The Future of Energy

Autor Brian F. Towler
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 7 iul 2014
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
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ISBN-13: 9780128010273
ISBN-10: 0128010274
Pagini: 390
Ilustrații: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures, graphs
Dimensiuni: 151 x 229 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.47 kg


Chapter 1. The History and Culture of Energy Chapter 2. How is Energy MeasuredChapter 3. Energy Science and ThermodynamicsChapter 4. Environmental issuesChapter 5. Crude OilChapter 6. Natural GasChapter 7. Nuclear EnergyChapter 8. Solar PowerChapter 9. Wind EnergyChapter 10. HydroelectricityChapter 11. GeothermalChapter 12. Ethanol, Biodiesel and BiomassChapter 13. Coal and Clean Coal TechnologiesChapter 14. Carbon Capture and SequestrationChapter 15. HydrogenChapter 16. The Future of Energy


" According to the Towler principle, 'It is not possible to extract energy from the environment without having an impact on the environment.'...Summing Up: Recommended." --Choice