The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

The book takes the reader through a possible future for energy generation, transportation and utilisation, seeking to make some bold calls on what energy will look like in 2030 and beyond.

Author: John Armstrong

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798643731597

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Page: 164

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The Future of Energy - 2020 Edition The 'Future of Energy' takes the reader through a possible future for energy generation, transportation and utilisation, seeking to make some bold calls on what energy will look like in 2030 and beyond. The book brings together discussion on energy and thoughts on the range of topics which form the fulcrum of the challenges ahead of us. Written to spark ideas, discussion and debate the 'Future of Energy' engages the reader in the future challenges and opportunities of this hugely exciting and important field. Background Energy is a huge field, touching every part of society. Without it we couldn't cook, heat our homes, make steel, travel or pretty much do anything. Since humans first made fire to warm themselves and cook, energy has been a cornerstone of progression and since the times of Watt and Brunel it is hydrocarbons in the form of coal, oil and gas which have driven us forward; forming the cornerstones of a revolution which has changed every aspect of our daily lives. In 2020 we stand at a crossroads. On the one hand to continue our existing path reliant on hydrocarbons and the resultant impact on the planet. On the other hand, there is an alternative route in which we find another way, utilising hydrocarbons differently - and in lower volumes - and finding energy from 'alternative' sources including many that already exist and are rapidly moving from niche to main stream. There exists a huge range of information on the 'energy transition' with competing technologies and theories vying for supremacy. It's easy to fall into the trap of believing there is an easy answer or 'silver bullet' to the huge challenges we face. It is substantially more complicated with an inevitable patchwork of future technologies, rather than a single simple solution. There is no perfect answer to the challenges we face but most will in some way shape the way we use energy through the next decade and beyond. About the author John Armstrong is an engineer whose career has spanned the extremes of the energy industry - giving him a front-row seat on the energy roller-coaster. He began his career constructing oil refineries before moving to work across fossil and renewable electricity generation. More recently John has been leading the growth of decentralised energy and district heating. John lives in Bath in the United Kingdom with his wife and two children. Reviews The author takes you on a... journey through a range of environmental scenarios (home heating, air travel, industrial consumption) where energy is the problem but also, potentially, brings a range of solutions. Enough detail to keep the purists happy but also simply written so the amateur won't get lost. Andrew, May 2020 A very good guide to the challenges the energy industry faces today. I will be recommending it to all my team to get up to speed with the industry - incredibly accessible in how the ideas are laid out. Seb, Conference Producer, May 2020 This should be mandatory reading for future undergraduates and graduates as part of our induction process. Darren, Senior Energy Manager, May 2020 The author manages to present a complex topic in an engaging and authoritative way. Andrew, May 2020
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The Future of Energy Use

The Future of Energy Use

Following the success of its predecessor, this second edition of The Future of Energy Use provides essential analysis of the use of different forms of energy and their environmental and social impacts.

Author: Philip O'Keefe

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844075041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 947

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Categories: Business & Economics

Our Energy Future

Our Energy Future

This book emphasizes the importance of continued scientific, agricultural, and engineering development, while outlining the political and environmental challenges that are coupled with a complete shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy ...

Author: Carla S. Jones

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520278776

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 555

"Our Energy Future is an introductory textbook for a college course in energy production, alternative and renewable fuels, and related issues involved in building a sustainable energy future. Our society is consuming energy at an alarming rate as trends in energy consumption continue to rise. Jones and Mayfield explore the creation and history of fossil fuels, their impact on the environment, and how they have become critical to our society. They warn that continuing fuel-usage patterns could permanently damage our environment. Jones and Mayfield also outline how the adoption of sustainable biofuels will be key to our future energy stability. They discuss a number of renewable energy options, and then discuss different biofuel feedstocks and their potential as replacements for petroleum-based products. This book emphasizes the importance of continued scientific, agricultural, and engineering development, while outlining the political and environmental challenges that are coupled with a complete shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy and biomass. Our Energy Future is an excellent, accessible resource for undergraduate students studying biofuels and bioenergy."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Science

The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

Each potential energy source includes discussions of tradeoffs in economics, environmental, and policy implications Examples and cases of implementing each technology are included throughout the book Technical discussions are supported with ...

Author: Brian F. Towler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128010655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 834

Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting the world's energy needs. A historical, scientific, and technical background set the stage for discussions on a wide range of energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, as well as emerging renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Readers will learn that there are no truly "green" energy sources—all energy usage involves some tradeoffs—and will understand these tradeoffs and other issues involved in using each energy source. Each potential energy source includes discussions of tradeoffs in economics, environmental, and policy implications Examples and cases of implementing each technology are included throughout the book Technical discussions are supported with equations, graphs, and tables Includes discussions of carbon capture and sequestration as emerging technologies to manage carbon dioxide emissions
Categories: Business & Economics

Renewable Energy Finance

Renewable Energy Finance

This book will give readers a unique insiders' perspective on how renewable energy deals actually get done.Renewable Energy Finance (Second Edition) describes in rich detail current best practices and evolving trends in clean energy ...

Author: Charles W. Donovan

Publisher: Wspc (Europe

ISBN: 1786348624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 845

This book will give readers a unique insiders' perspective on how renewable energy deals actually get done. Renewable Energy Finance (Second Edition) describes in rich detail current best practices and evolving trends in clean energy investing. With contributions by some of the world's leading experts in energy finance, the book documents how investors are spending over $300 billion each year on financing renewable energy and positioning themselves in a growing global investment market. This second edition documents, with practical examples, the ways in which investors have funded over $2.6 trillion in solar, wind, and other renewable energy projects over the past decade. The book will be a go-to reference manual for understanding the factors that shape risk and return in renewable energy, the world's fastest growing industrial sector. Renewable Energy Finance (Second Edition) is suitable for executives new to the field, as well as advanced business students. This new edition will fill an important vacuum in the published book market. Despite exploding interest in renewable energy investing amongst corporate managers, government policymakers, and advanced business students, there is no text in the market that provides an insider's perspective on how large-scale renewable energy projects are funded. Over the last 10 years, many books about renewable energy have been written from an engineering perspective, focusing on technical aspects of clean energy technologies. Books written from a finance & economics perspective have dealt with renewable energy as a sub-set of the energy market or infrastructure financing more generally. Titles in the mass market have focused almost exclusively on investing in shares of renewable energy companies, not renewable energy power projects. Renewable Energy Finance (Second Edition) bridges these gaps by serving an audience of industry professionals and finance scholars with insights and analysis from leading investors putting their firms' money to work in utility-scale renewable energy projects. Essays collected in the book describe project financing vehicles for a range of renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaic power plants, offshore wind farms, and bio-fuel refineries, as well as financing practices in a diverse set of countries.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

Renewable energy is more than photovoltaic cells and wind turbines – though these are viable options – and subsequent sections look at various sources, including solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, nuclear power and yes, wind ...

Author: Scientific American Editors

Publisher: Scientific American

ISBN: 9781466833869

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 100

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The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind and Fire by the Editors of Scientific American Since the Industrial Revolution our civilization has depended on fossil fuels to generate energy – first it was coal; then petroleum. But there are two problems: the first is that petroleum isn't an infinite resource; and the second is that burning coal and oil puts billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, trapping heat. Temperatures have risen by about 0.6 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years, which may not sound like much, but even that small increase is showing some large effects. For one, records have been set for the seasonal loss of arctic ice. If business as usual continues, we are looking at a world where sea levels will be high enough to submerge many coastal cities and extreme weather events like 2012's Hurricane Sandy are the new normal. In this eBook, The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind and Fire, we review the energy problem and analyze the options from the mundane to the far out, beginning in Section One with an overview of issues and solutions, including the comprehensive "A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030" and "7 Radical Energy Solutions." As these authors show, a multitude of possibilities exist. Renewable energy is more than photovoltaic cells and wind turbines – though these are viable options – and subsequent sections look at various sources, including solar power, hydropower, geothermal power, nuclear power and yes, wind power. For example, Section 4's "Can Nuclear Power Compete" examines the possibilities for nuclear rebirth and Section 5's "Turning the Tide" and "Moving Parts" discuss how tides could power coastal cities. Meanwhile we need to power transportation, and Section 7 reviews the search for biofuels that do not negatively impact the environment. Of course, all technologies have drawbacks that must be addressed, and not every idea will succeed. That isn't the point. There's no choice but to change the way we power our lives. The question is how and when. The longer we wait, the more painful the transition will be.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

The sun is a huge source of energy. Plants and animals take in energy from the
sun. They store that energy in chemical form. When they die, the energy gets
changed to other forms. Some plants and animals that died long ago broke down
to ...

Author: M. M. Eboch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781496673244

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 603

Our world runs on energy! But traditional fossil fuels are doing great damage to the environment, and they will eventually run out. How might solar, water, wind and geothermal power come to our rescue? Readers can discover how different the world could look in the future with energy sources that are clean and renewable.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Future of Energy in Africa

The Future of Energy in Africa

Statement of Walker A. Williams President & CEO Leadership Africa USA Before
th House Committee on Foreign Affairs The Future of Energy in Africa November
14 , 2014 Thank you Chairman Smith , Ranking Member Bass , and Members of
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03813164W

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 94

View: 156

Categories: Africa, Sub-Saharan

The Future of Atomic Energy

The Future of Atomic Energy

THE FUTURE OF ATOMIC ENERGY By E. Fermi The attention of the public in the
problems of atomic energy has been centered so far primarily on the military side
of the development . It is natural that it should be so , since on one hand the ...

Author: Enrico Fermi

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024600566

Category: Nuclear energy

Page: 6

View: 450

Categories: Nuclear energy

The Future of the Nation s Energy Utilities

The Future of the Nation s Energy Utilities

Subcommittee on Energy Development and Applications. EXHIBIT B DEMAND
FORECASTS One of the areas of greatest utility uncertainty is the planning of
future load growth . Although there are highly sophisticated econometric
techniques ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Development and Applications

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00183663720

Category: Electric power consumption

Page: 462

View: 718

Categories: Electric power consumption

The Energy of Tomorrow

The Energy of Tomorrow

This title explores global energy use, including the history of the world's dependence on fossil fuels and highlighting the efforts to expand use of renewable energy sources.

Author: Martha London

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781098213510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 707

This title explores global energy use, including the history of the world's dependence on fossil fuels and highlighting the efforts to expand use of renewable energy sources. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Future of Energy Challenges Perspectives and Solutions

The Future of Energy  Challenges  Perspectives  and Solutions

The collection of works provides a unique perspective on the evolving landscape of future energy which is provocative and enlightening. The reader will find it enriches and enlivens the discussion of what is to come"--

Author: Thomas Valone

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1536181862

Category:

Page: 397

View: 199

The anthology entitled, "The Future of Energy: Challenges, Perspectives, and Solutions" includes a wide range of topics related to the probable and also possible future developments of energy technologies. The collection of papers offers a series of unprecedented perspectives on energy science, unavailable elsewhere. The authors have considered developments in renewable energy, novel energy discoveries, environmental climate futures, possible technological advances, temporal distortion, and gravitational electromagnetism. Specific energy inventors reporting breakthrough results have also been showcased in individual chapters, including Searl, Manelas, Kozyrev, and Storms. The future of energy is presented with possible scenarios such as with microgrids, solar systems, fusion-fission reactors, smart cities, energy storage, electric vehicles, low energy nuclear reactors, electromagnetic devices, proton and electron conversion, theoretical antigravity, and time manipulation. Several interesting models have been considered to provoke and stretch the reader's imagination and awareness of the study of the future. This collection of works provides a broad range of conceptual understanding of energy conversion that is both conventional and unconventional. Each chapter includes a significant use of graphs and charts, as well as explanatory equations where necessary, with plenty of vital references and links to substantiate any new scientific concepts and assist further research. More than one new phenomena of electrical power production have been discovered and the results documented in detail within the pages of this anthology. While the time schedule and specific cause of global warming is detailed, the plan for advanced energy applications is also explored. The collection of works provides a unique perspective on the evolving landscape of future energy which is provocative and enlightening. The reader will find it enriches and enlivens the discussion of what is to come.
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The Future of Energy The 2021 Guide to the Energy Transition Renewable Energy Energy Technology Sustainability Hydrogen and More

The Future of Energy  The 2021 Guide to the Energy Transition   Renewable Energy  Energy Technology  Sustainability  Hydrogen and More

The Future of Energy 2021 Edition - The guide to sustainability, renewable energy, climate change and the energy transition. The 'Future of Energy' is written to be accessible for anyone interested in learning more about energy.

Author: John Armstrong

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838388605

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 310

The Future of Energy 2021 Edition - The guide to sustainability, renewable energy, climate change and the energy transition. The 'Future of Energy' is written to be accessible for anyone interested in learning more about energy. Substantially updated in 2021 to reflect the impact of Covid-19 on the world of energy, the book takes the reader through a future for energy generation, transportation, and utilisation. Concise and comprehensive, the book brings together discussion on energy and thoughts on the range of topics which form the fulcrum of the challenges ahead of us including climate change, hydrogen, heat, sustainability, and renewable energy. Written to spark ideas, discussion and debate the 'Future of Energy' engages the reader in the future challenges and opportunities of this hugely exciting and important field. Background There exists a huge range of information on the 'energy transition' with competing technologies and theories vying for supremacy. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing there is an easy answer or 'silver bullet' to the huge challenges we face. It is substantially more complicated with an inevitable patchwork of future technologies, rather than a single simple solution. There is no perfect answer to the challenges we face but most will in some way shape the way we use energy through the next decade and beyond. About the author John Armstrong is an engineer whose career has spanned the extremes of the energy industry - giving him a front-row seat on the energy roller-coaster. He began his career constructing oil refineries before moving to work across fossil and renewable electricity generation. John lives in Bath in the United Kingdom with his wife and two children. Reviews for the 'Future of Energy' books by John Armstrong Concise while being comprehensive. Thorough but with a bit of a personal perspective that makes it interesting. Realistic about the challenges but with a dose of optimism about what could be done. Well-informed but accessible. David Elmes, Professor, Warwick Business School, Sept 2020. I would highly recommend this book to anybody working within energy or interested in learning more about the movement towards clean energy. I'd been looking for a book like this for years but couldn't find anything that wasn't a chunky textbook. Amazon Review, August 2020 A very good guide to the challenges the energy industry faces today. I will be recommending it to all my team to get up to speed with the industry - incredibly accessible in how the ideas are laid out. Seb, Energy Conference Producer, May 2020 This should be mandatory reading for future undergraduates and graduates as part of our induction process. Darren, Senior Energy Manager, May 2020 The author manages to present a complex topic in an engaging and authoritative way. Andrew, May 2020
Categories: Science

Energy

Energy

Electric power generation and distribution - Hear engines and heat exchangers - The Herat and geothermal energy - Origin of fossil fuels Fossil energy - Solar energy - Solar electric technology - Mass-energy transformations - ...

Author: John R. Fanchi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780122482915

Category: Science

Page: 491

View: 775

Energy: Technology and Directions for the Future presents the fundamentals of energy for scientists and engineers. It is a survey of energy sources that will be available for use in the 21st century energy mix. The reader will learn about the history and science of several energy sources as well as the technology and social significance of energy. Themes in the book include thermodynamics, electricity distribution, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, solar energy, nuclear energy, alternate energy (wind, water, biomass), energy and society, energy and the environment, sustainable development, the hydrogen economy, and energy forecasting. The approach is designed to present an intellectually rich and interesting text that is also practical.This is accomplished by introducing basic concepts in the context of energy technologies and, where appropriate, in historical context. Scientific concepts are used to solve concrete engineering problems. The technical level of presentation presumes that readers have completed college level physics with calculus and mathematics through calculus of several variables. The selection of topics is designed to provide the reader with an introduction to the language, concepts and techniques used in all major energy components that are expected to contribute to the 21st century energy mix. Future energy professionals will need to understand the origin and interactions of these energy components to thrive in an energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy sources. Over 100 illustrations Over 150 exercises Forecasts of the 21st century energy mix Presents history and science of several energy sources Discusses social, economic and environmental implications of energy choices Solves concrete engineering problems using scientific principles Designed for scientists and engineers with physics and calculus background Convenient list of energy conversion factors
Categories: Science

Coal Wars

Coal Wars

Based on a series of journeys into the heart of coal land, from Wyoming to West Virginia to China's remote Shanxi Province, hundreds of interviews with people involved in, or affected by, the effort to shrink the industry, and deep research ...

Author: Richard Martin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466879249

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 890

Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's power. Our modern technological society would be inconceivable without coal and the energy it provides. Unfortunately, that society will not survive unless we wean ourselves off coal. The largest single source of greenhouse gases, coal is responsible for 43 percent of the world's carbon emissions. Richard Martin, author of SuperFuel, argues that to limit catastrophic climate change, we must find a way to power our world with less polluting energy sources, and we must do it in the next couple of decades—or else it is "game over." It won't be easy: as coal plants shut down across the United States, and much of Europe turns to natural gas, coal use is growing in the booming economies of Asia— particularly China and India. Even in Germany, where nuclear power stations are being phased out in the wake of the Fukushima accident, coal use is growing. Led by the Sierra Club and its ambitious "Beyond Coal" campaign, environmentalists hope to drastically reduce our dependence on coal in the next decade. But doing so will require an unprecedented contraction of an established, lucrative, and politically influential worldwide industry. Big Coal will not go gently. And its decline will dramatically change lives everywhere—from Appalachian coal miners and coal company executives to activists in China's nascent environmental movement. Based on a series of journeys into the heart of coal land, from Wyoming to West Virginia to China's remote Shanxi Province, hundreds of interviews with people involved in, or affected by, the effort to shrink the industry, and deep research into the science, technology, and economics of the coal industry, Coal Wars chronicles the dramatic stories behind coal's big shutdown—and the industry's desperate attempts to remain a global behemoth. A tour de force of literary journalism, Coal Wars will be a milestone in the climate change battle.
Categories: Science

Our Energy Future

Our Energy Future

Turn to this guide for easy-to-grasp and up-to-date coverage of the many aspects of the energy value chain: Oil and natural gas Coal Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect Energy from water Biomass Solar energy Geothermal energy Wind energy ...

Author: Christian Ngo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118585856

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 348

A Wiley Survival Guide on our Energy Future Concerned about our energy future? Turn to this guide for easy-to-grasp and up-to-date coverage of the many aspects of the energy value chain: Oil and natural gas Coal Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect Energy from water Biomass Solar energy Geothermal energy Wind energy Nuclear energy Electricity Energy storage Transportation Housing Smart energy consumption Hydrogen Armed with the knowledge in this book, students, teachers, decision-makers, politicians, and consumers can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Future Of Energy

The Future Of Energy

The Future of Energy examines a dozen major trends that will impact energy demand, supply, use, and substitution in the decade ahead -- and how companies, industries, and individuals can be prepared!

Author: Mariella Talamentez

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798717534925

Category:

Page: 126

View: 339

Energy is a huge field, touching every part of society. Without it, we couldn't cook, heat our homes, make steel, travel, or pretty much do anything. Since humans first made the fire to warm themselves and cook, energy has been a cornerstone of progression and since the times of Watt and Brunel, it is hydrocarbons in the form of coal, oil, and gas which have driven us forward; forming the cornerstones of a revolution which has changed every aspect of our daily lives. Energy and power are critical requirements for economic growth. With rising global wealth, global oil and power demand are rising even as the energy mix is changing. The push toward less carbon-intensive fuel and power substitutes is gaining momentum. But material science realities present some significant challenges and limitations -- especially with growing demand. The Future of Energy examines a dozen major trends that will impact energy demand, supply, use, and substitution in the decade ahead -- and how companies, industries, and individuals can be prepared!
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Energy for the Future

Energy for the Future

Describes the alternative methods of generating energy instead of using fossil fuels, including solar power, wind power, and biofuels, and speculates on the future of alternative energy.

Author: Angela Royston

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1432924249

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 757

Describes the alternative methods of generating energy instead of using fossil fuels, including solar power, wind power, and biofuels, and speculates on the future of alternative energy.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Powering Our Future

Powering Our Future

Oil production is soon expected to begin a rapid descent, with natural gas in close pursuit. Powering Our Future is an educational tool that opens the door to a future fueled by sustainable, renewable energy.

Author: Kimberly K. Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595339297

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 807

With nearly all of the world's energy consumption dependent on non-renewable resources,Powering Our Future challenges consumers to support changes that will create sustainable energy in the future. The four biggest energy sources-oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium-currently power our earth. What would happen to global societies if we experienced severe shortages of one or more of these resources? Such a glimpse into the future may become reality sooner than we think. Oil production is soon expected to begin a rapid descent, with natural gas in close pursuit. Powering Our Future is an educational tool that opens the door to a future fueled by sustainable, renewable energy. Consumers will learn: How our world has become dependent on four nonrenewable resources. How each resource impacts us politically, economically, and environmentally. How renewable resources such as hydrogen, wind power, solar energy, biofuels, and more are waiting in the wings. How the transition to a sustainable future will take place, offering economically stable and environmentally safe choices. Powering Our Future is a solution-oriented guide that will empower you to make more informed choices as a voter, a contributor to a global economy, and a citizen of the earth.
Categories: Science