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Energy: Its Use and the Environment

Energy: Its Use and the Environment Lowest new price: $153.43
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Author: Roger A. Hinrichs
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What is the impact of such energy issues as global warming, radioactive waste, and municipal solid waste on the individual and society? ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT answers these questions, emphasizing the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment, and explaining the basic physical principles behind the use of energy, including the study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. By placing energy issues within the context of everyday examples and asking you to define and support critical arguments, ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT offers a provocative approach to this crucial issue.

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Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition (The MIT Press)

Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition (The MIT Press) Lowest new price: $27.42
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Author: Michaël Aklin

A comprehensive political analysis of the rapid growth in renewable wind and solar power, mapping an energy transition through theory, case studies, and policy.Wind and solar are the most dynamic components of the global power sector. How did this happen? After the 1973 oil crisis, the limitations of an energy system based on fossil fuels created an urgent need to experiment with alternatives, and some pioneering governments reaped political gains by investing heavily in alternative energy such as wind or solar power. Public policy enabled growth over time, and economies of scale brought down costs dramatically. In this book, Michaël Aklin and Johannes Urpelainenoffer a comprehensive political analysis of the rapid growth in renewable wind and solar power, mapping an energy transition through theory, case studies, and policy analysis.Aklin and Urpelainen argue that, because the fossil fuel energy system and political support for it are so entrenched, only an external shock―an abrupt rise in oil prices, or a nuclear power accident, for example―allows renewable energy to grow. They analyze the key factors that enable renewable energy to withstand political backlash, andt they draw on this analyisis to explain and predict the development of renewable energy in different countries over time. They examine the pioneering efforts in the United States, Germany, and Denmark after the 1973 oil crisis and other shocks; explain why the United States surrendered its leadership role in renewable energy; and trace the recent rapid growth of modern renewables in electricity generation, describing, among other things, the return of wind and solar to the United States. Finally, they apply the lessons of their analysis to contemporary energy policy issues.

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Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world

Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world Lowest new price: $6.31
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Author: Allan Drummond
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Hold onto your hats! It's windy on the Danish island of Samsø. Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island.
At a time when most countries are producing ever-increasing amounts of CO2, the rather ordinary citizens of Samsø have accomplished something extraordinary―in just ten years they have reduced their carbon emissions by 140% and become almost completely energy independent. A narrative tale and a science book in one, this inspiring true story proves that with a little hard work and a big idea, anyone can make a huge step toward energy conservation.

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Power Density: A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses (The MIT Press)

Power Density: A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses (The MIT Press) Lowest new price: $21.57
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Author: Vaclav Smil
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The first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, and all common energy uses.

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The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy Lowest new price: $0.99
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Author: Lester R. Brown

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way.

As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled by oil, natural gas, and coal is being replaced with one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

The Great Transition details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. As many countries become less enamored with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies. Whereas solar energy projects were once small-scale, largely designed for residential use, energy investors are now building utility-scale solar projects. Strides are being made: some of the huge wind farm complexes under construction in China will each produce as much electricity as several nuclear power plants, and an electrified transport system supplemented by the use of bicycles could reshape the way we think about mobility.

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Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future Lowest new price: $17.52
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Author: Godfrey (edit). Boyle

Paperback International Edition ... Same contents as in the US edition at Low Cost !!

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Sea – Wind – Power: Research at the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus

Sea – Wind – Power: Research at the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus Lowest new price: $28.29
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This book reports on the objectives, methods used and difficulties faced by the RAVE research projects, and presents the results and their significance for the future use of offshore wind energy in a style that is understandable for everyone.

Readers are given a comprehensive overview of the current status of offshore wind energy research and the results of the research activities.

 

Offshore wind energy will play a significant role in our future energy supply, yet this development has really only just begun. A large team of experts from the fields of research, industry, public administration and government therefore set themselves the goal of investigating the current and fundamental issues relating to the use of offshore wind energy. They worked on interdisciplinary research projects with the aim of expanding our knowledge and finding application-oriented solutions. Their work has contributed to establishing offshore wind energy as a reliable, sustainable and economical long term source of energy.

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Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options (The MIT Press)

Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options (The MIT Press) Lowest new price: $94.50
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Author: Jefferson W. Tester
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The second edition of a widely used textbook that explores energy resource options and technologies with a view toward achieving sustainability on local, national, and global scales.Human survival depends on a continuing supply of energy, but the need for ever-increasing amounts of it poses a dilemma: How can we find energy sources that are sustainable and ways to convert and utilize energy that are more efficient? This widely used textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as others who have an interest in exploring energy resource options and technologies with a view toward achieving sustainability on local, national, and global scales. It clearly presents the tradeoffs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing sound energy portfolios and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions.The second edition examines the broader aspects of energy use, including resource estimation, environmental effects, and economic evaluations; reviews the main energy sources of today and tomorrow, from fossil fuels and nuclear power to biomass, hydropower, and solar energy; treats energy carriers and energy storage, transmission, and distribution; addresses end-use patterns in the transportation, industrial, and building sectors; and considers synergistic complex systems. This new edition also offers updated statistical data and references; a new chapter on the complex interactions among energy, water, and land use; expanded coverage of renewable energy; and new color illustrations. Sustainable Energy addresses the challenges of making responsible energy choices for a more sustainable future.

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Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment

Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment Lowest new price: $100.06
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Author: Peter M. Curtis

This book is meant to offer Architects, Property Mangers, FacilityManagers, Building Engineers, Information Technology Professionals,Data Center Personnel, Electrical & Mechanical Technicians andstudents in undergraduate, graduate, or continuing educationprograms relevant insight into the Mission Critical Environmentwith an emphasis on business resiliency, data center efficiency,and green power technology. Industry improvements, standards, andtechniques have been incorporated into the text and address thelatest issues prevalent in the Mission Critical Industry.

An emphasis on green technologies and certifications ispresented throughout the book. In addition, a description of theUnited States energy infrastructure's dependency on oil, inrelation to energy security in the mission critical industry, isdiscussed. In conjunction with this, either a new chapter will becreated on updated policies and regulations specifically related tothe mission critical industry or updates to policies andregulations will be woven into most chapters. The topics addressedthroughout this book include safety, fire protection, energysecurity and data center cooling, along with other commonchallenges and issues facing industry engineers today.

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Whole Earth Field Guide (The MIT Press)

Whole Earth Field Guide (The MIT Press) Lowest new price: $23.57
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A source book for American culture in the 1960s and 1970s: “suggested reading” from the Last Whole Earth Catalog, from Thoreau to James Baldwin.The Whole Earth Catalog was a cultural touchstone of the 1960s and 1970s. The iconic cover image of the Earth viewed from space made it one of the most recognizable books on bookstore shelves. Between 1968 and 1971, almost two million copies of its various editions were sold, and not just to commune-dwellers and hippies. Millions of mainstream readers turned to the Whole Earth Catalog for practical advice and intellectual stimulation, finding everything from a review of Buckminster Fuller to recommendations for juicers. This book offers selections from eighty texts from the nearly 1,000 items of “suggested reading” in the Last Whole Earth Catalog.After an introduction that provides background information on the catalog and its founder, Stewart Brand (interesting fact: Brand got his organizational skills from a stint in the Army), the book presents the texts arranged in nine sections that echo the sections of the Whole Earth Catalog itself. Enlightening juxtapositions abound. For example, “Understanding Whole Systems” maps the holistic terrain with writings by authors from Aldo Leopold to Herbert Simon; “Land Use” features selections from Thoreau's Walden and a report from the United Nations on new energy sources; “Craft” offers excerpts from The Book of Tea and The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book; “Community” includes Margaret Mead and James Baldwin's odd-couple collaboration, A Rap on Race. Together, these texts offer a sourcebook for the Whole Earth culture of the 1960s and 1970s in all its infinite variety.

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