The Power of Renewables Book

The Power of Renewables

  • Author : Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0309186641

The Power of Renewables Excerpt :

The United States and China are the world's top two energy consumers and, as of 2010, the two largest economies. Consequently, they have a decisive role to play in the world's clean energy future. Both countries are also motivated by related goals, namely diversified energy portfolios, job creation, energy security, and pollution reduction, making renewable energy development an important strategy with wide-ranging implications. Given the size of their energy markets, any substantial progress the two countries make in advancing use of renewable energy will provide global benefits, in terms of enhanced technological understanding, reduced costs through expanded deployment, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional generation from fossil fuels. Within this context, the U.S. National Academies, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the two countries, to highlight prospects for collaboration across the research to deployment chain and to suggest strategies which would promote more rapid and economical attainment of renewable energy goals. Main findings and concerning renewable resource assessments, technology development, environmental impacts, market infrastructure, among others, are presented. Specific recommendations have been limited to those judged to be most likely to accelerate the pace of deployment, increase cost-competitiveness, or shape the future market for renewable energy. The recommendations presented here are also pragmatic and achievable.

Clean Energy Book

Clean Energy

  • Author : R M Dell
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2007-10-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847550552

Clean Energy Excerpt :

Clean Energy presents a broad survey of the energy problems facing society over the coming decades and the prospects for their solution. The book emphasizes the importance of developing a strategy for the world's future energy supply. The strategy must take into account: the finite supplies of natural gas and petroleum; the increased consumption of fuel by developing economies; the concern over greenhouse gas emissions; the pollution caused by burning coal (especially coal with a high sulphur content); the difficulties and costs of extracting unconventional fossil fuels; and the technical, sociological and cost barriers that restrict the use of renewable forms of energy. Clean Energy sets the various renewable energies (wind, waves, solar etc) in the context of present and projected world production of energy and its use in the time-frame until 2020 and looks speculatively beyond that. It looks at the possibilities for reducing pollution from fossil fuels and tackles the serious problem of how to store energy, in order to smooth out fluctuations in supply and demand. Clean Energy is well illustrated with diagrams and photographs. It is accessible to anyone who has studied science to A-level and will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in environmental matters, and the interaction between energy usage and the environment.

Energy Fact Book Book

Energy Fact Book

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Energy policy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105211338129

Energy Fact Book Excerpt :

Critical Perspectives on Fossil Fuels vs  Renewable Energy Book

Critical Perspectives on Fossil Fuels vs Renewable Energy

  • Author : Anne C. Cunningham
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780766081314

Critical Perspectives on Fossil Fuels vs Renewable Energy Excerpt :

Renewable energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global economy as climate scientists and environmentalists give voice to the detrimental effects of fossil fuels. But how far have we gotten in developing efficient and sustainable energy, including solar, wind, and geothermal power, and what are the benefits of these renewable energy sources compared to fossil fuels? This text examines the issue from diverse viewpoints, allowing students to analyze key ideas in energy production through primary source evidence.

100  Clean  Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything Book

100 Clean Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything

  • Author : Mark Z Jacobson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108479806

100 Clean Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything Excerpt :

Textbook on the science and methods behind a global transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for science, engineering, and social science students.

The Power of Change Book

The Power of Change

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309371452

The Power of Change Excerpt :

Electricity, supplied reliably and affordably, is foundational to the U.S. economy and is utterly indispensable to modern society. However, emissions resulting from many forms of electricity generation create environmental risks that could have significant negative economic, security, and human health consequences. Large-scale installation of cleaner power generation has been generally hampered because greener technologies are more expensive than the technologies that currently produce most of our power. Rather than trade affordability and reliability for low emissions, is there a way to balance all three? The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies considers how to speed up innovations that would dramatically improve the performance and lower the cost of currently available technologies while also developing new advanced cleaner energy technologies. According to this report, there is an opportunity for the United States to continue to lead in the pursuit of increasingly clean, more efficient electricity through innovation in advanced technologies. The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies makes the case that America's advantagesâ€"world-class universities and national laboratories, a vibrant private sector, and innovative states, cities, and regions that are free to experiment with a variety of public policy approachesâ€"position the United States to create and lead a new clean energy revolution. This study focuses on five paths to accelerate the market adoption of increasing clean energy and efficiency technologies: (1) expanding the portfolio of cleaner energy technology options; (2) leveraging the advantages of energy efficiency; (3) facilitating the development of increasing clean technologies, including renewables, nuclear, and cleaner fossil; (4) improving the existing technologies, systems, and infrastructure; and (5) leveling the

Flipping the Switch Book

Flipping the Switch

  • Author : Stephan Joseph Aucoin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1125838344

Flipping the Switch Excerpt :

Alberta's electricity sector has traditionally relied on coal and natural gas thermal plants to produce electricity. Alberta's dependence on fossil fuel technology has meant that its electricity sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all other provinces in Canada combined. A shift toward clean electricity substitutes is limited by the competitive market structure of electricity in Alberta, which favours low-cost fossil fuels rather than alternatives. Government policy intervention is required if Alberta wishes to increase its clean electricity uptake in the next 10 years. Three case studies from Ontario, California, and British Columbia are undertaken to evaluate their polices to enhance clean energy investment. Expert interviews are conducted to assess the potential applicability of similar policies in the context of Alberta's electricity sector. A Clean Electricity Standard that mandates a minimum proportion of clean electricity production is found to be the best of three policy options.

Energy Production and Alternative Energy Book

Energy Production and Alternative Energy

  • Author : Debra A. Miller
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737751062

Energy Production and Alternative Energy Excerpt :

This essential volume helps readers explore in detail the range of current and impending challenges that energy production and resources face as a result of global warming. Readers will examine these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlighting key future challenges, and addressing the pros and cons of potential solutions. After a thorough introduction on energy and global warming, our reliance on fossils fuels is explained. Fascinating topics such as reinventing transportation energy and achieving a clean-energy economy are richly explored.

Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Book

Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation

  • Author : Christopher E. Moorman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421432731

Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Excerpt :

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Our Renewable Future Book

Our Renewable Future

  • Author : Richard Heinberg
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610917797

Our Renewable Future Excerpt :

"Over the next few decades, we will see a profound energy transformation as society shifts from fossil fuels to renewable resources like solar, wind, biomass. But what might a one hundred percent renewable future actually look like, and what obstacles will we face in this transition? Authors explore the practical challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy."--Page 4 of cover.

Dirty Old London Book
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Dirty Old London

  • Author : Lee Jackson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300192056

Dirty Old London Excerpt :

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details--from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet--this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

Greenergized Book


  • Author : Dennis Posadas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351277303

Greenergized Excerpt :

Renewable energy versus fossil fuels: the debate rages on, worldwide. At stake is nothing less than the protection of our planet from the ravages of climate change. But the costs involved in making the switch to clean energy are daunting. How do we pay for solar and wind energy? Do we scrap all our gasoline-driven autos? How do we move forward?Although the importance of this topic is hard to overstate, it nevertheless consistently fails to engage at the level that it so patently needs to. This is what has led technology expert and seasoned commentator Dennis Posadas to approach the issues in a new and intriguing way. Posadas understands that we respond best to narratives, and that is why he has written what he describes as a "green thinking fable". In this fable, we meet Daniel, a young graduate of the fictional Oriental College, who is thrust into a debate between José, an oil man, and Professor Ruiz, an advocate of clean energy. We follow the lines of argument as Daniel's awareness increases, and he experiences a paradigm shift in his thinking. We see how his short-term outlook focusing on the cost of renewable energy evolves into long-term thinking about the cost of not making the shift to renewables. Posadas's business fable puts the issues in front of the general reader in an engaging and digestible way. It covers concepts such as solar, wind, electric vehicles, waste to energy, feed-in-tariffs, carbon tax, intermittent sources, cost of fossil fuels, health impact of fossil fuel use, energy efficiency, and other relevant topics necessary for understanding this debate. The story and characters may be fictional, but the situations and the technology discussions are based on current facts. Decide for yourself where you stand on the renewables versus fossil fuels debate, and discuss this story with your friends and colleagues. Greenergized is a much-needed route into the issues surrounding the most serious debate our generation faces. And it pulls off the brillian

Sustainable Energy Book

Sustainable Energy

  • Author : Klaus D. John
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-10-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136899614

Sustainable Energy Excerpt :

Rising fuel prices during recent years and the threat of global warming have reinforced public and scientific interest in the issue of sustainable energy, with the term sustainability understood as having economic, environmental and social dimensions. Renewable energy is seen as an effective means to address several problems simultaneously, including climate change, exploitation of non-renewable resources, the high volatility of energy prices on the global markets, dependency on fuels from politically unstable countries (energy-insecurity) and the transfer of wealth to these countries. This book addresses these and related topics including the diffusion of renewable technologies. Policies to induce sustainable energy use and production are discussed by researchers from a range of different disciplines. The result is a use-oriented and multidisciplinary perspective concerning policies to support sustainable energy use and production, which will be of great use to researchers and academics alike.

Clean Energy Systems and Experiences Book

Clean Energy Systems and Experiences

  • Author : Isak Olsen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 168117295X

Clean Energy Systems and Experiences Excerpt :

Clean energy is heat and electricity produced from renewable sources, generating little or no pollution or emissions. These technologies provide clean, renewable sources of power from local sources of energy, which are sustainable over time rather than finite sources like traditional fossil fuels. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives heating, lighting, cooking, communications, transportation, commerce depends on electricity. Unfortunately, generating that electricity through the use of traditional fossil fuels can be economically and environmentally costly and a danger to public health. Electricity generated with fossil fuels, such as oil, coal or natural gas, releases into our air and waterways harmful particles into our air, including carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, methane and mercury compounds. The clean energy industry generates hundreds of billions in economic activity, and is expected to continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. There's a better, cleaner way to meet our energy needs. Renewable energy resources like wind and solar power generate electricity with little or no pollution and global warming emissions. Renewable energy resources exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries. Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits. This book emphasizes on the latest developments and trends in "clean energy systems and experiences".

Clean Energy Technologies Book

Clean Energy Technologies

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:68506732

Clean Energy Technologies Excerpt :

The nation's power system is facing a diverse and broad set of challenges. These range from restructuring and increased competitiveness in power production to the need for additional production and distribution capacity to meet demand growth, and demands for increased quality and reliability of power and power supply. In addition, there are growing concerns about emissions from fossil fuel powered generation units and generators are seeking methods to reduce the CO2 emission intensity of power generation. Although these challenges may create uncertainty within the financial and electricity supply markets, they also offer the potential to explore new opportunities to support the accelerated deployment of cleaner and cost-effective technologies to meet such challenges. The federal government and various state governments, for example, support the development of a sustainable electricity infrastructure. As part of this policy, there are a variety of programs to support the development of ''cleaner'' technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP, or cogeneration) and renewable energy technologies. Energy from renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass, are considered carbon-neutral energy technologies. The production of renewable energy creates no incremental increase in fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Electricity and thermal energy production from all renewable resources, except biomass, produces no incremental increase in air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide. There are many more opportunities for the development of cleaner electricity and thermal energy technologies called ''recycled'' energy. A process using fossil fuels to produce an energy service may have residual energy waste streams that may be recycled into useful energy services. Recycled energy methods would capture energy from sources that would otherwise be unused and convert it to electricity or useful thermal e