Electricity Generation and the Environment Book

Electricity Generation and the Environment

  • Author : Paul Breeze
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128095140

Electricity Generation and the Environment Excerpt :

Electricity Generation and the Environment is a very concise, up-to-date, and accessible guide to the evolution of environmental awareness, what that environmental awareness has taught the industry, and how technologies can be used to test and improve power performance. There is a strong emphasis on the related social impacts and economic factors involved in the various methods of generating electricity which Breeze explores, making this a valuable and insightful read for those involved in the planning and delivery of energy, such as energy engineers, power generation planners, policy makers, managers, and academics. Explores various life-cycle assessments Covers fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources such as hydropower and transportation Discusses various externalities which impact on the decisions to implement systems and technologies Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered

The Power of Renewables Book

The Power of Renewables

  • Author : Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309160001

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.

Electricity from Renewable Resources Book

Electricity from Renewable Resources

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309137089

Electricity from Renewable Resources Excerpt :

A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies.

Power Generation Technologies Book
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Power Generation Technologies

  • Author : Paul Breeze
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-02-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0080480101

Power Generation Technologies Excerpt :

This book makes intelligible the wide range of electricity generating technologies available today, as well as some closely allied technologies such as energy storage. The book opens by setting the many power generation technologies in the context of global energy consumption, the development of the electricity generation industry and the economics involved in this sector. A series of chapters are each devoted to assessing the environmental and economic impact of a single technology, including conventional technologies, nuclear and renewable (such as solar, wind and hydropower). The technologies are presented in an easily digestible form. Different power generation technologies have different greenhouse gas emissions and the link between greenhouse gases and global warming is a highly topical environmental and political issue. With developed nations worldwide looking to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, it is becoming increasingly important to explore the effectiveness of a mix of energy generation technologies. Power Generation Technologies gives a clear, unbiased review and comparison of the different types of power generation technologies available. In the light of the Kyoto protocol and OSPAR updates, Power Generation Technologies will provide an invaluable reference text for power generation planners, facility managers, consultants, policy makers and economists, as well as students and lecturers of related Engineering courses. · Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies - conventional, nuclear and renewable · Describes the workings and environmental impact of each technology · Evaluates the economic viability of each different power generation system

Green Power Book

Green Power

  • Author : Joao Neiva de Figueiredo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466590489

Green Power Excerpt :

Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation provides a systematic overview of the current state of green power and renewable electrical energy production in the world. Presenting eight in-depth case studies of green power production and dissemination, it illustrates the experiences and best practices of various countries on this topic of critical importance. The book’s case studies provide readers with policy, business, and societal perspectives. They examine the differences in each country’s natural endowments, cultural make-up, technological development, public-policy concerns, and institutional incentive structures relative to the advancement of green and sustainable energy. Considers China’s energy profile and what is being done to reduce the country’s reliance on coal Describes the cultural foundations and institutional environment that gave birth to Germany’s energy revolution Supplies an overview of the renewable energy sector in Spain and analyzes its future prospects in light of recent economic difficulties Reports on French Polynesia’s progress in its quest to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 Investigates the feasibility of biomass as a large-scale electricity generation option Explores the vision of power generation in space that could solve mankind’s energy needs permanently By illustrating the experiences of other nations, the book outlines valuable lessons learned and best practices that can be extremely helpful to other countries as they seek a greener energy profile. Supplying a timely overview of renewable and non-renewable electric power sources, it provides in-depth analysis of the key factors that affect success. It also identifies practices that have been precursors to failure so you can avoid making the same mistakes in your quest to contribute to the long-overdue advancement of green energy.

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Book

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

  • Author : Ottmar Edenhofer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Climate change mitigation
  • Pages : 1076
  • ISBN 10 : 1139248707

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Excerpt :

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SRREN) assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources - bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy - as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It considers the environmental and social consequences associated with the deployment of these technologies and presents strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion. SRREN brings a broad spectrum of technology-specific experts together with scientists studying energy systems as a whole. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, it presents an impartial assessment of the current state of knowledge: it is policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. SRREN is an invaluable assessment of the potential role of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change for policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World Book

Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World

  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 0080889719

Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World Excerpt :

The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going, and historically, fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity, with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world. Now with growing concerns about global climate change, this historical dependence on fossil-fuels, especially those rich in carbon, are being questioned. Examining the implications of the industry's future in a carbon-constrained world, a distinct reality, is the subject of this book. Containing contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world, this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world. The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, Coal, and Emission trading. Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy, Wind power, Solar power, Hydro-electric, and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions. This is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world. Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era, Global Action on Climate Change, The Impossibility of Staunching World CO2 Emissions and Energy efficiency. Clearly explains short term and long term options Contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world Case-studies from all over the world

Green Energy Book

Green Energy

  • Author : M. D. Tiwari
  • Publisher : River Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9788792329417

Green Energy Excerpt :

Green Energy is becoming an important component for all individuals and governments of the world. According to the Brundtland Commission Report (Our Common Future, 1987) of the United Nations, "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Green Energy is widely considered to be sustainable energy/ re-newable energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In the global movement of Green Energy Sustainable Renewable Energy, most of the countries decided to be a part of this movement to save our planet and future generation. This effort is supported by 11 international authors who are experts in their respective fields. The output is this book, Green Energy, comprised of six chapters. The first chapter discusses how global temperature can be controlled with the help of technology. Chapter Two explains the costs and benefits of green houses. The third chapter discusses biofuels, and the fourth chapter discusses technical feasibility of Renewable Electricity Generation in Nunavut. Chapter Five presents a summary of 15 years of a grass root project experience in partnership with impoverished, remote high altitude communities in the Nepal Himalayas. The last chapter argues that, contrary to popular belief, sustainable sources, in particular solar power, are capable of providing all the energy that Europe needs at reasonable cost.

Nuclear Power and the Environment Book

Nuclear Power and the Environment

  • Author : Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849731942

Nuclear Power and the Environment Excerpt :

Reviews the political and social context for nuclear power generation, the nuclear fuel cycles and their implications for the environment.

Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects Book

Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 0309134080

Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects Excerpt :

The generation of electricity by wind energy has the potential to reduce environmental impacts caused by the use of fossil fuels. Although the use of wind energy to generate electricity is increasing rapidly in the United States, government guidance to help communities and developers evaluate and plan proposed wind-energy projects is lacking. Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects offers an analysis of the environmental benefits and drawbacks of wind energy, along with an evaluation guide to aid decision-making about projects. It includes a case study of the mid-Atlantic highlands, a mountainous area that spans parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. This book will inform policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels.

Wind Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy System Book

Wind Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy System

  • Author : Kenneth Eloghene Okedu
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789845907

Wind Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy System Excerpt :

This book provides a platform for scientists and engineers to comprehend the technologies of solar wind hybrid renewable energy systems and their applications. It describes the thermodynamic analysis of wind energy systems, and advanced monitoring, modeling, simulation, and control of wind turbines. Based on recent hybrid technologies considering wind and solar energy systems, this book also covers modeling, design, and optimization of wind solar energy systems in conjunction with grid-connected distribution energy management systems comprising wind photovoltaic (PV) models. In addition, solar thermochemical fuel generation topology and evaluation of PV wind hybrid energy for a small island are also included in this book. Since energy storage plays a vital role in renewable energy systems, another salient part of this book addresses the methodology for sizing hybrid battery-backed power generation systems in off-grid connected locations. Furthermore, the book proposes solutions for sustainable rural development via passive solar housing schemes, and the impacts of renewable energies in general, considering social, economic, and environmental factors. Because this book proposes solutions based on recent challenges in the area of hybrid renewable technologies, it is hoped that it will serve as a useful reference to readers who would like to be acquainted with new strategies of control and advanced technology regarding wind solar hybrid systems

Wind Energy Essentials Book

Wind Energy Essentials

  • Author : Richard P. Walker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-04-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118948422

Wind Energy Essentials Excerpt :

Examines the possible societal impacts of wind energyprojects and explains the potential issues faced when siting,constructing, and operating a wind energy project. This book begins with a history of wind power and the socialimpacts of both electricity and wind power from a historicalperspective, a discussion of basic electrical terms, and a primeron the conversion of power in the wind to electricity. Much of thesecond half of the book is devoted to comparing wind energy toother forms of electric generation, both renewable andnon-renewable sources. In order to have a true understanding of theimpact of wind energy on society, one also has to have a thoroughunderstanding of the impacts that other sources of electricgeneration have, such as fossil-fuelled plants or nuclear powerplants. The comparison of electric generation sources includes areview of how such sources are typically utilized within theelectric system, as well as the economic factors and environmentalconsiderations that affect which resources utilities or operatorsof electric grids have to take into account. The authors concludewith a discussion of energy policies in the U.S., individualstates, and foreign nations, how these policies influence the useof renewable energy, and what our future may hold in terms ofenergy supply and demand. Some highlights of this book are: Discussesthe wind energy impacts on the environment, local economy, electricutilities, individuals and communities Providesa visual explanation of wind energy principles through tables,graphs, maps, illustrations and photographs Offersa comprehensive overview of the issues associated with thecreation and use of wind energy Modelschapters around an existing university curriculum Spanning the broad range of environmental, financial, policy andother topics that define and determine the relationships betweenwind energy technology and our energy-dependent society, WindEnergy Essentials is a resource for students, universities, andthe entire wind

Green Movement in Business Book

Green Movement in Business

  • Author : Karin E. Sanchez
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business enterprises
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000066061342

Green Movement in Business Excerpt :

Today the energy sources used to create electricity differ in many ways, including in their environmental impacts. In the United States, conventional means of electricity generation use fossil or nuclear fuels - forms of power generation that impact human health and the environment through air emissions and other effects. Despite advances in pollution controls over the last 30 years, conventional power generation is still the nation's single largest source of industrial air pollution. Electricity markets are changing, however, offering cleaner ways of producing power and giving many consumers the ability to choose how their power is generated. One of these choices is power from renewable sources that is marketed as green power. Innovative organisations are encouraging the use of these new sources of green power and, at the same time, are reducing their own impact on the environment. In some parts of the United States, the deregulation of electricity has enabled consumers to choose the provider of their electric power and thus to buy green power from their chosen supplier. In regulated markets, too, hundreds of utilities now offer their customers the opportunity to purchase green power through green-pricing' programs. Even in areas where consumers cannot buy green power directly, renewable energy certificates (RECs) are available in every state to allow consumers to support green power. While no form of electric power generation is completely benign, electricity generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, small and low-impact hydro power, and biomass has proved to be environmentally preferable to electricity generated from conventional energy sources such as coal, oil, nuclear, and natural gas. "The Guide to Purchasing Green Power" focuses on electricity generated from renewable energy resources, both delivered through the grid and generated on-site.

Climate Impacts on Energy Systems Book

Climate Impacts on Energy Systems

  • Author : Jane O. Ebinger
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821386989

Climate Impacts on Energy Systems Excerpt :

"While the energy sector is a primary target of efforts to arrest and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and lower the carbon footprint of development, it is also expected to be increasingly affected by unavoidable climate consequences from the damage already induced in the biosphere. Energy services and resources, as well as seasonal demand, will be increasingly affected by changing trends, increasing variability, greater extremes and large inter-annual variations in climate parameters in some regions. All evidence suggests that adaptation is not an optional add-on but an essential reckoning on par with other business risks. Existing energy infrastructure, new infrastructure and future planning need to consider emerging climate conditions and impacts on design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Integrated risk-based planning processes will be critical to address the climate change impacts and harmonize actions within and across sectors. Also, awareness, knowledge, and capacity impede mainstreaming of climate adaptation into the energy sector. However, the formal knowledge base is still nascent?information needs are complex and to a certain extent regionally and sector specific. This report provides an up-to-date compendium of what is known about weather variability and projected climate trends and their impacts on energy service provision and demand. It discusses emerging practices and tools for managing these impacts and integrating climate considerations into planning processes and operational practices in an environment of uncertainty. It focuses on energy sector adaptation, rather than mitigation which is not discussed in this report. This report draws largely on available scientific and peer-reviewed literature in the public domain and takes the perspective of the developing world to the extent possible."