More Details about Sustainable Energy

General Information  
Author(s)Tester
PublisherPhi
Edition2
ISBN9788120348103
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2013

Description

This widely used textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate 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.