The Future of Energy Book

The Future of Energy

  • Author : Brian F. Towler
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128010655

The Future of Energy Excerpt :

Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting the world's energy needs. A historical, scientific, and technical background set the stage for discussions on a wide range of energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, as well as emerging renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Readers will learn that there are no truly "green" energy sources—all energy usage involves some tradeoffs—and will understand these tradeoffs and other issues involved in using each energy source. Each potential energy source includes discussions of tradeoffs in economics, environmental, and policy implications Examples and cases of implementing each technology are included throughout the book Technical discussions are supported with equations, graphs, and tables Includes discussions of carbon capture and sequestration as emerging technologies to manage carbon dioxide emissions

Future Energy Book

Future Energy

  • Author : Trevor M. Letcher
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-07-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080564876

Future Energy Excerpt :

Future Energy will allow us to make reasonable, logical and correct decisions on our future energy as a result of two of the most serious problems that the civilized world has to face; the looming shortage of oil (which supplies most of our transport fuel) and the alarming rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 50 years (resulting from the burning of oil, gas and coal and the loss of forests) that threatens to change the world’s climate through global warming. Future Energy focuses on all the types of energy available to us, taking into account a future involving a reduction in oil and gas production and the rapidly increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. It is unique in the genre of books of similar title in that each chapter has been written by a scientist or engineer who is an expert in his or her field. The book is divided into four sections: • Traditional Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy • Renewable Energy • Potentially Important New Types of Energy • New Aspects to Future Energy Usage Each chapter highlights the basic theory and implementation, scope, problems and costs associated with a particular type of energy. The traditional fuels are included because they will be with us for decades to come - but, we hope, in a cleaner form. The renewable energy types includes wind power, wave power, tidal energy, two forms of solar energy, bio-mass, hydroelectricity, geothermal and the hydrogen economy. Potentially important new types of energy include: pebble bed nuclear reactors, nuclear fusion, methane hydrates and recent developments in fuel cells and batteries. - Written by experts in the key future energy disciplines from around the globe - Details of all possible forms of energy that are and will be available globally in the next two decades - Puts each type of available energy into perspective with realistic, future options

The Future of Energy Use Book

The Future of Energy Use

  • Author : Geoff O'Brien
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136543418

The Future of Energy Use Excerpt :

Following the success of its predecessor, this second edition of The Future of Energy Use provides essential analysis of the use of different forms of energy and their environmental and social impacts. It examines conventional, nuclear and renewable sources and technologies, using relevant case studies and providing a vital link between technology and related policy issues. The new edition has been comprehensively developed and updated, including new text, diagrams and tables, with entire new sections that reflect the significant changes that have occurred since the first edition. New material includes: a stronger focus on climate change policy and energy security; a discussion of the long run marginal costs of oil; coverage of the biofuels debate in both the developed and developing worlds; an outline of developments in the built environment (including transport issues); and the relationship between behaviour and energy use. It reviews policy shifts with relation to energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, combined heat and power, and combined cycle gas turbines. There is new coverage of nuclear waste, storage and proliferation, and new material on microgeneration and biofuels, as well as essential new information on carbon markets and the hydrogen economy. The result is a unique introduction and guide to all the vital issues within energy for students, academics and professionals new to the field.

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.

Energy Technology and Directions for the Future Book

Energy Technology and Directions for the Future

  • Author : John R. Fanchi, PhD
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080470085

Energy Technology and Directions for the Future Excerpt :

Energy Technology and Directions for the Future presents the fundamentals of energy for scientists and engineers. It is a survey of energy sources that will be available for use in the 21st century energy mix. The reader will learn about the history and science of several energy sources as well as the technology and social significance of energy. Themes in the book include thermodynamics, electricity distribution, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, solar energy, nuclear energy, alternate energy (wind, water, biomass), energy and society, energy and the environment, sustainable development, the hydrogen economy, and energy forecasting. The approach is designed to present an intellectually rich and interesting text that is also practical.This is accomplished by introducing basic concepts in the context of energy technologies and, where appropriate, in historical context. Scientific concepts are used to solve concrete engineering problems. The technical level of presentation presumes that readers have completed college level physics with calculus and mathematics through calculus of several variables. The selection of topics is designed to provide the reader with an introduction to the language, concepts and techniques used in all major energy components that are expected to contribute to the 21st century energy mix. Future energy professionals will need to understand the origin and interactions of these energy components to thrive in an energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy sources. Presents the fundamentals of energy production for engineers, scientists, engineering professors, students, and anyone in the field who needs a technical discussion of energy topics. Provides engineers with a valuable expanded knowledge base using the U.S. National Academy of Sciences content standards. Examines the energy options for the twenty-first century as older energy sources quickly become depleted.

Hybrid Systems and Multi energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet Book

Hybrid Systems and Multi energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet

  • Author : Yu Luo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128191859

Hybrid Systems and Multi energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet Excerpt :

Hybrid Systems and Multi-energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet provides the general concepts of hybrid systems and multi-energy networks, focusing on the integration of energy systems and the application of information technology for energy internet. The book gives a comprehensive presentation on the optimization of hybrid multi-energy systems, integrating renewable energy and fossil fuels. It presents case studies to support theoretical background, giving interdisciplinary prospects for the energy internet concept in power and energy. Covered topics make this book relevant to researchers and engineers in the energy field, engineers and researchers of renewable hybrid energy solutions, and upper level students. Focuses on the emerging technologies and current challenges of integrating multiple technologies for distributed energy internet Addresses current challenges of multi-energy networks and case studies supporting theoretical background Includes a transformative understanding of future concepts and R&D directions on the concept of the energy internet

The Future of Energy Book

The Future of Energy

  • Author : Scientific American Editors
  • Publisher : Scientific American
  • Release Date : 2013-04-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466833869

The Future of Energy Excerpt :

The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind and Fire by the Editors of Scientific American Since the Industrial Revolution our civilization has depended on fossil fuels to generate energy – first it was coal; then petroleum. But there are two problems: the first is that petroleum isn't an infinite resource; and the second is that burning coal and oil puts billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, trapping heat. Temperatures have risen by about 0.6 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years, which may not sound like much, but even that small increase is showing some large effects. For one, records have been set for the seasonal loss of arctic ice. If business as usual continues, we are looking at a world where sea levels will be high enough to submerge many coastal cities and extreme weather events like 2012's Hurricane Sandy are the new normal. In this eBook, The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind and Fire, we review the energy problem and analyze the options from the mundane to the far out, beginning in Section One with an overview of issues and solutions, including the comprehensive "A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030" and "7 Radical Energy Solutions." As these authors show, a multitude of possibilities exist. Renewable energy is more than photovoltaic cells and wind turbines – though these are viable options – and subsequent sections look at various sources, including solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, nuclear power and yes, wind power. For example, Section 4's "Can Nuclear Power Compete" examines the possibilities for nuclear rebirth and Section 5's "Turning the Tide" and "Moving Parts" discuss how tides could power coastal cities. Meanwhile we need to power transportation, and Section 7 reviews the search for biofuels that do not negatively impact the environment. Of course, all technologies have drawbacks that must be addressed, and not every idea will succeed. That isn't the point. There's no choice but to change the way we power our lives. The qu

Our Energy Future Book

Our Energy Future

  • Author : Carla S. Jones
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520964280

Our Energy Future Excerpt :

Our Energy Future is an introductory textbook for the study of energy production, alternative and renewable fuels, and ways to build a sustainable energy future. Jones and Mayfield explore the creation and history of fossil fuels, their impact on the environment, and how they have become critical to our society. The authors also outline how adopting sustainable biofuels will be key to the future of energy stability and discuss a number of renewable energy options and biofuel feedstocks that are replacements for petroleum-based products. Our society is consuming energy at an alarming rate, and the authors warn that continuing fuel-usage patterns could permanently damage the environment. This book emphasizes the importance of continued scientific, agricultural, and engineering development while it outlines the political and environmental challenges that will accompany a complete shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy and biomass. Our Energy Future is an accessible resource for undergraduate students studying biofuels and bioenergy.

The Future of Energy  The 2021 Guide to the Energy Transition   Renewable Energy  Energy Technology  Sustainability  Hydrogen and More  Book

The Future of Energy The 2021 Guide to the Energy Transition Renewable Energy Energy Technology Sustainability Hydrogen and More

  • Author : John Armstrong
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 1838388605

The Future of Energy The 2021 Guide to the Energy Transition Renewable Energy Energy Technology Sustainability Hydrogen and More Excerpt :

The Future of Energy 2021 Edition - The guide to sustainability, renewable energy, climate change and the energy transition. The 'Future of Energy' is written to be accessible for anyone interested in learning more about energy. Substantially updated in 2021 to reflect the impact of Covid-19 on the world of energy, the book takes the reader through a future for energy generation, transportation, and utilisation. Concise and comprehensive, the book brings together discussion on energy and thoughts on the range of topics which form the fulcrum of the challenges ahead of us including climate change, hydrogen, heat, sustainability, and renewable energy. Written to spark ideas, discussion and debate the 'Future of Energy' engages the reader in the future challenges and opportunities of this hugely exciting and important field. Background There exists a huge range of information on the 'energy transition' with competing technologies and theories vying for supremacy. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing there is an easy answer or 'silver bullet' to the huge challenges we face. It is substantially more complicated with an inevitable patchwork of future technologies, rather than a single simple solution. There is no perfect answer to the challenges we face but most will in some way shape the way we use energy through the next decade and beyond. About the author John Armstrong is an engineer whose career has spanned the extremes of the energy industry - giving him a front-row seat on the energy roller-coaster. He began his career constructing oil refineries before moving to work across fossil and renewable electricity generation. John lives in Bath in the United Kingdom with his wife and two children. Reviews for the 'Future of Energy' books by John Armstrong Concise while being comprehensive. Thorough but with a bit of a personal perspective that makes it interesting. Realistic about the challenges but with a dose of optimism about what could be done. Well-informed

Renewable Energy Driven Future Book

Renewable Energy Driven Future

  • Author : Jingzheng Ren
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128205402

Renewable Energy Driven Future Excerpt :

In order to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy and renewable-energy-driven technologies, Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Modelling, Applications, Sustainability and Policies provides a comprehensive view of the advanced renewable technologies and the benefits of utilizing renewable energy sources. Discussing the ways for promoting the sustainable development of renewable energy from the perspectives of technology, modelling, application, sustainability and policy, this book includes the advanced renewable-energy-driven technologies, the models for renewable energy planning and integration, the innovative applications of renewable energy sources, decision-support tools for sustainability assessment and ranking of renewable energy systems, and the regulations and policies of renewable energy. This book can benefit the researchers and experts of renewable energy by helping them to have a holistic view of renewable energy. It can also benefit the policymakers and decision-makers by helping them to make informed decisions. Presents the advanced renewable-energy-driven technologies and the innovative applications of renewable energy sources Develops the models for the efficient use of renewable energy, decision-making and the investigation of its climate and economic benefits Investigates the sustainability of renewable energy systems Features the regulations and policies of renewable energy

The Future of Oil as a Source of Energy Book

The Future of Oil as a Source of Energy

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9789948000105

The Future of Oil as a Source of Energy Excerpt :

What is the future of oil as a primary source of energy? Is the world moving inexorably towards the end of the oil era? This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the future of oil by assessing the present realities and prospects of the oil sector, tracing the growth of alternative and renewable energy sources and examining the impact of environmental concerns. The volume also focuses on aspects of energy quality in the ongoing energy transition, highlights new technological developments in the oil industry and suggests ways to ensure price stability in the oil market.

The Future of Energy Consumption  Security and Natural Gas Book

The Future of Energy Consumption Security and Natural Gas

  • Author : Kari Liuhto
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030803674

The Future of Energy Consumption Security and Natural Gas Excerpt :

This book analyses the recent development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Baltic Sea region and how energy security in the region has improved after Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden have constructed their LNG import terminals. In addition to these LNG receiving units, the book deals with the major pipeline projects, such as Baltic Pipe, Balticconnector, Nord Stream 2, and Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania, and their impact on energy security of the Baltic Sea region. This book will be of interest to experts specialising in European energy markets and energy security.

The Future of Energy  Challenges  Perspectives  and Solutions Book

The Future of Energy Challenges Perspectives and Solutions

  • Author : Thomas Valone
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN 10 : 1536181862

The Future of Energy Challenges Perspectives and Solutions Excerpt :

The anthology entitled, "The Future of Energy: Challenges, Perspectives, and Solutions" includes a wide range of topics related to the probable and also possible future developments of energy technologies. The collection of papers offers a series of unprecedented perspectives on energy science, unavailable elsewhere. The authors have considered developments in renewable energy, novel energy discoveries, environmental climate futures, possible technological advances, temporal distortion, and gravitational electromagnetism. Specific energy inventors reporting breakthrough results have also been showcased in individual chapters, including Searl, Manelas, Kozyrev, and Storms. The future of energy is presented with possible scenarios such as with microgrids, solar systems, fusion-fission reactors, smart cities, energy storage, electric vehicles, low energy nuclear reactors, electromagnetic devices, proton and electron conversion, theoretical antigravity, and time manipulation. Several interesting models have been considered to provoke and stretch the reader's imagination and awareness of the study of the future. This collection of works provides a broad range of conceptual understanding of energy conversion that is both conventional and unconventional. Each chapter includes a significant use of graphs and charts, as well as explanatory equations where necessary, with plenty of vital references and links to substantiate any new scientific concepts and assist further research. More than one new phenomena of electrical power production have been discovered and the results documented in detail within the pages of this anthology. While the time schedule and specific cause of global warming is detailed, the plan for advanced energy applications is also explored. The collection of works provides a unique perspective on the evolving landscape of future energy which is provocative and enlightening. The reader will find it enriches and enlivens the discussion of what is to come.

Raw Materials for Future Energy Supply Book

Raw Materials for Future Energy Supply

  • Author : Friedrich-W. Wellmer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319912295

Raw Materials for Future Energy Supply Excerpt :

This is the first book that analyses the future raw materials supply from the demand side of a society that chiefly relies on renewable energies, which is of great significance for us all. It addresses primary and secondary resources and substitution, not only from technical but also socioeconomic and ethical points of view. The “Energiewende” (Energy Transition) will change our consumption of natural resources significantly. When in future our energy requirements will be covered mostly by wind, solar power and biomass, we will need less coal, oil and natural gas. However, the consumption of minerals, especially metallic resources, will increase to build wind generators, solar panels or energy storage facilities. Besides e.g. copper, nickel or cobalt, rare earth elements and other high-tech elements will be increasingly used. With regard to primary metals, Germany is 100 % import dependent; only secondary material is produced within Germany. Though sufficient geological primary resources exist worldwide, their availability on the market is crucial. The future supply of the market is dependent on the development of prices, the transparency of the market and the question of social and ethical standards in the raw materials industry, as well as the social license to operate, which especially applies to mining. The book offers a valuable resource for everyone interested in the future raw material supply of our way of life, which will involve more and more renewable energies.

Electrify Book
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  • Author : Saul Griffith
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262367271

Electrify Excerpt :

An optimistic--but realistic and feasible--action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything. Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now—but what? Saul Griffith has a plan. In Electrify, Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint—optimistic but feasible—for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. Griffith’s plan can be summed up simply: electrify everything. He explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid, and adapt our households to make this possible. Billionaires may contemplate escaping our worn-out planet on a private rocket ship to Mars, but the rest of us, Griffith says, will stay and fight for the future. Griffith, an engineer and inventor, calls for grid neutrality, ensuring that households, businesses, and utilities operate as equals; we will have to rewrite regulations that were created for a fossil-fueled world, mobilize industry as we did in World War II, and offer low-interest “climate loans.” Griffith’s plan doesn’t rely on big, not-yet-invented innovations, but on thousands of little inventions and cost reductions. We can still have our cars and our houses—but the cars will be electric and solar panels will cover our roofs. For a world trying to bounce back from a pandemic and economic crisis, there is no other project that would create as many jobs—up to twenty-five million, according to one economic analysis. Is this politically possible? We can change politics along with everything else.