevant to all of the papers. Various names have been applied to the concept when interactions between the system of interest and an environment are involved. Today, the name exergy is generally accepted. The scope of the papers being reviewed is wide and they complement one another well.
Keywords: available energy; exergy; entropy; 2nd Law Analysis; resource utilization; sustainability; ecological impact; emergy; cost accounting
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Gaggioli, R.; Reini, M. Panel I: Connecting 2nd Law Analysis with Economics, Ecology and Energy Policy. Entropy 2014, 16, 3903-3938.

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Gaggioli R, Reini M. Panel I: Connecting 2nd Law Analysis with Economics, Ecology and Energy Policy. Entropy. 2014; 16(7):3903-3938.

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Gaggioli, Richard; Reini, Mauro. 2014. "Panel I: Connecting 2nd Law Analysis with Economics, Ecology and Energy Policy." Entropy 16, no. 7: 3903-3938.

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