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Sustainable energy : choosing among options / Jefferson W. Tester ... [et al.]
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2005
book jacket
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 4th Floor  TJ808 .S85 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Renewable energy sources
Physical Description xxiii, 846 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Sustainable energy : the engine of sustainable development -- Estimation and evaluation of energy resources -- Technical performance : allowability, efficiency, production rates -- Local, regional, and global environmental effects of energy -- Project economic evaluation -- Energy systems and sustainability metrics -- Fossil fuels and fossil energy -- Nuclear power -- Renewable energy in context -- Biomass energy -- Geothermal energy -- Hydropower -- Solar energy -- Ocean waves, tide, and thermal energy conversion -- Wind energy -- Storage, transportation, and distribution of energy -- Electric power sector -- Transportation services -- Industrial energy usage -- Commercial and residential buildings -- Synergistic complex systems -- Choosing among options -- Conversion factors
Summary Designed for advanced undergraduate/graduate students as well as others who have an interest in exploring energy resource options and technologies with a view toward achieving sustainability, this book presents trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options
Alternate Author Tester, Jefferson W

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