Electricity Generation and the Environment, 1st Edition

  • Paul Breeze
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  • ISBN-10: 0128095148
  • ISBN-13: 9780128095140
  • DDC: 333.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 108 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book is a very concise, up-to-date, and accessible guide to the evolution of environmental awareness, what that environmental awareness has taught the industry, and how technologies can be used to test and improve power performance. There is a strong emphasis on the related social impacts and economic factors involved in the various methods of generating electricity which Breeze explores, making this a valuable and insightful read for those involved in the planning and delivery of energy, such as energy engineers, power generation planners, policy makers, managers, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Electricity and the Environment.
2: The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Warming.
3: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Power Generation.
4: Combustion Plant Emissions: Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides, and Acid Rain.
5: The Nuclear Question.
6: Renewable Energy and the Environment.
7: The Hydrogen Economy.
8: Low-Level Environmental Intrusion.
9: Life-Cycle Assessment.
10: Externalities: Putting a Price on Environmental Damage.
11: The Bottom Line.