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Synergies for Sustainable Energy

Synergies for Sustainable Energy

By (author): Elvin Yuzugullu
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781608075447

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Here's a one-stop volume that addresses the complete range of clean energy technologies and associated issues. The book highlights synergistic opportunities, showing you how energy efforts in different sectors can be integrated to leverage each one's strength. Moreover, you discover what these opportunities mean at local, regional, and global scales, and learn how different stakeholder priorities can be managed. You get a global snapshot of critical energy considerations, including the status of resources, consumption trends, technology development and learn how these factors are effected by related social, political, and environmental issues. You are guided through each of the various clean energy technologies, gaining knowledge of important facts, technology basics, key players, markets, relevant analyses and results, and challenges and opportunities. This valuable reference gives you practical tools to aid in decision-making efforts and case studies that provide a real-world perspective.
Introduction - Key Global Trends. Snapshot of Global Energy Trends. Quest for Sustainability. Population Growth: History. Population Growth: Impacts. The Earth 's Carrying Capacity. Our Ecological Footprint. Civilization and Energy. Energy Throughout History and Transitions. The Three Revolutions├╣.; Energy Efficiency - Basics. Efficient Buildings. Efficient Vehicles. Efficient Industry. Impacts. Market Status. Challenges and Potential Solutions. Emerging Opportunities.; Renewable Electricity - Overview of Renewable Electricity. Solar Energy. Wind Energy. Geothermal Energy. Biomass Energy. Water Power.; Alternative Fuels - Key Facts, Figures, and Trends. Basics. Impacts. Market Status. Challenges and Potential Solutions. Emerging Opportunities.; Energy Storage - Basics. Pumped Hydro. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). Flywheels. Batteries. Electrochemical Capacitors (Supercapacitors). Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES). Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. Thermal Energy Storage. Impacts. Market Status. Challenges and Potential Solutions. Emerging Opportunities.; Toward Sustainability: Putting the Pieces Together ;
  • Elvin Yuzugullu Elvin Yuzugullu, is a Senior Clean Energy Analyst at SRA International, Inc. in Washington, DC, and has extensive experience working for the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program. She holds an M.Sc. in environmental engineering from West Virginia University and a D.Sc. in environmental and energy management from The George Washington University.
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