Energy Explained

Author: Vikram Janardhan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442203747
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Energy Explained presents a comprehensive overview of energy issues from the science, economics and public policy of electricity, oil and natural gas to the latest developments in renewable energy. Readers will learn how energy is produced, how it is bought and sold in global markets, and how it is used in modern society. Volume One concentrates on conventional energy sources, those that predominantly fuel the world we live in today, while Volume Two looks at alternative energy and how those sources work and may come to provide energy for the masses in the future.

Alternative energy

Author: Neil Schlager
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Covers the history, describes how the energy works, discusses current research, and details the benefits, drawbacks, and impact of a variety of renewable energy sources.

Power Hungry

Author: Robert Bryce
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610390439
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The promise of "green jobs" and a "clean energy future" has roused the masses. But as Robert Bryce makes clear in this provocative book, that vision needs a major re-vision. We cannot--and will not--quit using carbon-based fuels at any time in the near future for a simple reason: they provide the horsepower that we crave. The hard reality is that oil, coal, and natural gas are here to stay. Fueling our society requires that we make good decisions and smart investments based on facts. In Power Hungry, Bryce crushes a phalanx of energy myths, showing why renewables are not green, carbon capture and sequestration won't work, and even--surprise!--that the U.S. is leading the world in energy efficiency. Power Hungry delivers a clear-eyed view of what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering Fifth Edition Volumes One and Two

Author: James R. Pfafflin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439851867
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Completely revised and updated, Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition spans the entire spectrum of environmental science and engineering. Still the most comprehensive, authoritative reference available in this field, the monumental two-volume encyclopedia has expanded to include 87 articles on topics ranging from acid rain, air pollution, and community health, to environmental law, instrumentation, modeling, alternative energy, toxicology, radioactive waste, and water treatment. The articles have been extensively revised and updated, new ones have been added to cover the latest developments related to today's environmental problems. The result is a reference work that provides the information necessary to understand, manage, and respond to threats to the human environment.

Alternative Energy For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047053706X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The myths and facts about alternative fuels–and how they impact our lives As the price of energy continues to soar, so too has the demand for alternative energy. But there's no clear "winner" in the race to replace fossil fuels. Alternative Energy For Dummies explores the current fossil fuel conundrum and society's growing need for more and more energy. Cutting through the competing claims, this book offers a multifaceted examination of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources. Each alternative scenario is compared to current fossil-fuel intensive practices in the scientific, environmental, social, political, and economic realms. Readers also gain insight into the future of energy production.

Energy and the New Reality 2

Author: L. D. Danny Harvey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136541594
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Transforming our energy supplies to be more sustainable is seen by many to be the biggest challenge of our times. In this comprehensive textbook, L. D. Danny Harvey sets out in unprecedented detail the path we must take to minimize the effects that the way we harness energy will have on future climate change. The book opens by highlighting the importance of moving to low carbon technologies for generation, then moves on to explain the functioning, potential and social/environmental issues around: solar energy wind energy biomass energy geothermal energy hydroelectric power ocean energy nuclear energy. It also covers the options for carbon capture and storage and the contexts in which low carbon energy can best be utilized (potential for community integrated systems, and the hydrogen economy). The book closes with scenarios that combine the findings from its companion volume (concerning the potential for limiting future energy demand) with the findings from this volume (concerning the cost and potential of C-free energy systems) to generate scenarios that succeed in limiting future atmospheric CO2 concentration to no more than 450 ppmv. Detailed yet accessible, meticulously researched and reviewed, this work constitutes an indispensible textbook and reference for students and practitioners in sustainable energy and engineering. Online material includes: Excel-based computational exercises, teaching slides for each chapter and links to free software tools.

Across Conventional Lines

Author: George A Olah
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814498548
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In the course of his distinguished career spanning about half a century, George A Olah, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, has been exceedingly prolific and has published more than 1000 scientific papers and 15 books and holds more than 100 patents. This invaluable volume contains about 250 papers selected for their breadth and current importance. Contents: Volume 1: Early StudiesElectrophilic Aromatic SubstitutionFriedel-Crafts ChemistryStable (Persistent), Long Lived Carbocations: General AspectsTrivalent Alkyl (Cycloalkyl) Cations (Carbenium Ions)π- and πσ-Delocalized CarbocationsHeteroatom and Metal Substituted CarbocationsCarbodicationsAromatic and Homoaromatic Cations and DicationsFive and Higher Coordinate (Nonclassical) Carbonium Ions: Controversy and SignificanceMagic Acid and Superacid ChemistrySolid Superacid CatalysisFrom Kekulé's Four-Valent Carbon to Higher Coordinate HypercarbonElectrophilic Chemistry of Saturated HydrocarbonsOnium Ions: General Aspects Volume 2: Oxonium, Sulfonium, Selenonium and Telluronium IonsAzonium IonsHalonium IonsMiscellaneous Onium IonsGitonic Onium Di(Poly)cations and Superelectrophilic ActivationSynthetic Reagents, Methods and ReactionsOxygenation and SulfurationNitration and Nitrosation ChemistryOrganofluorine ChemistryOrganometallic ChemistryPolymer ChemistryNew Approaches to Future of Hydrocarbon NeedsMiscellaneous Studies keywords: