Books  Sustainable Development  Energy 

Energy Use and the Environment

By: FPW Winteringham

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #21158 | ISBN: 0873716094
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £105.00 $132/€124 approx

About this book

This book presents a contemporary view of such topics as current energy technology and energy types, including nuclear power, solar power, fossil-carbon based energy, and biomass fuels; research and development needs; the greenhouse effect; agricultural concerns; and byproducts of energy use, including acid rain and hazardous waste. The book reviews current techynology and addresses the global impact of this technology by weighing the costs aginst the benefits. Suggestions and solutions to problems are provided for consideration. Conservationists, regulators, policy makers, environmental professionals, researchers, educators, consultants, and students will find this book to be a tremendous asset in their attempts to understand the impacts of our current energy use on the environment and the directions we must take in the future.


Contents

THE NATURE OF ENERGY. ENERGY USE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT. ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, RESOURCES, AND USES. THE BENEFIT-DETRIMENT APPROACH. Principles. FOSSIL-CARBON BASED ENERGY. BIOMASS FUELS. The Future. SOLAR-, WIND-, GEOTHERMAL-, AND WATER-BASED POWER. Solar Energy. WInd Power. THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR-BASED POWER. NON-NUCLEAR R & D FOR THE FUTURE. ENERGY, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHERIES. GLOBAL TRENDS, PROBLEMS, AND NEEDS. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, FOOD, WATER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. ENERGY USE, ATTITUDES, AND CONSERVATION. EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE. THE GOAL OF PEACEFUL PLANETARY MANAGEMENT. But Grounds For Optimism. GLOSSARY OF TERMS, UNITS, AND ACRONYMS. KEY REFERENCES TO INFORMATION AND DATA SOURCES. POSTSCRIPT.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Rural Energy Services

NHBS Price: £14.95 $19/€18 approx

Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air

NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€36 approx

Low or Zero Carbon Energy Sources

NHBS Price: £14.95 $19/€18 approx

Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy

NHBS Price: £75.00 $95/€89 approx

Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation

NHBS Price: £58.99 $74/€70 approx