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Author Evans, Robert L., 1945-

Title Fueling our future : an introduction to sustainable energy / Robert L. Evans.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.79 EVA    Available
Description xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Glossary -- pt. I. Setting the scene -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The energy conversion chain -- 3. Energy and the environment -- 3.1. Localized environmental concerns -- 3.2. Global environmental concerns -- 3.3. Adaptation and mitigation -- pt. II. The global energy demand and supply balance -- 4. World energy demand -- 5. World energy supply -- 5.1. World energy sources -- 5.2. Fossil fuel resources -- 5.3. The global demand, supply balance -- pt. III. New and sustainable energy sources -- 6. Non-conventional fossil fuels -- 6.1. New sources of oil and gas -- 6.2. Clean coal processes -- 6.3. Carbon mitigation -- 7. Renewable energy sources -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Solar energy -- 7.3. Wind energy -- 7.4. Biomass energy -- 7.5. Hydroelectric power -- 7.6. Ocean energy -- 7.7. Geothermal energy -- 8. Nuclear power -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Light-water reactors -- 8.3. Heavy-water reactors -- 8.4. Other reactor types -- 8.5. Advanced reactor designs -- 8.6. Nuclear power and sustainability -- 8.7. Nuclear power economics and public acceptance -- pt. IV. Towards a sustainable energy balance -- 9. The transportation challenge -- 9.1. Transportation energy use -- 9.2. Road vehicles -- 9.3. Trains, planes, and ships -- 10. Achieving a sustainable energy balance -- Appendix. Energy conversion factors.
Subject Power resources.
Energy policy.
Energy development.
Duurzame energie.
ISBN 9780521865630 (hbk.)
0521865638 (hbk.)
9780521684484 (pbk.)
052168448X (pbk.)

 
    
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