The Resource Understanding the global energy crisis, edited by Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons

Understanding the global energy crisis, edited by Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons

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Understanding the global energy crisis
Title
Understanding the global energy crisis
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edited by Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons
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eng
Summary
We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by promoting the engagement between policy makers and experts in fields such as engineering and technology. Major steps forward in the development and use of technology are required. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. Likewise, it is also imperative that policy makers liaise closely with the academic community in order to realize advances. This book is designed to bridge the gap between these two groups, with a particular emphasis on educating the socially-conscious engineers and technologists of the future. In this accessibly-written volume, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe. The first section provides an overview of the nature of the global energy crisis approached from historical, political, and sociocultural perspectives. In the second section, expert contributors outline the technology and policy issues facing the development of major conventional and renewable energy sources. The third and final section explores policy and technology challenges and opportunities in the distribution and consumption of energy, in sectors such as transportation and the built environment. The book's epilogue suggests some future scenarios in energy distribution and use
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OSU
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illustrations
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index present
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HD9502.A2
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U495 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Coyle, Eugene D.
  • Simmons, Richard A.
  • JSTOR Open Access
  • Global Policy Research Institute
Series statement
Purdue studies in public policy
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  • Energy consumption
  • Energy policy
  • Energy development
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy consumption
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy development
  • Energy policy
  • Renewable energy sources
Label
Understanding the global energy crisis, edited by Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: The global energy crisis in context. Reflections on energy, greenhouse gases, and carbonaceous fuels -- Global energy policy perspectives -- Social engagement by the engineer -- Part 2: Energy conversion technology. Harnessing nature: wind, hydro, wave, tidal, and geothermal energy -- Solar power and the enabling role of nanotechnology -- Biofuel prospects in an uncertain world -- A future role for nuclear energy? -- Part 3: Energy distribution and use. Taking emerging renewable technologies to market -- Transportation and energy -- Policy challenges for the built environment : the dilemma of the existing building stock -- Epilogue: reflections on our path forward
  • ""Cover""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Part 1: The Global Energy Crisis in Context""; ""Chapter 1: Reflections on Energy, Greenhouse Gases, and Carbonaceous Fuels""; ""1.1. Introduction: Manâ€?s Quest for Energy""; ""1.2. Earthâ€?s Atmosphere and Greenhouse Gases""; ""Chapter 2: Global Energy Policy Perspectives""; ""2.1. Introduction: Energy Demand and Expected Growth""; ""2.2. United States Energy and Climate Policy""; ""2.3. Energy and Climate Policy in the European Union""
  • ""2.4. China Energy and Climate Change Policy""""2.5. Russia Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.6. Brazil Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.7. India Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""Chapter 3: Social Engagement by the Engineer""; ""3.1. Introduction""; ""3.2. Social Systems""; ""3.3. Common Authentic Values and Principles""; ""Part 2: Energy Conversion Technology""; ""Chapter 4: Harnessing Nature: Wind, Hydro, Wave, Tidal, and Geothermal Energy""; ""4.1. Introduction""; ""4.2. Wind Energy""; ""4.3. Hydroelectric Energy""; ""4.4. Wave and Tidal Energy""
  • ""4.5. Geothermal Energy""""4.6. Impact of Renewable Technologies on Electricity Grid Developments""; ""Chapter 5: Solar Power and the Enabling Role of Nanotechnology""; ""5.1. Introduction""; ""5.2. Solar Power Overview""; ""5.3. Nanotechnology""; ""5.4. Solar Photovoltaics""; ""5.5. Thermoelectrics""; ""5.6. Nanotechnology in Other Energy Applications""; ""Chapter 6: Biofuel Prospects in an Uncertain World""; ""6.1. Biofuels History""; ""6.2. First Generation Biofuels""; ""6.3. Second Generation Biofuels""; ""6.4. Conclusions: Major Challenges and Opportunities""
  • ""Chapter 7: A Future Role for Nuclear Energy?""""7.1. Introduction: Essentials of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.2. History of Nuclear Engineering""; ""7.3. Current Status of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.4. Nuclear Energy Safety""; ""7.5. Nuclear Accidents and Impacts""; ""7.6. Challenges in Nuclear Waste Management""; ""7.7. Future Role for Nuclear Power""; ""7.8. Social Engagement""; ""7.9. Future for Nuclear Fusion""; ""Part 3: Energy Distribution and Use""; ""Chapter 8: Taking Emerging Renewable Technologies to Market""; ""8.1 Introduction""; ""8.2 Economic Factors""; ""8.3 Political Factors""
  • ""8.4 Social Factors""""8.5 Maintainability Factors""; ""8.6 Economics of Energy""; ""8.7 Some Challenges for Emerging Wave Energy Technologies""; ""8.8 Conclusion""; ""Chapter 9: Transportation and Energy""; ""9.1 Transportation Energy Overview""; ""9.2 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles""; ""9.3 Aviation Fuels and Regulation""; ""Chapter 10: Policy Challenges for the Built Environment: The Dilemma of the Existing Building Stock""; ""10.1 Introduction""; ""10.2 Energy Conserving Building Retrofit Technologies""; ""10.3 Complexity of Energy Efficiency Retrofit Strategies""
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1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781612493091
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations.
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 21F4464A-69A5-4B5E-BC2E-BE5E6AB4045B
  • 22573/ctt6nxdw9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875676471
  • (OCoLC)ocn875676471
Label
Understanding the global energy crisis, edited by Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: The global energy crisis in context. Reflections on energy, greenhouse gases, and carbonaceous fuels -- Global energy policy perspectives -- Social engagement by the engineer -- Part 2: Energy conversion technology. Harnessing nature: wind, hydro, wave, tidal, and geothermal energy -- Solar power and the enabling role of nanotechnology -- Biofuel prospects in an uncertain world -- A future role for nuclear energy? -- Part 3: Energy distribution and use. Taking emerging renewable technologies to market -- Transportation and energy -- Policy challenges for the built environment : the dilemma of the existing building stock -- Epilogue: reflections on our path forward
  • ""Cover""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Part 1: The Global Energy Crisis in Context""; ""Chapter 1: Reflections on Energy, Greenhouse Gases, and Carbonaceous Fuels""; ""1.1. Introduction: Manâ€?s Quest for Energy""; ""1.2. Earthâ€?s Atmosphere and Greenhouse Gases""; ""Chapter 2: Global Energy Policy Perspectives""; ""2.1. Introduction: Energy Demand and Expected Growth""; ""2.2. United States Energy and Climate Policy""; ""2.3. Energy and Climate Policy in the European Union""
  • ""2.4. China Energy and Climate Change Policy""""2.5. Russia Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.6. Brazil Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.7. India Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""Chapter 3: Social Engagement by the Engineer""; ""3.1. Introduction""; ""3.2. Social Systems""; ""3.3. Common Authentic Values and Principles""; ""Part 2: Energy Conversion Technology""; ""Chapter 4: Harnessing Nature: Wind, Hydro, Wave, Tidal, and Geothermal Energy""; ""4.1. Introduction""; ""4.2. Wind Energy""; ""4.3. Hydroelectric Energy""; ""4.4. Wave and Tidal Energy""
  • ""4.5. Geothermal Energy""""4.6. Impact of Renewable Technologies on Electricity Grid Developments""; ""Chapter 5: Solar Power and the Enabling Role of Nanotechnology""; ""5.1. Introduction""; ""5.2. Solar Power Overview""; ""5.3. Nanotechnology""; ""5.4. Solar Photovoltaics""; ""5.5. Thermoelectrics""; ""5.6. Nanotechnology in Other Energy Applications""; ""Chapter 6: Biofuel Prospects in an Uncertain World""; ""6.1. Biofuels History""; ""6.2. First Generation Biofuels""; ""6.3. Second Generation Biofuels""; ""6.4. Conclusions: Major Challenges and Opportunities""
  • ""Chapter 7: A Future Role for Nuclear Energy?""""7.1. Introduction: Essentials of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.2. History of Nuclear Engineering""; ""7.3. Current Status of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.4. Nuclear Energy Safety""; ""7.5. Nuclear Accidents and Impacts""; ""7.6. Challenges in Nuclear Waste Management""; ""7.7. Future Role for Nuclear Power""; ""7.8. Social Engagement""; ""7.9. Future for Nuclear Fusion""; ""Part 3: Energy Distribution and Use""; ""Chapter 8: Taking Emerging Renewable Technologies to Market""; ""8.1 Introduction""; ""8.2 Economic Factors""; ""8.3 Political Factors""
  • ""8.4 Social Factors""""8.5 Maintainability Factors""; ""8.6 Economics of Energy""; ""8.7 Some Challenges for Emerging Wave Energy Technologies""; ""8.8 Conclusion""; ""Chapter 9: Transportation and Energy""; ""9.1 Transportation Energy Overview""; ""9.2 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles""; ""9.3 Aviation Fuels and Regulation""; ""Chapter 10: Policy Challenges for the Built Environment: The Dilemma of the Existing Building Stock""; ""10.1 Introduction""; ""10.2 Energy Conserving Building Retrofit Technologies""; ""10.3 Complexity of Energy Efficiency Retrofit Strategies""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612493091
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 21F4464A-69A5-4B5E-BC2E-BE5E6AB4045B
  • 22573/ctt6nxdw9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875676471
  • (OCoLC)ocn875676471

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