Renewable energy

power for a sustainable future

Author: Godfrey Boyle,Open University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198564522

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 479

View: 3100

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principal renewable energy sources: Solar thermal, tidal, photovoltaic, wind, biomass, wave, hydro, and geothermal. With the aid of 370 detailed illustrations, 50 tables of data and a wide range of case studies, it explains, for each source, the underlying physical and technological principles and examines the environmental impact and future prospects. Basic energy concepts and current energy systems are outlined, as are the key issues of economics how the energy systems of the 21st century may change in order to incorporate an increasing proportion of renewable power.

Renewable Energy

Power for a Sustainable Future

Author: Godfrey Boyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199545339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 585

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.

Renewable Energy

Power for a Sustainable Future

Author: Stephen Peake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198759751


Page: 584

View: 8814

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

Renewable Energy, Power for a Sustainable Future

Earth sciences, Environmental science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478451270

Category: Education

Page: 39

View: 6082

Facts101 is your complete guide to Renewable Energy, Power for a Sustainable Future. In this book, you will learn topics such as SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS, BIOENERGY, HYDROELECTRICITY, and TIDAL POWER plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Renewable Electricity and the Grid

The Challenge of Variability

Author: Godfrey Boyle

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849772339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 3121

Can renewable energy provide reliable power? Will it need extensive backup?

Energy Systems and Sustainability

Power for a Sustainable Future

Author: Bob Everett

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

View: 1240

Written with undergraduates and graduates in mind, this volume provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use. The authors also describe the key physical and engineering features of these energy production systems.

Renewable Energy for Sustainable Future

Author: Sunil Prasad Lohani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781477554890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 120

View: 388

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.

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics

Author: Thomas, Ken D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466684348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 2972

With a current world population that exceeds seven billion, resource consumption awareness is more important than ever. Investing in sustainable technologies and renewable resources is a necessary step to ensure the future quality of life of all human beings. The Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics explores topics such as poverty, gender equality, health, security, and the environment through global empirical studies and fundamental frameworks. With the goal of promoting sustainable techniques for the global future, this handbook is a critical reference for business leaders, educators, policymakers, environmental specialists, and the public at large.

Energy, Society, and Environment

Technology for a Sustainable Future

Author: David Elliott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415145060

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 6355

Examines the potential and limits of technical solutions to environmental problems.

The Politics of Energy

Challenges for a Sustainable Future

Author: Steve Vanderheiden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710481

Category: Political Science

Page: 8

View: 8331

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.

Safe Planet:

Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power

Author: John Cowsill

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780996837

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 8113

What is the greatest challenge facing humanity this century? The answer is, how we can produce the energy and resources we need without endangering the future of human life on the planet. And yet, there aren’t many books which present technical and political strategies for a rapid progress towards a safe planet – one powered by clean renewable energy alone. This is a real pity because many intelligent people would love to read a book on this subject. SAFE PLANET is the first book to describe a road-map towards a new world, a safe planet. It combines meteorological data and existing tried and tested technologies and it tackles the sticky problem of the existing global political and economic power structures. This optimistic book is a rallying cry for all those concerned about what the future holds for their children. If you are worried about your energy bills and the price of fuel, about the prospect of 'the lights going out', if you want to stop the environmental pollution and the alarming rate of species extinction, if you are against fracking, if you are for a cleaner better transport and energy infrastructure, if you are sick of the rich getting ever richer at the expense of the rest of us, this compelling and clear narrative about the crisis and its solution is for you.

The Business of Global Energy Transformation

Saving Billions through Sustainable Models

Author: M. Larsson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137024496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 9660

One of the first books to analyze business and financial aspects of sustainable transport and fuels systems and provides novel insights for researchers, managers, and politicians who work in energy and sustainability related areas.

Energiespeicher - Bedarf, Technologien, Integration

Author: Michael Sterner,Ingo Stadler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662488930

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 861

View: 2253

Im Kontext der Energiewende sind Energiespeicher ein zentrales technisches, wirtschaftliches und energiepolitisches Thema. Die Autoren dieses kompakten Werkes geben einen umfassenden Überblick über die verschiedenen Aspekte der Energiespeicherung. Sie beschreiben zunächst die Bedeutung von Energiespeichern in der Energieversorgung und definieren ihre Rolle darin. Dann gehen sie auf den Speicherbedarf in der Strom-, Wärme- und Kraftstoffversorgung im Kontext der Energiewende ein. Im Hauptteil werden die verschiedenen Speichertechnologien ausführlich vorgestellt sowie ihre Vor- und Nachteile diskutiert. Praktische Anwendungsbeispiele und die Integration von Speichern über alle Energiesektoren hinweg runden das Buch ab. Zahlreiche Grafiken und Beispiele veranschaulichen das gesamte Feld der Energiespeicher und sind als Ergänzung mehrsprachig online in Farbe verfügbar. Die 2. Auflage enthält ein neues Kapitel zu den rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen, neue Studien zum Speicherbedarf, Power-to-X für die chemische Industrie, neue LOHC- und Lageenergiespeicher sowie neueste Trends zu Kostenentwicklung und Batterieanwendungen. „Endlich ein umfassendes Buch zur Energiewende, das auch für technische Laien verständlich und inspirierend geschrieben ist." Franz Alt, Journalist und Buchautor „Das großartige Werk sei allen empfohlen, die sich wirklich für die Zukunft unseres Landes interessieren. Es zeigt auf eindrucksvolle Weise: Es wird nicht einfach, aber wir schaffen das.“ Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch, Physiker und Fernsehmoderator

Energy Revolution

Policies For A Sustainable Future

Author: Howard Geller

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2991

The transformation from a carbon-based world economy to one based on high efficiency and renewables is a necessary step if human society is to achieve sustainability. But while scientists and researchers have made significant advances in energy efficiency and renewable technologies in recent years, consumers have yet to see dramatic changes in the marketplace--due in large part to government policies and programs that favor the use of fossil fuels.Energy Revolution examines the policy options for mitigating or removing the entrenched advantages held by fossil fuels and speeding the transition to a more sustainable energy future, one based on improved efficiency and a shift to renewable sources such as solar, wind, and bioenergy. The book:examines today's energy patterns and trends and their consequencesdescribes the barriers to a more sustainable energy future and how those barriers can be overcomeprovides ten case studies of integrated strategies that have been effective in different parts of the worldexamines international policies and institutions and recommends ways they could be improvedreviews global trends that suggest that the transition to renewables and increased efficiency is underway and is achievableEnergy policy represents a linchpin for achieving a broader transition to a more sustainable economy. Energy Revolution offers a unique focus on policies and programs, and on the lessons provided by recent experience. It represents a key statement of the available options for reforming energy policy that have proven to be successful, and is an essential work for policymakers, researchers, and anyone concerned with energy and sustainability issues.

Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future

Author: B Sudhakara Reddy,Gaudenz B Assenza,Dora Assenza,Franziska Hasselmann

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132104374

Category: Science

Page: 372

View: 7831

This book deals with a gamut of issues related to energy efficiency, development and environment with a view to provide a systematic framework for the efficient utilization of energy. While analysing the barriers and drivers for energy-efficiency investments, it focuses on mobilization of private capital and the commercialization of energy-efficiency technologies. It also links the issue with the climate debate in terms of its causes, outcomes, policy initiatives, mitigation and adaptation methodologies. Energy Efficiency and Climate Change: Conserving Power for a Sustainable Future discusses the development of policy instruments to promote energy-efficiency investments that can bridge the gap between energy efficiency potential and practice. It directly addresses the 'Energy Efficiency Gap' that every country has faced in the form of opposition to energy reform policies. A discussion on implications of international laws on climate change is followed by proposing the commercialization of energy-efficient technologies, with special focus on the role of multilateral institutions in promoting the adoption of energy-efficiency measures. This book will be an important resource for academics working in the fields of economic and development studies and environment studies and also for policy makers and industrialists.


eine neue Sicht unserer Welt

Author: Charles (Prinz von Wales.),“The” Prince of Wales,Tony Juniper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570501290


Page: 383

View: 4323

Carbon Finance

The Financial Implications of Climate Change

Author: Sonia Labatt,Rodney R. White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118161157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4977

Praise for Carbon Finance "A timely, objective, and informative analysis of the financialopportunities and challenges presented by climate change, includinga thorough description of adaptive measures and insurance productsfor managing risk in a carbon constrained economy." —James R. Evans, M. Eng. P. Geo., Senior Manager,Environmental Risk Management, RBC Financial Group "Climate change will have enormous financial implications in theyears to come. How businesses and investors respond to the risksand opportunities from this issue will have an enormous ripplingeffect in the global economy. Sonia Labatt and Rodney White'sinsights and thoughtful analysis should be read by all who want tosuccessfully navigate this global business issue." —Andrea Moffat, Director, Corporate Programs, Ceres "In Carbon Finance, Labatt and White present a clear andaccessible description of the climate change debate and the carbonmarket that is developing. Climate change is becoming an importantfactor for many financial sector participants. The authorsillustrate how challenges and opportunities will arise within thecarbon market for banking, insurance, and investment activities aswell as for the regulated and energy sector of the economy." —Charles E. Kennedy, Director and Portfolio Manager,MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc. "Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of ourgeneration. Its impact on the energy sector has implications forproductivity and competitiveness. At the same time, environmentalrisk has emerged as a major challenge for corporations in the ageof full disclosure. Carbon Finance explains how thesedisparate forces have spawned a range of financial productsdesigned to help manage the inherent risk. It is necessary readingfor corporate executives facing challenges that are unique in theirbusiness experience." —Skip Willis, Managing Director Canadian Operations, ICFInternational "In this timely publication, Labatt and White succeed incommunicating the workings of carbon markets, providing simpleexamples and invaluable context to the new and changing mechanismsthat underpin our transformation to a carbon-constrained world.Carbon Finance will be the definitive guide to this fieldfor years to come." —Susan McGeachie, Director, Innovest Strategic ValueAdvisors, Graduate Faculty Member, University of Toronto; and JaneAmbachtsheer, Principal, Mercer Investment Consulting, GraduateFaculty Member, University of Toronto

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

Author: Paul Tymkow,Savvas Tassou,Maria Kolokotroni,Hussam Jouhara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136893652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 8278

The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.


Production, Application and Development

Author: Alan H. Scragg

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937279

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 237

View: 5098

Explores the production of biofuels as alternatives to fossil fuels, focusing on the technological issues. This textbook considers each type of biofuel in production, covering the benefits and problems with production and use and the potential for biological material to provide sufficient energy for the world's population.