Energy for Sustainability Technology, Planning, Policy
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: Energy for Sustainabilityis the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete treatment of energy sources and uses. It examines the full range of issues—from generating technologies to land use planning—in making the transition to sustainable energy. nbsp; The book begins by providing a historical perspective on energy use by human civilizations and then covers energy fundamentals and trends; buildings and energy; sustainable electricity; sustainable transportation and land use; and energy policy and planning. Included in these topical areas are in-depth discussions of all of the most promising sources of renewable energy, including solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and biofuels. In addition, the authors offer a thorough presentation of “green” building design, the impact of land use and transportation patterns on energy use, and the policies needed to transform energy markets at the local, state, and national levels. Throughout, the authors first provide the necessary theory and then demonstrate how it can be applied, utilizing cutting-edge practices and technologies, and the most current available data. nbsp; Since the dawn of the industrial age, the explosive growth in economic productivity has been fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas. World energy use nearly doubled between 1975 and 2005. China’s energy use has been doubling every decade. The implications for the environment are staggering. One way or another, our reliance on fossil fuels will have to end.Energy for Sustainabilityevaluates the alternatives and helps students understand how, with good planning and policy decisions, renewable energy and efficiency can support world demands at costs we can afford—economically, environmentally, and socially. nbsp;
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List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/30/2008
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 2.00" tall
GILBERT M. MASTERS received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and has taught courses there for the past twenty-five years on energy and the environment, with an emphasis on efficiency and renewables. He is currently Professor (Emeritus) of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and the author of several books on environmental engineering.
|Energy Patterns and Trends|
|The Energy Imperative and Patterns of Use|
|Energy Sources and Sustainability|
|Fundamentals of Energy Science|
|Energy Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment|
|Buildings and Energy|
|Energy Efficiency for Buildings|
|Solar Energy for Buildings|
|From Whole Building to Whole Community Energy|
|Centralized Electric Power Systems|
|Distributed Energy Resources|
|Large-Scale Renewables: Wind and Solar|
|Sustainable Transportation and Land Use|
|Transportation Energy and Efficient Vehicles|
|Biofuels, Biomass, and Other Alternative Fuels|
|Whole Community Energy and Land Use|
|Energy Policy and Planning|
|Market Transformation to Sustainable Energy|
|U.S. State and Community Energy Policy and Planning|
|References and Further Reading|