Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Book

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

  • Author : Frank R. Spellman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482249477

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Excerpt :

Renewable Energy Has a Good Side and a Bad Side Evaluate BothAll energy sources affect the environment in which we live. While fossil fuels may essentially do more harm, renewable energy sources can also pose a threat to the environment. Allowing for the various renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal, Environmental I

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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Rethinking the Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Book

Rethinking the Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

  • Author : Alexander Clarke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317205449

Rethinking the Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Excerpt :

Renewable energy is important as a substitute for finite fossil fuels and inflexible nuclear power and could conceivably power the world. However, this is challenging as the world is currently 80% dependent on fossil fuels, and renewable sources produce only about 15% of total energy. Conversion technologies for use with many of the eight different primary sources of renewable energy are only just emerging as viable technologies. While renewable energy sources will not run out, and their use involves little or no release of carbon dioxide or ionising wastes, they do have local environmental impacts of their own. This book analyses the nature of environmental impacts from renewable sources. A novel method of assessing impacts is explored based on a set of parameters centred on how diffuse or concentrated the energy flow is. The approach that is developed will inform engineers, designers, policy makers and planners as well as researchers in the area.

Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources Book

Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources

  • Author : R E Hester
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2007-10-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847551986

Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources Excerpt :

The world's dependence on fossil fuels is widely acknowledged to be a major cause of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Thus there is an urgent need to develop energy sources with lower environmental impact, with attention focusing on renewable energy sources. Concise, authoritative, up-to-date and readable, this book reviews various energy technologies, as well as taking a critical look at the political, social and economic aspects. Throughout, the emphasis is on renewable energy sources (wind, wave, solar, biomass, etc), but a discussion of fossil fuels and nuclear power is also presented. This timely book, written by recognised experts, will be welcomed by those in the energy industries as well as by policy-makers, consultants and engineers. Students and lecturers will also find the material invaluable.

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 : 252
  • 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

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.

Sustainable Energy and Environment Book

Sustainable Energy and Environment

  • Author : Sandeep Narayan Kundu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429771972

Sustainable Energy and Environment Excerpt :

Here is a comprehensive introductory discussion of Earth, energy, and the environment in an integrated manner that will lead to an appreciation of our complex planet. The book looks at Earth from the perspective of a livable planet and elaborates on the surface and subsurface processes and the various energy cycles where energy is transformed and stored in the planet’s various spheres. The chapters discuss the interactions between the different parts of Earth—how energy is exchanged between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere, and how they impact the environment in which we live.

Energy Storage Options and Their Environmental Impact Book

Energy Storage Options and Their Environmental Impact

  • Author : R. E. Hester
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2018-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788013994

Energy Storage Options and Their Environmental Impact Excerpt :

Recent decades have seen huge growth in the renewable energy sector, spurred on by concerns about climate change and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. One of the major difficulties raised by an increasing reliance on renewable resources is the inflexibility when it comes to controlling supply in response to demand. For example, solar energy can only be produced during the day. The development of methods for storing the energy produced by renewable sources is therefore crucial to the continued stability of global energy supplies. However, as with all new technology, it is important to consider the environmental impacts as well as the benefits. This book brings together authors from a variety of different backgrounds to explore the state-of-the-art of large-scale energy storage and examine the environmental impacts of the main categories based on the types of energy stored. A valuable resource, not just for those working and researching in the renewable energy sector, but also for policymakers around the world.

Renewable Energy Book

Renewable Energy

  • Author : Bent Sørensen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN 10 : 9780126561531

Renewable Energy Excerpt :

&Quot;Renewable Energy is essential reading for undergraduates and graduates in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Engineering. Researchers will find it a useful reference tool. The book will also prove invaluable to consultants and planners working in both the public and private sectors of government and international agencies."--BOOK JACKET.

Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy Book

Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy

  • Author : Otto Andersen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447155324

Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy Excerpt :

Energy technologies in the future will need to be based on renewable sources of energy and will, ultimately, need to be sustainable. This book provides insight into unintended, negative impacts and how they can be avoided. In order to steer away from the pitfalls and unintended effects, it is essential that the necessary knowledge is available to the developers and decision makers engaged in renewable energy. The value of this book lies in its presentation of the unintended health and environmental impacts from renewable energies. The book presents results from cross-disciplinary research on the implementation of alternative fuels in the transport sector, namely hydrogen, electricity and biodiesel. This is followed by an assessment of environmental impacts from the production of solar cells. Critical reviews on the use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the energy technologies is then provided, with the formation of nanoparticles during combustion of bio-blended diesel and their toxic effects, discussed in detail.

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.

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Book

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

  • Author : Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (Paris)
  • Publisher : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; [Washington, D.C. : OECD Publications and Information Centre
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013830032

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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 : 9781118947937

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

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.

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.