Download and read online Energy for Sustainability in PDF and EPUB Energy for Sustainability is the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete treatment of energy sources and uses. It examines the full range of issues—from generating technologies to land use planning—in making the transition to sustainable energy. The book begins by providing a historical perspective on energy use by human civilizations and then covers energy fundamentals and trends; buildings and energy; sustainable electricity; sustainable transportation and land use; and energy policy and planning. Included in these topical areas are in-depth discussions of all of the most promising sources of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and biofuels. In addition, the authors offer a thorough presentation of “green” building design, the impact of land use and transportation patterns on energy use, and the policies needed to transform energy markets at the local, state, and national levels. Throughout, the authors first provide the necessary theory and then demonstrate how it can be applied, utilizing cutting-edge practices and technologies, and the most current available data. Since the dawn of the industrial age, the explosive growth in economic productivity has been fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas. World energy use nearly doubled between 1975 and 2005. China’s energy use has been doubling every decade. The implications for the environment are staggering. One way or another, our reliance on fossil fuels will have to end. Energy for Sustainability evaluates the alternatives and helps students understand how, with good planning and policy decisions, renewable energy and efficiency can support world demands at costs we can afford—economically, environmentally, and socially.
Download and read online A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability in PDF and EPUB A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability consists of 600 A to Z entries relating to these subjects, including the terms associated with fossil- and nuclear-fuelled energy systems; renewable energy sources such as solar thermal, bioenergy, tidal power and wind power; and energy costings.
Download and read online Energy and Sustainability VI in PDF and EPUB Diverse topics covered in this title containing the conference proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability involve interdisciplinary cooperation to arrive at optimum solutions, including materials, energy networks, new energy resources, storage solutions, waste to energy systems, smart grids and many others. Energy and Sustainability VI focuses on energy matters and the need to respond to the modern world’s dependency on conventional fuels. The continuous use of fossil fuels has generated an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. This book also presents the following topics: Sustainable Energy Production; Energy in the Built Environment; Energy Production; Energy Networks; Smart Grids and Metering; Energy Storage and Policies; Shale Oil and Gas; Oil Sands Processes; CO2 Capturing and Management; Energy Management; Imbedded Energy in Manufacturing; Energy and Transportation; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Resources; Biomass and Biofuels; Waste to Energy; The Future of Nuclear Energy; Environmental Risk; Greener Power Plant Technologies; Optimization of Conventional Energy Resources; Advances in Energy Production.
Download and read online Energy and Sustainability II in PDF and EPUB The way in which our society exists, operates and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No process in Industry can be performed without sufficient supply of energy, and without Industry there can be no production of commodities on which the existence of modern Society depends. The energy systems evolved over a long period and more rapidly over the last two centuries, as a response to the requirements of Industry and Society, starting from combustion of fuels to exploiting nuclear energy and renewable resources. It is clear that the evolution of the energy systems is a continuous process, which involves constant technological development and innovation. The presentation on the Second International Conference includes: Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Management; Energy Polices; Energy and the Environment; Energy Analysis; Energy Efficiency; Energy Storage and Management.
Download and read online Energy and Sustainability V in PDF and EPUB Energy and Sustainability V is the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, held by the Wessex Institute of Technology. The modern world is highly dependent on the exploitation of fossil fuels. More recently, resources depletion and severe environmental effects deriving from the continuous use of these fuels has resulted in an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. The changes required to progress from an economy mainly based on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable energy resources are massive and require considerable scientific research as well as engineering systems. The effect also involves collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including buildings, energy networks, convenience systems, new energy storage solutions, waste to energy technologies, and many others. This book covers topics related to sustainability in energy and power production, storage, distribution and management. These include: Smart grids; Smart metering; Green ICT; Green buildings; Energy storage; Renewable energy resources; Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV); Biofuels (solid, liquid, gas); Waste to energy; CO2 capturing and management; Energy and transportation; Environmental risk; Energy policies; Greener power plant technologies; Hydrogen recovery techniques; Sustainable energy production.
Download and read online Metals Energy and Sustainability in PDF and EPUB This book explains how and where copper and fossil fuels were formed and the likely future for the extraction of copper and coal. The colourful chronology of our efforts to extract metals from minerals and energy from fossil fuels is presented from earliest times until the present day. The difficult concept of human sustainability is examined in the context of continually decreasing real prices of energy and metals. This book integrates the latest findings on our historic use of technology to continually produce cheaper metals even though ore grades have been decreasing. Furthermore, it shows that the rate of technological improvement must increase if metals are to be produced even more cheaply in the future.
Download and read online Energy and Sustainability in PDF and EPUB What is electricity and where does it come from? Let's learn all about energy sources and what we can do to help save energy.
Download and read online Energy and Sustainability IV in PDF and EPUB Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, held in Bucharest, Romania, 2013.
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Download and read online Energy and Sustainability V Special Contributions in PDF and EPUB This volume contains special contributions presented at the 5th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, held by the Wessex Institute of Technology. It is a companion to the Volume containing most of the contributions (Vol. 186 of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment) and comprises papers presented orally during the Conference. The modern world is highly dependent on the exploitation of fossil fuels. More recently, resources depletion and severe environmental effects deriving from the continuous use of these fuels has resulted in an increasing amount of interest in renewable energy resources and the search for sustainable energy policies. The changes required to progress from an economy mainly based on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable energy resources are massive and require considerable scientific research as well as engineering systems. The effect also involves collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including buildings, energy networks, convenience systems, new energy storage solutions, waste to energy technologies, and many others. This book, along with its companion volume, covers topics related to sustainability in energy and power production, storage, distribution and management. These include: Energy Policies; Renewable Energy Resources; Sustainable Energy Production; Environmental Risk Management; Green Buildings; Energy Storage; Biofuels; Processing of Oil and Gas; Drilling and Well Design; CO2 Capture and Management; Pipelines; Energy Efficiency; Energy from Waste; Energy and Transportation.
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