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Fueling our future : an introduction to sustainable energy

Author: Robert L Evans
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Evans
ISBN: 9780521865630 0521865638 9780521684484 052168448X
OCLC Number: 144595567
Description: xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Setting the scene --
Introduction --
The energy conversion chain --
Energy and the environment : Localized environmental concerns ; Global environmental concerns ; Adaptation and mitigation --
pt. 2. The global energy demand and supply balance --
World energy demand --
World energy supply : World energy sources ; Fossil fuel resources ; The global demand, supply balance --
pt. 3. New and sustainable energy sources --
Non-conventional fossil fuels : New sources of oil and gas ; Clean coal processes ; Carbon mitigation --
Renewable energy sources : Introduction ; Solar energy ; Wind energy --
Biomass energy ; Hydroelectric power ; Ocean energy ; Geothermal energy --
Nuclear power : Introduction ; Light-water reactors ; Heavy-water reactors ; Other reactor types ; Advanced reactor designs ; Nuclear power and sustainability ; Nuclear power economics and public acceptance --
pt. 4. Towards a sustainable energy balance --
The transportation challenge : Transportation energy use ; Road vehicles ; Trains, planes, and ships --
Achieving a sustainable energy balance --
Appendix : Energy conversion factors.
Other Titles: Introduction to sustainable energy
Responsibility: Robert L. Evans.
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Overview of energy demand for students, policymakers, and readers without scientific backgrounds.  Read more...

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