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: 9105


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: 565


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: 4053


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

Energy Systems and Sustainability

Power for a Sustainable Future

Author: Bob Everett

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

View: 8341


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.

Energy, Society, and Environment

Technology for a Sustainable Future

Author: David Elliott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415145060

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 2590


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

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics

Author: Thomas, Ken D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466684348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 6607


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.

The Solar Economy

Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future

Author: Hermann Scheer

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1844070751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 4087


At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a pr

The Business of Global Energy Transformation

Saving Billions through Sustainable Models

Author: M. Larsson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137024496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 1485


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.

Safe Planet:

Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power

Author: John Cowsill

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780996837

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 9593


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.

Energy Revolution

Policies For A Sustainable Future

Author: Howard Geller

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3093


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.