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Energy In The 21st Century (2nd Edition) By John R Fanchi (Texas Christian Univ, Usa)

Energy In The 21st Century (2nd Edition) by John R Fanchi (Texas Christian Univ, Usa)

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Energy may be the most important factor that will influence the shape of society in the 21st century. The cost and availability of energy significantly impacts our quality of life and the health of national economies. This book examines the energy sources that play a vital role in society.

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Energy In The 21st Century (2nd Edition) Summary

Energy In The 21st Century (2nd Edition) by John R Fanchi (Texas Christian Univ, Usa)

Energy may be the most important factor that will influence the shape of society in the 21st century. The cost and availability of energy significantly impacts our quality of life, the health of national economies, the relationships between nations, and the stability of our environment. What kind of energy do we want to use in our future? Will there be enough? What will be the consequences of our decisions? Everyone has a stake in the answers to these questions and the decisions that are being made to provide energy.Energy in the 21st Century, in its second edition, examines the energy sources that play a vital role in society today, as well as those that may be the primary energy sources of tomorrow. From our reliance on fossil fuels to the quest for energy independence, and the environmental issues that follow each decision, this book delves into the most prominent energy issues of our time. Armed with this information, the reader can think critically about the direction they want this world to take.

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Energy Consumption; Fossil Energy - Coal; Fossil Energy - Oil and Gas; Peak Oil; Nuclear Energy; Renewable Energy - Solar Energy; Renewable Energy - Wind Energy; Renewable Energy - Energy from Water; Renewable Energy - Bioenergy and Synfuels; Energy Carrier, Energy Storage and Hybrid Energy Systems; Electricity Generation and Distribution; Energy Economics; Future Issues - Geopolitics of Energy; Future Issues - Energy Forecasts.

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NLS9789814324540
9789814324540
981432454X
Energy In The 21st Century (2nd Edition) by John R Fanchi (Texas Christian Univ, Usa)
New
Paperback
World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
2010-11-01
376
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