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World energy crisis : a reference handbook

Autor: David E Newton
Editorial: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2013.
Serie: Contemporary world issues.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis.
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Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: David E Newton
ISBN: 9781610691475 1610691474
Número OCLC: 780481263
Descripción: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contenido: 1. Background and history. Energy in antiquity ; The great transition : the Industrial Revolution ; Birth of a modern giant : the discovery of oil ; Talking about energy ; The age of fossil fuels : coal ; The age of fossil fuels : petroleum ; The age of fossil fuels : natural gas ; Alternative fossil fuels --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Peak energy ; Extending fossil fuel supplies ; Energy conservation ; Environmental impacts of fossil fuel use ; Renewable energy --
3. Perspectives. The case for development of oil shale in the United States / R. Glenn Vawter ; Offshore oil-drilling primer for concerned people of all ages / Jan Lundberg ; Prospects for oil sands in the 21st century / Kathryn Marshall ; Drilling in the Marcellus Shale / Michael Pastorkovich ; The problem of Canada's tar sands / Aaron Sanger ; Is there a peak oil? / Mike Lynch ; Wave energy / Ana Brito e Melo ; The solar solution / Noah Davis --
4. Profiles. American Council on Renewable Energy ; American Petroleum Institute ; Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas International ; William Hart (1797-1865) ; Richard Heinberg (1950- ) ; M. King Hubbert (1903-1989) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ; International Energy Agency ; Charles Keeling (1928-2005) ; John L. Lewis (1880-1969) ; Amory Lovins (1947- ) ; National Renewable Energy Laboratory ; Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ; Post Carbon Institute ; John D. Rockerfeller (1839-1937) ; Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944) ; U.S. Department of Energy ; James Watt (1736-1819) ; Wave Energy Centre (Centro de Energia das Ondas) ; World Coal Association ; World Energy Council ; Daniel Yergin (1947- ) --
5. Data and documents --
6. Resources --
7. Chronology --
Glossary. 1. Background and history. Energy in antiquity ; The great transition : the Industrial Revolution ; Birth of a modern giant : the discovery of oil ; Talking about energy ; Energy units ; The age of fossil fuels : coal ; Types of coal ; Mining technology ; Legislation ; Current status of the coal industry ; The age of fossil fuels : petroleum ; The petroleum industry ; Production and consumption trends ; Petroleum technology ; The age of fossil fuels : natural gas ; Production and consumption trends ; Alternative fossil fuels References --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Peak energy ; Other views about peak oil ; Peak coal and peak natural gas ; Extending fossil fuel supplies ; Exploitation of known reserves ; Tar sands and shale oil ; New technologies: horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing ; Energy conservation ; Environmental impacts of fossil fuel use ; Common air pollutants ; Acid precipitation ; Clean air legislation ; Global climate change ; Renewable energy ; Nuclear power ; Other renewable energy sources ; References --
3. Perspectives. The case for development of oil shale in the United States / R. Glenn Vawter ; Offshore oil-drilling primer for concerned people of all ages / Jan Lundberg ; Prospects for oil sands in the 21st century / Kathryn Marshall ; Drilling in the Marcellus Shale / Michael Pastorkovich ; The problem of Canada's tar sands / Aaron Sanger ; Is there a peak oil? / Mike Lynch ; Wave energy / Ana Brito e Melo ; The solar solution / Noah Davis --
4. Profiles. American Council on Renewable Energy ; American Petroleum Institute ; Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas International ; William Hart (1797-1865) ; Richard Heinberg (1950- ) ; M. King Hubbert (1903-1989) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ; International Energy Agency ; Charles Keeling (1928-2005) ; John L. Lewis (1880-1969) ; Amory Lovins (1947- ) ; National Renewable Energy Laboratory ; Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ; Post Carbon Institute ; John D. Rockerfeller (1839-1937) ; Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944) ; U.S. Department of Energy ; James Watt (1736-1819) ; Wave Energy Centre (Centro de Energia das Ondas) ; World Coal Association ; World Energy Council ; Daniel Yergin (1947- ) --
5. Data and documents. Data: Production of petroleum (in thousands of barrels per day) ; Proved reserves of coal at the end of 2009 (in millions of tonnes) ; Proved reserves of natural gas (in trillion cubic meters) ; Projected renewables, 2015-1035 ; Sources of greenhouse gases, 1990-2008 ; Estimated year in which peak oil will occur or has occurred ; Documents: Political consequences of the status of world energy supplies (2005) ; Peaking of world oil production: impacts, mitigation, and risk management ; Crude oil: uncertainty about future oil supply makes it important to develop a strategy for addressing a peak and decline in oil production (2007) ; 2050: the future begins today --
recommendations for the EU's future integrated policy on climate change (2009) ; International energy outlook ; H.R. 1828. Clean Coal-derived Fuels for Energy Security Act of 2011 (2011) --
6. Resources --
7. Chronology --
Glossary.
Título de la serie: Contemporary world issues.
Responsabilidad: David E. Newton.

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