Green energy [electronic resource] : technology, economics, and policy
- Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press/Balkema, 2010.
- Physical description
- xxxiii, 341 p. : ill.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Section 1: Introduction (U.Aswathanarayana) Section 2: Renewable EnergyTechnologies (U.Aswathanarayana) Chapter 1 Renewables and climate change (U. Aswathanarayana) 1.1 Projected growth of renewables Chapter 2 Wind power (U. Aswathanarayana) 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Environmental factors 2.3 Costs 2.4 Wind power markets 2.5 Projected growth of wind power 2.6 Offshore wind power 2.7 Prognosis Chapter 3 Solar energy (U. Aswathanarayana) 3.1 Introduction 3.2 PV Technology 3.3 Thin Films 3.4 Costs 3.5 Research & Development needed 3.6 New concept PV devices 3.7 Concentrated Solar Power Chapter 4 Biomass (U. Aswathanarayana) 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Technology 4.3 Algal biofuels 4.4 Biomass wastes 4.5 Costs 4.6 Ethanol 4.7 Landfill Gas 4.8 Prognosis Chapter 5 Hydropower (U. Aswathanarayana) 5.1 Introduction 5.2 "Storage" Projects 5.3 Pumped storage hydroelectricity 5.4 "In-river" hydroelectric projects. Chapter 6 Geothermal energy (U. Aswathanarayana) 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Technology 6.3 Resources 6.4 Costs 6.5 Research & Development Chapter 7 Tidal power (U. Aswathanarayana) 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Resource position 7.3 Rance (France) and Severn (UK) tidal barrages 7.4 Research & Development and Costs Chapter 8 Deployment of renewable energy technologies (U. Aswathanarayana) 8.1 Characteristics and costs of common RETs 8.2 Potentials of RETs 8.3 Measuring policy effectiveness and efficiency 8.4 Overview of support schemes 8.5 Public-private partnership 8.6 An Integrated Strategy for the deployment of RETs 8.7 Renewable energy development in China and India References Section 3: Supply-side EnergyTechnologies (T. Harikrishnan, IAEA) Chapter 9 Fossil fuels and CCS (T. Ohsumi) 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Efficiency improvement in power generation 9.3 Fuel switching in fossil fuel power plants 9.4 Capture of CO2 9.5 Compression of CO2 9.6 Transport of CO2 in CCS 9.7 Storage of CO2 Chapter 10 Nuclear power (T. Harikrishnan) 10.1 Introduction 10.1.1 Future projections 10.1.2 Nuclear power and green energies 10.2 Nuclear fusion 10.2.1 Fission chain reaction 10.2.2 Natural fission reactors 10.2.3 Nuclear reactors 10.3 Sustainable nuclear fuel cycle options 10.3.1 Thorium fuel cycle 10.3.2 Uranium resources and products 10.3.3 Thorium resources 10.3.4 Uranium conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication 10.3.5 Spent fuel management and reprocessing 10.4 Advanced and next generation reactors 10.4.1 Generation IV reactors 10.4.2 Generation V reactors 10.4.3 Fusion reactors 10.4.4 Accelerator Driven System 10.5 Nuclear economics 10.6 Nuclear safety 10.7 Disposal of nuclear wastes Chapter 11 Next generation green technologies (T. Harikrishnan) 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Biomass gasification 11.2.1 Biomass 11.2.2 Gasification 11.2.3 Syngas 11.2.4 Fischer-Tropsch process 11.2.5 Biomass Integrated gasifier/gas turbine combined cycle 11.2.6 Environmental benefits of gasification 11.3 Marine energy 11.3.1 Marine current power 11.3.2 Ocean thermal energy 11.3.3 Salinity gradient power 11.3.4 Tidal power 11.3.5 Wave power 11.3.6 Damless hydro 11.4 Enhanced Geothermal Systems 11.4.1 Technical considerations 11.4.2 Economic considerations 11.4.3 Further studies required 11.4.4 Induced seismicity Chapter 12 Algal biofuels (Sabil Francis) 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Comparative advantages 12.3 Problems with algal biofuels 12.4 Technologies 12.4.1 Cultivation of algae 12.4.2 Harvesting of algae 12.4.3 Extraction of various energy products References Section 4: Demand-side energy technologies (U.Aswathanarayana) Chapter 13 Industry (U. Aswathanarayana) 13.1 Industrial energy use and CO2 emissions profile 13.2 Iron and steel 13.3 Non-metallic minerals 13.4 Chemicals and petrochemicals 13.5 Pulp and Paper 13.6 Non-ferrous metals 13.7 Research & Development, Demonstration and Deployment Chapter 14 Buildings & Appliances (U. Aswathanarayana) 14.1 Introduction 14.1.1 The building shell, heating and cooling 14.1.2 Windows 14.1.3 Hot water 14.1.4 Cooling systems: air conditioning 14.1.5 Appliances 14.1.6 Lighting 14.1.7 Heat pumps 14.1.8 Solar thermal heating 14.2 Passive houses and zero energy buildings 14.3 Bioenergy technologies 14.4 Research & Development, Demonstration and Deployment Chapter 15 Transport (U. Aswathanarayana) 15.1 Overview 15.2 Alternative fuels 15.2.1 Biofuels for transport 15.2.2 Electricity in transport 15.2.3 Hydrogen in transport 15.3 Light-duty vehicles 15.4 Trucking and freight movement 15.5 Aviation 15.6 Maritime transport 15.7 Research & Development breaktroughs required for technologies in transport Chapter 16 Electricity systems (U. Aswathanarayana) 16.1 Overview 16.2 Transmission Technologies 16.3 Distribution 16.4 Electricity Storage Systems 16.5 Demand Response 16.6 "Smart" Grid application 16.6.1 Electricity Pricing 16.6.2 Electricity grid and peak demand response 16.6.3 Incentives to shed loads 16.6.4 Technologies for demand reduction. 16.6.5 "Power plant in a box" References Section 5: Making green energy competitive (U. Aswathanarayana) Chapter 17 Roadmaps and Phases of Development of low-carbontechnologies (U. Aswathanarayana) 17.1 Why low-carbon technologies? 17.2 Emission reductions and Research Development & Demonstration investment 17.3 Innovation Systems in Technology Development 17.4 Research, development & Demonstration in the energy sector 17.4.1 Renewable Energy Sector 17.4.2 Fossil Fuel Power 17.4.3 Electricity System 17.4.4 Industry - Process Innovations 17.4.5 Buildings and Appliances 17.4.6 Transport - Vehicles 17.4.7 Transport - Fuels 17.4.8 Cross-cutting 17.5 Research, development & Demonstration policies Chapter 18 Deployment and role of technology learning (U. Aswathanarayana) 18.1 Introduction 18.2 Technology Learning Curves 18.3 Commercialization of power generation technologies 18.4 Deployment costs 18.5 Regional deployment of key power generation technologies 18.6 Barriers to technology diffusion 18.7 Strategy for accelerating deployment 18.8 Investment issues Chapter 19 Energy efficiency and energy taxation (U. Aswathanarayana) 19.1 Matrix of Economic Evaluation Measures 19.2 Total Life-Cycle Cost (TLCC) 19.3 Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) 19.4 Energy Efficiency of Renewable Energy Systems 19.5 Energy taxation 19.6 Renewable Energy Tax Credits 19.7 Depreciation Chapter 20 Energy economics and markets (U. Aswathanarayana) 20.1 Introduction 20.2 Modeling electricity markets 20.3 Average costs and marginal costs 20.4 Load cycle 20.5 Energy economics 20.6 Levelized costs 20.7 Limit pricing model 20.8 Pollution as a negative externality 20.9 Energy futures and options markets 20.10 Energy and Information technology Chapter 21 Renewable energy policies (U. Aswathanarayana) 21.1 Why renewables? 21.2 Market-based strategies to promote green energies 21.3 Country case histories 21.3.1 The Dutch Green Electricity programme 21.3.2 The USA Green Electricity Market 21.3.3 U.K. Green Electricity Market 21.4 Lessons References Section 6: A green new deal (Thayyib Sahini) Chapter 22 Goals of the green new deal (K.M. Thayyib Sahini, IAEA) 22.1 Introduction 22.2 "Smart" electricity grid 22.3 Decarbonising electricity production 22.4 Decarbonising transport 22.5 Decarbonising buildings 22.6 Decarbonising industry 22.7 Conclusion Chapter 23 Ways of "greening the economy" (Jayaraj Manepalli, Vienna) 23.1 Introduction 23.1.1 The challenges in the energy sector 23.1.2 The Urgency 23.1.3 Green Energ 23.2 Greening the economy: the challenge 23.2.1 Carbon Credits: Are these measures enough? 23.3 Financial stimuli 23.4 Research and development 23.5 Infrastructure development 23.6 Employment generation 23.7 Social security 23.8 Education and outreach 23.9 Conclusion Chapter 24 Poverty, environment and climate change (K.M. Thayyib Sahini, IAEA) 24.1 Introduction 24.2 Climate change challenge and poverty 24.3 Poverty and environment 24.4 Eradicating poverty 24.5 Energy for Development 24.6 Integrating poverty eradication, protection of environment and energy security 24.7 Conclusion References Section 7: Overview and integration (U.Aswathanarayana).
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- Publisher's Summary
- Renewable fuels, such as wind, solar, biomass, tides, and geothermal, are inexhaustible, indigenous, and often free. However, capturing them and transforming them into electricity, hydrogen, or clean transporation fuels often is not. Green Energy: Technology, Economics, and Policy addresses how to approach and apply technology, economics, and policy to bring down the costs involved with renewables, the most important challenge faced in the green era. Intended for students and professionals in resources, energy and environmental engineering and in economic fields focusing on green energy. It explores the ways and means of using technology, economics, and policy to address R & D issues, market penetration, improved efficiency, investment capital, policy changes, and more. It elucidates Green New Deal models in which the twin objectives of job generation and mitigation of climate change impacts are achieved through the harnessing of the transformative power of technology. The book links energy science and technology with energy economics, markets, policy, and planning. It describes how this can be accomplished through public - private partnership in the prosecution of Innovation Chain (Basic Research - Applied Research & Development - Demonstration - Deployment - Commercialization).
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- Publication date
- U. Aswathanarayana, T. Harikrishnan, K.M. Thayyib Sahini.
- "A Balkema book."
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