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146, 29 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
171 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
"Provides guidance for using ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999, Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, as a benchmark to build new schools that are 30% more energy efficient"--Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 522 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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224 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Taking a multiple benefits approach to energy efficiency
  • Macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency
  • Public budget impacts of energy efficiency
  • Health and well-being impacts of energy efficiency
  • Industrial sector impacts of energy efficiency
  • Energy delivery impacts of energy efficiency
  • Conclusion: A new perspective on energy efficiency
  • Methodologies for the multiple benefits approach.
Green Library
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ix, 366 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Numbers, not adjectives1 Motivations2 The balance sheet3 Cars4 Wind5 Planes6 Solar7 Heating and cooling8 Hydroelectricity9 Light10 Offshore wind11 Gadgets12 Wave13 Food and farming14 Tide15 Stuff16 Geothermal17 Public services18 Can we live on renewables?Part II Making a difference19 Every BIG helps20 Better transport21 Smarter heating22 Efficient electricity use23 Sustainable fossil fuels?24 Nuclear?25 Living on other countries' renewables?26 Fluctuations and storage27 Five energy plans for Britain28 Putting costs in perspective29 What to do now30 Energy plans for Europe, America, and the World31 The last thing we should talk aboutAcknowledgmentsPart III Technical chaptersA Cars IIB Wind IIC Planes IID Solar IIE Heating IIF Waves IIG Tide IIH Stuff III Storage IIJ Carbon IIIV Useful dataK TerminologyL Populations and areasM UK energy historyN Quick referenceList of web linksBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906860011 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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ix, 366 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Numbers, not adjectives1 Motivations2 The balance sheet3 Cars4 Wind5 Planes6 Solar7 Heating and cooling8 Hydroelectricity9 Light10 Offshore wind11 Gadgets12 Wave13 Food and farming14 Tide15 Stuff16 Geothermal17 Public services18 Can we live on renewables?Part II Making a difference19 Every BIG helps20 Better transport21 Smarter heating22 Efficient electricity use23 Sustainable fossil fuels?24 Nuclear?25 Living on other countries' renewables?26 Fluctuations and storage27 Five energy plans for Britain28 Putting costs in perspective29 What to do now30 Energy plans for Europe, America, and the World31 The last thing we should talk aboutAcknowledgmentsPart III Technical chaptersA Cars IIB Wind IIC Planes IID Solar IIE Heating IIF Waves IIG Tide IIH Stuff III Storage IIJ Carbon IIIV Useful dataK TerminologyL Populations and areasM UK energy historyN Quick referenceList of web linksBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906860011 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), eReserve
APPPHYS-79Q-01
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46 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
  • The unsustainability of the current energy system
  • Sustainable energy for all
  • Sustainable energy roadmaps
  • Analyzing energy efficiency potentials
  • Assessing renewable energy resource potentials
  • Integrating renewables into the grid
  • Assessing socioeconomic impacts of the renewable energy transition
  • Reforming policy, governance, and finance
  • Insights from a case study: energy roadmap for the Dominican Republic
  • Roadmaps for the future.
Worldwide, over 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity and another 1 billion have unreliable access, with enormous consequences for their everyday lives. In addition, many countries spend a high share of their GDP on fossil fuel imports, making them dependent on foreign energy supplies and vulnerable to price fluctuations. The burning of fossil fuels pollutes local environments, endangers the health of citizens, and exacerbates global climate change. Fortunately, alternatives to our currently unsustainable energy system exist. Although progress has been slow on reaching a global agreement to address human-caused climate change, recent years have seen vast improvements in energy efficiency as well as unprecedented growth in renewable energy. Communities around the world are demonstrating the possibility of moving toward energy systems that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. This volume's roadmaps provide decision makers with a comprehensive toolkit for transitioning to sustainable energy. They examine opportunities for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and grid technologies; explore technical barriers and opportunities; and analyze socioeconomic impacts, including job creation. The roadmaps can be applied in a wide variety of locations and at multiple levels of political organization, offering a long-term vision for energy development as well as specific policy, governance, and financial steps that are critical to making the shift to sustainable energy a reality.
Green Library
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1 online resource (xxviii, 336 p.)
  • Part I 1. Introduction David L. Goldblatt, Jurg Minsch, Thomas Flueler, and Daniel Spreng 2. Energy-Related Challenges Thomas Flueler, David L. Goldblatt, Jurg Minsch, and Daniel Spreng 3. The Indispensable Role of Social Science in Energy Research Jurg Minsch, David L. Goldblatt, Thomas Flueler, and Daniel Spreng Part II Invited Contributions David L. Goldblatt, Thomas Flueler, Jurg Minsch, and Daniel Spreng 4. What About Social Science and Interdisciplinarity? A 10-Year Content Analysis of Energy Policy Benjamin K. Sovacool, Saleena Saleem, Anthony Louis D'Agostino, Catherine Regalado Ramos, Kirsten Trott, and Yanchun Ong 5. Towards an Integrative Framework for Energy Transitions of Households in Developing Countries Shonali Pachauri and Daniel Spreng 6. A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Changing Household Electricity Consumption in India Harold Wilhite 7. The Changing Context for Efforts to Avoid the 'Curse of Oil' Jill Shankleman 8. Contributions of Economics and Ethics to an Assessment of Emissions Trading Adrian Muller 9. No Smooth, Managed Pathway to Sustainable Energy Systems - Politics, Materiality and Visions for Wind Turbine and Biogas Technology Ulrik Jorgensen 10. Technical Fixes Under Surveillance - CCS and Lessons Learned from the Governance of Long-Term Radioactive Waste Management Thomas Flueler 11. Learning from the Transdisciplinary Case Study Approach: A Functional-Dynamic Approach to Collaboration Among Diverse Actors in Applied Energy Settings Michael Stauffacher, Pius Krutli, Thomas Flueler, and Roland W. Scholz 12. Lessons from the Invited Contributions Daniel Spreng and David L. Goldblatt 13. Synthesis: Research Perspectives David L. Goldblatt, Daniel Spreng, Thomas Flueler, and Jurg Minsch Part III 14. Lessons for Problem-Solving Energy Research in the Social Sciences Jurg Minsch, Thomas Flueler, David L. Goldblatt, and Daniel Spreng Name Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400723320 20160609
This book makes a case for a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to energy research--one that brings more of the social sciences to bear. Featuring eight studies from across the spectrum of the social sciences, each applying multiple disciplines to one or more energy-related problems, the book demonstrates the strong analytical and policy-making potential of such a broadened perspective. Case studies include: energy transitions of households in developing countries, the 'curse of oil', politics and visions for renewables, economics and ethics in emissions trading, and carbon capture and storage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400723320 20160609
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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1 online resource (xxi, 368 p.) : ill., maps.
  • Preface PART I: Living on Spaceship Earth THE ENERGY CHALLENGE Our Spaceship Earth An Unsustainable Growth in an Unequal World Energy and Climate Crisis Dealing with Change Unavoidable Questions CONCEPTS AND MISCONCEPTS The Elusive Definition of Energy A Taste of Basic Principles Converting Primary Energy into Useful Energy It Takes Energy to Make Energy: The EROI Embodied Energy Energy Units and Conversions The Immense Energy and Power Scales Some Energy Key Parameters Energy Pervasiveness Versus Energy Illiteracy Key Numbers: An Abacus for Energy Literacy ENERGY IN HISTORY Historia Magistra Vitae Animal Power Human Slaves and Energy Slaves Waterwheels and Windwheels From Wood to Coal Steam-Powered Machines Road Vehicles Aircraft Conventional Engines Jet Engines Electricity Early Development From Wayfarers to ICT PART II: Fossil Fuels OIL What is Oil Oil History, Exploration, Drilling, Production Oil Transportation Oil Refining Oil Storage Unconventional Oil Petrochemicals Oil as a Fuel America's Addiction to Oil Oil Price Oil Peak and Reserves NATURAL GAS What is Natural Gas and Where It Comes From Gas Properties and Definitions Brief Historical Notes on Gas Exploitation Gas Production, Consumption, and Reserves Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Natural Gas Processing Transport, Storage, and Distribution Gas Uses: Energy and Feedstock Unconventional Gas COAL What is Coal Coal Extraction Coal Transportation and Industrial Uses Coal Gasification Coal Production, Consumption, and Reserves Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) FOSSIL LEGACY The Energy Dark Sides Alteration of the Carbon Cycle by Fossil Fuel Combustion Anthropogenic Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Warming Counterbalancing our Climate Influence Putting a Limit to CO2 Air Pollution and Human Health Land and Water Degradation So, What? PART III: Nuclear Energy NUCLEAR ENERGY Principles of Nuclear Fission and Fusion Power from Nuclear Fission Civilian Use of Nuclear Fusion? PART IV: Renewable Energies SOLAR ENERGY BASICS The Origin of Sunshine Solar Radiation and Attenuation Abundant, Fairly Distributed, Vital Sun's Limits: Dilution and Intermittency The Conversion of Solar Energy: Heat, Fuels, Electricity SOLAR HEAT AND ELECTRICITY Passive Solar Harnessing in Buildings Thermal Conversion: Unconcentrated Solar Flux Thermal Conversion: Concentrated Solar Flux The Birth and Rise of Photovoltaics Inorganic Photovoltaics: Key Principles Silicon Solar Cells Thin Film Solar Cells Organic Solar Cells Concentrated Photovoltaics and Other Innovative Concepts Photovoltaics: Global Installation and Market Trends Solar Energy: Sustainable and Affordable SOLAR FUELS Introduction Natural Photosynthesis Biomass and Biofuels Future Options for Transportation Fuels Artificial Photosynthesis Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells The Solar Fuel Challenge OTHER RENEWABLES Hydroelectric Energy Wind Energy Ocean Energies Geothermal Energy PART V: Energy Carriers ELECTRICITY Basic Concepts Illumination Traditional Power Generation Traditional Electricity Grid Power Generation from New Renewables Energy Storage for Electricity Supply Networks Plugging-In Transportation Smart Grid Towards an Electricity Powered World HYDROGEN Introduction Properties and Industrial Uses Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier: The Scale of the Task Methods for Producing Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Transportation and Distribution End Uses of Hydrogen Fuel Hydrogen Powered Vehicles Towards a Hydrogen Economy? PART VI: Scenarios for a Sustainable Future THE CHALLENGE AHEAD Reflection on the State of Our Planet: Now We Know Energy Demand and Supply Energy and the Quality of Life Saving the Climate Phasing Out Fossil Fuels Avoiding Nuclear Energy Ecological Sustainability Why We Need to Develop Renewable Energies Conclusion APPENDIX Did You Know That...?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527325405 20160608
An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview of energy resources, assesses our unsustainable energy system based on fossil fuels, and shows that the energy crisis is not only a tough challenge, but also an unprecedented opportunity to become more concerned about the world in which we live and the society we have built up. By outlining the alternatives for today and the future, it gives an extensive overview on nuclear energy, solar thermal and photovoltaics, solar fuels, wind power, ocean energies and other renewables, highlighting the increasing importance of electricity and the long-term perspectives of a hydrogen-based economy. An excellent source of updated and carefully documented information on the entangled aspects of the energy issue, this book is a guide for scientists, students and teachers looking for ways out of the energy and climate crisis, and the problems and disparities generated during the fossil fuel era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527325405 20160608
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
xi, 204 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introducing the Smart Utopia 2. Imagining the Smart Utopia 3. Resource Man 4. Energy in everyday practice 5. Energy feedback 6. Dynamic pricing 7. Home automation 8. Micro-generation 9. Reimagining the Smart Utopia: a conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137267047 20160612
The rise of smart energy technologies is transforming all aspects of social life. This innovative book critically interrogates the global utopian vision for smart energy and the ultimate consumer-the Resource Man-who is intended to realise its aims. Delving into domains of everyday life where this vision is largely absent, the book provides a unique conceptualisation of energy and technology in everyday practice. Through a lively analysis of energy feedback, dynamic pricing, home automation and micro-generation, the book enriches and extends the possibilities for smart energy technologies in everyday life. It proposes that prices can convey 'meanings' about energy, that automation technologies can 'act back' like the Golems of Jewish mythology and that 'home made' energies can matter to everyday practices in important ways. Crossing disciplines including sociology, human-computer interaction design and science and technology studies, the book reimagines what the Smart Utopia is and how its aims can be realised.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137267047 20160612
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