eBook Future Energy, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080994229
  • ISBN-13: 9780080994222
  • DDC: 333.79
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 738 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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As the demand for global energy increases, fact-based evaluations of alternative energy sources are needed in order to address the growing interest in how energy is produced, provided, and transported in sustainable ways. Future Energy, Second Edition provides scientists and decision makers with the knowledge they need to understand the relative importance and magnitude of various energy production methods in order to make the energy decisions needed for sustaining development and dealing with climate change. The second edition of Future Energy looks at the present energy situation and extrapolates to future scenarios related to global warming and the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains over 30 chapters on all aspects of future energy, each chapter updated and expanded by expert scientists and engineers in their respective fields providing an unbiased and balanced view of the future of energy.Provides readers with an up-to-date overview of available energy options, both traditional and renewable, as well as the necessary tools to make informed decisions regarding selection, use, and environmental impacts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: Introduction with a Focus on Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change.
3: Fossil Fuels (Energy Sources).
4: Conventional Oil and Gas.
5: Coal Processing and Use for Power Generation.
6: Frontier Oil and Gas: Deep-Water and the Arctic.
7: Unconventional Oil and Gas: Oilsands.
8: Shale-Hosted Hydrocarbons and Hydraulic Fracturing.
9: Coal Bed Methane: Reserves, Production and Future Outlook.
10: Methane Hydrates.
11: Nuclear Power (Energy Sources).
12: Nuclear Fission.
13: Nuclear Fusion.
14: Transport Energy (Energy Sources).
15: Biofuels for Transport.
16: Transport Fuel: Biomass-, Coal-, Gas- and Waste-to-Liquids Processes.
17: Transport Fuel –LNG and Methane.
18: Transport Energy (Energy Storage).
19: Transport Energy –Lithium Ion Batteries.
20: Renewables (Energy Sources).
21: Wind Energy.
22: Tidal Current Energy: Origins and Challenges.
23: Wave Energy.
24: Solar Energy: Photovoltaics.
25: Solar Energy–Concentrating Solar Power.
26: Solar Energy – Water Heating.
27: Hydroelectric Power.
28: Geothermal Energy.
29: New Possible Energy Options.
30: Hydrogen: An Energy Carrier.
31: Fuel Cells: Energy Conversion Technology.
32: Environmental and Related Issues.
33: Environmental Impacts of Energy Production, Distribution and Transport.
34: CO2 Capture and Sequestration.
35: Overview of Energy Storage Technologies.
36: Smart Grids: An Optimised Electric Power System.
37: Energy Resources in Developing Nations.
38: The Transition to Future Energy.
39: Energy Options and Predictions for China.