Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems How Do We Get There from Here?

ISBN-10: 1606502603
ISBN-13: 9781606502600
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Momentum Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Energy engineers, technology managers, and political leaders all need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy--the limits of that energy--and what we will need to do in the future if we are to have a cleaner and environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technological-based civilization. This book will shed some much needed light on that conundrum. It * Provides a broad overview of our current energy sources, their uses and limitations and political and economic constraints * Clarifies the urgency behind the sweeping changes in the world's energy needs and available supplies * Offers a rational paradigm for how we can go about selecting the optimal mix of fossil, renewable and sustainable energy sources and how we can then aggressively move toward those more sustainable sources Drawing from a combined 40 years of teaching about energy and its applications, the authors offer a broad, balanced analysis of our current energy circumstances and how we can intelligently transition from our reliance on fossil fuels to more sustainable and renewable energy sources--solar, wind, nuclear, and bio-mass. With their grounding in the traditional petroleum industries, the authors embed their arguments for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources in the hard realities of energy economics. Those hard realities include the enormous 'energy density' advantage that oil and gas currently provide over other alternative energies and how that must always enter into any rationale economic plan for future energy growth.

Portland, ME; Professor, University of Southern Maine; AHEAD Energy Corporation (501c3)

Preface
Concepts, Definitions, Measures
Defining Energy
Work
Heat
Light
Electricity
Power
Efficiency
Key Energy Resource Definitions
Sources and Resources
Reserves
Production
Comparing Units and Magnitudes of Measure
"Renewable" Versus "Nonrenewable" Energy
Stock and Flow Limitations
Fossil and Nuclear Fuels: Nonrenewable, Stock-Limited Energy
Solar Energy: Renewable, Flow-Limited Energy
In-Between Resources: Renewable, Stock, and Flow-Limited Energy
Briefly Comparing Current Use of Energy Stocks and Flows
Energy Use in Societies
Visualizing Energy Use
Energy Use by Economic Sector
Energy Use by Example: The United States
Environmental Impacts of Energy Use
Classification by Pollutant or Harm
Classification by Scale
Defining Sustainability and Sustainable Energy
Sustainability
Sustainable Energy
Sources of Energy and Environmental Information
United States Energy Information Administration
International Energy Agency
World Energy Council
World Resources Institute
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Industry Reports
"Nonrenewable" Energy Resources
Fossil Fuels
Oil and Gas
Coal
Nuclear Fuels
Fission
Fusion
Uranium Distribution
Uranium Exploration and Production
"Renewable" Energy Resources
A Note
Earth's Energy Allowance
The Solar Resource
Solar Photovoltaic Technology
Concentrating Solar Power
Passive Solar Energy
Solar Energy Distribution and Installed Capacity
Biomass and Biofuel Resources
Ethanol
Biodiesel
Biogas
Biomass and Biofuels Distribution and Production
Hydropower
Hydro Potential Distribution
Tidal and Wave Power
Wind Power
Wind Turbines
Wind Distribution and Installed Capacity
Geothermal
Geothermal Distribution and Installed Capacity
Direct Use Applications
Energy Consumption in Economic Sectors
Broadly Characterizing Energy Consumption
Energy Consumption in Industrialized Society
The Electric Power Sector
Electricity Generation
Electricity Delivery
Energy Consumption in the Electric Power Sector
The Transportation Sector
Vehicular Technology
Automobiles Versus Mass Transit
Commercial Transportation
Energy Consumption in the Transportation Sector
The Industrial Sector
Petroleum Refining
The Steel and Aluminum Industries
Energy Consumption in the Industrial Sector
The Residential and Commercial Sectors
Lighting
Heating
Cooling
Appliances
Consumer Electronics
Energy Consumption in the Residential/Commercial Sectors
Improving Energy Efficiency in Economic Sectors
Petroleum and Other Energy Resource Limits
Earth's Energy Resource "Bank Account"
Growth and Limits
The Growth Function
Physical Limits
Peak Oil: Understanding Oil Limits
Specific Details
Analysis
A Closer Look at the Character of a Peak
What We Can Know
Limits of Other Resources
Solar Energy Limits
Wind Energy Limits
Hydro Energy Limits
Geothermal Energy Limits
What Does All of This Mean to Sustainability?
Environmental Impact
The Environment and Humans: Interconnected Systems
The Energy-and Environment Focus
Characterizing Environmental Impacts
Toxins, Poisons, and Toxicity
Radiation
Human Safety and Welfare
Land Use and Ecosystem Disruption
Water Usage and Pollution
Air Emissions and Pollution
Green House Gas Emissions and Climate Change
Environmental Impacts of the Sources
Coal
Oil and Gas
Nuclear
The "Renewables"
Biofuels and Biomass
Comparing Impacts
Global Social Contexts
Modern Energy's Essential Role
Energy Requirements to Meet Human Needs and Wants
Human Needs
The Advantage of Consuming Energy
In-depth: The Energy/Quality-of-Life Nexus
Consumerism
Energy Security Considerations
Comparing the Values of Different Energy Systems
Fossil Fuels
Renewable Resources
Nuclear Power
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Externalities in Energy Value Metrics
Next Steps
Entering a New Age
The Transition that Brought us Here
Petroleum's Role in the Next Transition
Petroleum's Response to the Shortage
The Time Factor
Higher Prices 165^
Energy Poverty's Role in the Transition
The Need for an Energy Labor Force
A Brief Note on Climate Change's Role in the Transition
Energy Dreams
Easy Energy Transitions
Solar
Unproven Technologies
Ridiculous Technologies
Comparing the Options
New Lifestyles Around Sustainable Energy
Optimized Energy Mixes for Space and Time
Using Everything, as We Always Have
Context-Based Solutions
Local, Decentralized Energy Development
Conservation
Evolving Energy Mixes
Brief Summary of Agency and Industry Forecasts
So, What Is the Path Forward?
Index

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