240 pages , Oxford University Press , 2011-05-17 Originally perceived as a cheap and plentiful source of power, the commercial use of nuclear energy has been controversial for decades. Worries about the dangers that nuclear plants and their radioactive waste posed to nearby communities grew over time, and plant construction in the United States virtually died after the e...[Read More]
160 pages , 2018-12-06 The main objective of this book is to evaluate alternative energy systems in buildings regardless of their location and climatic conditions. To do so, evaluations have been conducted in temperate and marine weather conditions in developed countries like Germany; in a semiarid climate in Spain; and in a humid subtropical climate in Brazil. Over the past few...[Read More]
Michael Bush This book introduces alternative sources of energy, especially if you want to stop paying outrageous bills by producing more electric and fuel power. There are many technologies that convert the alternative sources of energy into electricity and fuel very effectively with little or no risk to the envornment and your wallet. Go green and grab your copy now!
334 pages , ABC-CLIO , 2012-11-05 This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis. • A bibliographic chapter devoted to print and electronic resources on the topic useful...[Read More]
256 pages , New Society Publishers , 2009-04-01 Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint and to achieve great...[Read More]
629 pages , Academic Press , 2011 "Biofuels" provides state-of-the-art information on the status of biofuel production and related aspects. It includes a detailed overview of the alternative energy field and the role of biofuels as new energy sources, and gives a detailed account of the production of biodiesel from non-conventional bio-feedstocks such as algae and vegeta...[Read More]
730 pages , CRC Press , 2013-09-26 In part 2 of Wind Power for the World, the editors have collected reports and overviews of wind power status and history in various countries, several written by individuals who have made valuable contributions to the successful emergence of wind power. The chapters cover the uphill struggle; wind energy strategies and policies that pav...[Read More]
64 pages , The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc , 2002-12-15 Burning petroleum is one of the main culprits in the acceleration of global warming. The United States uses 25 percent of the world?s oil, yet it has only 4 percent of the world?s population and 3 percent of the world?s oil reserves. This book discusses ways the United States can find more oil on its own land, use i...[Read More]
220 pages , Greenhaven Press, Incorporated , 2002 Presents a collection of essays offering varying viewpoints on alternative energy sources, covering such topics as nuclear power, solar power, electric cars, and geothermal energy.
48 pages , The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc , 2014-07-15 As the world’s traditional sources of energy are gradually being depleted, global energy usage continues to increase. The impetus to find new sources of energy is rendered even more urgent when you consider that traditional sources of energy are costly and can cause widespread damage to the Earth and its climate. ...[Read More]