Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412971853
  • ISBN-13: 9781412971850
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 533 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

This initial volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. The urgency of climate change underscores the importance of getting the right technologies, policies and incentives, and social checks and balances in place. This reference resource will prepare those with a sparking interest in the topic to participate in what will hopefully become an equitable and intergenerational conversation about the impacts of our energy consumption and how to make it cleaner and greener. Via its 150 signed entries, Green Energy: An A to Z Guide provides students, professors, and researchers an invaluable reference, presented in both print and electronic formats. Its clear and accessible writing style, together with vivid photos, numerous cross references, extensive resource guide, and other pedagogical tools make it a valuable tool for the classroom as well as for research purposes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Energy Chronology.
1: Alternative Energy.
2: Alternative Fuels.
3: Appliance Standards.
4: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
5: Automobiles.
6: Batteries.
7: Berlin Mandate.
8: Best Management Practices.
9: Bicycles.
10: Biodiesel.
11: Biogas Digester.
12: Biomass Energy.
13: CAFE Standards.
14: California.
15: Carbon Emissions Factors.
16: Carbon Footprint and Neutrality.
17: Carbon Sequestration.
18: Carbon Tax.
19: Carbon Trading and Offsetting.
20: Caspian Sea.
21: Chernobyl.
22: Chlorofluorocarbons.
23: Climate Change.
24: Climate Neutrality.
25: Coal, Clean Technology.
26: Columbia River.
27: Combined Heat and Power.
28: Combustion Engine.
29: Compact Fluorescent Bulb.
30: Daylighting.
31: Department of Energy, U.S..
32: Dioxin.
33: Electricity.
34: Electric Vehicle.
35: Embodied Energy.
36: Emission Inventory.
37: Emissions Trading.
38: Energy Audit.
39: Energy Payback.
40: Energy Policy.
41: Energy Storage.
42: Entropy.
43: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing.
44: Environmental Measures.
45: Environmental Stewardship.
46: Ethanol, Corn.
47: Ethanol, Sugarcane.
48: Exergy.
49: Exxon Valdez.
50: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
51: Feed-In Tariff.
52: Flaring.
53: Flex Fuel Vehicles.
54: Food Miles.
55: Forecasting.
56: Fossil Fuels.
57: Fuel Cells.
58: Fusion.
59: Gasification.
60: Gasohol.
61: Geothermal Energy.
62: Global Warming.
63: Green Banking.
64: Green Energy Certification Schemes.
65: Greenhouse Gases.
66: Green Power.
67: Green Pricing.
68: Grid-Connected System.
69: Heating Degree Day.
70: Heat Island Effect.
71: Home Energy Rating Systems.
72: Hubbert's Peak.
73: Hydroelectric Power.
74: Hydrogen.
75: Innovation.
76: Insulation.
77: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
78: Internal Energy Market.
79: International Renewable Energy Agency.
80: Kyoto Protocol.
81: Landfill Methane.
82: LEED Standards.
83: Life Cycle Analysis.
84: Metering.
85: Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MTCE).
86: Microhydro Power.
87: Mountaintop Removal.
88: Natural Gas.
89: Nitrogen Oxides.
90: Nonpoint Source.
91: Nonrenewable Energy Resources.
92: Nuclear Power.
93: Nuclear Proliferation.
94: Offshore Drilling.
95: Oil.
96: Oil Majors.
97: Oil Sands.
98: Oil Shale.
99: On-Site Renewable Energy Generation.
100: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
101: Petroviolence.
102: Photovoltaics (PV).
103: Pipelines.
104: Plug-In Hybrid.
105: Power and Power Plants.
106: Public Transportation.
107: Public Utilities.
108: Radiative Forcing.
109: Recycling.
110: Renewable Energies.
111: Renewable Energy Portfolio.
112: Risk Assessment.
113: Smart Grid.
114: Solar Concentrator.
115: Solar Energy.
116: Solar Thermal Systems.
117: Sulfur Oxides (SOx).
118: Sustainability.
119: Three Gorges Dam.
120: Three Mile Island.
121: Tidal Power.
122: Total Primary Energy Supply.
123: Uranium.
124: Volatile Organic Compound (VOC).
125: Waste Incineration.
126: Wave Power.
127: Wind Power.
128: Wind Turbine.
129: Wood Energy.
130: World Commission on Environment and Development.
131: Yucca Mountain.
132: Zero-Emission Vehicle.
Green Energy Glossary.
Green Energy Resource Guide.
Green Energy Appendix.
Index.