Critical reflections on nuclear and renewable energy [electronic resource] : environmental protection and safety in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident / Way Kuo, president of City University of Hong Kong
- Kuo, Way, 1951-
- Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
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- Machine generated contents note: Foreword 1 ix by Arden Bement Foreword 2 xiii by Xu Kuangdi Preface xvii Introduction xxi Part I The World after March 11, 2011 -- Ripple Effect of the Fukushima Accident 1 Reliability and Nuclear Power 3 2 Some Flowers Fall, and Again They Bloom 15 3 Different Responses Across the Waters 21 4 Aging and Reliability 27 5 Transparent Management Guarantees Nuclear Safety 31 6 The Need for Quality Control 39 7 Don't Let Gossip Affect the Safe Operation of Nuclear Power 45 Part II Environmental Protection, Occupational Safety and Innovation -- A Spectrum of Energies 8 A Spectrum of Energy Sources 59 9 Facts about Background Radiation 67 10 Human Negligence of Occupational Safety Leads to Numerous Accidents 73 11 When Will Environmental Pollution End? 81 12 Non-nuclear Calamities Are Also Horrible 93 13 Where Can We Find Safe Energy Sources? 99 14 Pick up Our Share of the Energy Cost 111 15 In Search of Innovation in Formulating Energy Policy 121 16 Practice Makes Great 129 Appendix I 135 Appendix II 149 Postscript 157 Additional Reading Materials 169 Afterword 171 Index 173 .
- "The book analyses the pros and cons of a spectrum of energies, ranging from petroleum, coal, gas to water, solar and wind energies as well as nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011. It maintains that we should look at nuclear energy from a rational point of view instead of being influenced by emotions or politicians' arguments"--
- 9781118773741 (pdf)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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