RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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Renewable Energy

Author : Godfrey Boyle
ISBN : 0199545332
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines the practical and economic potential of renewable energy sources to provide sustainable energy. The underlying physical and technological principles of these sources are examined within the context of their environmental impacts, economics and future prospects.
Category: Business & Economics

Renewable Energy

Author : Stephen Peake
ISBN : 0198759754
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The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlyingphysical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics andtheir future prospects.Renewable Energy provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various 'renewables'. The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implications and energy security, as political and economic pressures move societytowards a low-carbon future. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes, through a discussion of the individual renewable sources, to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks and the outlook for renewable energy, this bookprovides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables.Online Resource Centre:Renewable Energy is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which features: For students:* Auto- marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter* Curated links to further information and up-to-date energy statistics. For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures
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Renewable Energy For Sustainable Future

Author : Sunil Prasad Lohani
ISBN : 1477554890
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The modern era of human civilization has been confronted by increasing energy demand and global warming phenomenon, the biggest challenges to humans, which is resulting into climate change. The world today is focusing its attention to promoting renewable energy mixture along with energy efficiency program to mitigate greenhouse gases as well as to ensure sustainable future of the world. The basic activities of a modern society, including production of goods and service, and transportation should have near zero carbon emissions or have minimum value to cease or at least slow down the global warming phenomenon. Since the industrial revolution, humans have extensively exploited the resources of the nature which resulted in upsetting of the delicate balance of the global environment. It has been predicted by several studies that if the global warming phenomenon is not confined within a limit, the results would be catastrophic. To ensure sustainable future that is to meet needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own demand, scaling up uses of sustainable energy sources which includes all renewable energy sources as well as energy efficiency measures are to be implemented without any delay. Renewable Energy for Sustainable Future is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and postgraduate students. It takes a practical approach rather than a conceptual approach. It offers a truly reader-friendly way to get to the subject, making it the ideal resources for those who are new to it and providing a definitive guide in this vibrant and evolving discipline. This book is an invaluable companion for students from their first encounter with the subject to more advanced studies, while the high quality artworks are designed to present the key concepts with simplicity, clarity and consistency. There are totally 5 chapters in this book. In chapter 1, the power generated by a pumping kite wind generator is estimated by analyzing crosswind speed and forces of the kite. Airspeed of the kite, tether tension, optimal tether unwinding speed, and mechanical power are derived for different conditions and system parameters. In Chapter 2, the Agave salmiana plant is studied as an alternative source of fuel. The process presented has positive impacts, due to the zero net emissions of CO2 into the environment, and because it helps to minimize the contaminants (ash) near factories. Chapter 3 provides a comprehensive overview of biochar and bio-oil characterization with acknowledged standard test methods and can be used to get ideas about the properties of biochar and bio-oil obtained from biomass pyrolysis/carbonization. Chapter 4 describes a model to evaluate and improve the governmental policy of subsidizing the investment in PV panels from the viewpoint of the average Flemish household using the payback period and the return as performance measures. Chapter 5 analyzes the problem of low RETS penetration in the electricity mix of developing countries, with the main objective of identifying the roots of this problem and outlining some possible strategies to solve it.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Energy Systems And Sustainability

Author : Godfrey Boyle
ISBN : 0199261792
Genre : Science
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Today energy and sustainability are areas of primary concern. Energy Systems and Sustainability provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use, as well as describing their key physical and engineering features. The book begins with an introductory account of the present world energy situation. This is followed by chapters explaining basic energy concepts and describing the magnitudes and patterns of human energy needs. The central part of the book deals with the historical evolution and present status of the conventional fossil and nuclear fuelled energy systems that, along with hydropower and traditional biofuels, currently supply the majority of the world's commercial energy needs. A section on economics describes the basic methods by which the monetary costs of energy are calculated, and discusses the issue of the 'external' costs of energy production. The concluding sections then deal with the sustainability problems associated with both fossil and nuclear fuel use, and ways in which these might be ameliorated by various technological developments. The interdisciplinary approach of the book will appeal not only to specialists but also to non-specialist readers who wish to improve their understanding of these complex and increasingly important issues. This book will be an ideal companion to the forthcoming second edition of Renewable Energy by Godfrey Boyle, which deals with the different forms of renewable energy and how these can be utilised.
Category: Science

The Renewable Energy Landscape

Author : Dean Apostol
ISBN : 9781317211013
Genre : Architecture
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Winner of the 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Research Category) The Renewable Energy Landscape is a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for landscape protection, planning, design, and management.? Topics addressed include: Policies aimed at managing scenic impacts from renewable energy development and their social acceptance within North America, Europe and Australia Visual characteristics of energy facilities, including the design and planning techniques for avoiding or mitigating impacts or improving visual fit Methods of assessing visual impacts or energy projects and the best practices for creating and using visual simulations Policy recommendations for political and regulatory bodies. A comprehensive and practical book, The Renewable Energy Landscape is an essential resource for those engaged in planning, designing, or regulating the impacts of these new, critical energy sources, as well as a resource for communities that may be facing the prospect of development in their local landscape.
Category: Architecture

Renewable Energy

Author : Roland Wengenmayr
ISBN : 9783527657032
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This translation of a German title, which was enthusiastically received by a wide audience, collects contributions by leading and well-known scientists in the area explaining the technical basics of photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, wind and water power as well as geothermal energy. In an easily accessible yet sober way, the book offers a solid overview of the possibilities offered by environmentally friendly techniques, energy conversion, storage, and transportation, discussing the topic without any misplaced ideology. The editors are experienced journalists and illustrate the text with simple diagrams and information boxes, printed in full-color throughout. For applied physicists, engineers in power technology, engineers, and anyone interested in natural sciences.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Renewable Electricity And The Grid

Author : Godfrey Boyle
ISBN : 9781849772334
Genre : Business & Economics
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Can renewable energy provide reliable power? Will it need extensive backup?
Category: Business & Economics

Green Illusions

Author : Ozzie Zehner
ISBN : 9780803243361
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Politics Of Energy

Author : Steve Vanderheiden
ISBN : 9781135710484
Genre : Political Science
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This book brings together leading scholars on the politics of energy, examining the natural resources and developing technologies that are essential to its production and the various public and private factors affecting its use, along with the ecological consequences of both. Section One examines the looming challenges posed by continuing dependence upon oil as a primary energy source, including "peak oil" scenarios and the social and political consequences of resource extraction upon the developing world. Section Two considers proposals to dramatically increase nuclear power production as a means to reduce carbon emissions, with both the risks and potential of this "nuclear option" carefully weighed. Although many tout renewable energy sources for their environmental benefits, Section Three calls attention to several potential problems with large-scale renewable energy development and the dilemmas that they have caused for would-be supporters of such efforts. Finally, Section Four weighs the prospects for developing sustainable energy systems on the ground, including conservation measures that reduce energy demand and system-wide energy policy efforts. Together, these essays demonstrate the importance of sound energy policy along with the numerous obstacles to developing and implementing it. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Politics.
Category: Political Science

Energy For The Future

Author : Helen Orme
ISBN : 9781597167277
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses ways of conserving energy.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction