Future energy [electronic resource] : improved, sustainable and clean options for our planet / edited by Trevor M. Letcher
- Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier, 
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- Physical Description:
- xxii, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Letcher, T. M. (Trevor M.) and ScienceDirect (Online service)
- Preface -- Foreword - by Sir David King, the senior Professor of Chemistry at Cambridge and a UK Government Senior Scientist -- 1. Nuclear fission -- 2. Nuclear pebble bed reactors -- 3. Oil shales and Tar Sands -- 4. Methane hydrates -- 5. Wind -- 6. Tidal -- 7. Fuel cells -- 8. Bio-mass -- 9. Bio-mass (types including growing crops for burning, landfill gas, etc) -- 10. Methane and coal to petrol and diesel technology -- 11. The Hydrogen economy -- 12. Nuclear fusion -- 13. Solar, thermal -- 14. Solar, photovoltaics -- 15. Hydro-electric power -- 16. Geothermal possibly -- 17. Future of gaseous fossil fuels -- 18. Future of Oil -- 19. Novel Energy Options -- 20. Energy Options for sustainable development in developing countries -- 21. Summing up with a realistic plan for the future for electricity generation -- 22. Summing up with a realistic plan for transport fuels.
- Increasing global energy demand requires fact-based evaluations of alternative energy sources. This includes solving questions like how energy is produced, provided, and transported in sustainable ways. Solving future energy demands requires new technologies and knowledge. Decision makers, professionals, and people interested in energy issues in general need to know the relative importance and magnitude of various energy production methods. This book contains contributions by expert scientists and engineers on all of the sources of energy available to us now and in the near future that will enable us to take the energy decisions needed for sustaining development and dealing with climate change. - Each type of available energy is put into perspective and all realistic, future options are examined in detail - Presents theory and background, detailing the magnitude of energy involved - Written by top scientists AND engineers in the various fields.
- 9780080548081 and 0080548083
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 14, 2008). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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