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Sustainable energy : choosing among options

Author: Jefferson W Tester
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designed for advanced undergraduate/graduate students as well as others who have an interest in exploring energy resource options and technologies with a view toward achieving sustainability, this book presents trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jefferson W Tester
ISBN: 0262201534 9780262201537
OCLC Number: 58451915
Description: xxiii, 846 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Sustainable energy : the engine of sustainable development --
Estimation and evaluation of energy resources --
Technical performance : allowability, efficiency, production rates --
Local, regional, and global environmental effects of energy --
Project economic evaluation --
Energy systems and sustainability metrics --
Fossil fuels and fossil energy --
Nuclear power --
Renewable energy in context --
Biomass energy --
Geothermal energy --
Hydropower --
Solar energy --
Ocean waves, tide, and thermal energy conversion --
Wind energy --
Storage, transportation, and distribution of energy --
Electric power sector --
Transportation services --
Industrial energy usage --
Commercial and residential buildings --
Synergistic complex systems --
Choosing among options --
Conversion factors.
Responsibility: Jefferson W. Tester [and others].

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Evaluates trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in achieving sustainable energy, analyzes the major energy technologies, and provides a framework for assessing policy options.  Read more...

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"For some time I have searched for a comprehensive text on sustainable energy, and I have found it here. This book by Jefferson Tester and his colleagues will be the field's benchmark in the future. Read more...

 
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