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The Resource Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg

Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg

Label
Energy : what everyone needs to know
Title
Energy
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
José Goldemberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Without a doubt, the topic of energy--from coal, oil, and nuclear to geothermal, solar and wind--is one of the most pressing across the globe. It is of paramount importance to policy makers, economists, environmentalists, and industry as they consider which technologies to invest in, how to promote use of renewable energy sources, and how to plan for dwindling reserves of non-renewable energy. In Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jose Goldemberg, a nuclear physicist who has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the world's top "leaders and visionaries on the environment," takes readers through the basics of the world energy system, its problems, and the technical as well as non-technical solutions to the most pressing energy problems. Addressing the issues in a Q-and-A format, Goldemberg answers such questions as: What are wind, wave, and geothermal energy? What are the problems of nuclear waste disposal? What is acid rain? What is the greenhouse gas effect? What is Carbon Capture and Storage? What are smart grids? What is the Kyoto Protocol? What is "cap and trade"? The book sheds light on the role of population growth in energy consumption, renewable energy resources, the amount of available energy reserves (and when they will run out), geopolitical issues, environmental problems, the frequency of environmental disasters, energy efficiency, new technologies, and solutions to changing consumption patterns. It will be the first place to look for information on the vital topic of energy
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Goldemberg, José
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ163.3
LC item number
.G65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
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  • Energy conservation
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy development
  • Energy industries
  • Power resources
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy development
  • Energy industries
  • Power resources
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy development
  • Energy industries
  • Power resources
Label
Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- List of figures -- Preface -- Energy: the basic concepts: -- What are forces? -- What is work? -- What is energy? -- Which are the common forces in nature? -- What is friction? -- How does one measure energy? -- Can energy be created from nothing? -- What is the First Law of Thermodynamics? -- Part 1: How Is Energy Used Today?: -- Present energy use: -- How much energy do humans need to keep alive? -- How much energy do humans need for other activities? -- What are the sources of energy we use? -- What is the origin of the energy we use? -- At what rate is energy consumption growing? -- What is the relationship between population growth and energy growth? -- Why is energy consumption "per capita" growing? -- What is the relationship between energy and development? -- What is energy intensity? -- What is the human development index? -- What is the gross national happiness index? -- Part 2: World's Present Energy System: -- Energy sources: -- Which are the primary energy sources? -- What are secondary energy sources? -- Why are there losses in converting energy sources? -- What is a Sankey diagram? -- Fossil fuels: -- What are the fossil fuels? -- What do we know about coal? -- What do we know about oil? -- What is abiotic oil? -- How is the price of oil evolving? -- What do we know about natural gas? -- What is the expected life of fossil fuel reserves and resources? -- How unevenly distributed are reserves of fossil fuels around the world? -- Renewables: -- What are renewables? -- What is biomass? -- What are hydroelectric plants? What is wind energy? -- What are photovoltaic panels? -- What is solar thermal energy? -- What is solar thermoelectricity? -- What is wave energy? -- What is tidal energy? -- What is geothermal energy? -- What is the potential of renewable energies? -- How much land is needed to produce energy from renewables? -- What are the prospects for increased use of renewables? -- Nuclear power: -- What is nuclear power? -- Why has the growth of nuclear energy declined since 1985? -- What are the problems of nuclear waste disposal? -- What is the nuclear "renaissance"? -- What is nuclear fusion? -- Part 3: Problems Of The Present Energy System: -- Exhaustion of fossil fuels and energy security: -- Are fossil fuels being exhausted? -- What is the "peak oil debate"? -- What is energy security? -- What are the problems of access to energy services in the developing countries? -- Environmental problems: -- Why are environmental problems so important today? -- Which are the local environmental problems? -- What is urban air pollution? -- What is indoor air pollution? -- Which are the regional environmental problems? -- What is acid rain? -- Which are the global environmental problems? -- What is the greenhouse gas effect? -- What is the connection between global warming and energy? -- What is the intergovernmental panel on climate change? -- What are the facts concerning climate change? -- What are forecasts of climate models? -- What are the environmental impacts from renewable sources? -- What are the impacts of hydroelectricity plants? -- How serious are oil leakages and spills? -- Is deforestation caused by energy use? -- What is the ecological footprint? -- Energy costs: -- What are the costs of energy? -- What are externalities? -- What are "learning curves"? -- How large are energy subsidies? -- Part 5: Technical Solutions And Policies: -- Energy efficiency: -- What are the existing technical solutions to the present energy system? -- What is the potential of energy efficiency? -- What are the advantages of energy efficiency? -- What are the barriers to energy efficiency? -- What is the potential for energy efficiency in power production? -- What is the potential of energy efficiency in buildings? --How can we increase energy efficiency in buildings? -- What is building retrofitting? -- What is the impact of urbanization of energy use? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in industry? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in transportation? -- What is the "rebound" effect? -- New technologies? -- What is cogeneration? -- What is the role of new technologies for fossil fuels? -- What is carbon capture and storage? -- What is the future of transportation? -- Are natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and hydrogen alternatives for transportation? -- Are electrically powered vehicles feasible? -- What are fuel cells -- How much progress is being made in battery storage? -- What is the role of energy storage? -- What is the role of long-distance electricity transmission? -- What are smart grids? -- What are the prospects of biomass? -- Is ethanol a good substitute for gasoline? -- What are the prospects of biodiesel? -- Is there competition between bioenergy and food? -- Policies: -- What are policy targets for renewable energy? -- What are Biofuels mandates? -- What are renewable portfolio standards? -- What are CAFE standards? -- What are "feed-in tariffs? -- What is the climate convention? -- What is the Kyoto protocol? -- What is "cap and trade"? -- What are carbon taxes? -- What is technological "leapfrogging"? -- What is sustainable development? -- Part 5: Nontechnical Solutions: -- Energy and lifestyle: -- What is the relationship between energy and lifestyles? -- Is technological development the only driving force for changing lifestyles? -- What is the impact of transportation modes on lifestyles? -- What are the major determinants of lifestyles changes? -- Appendix 1: Decimal prefixes -- Appendix 2: Common energy unit conversion factors -- General references -- Index
Control code
ocn764586458
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 167 p.
Isbn
9780199812905
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011044525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199812929
  • (OCoLC)764586458
Label
Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- List of figures -- Preface -- Energy: the basic concepts: -- What are forces? -- What is work? -- What is energy? -- Which are the common forces in nature? -- What is friction? -- How does one measure energy? -- Can energy be created from nothing? -- What is the First Law of Thermodynamics? -- Part 1: How Is Energy Used Today?: -- Present energy use: -- How much energy do humans need to keep alive? -- How much energy do humans need for other activities? -- What are the sources of energy we use? -- What is the origin of the energy we use? -- At what rate is energy consumption growing? -- What is the relationship between population growth and energy growth? -- Why is energy consumption "per capita" growing? -- What is the relationship between energy and development? -- What is energy intensity? -- What is the human development index? -- What is the gross national happiness index? -- Part 2: World's Present Energy System: -- Energy sources: -- Which are the primary energy sources? -- What are secondary energy sources? -- Why are there losses in converting energy sources? -- What is a Sankey diagram? -- Fossil fuels: -- What are the fossil fuels? -- What do we know about coal? -- What do we know about oil? -- What is abiotic oil? -- How is the price of oil evolving? -- What do we know about natural gas? -- What is the expected life of fossil fuel reserves and resources? -- How unevenly distributed are reserves of fossil fuels around the world? -- Renewables: -- What are renewables? -- What is biomass? -- What are hydroelectric plants? What is wind energy? -- What are photovoltaic panels? -- What is solar thermal energy? -- What is solar thermoelectricity? -- What is wave energy? -- What is tidal energy? -- What is geothermal energy? -- What is the potential of renewable energies? -- How much land is needed to produce energy from renewables? -- What are the prospects for increased use of renewables? -- Nuclear power: -- What is nuclear power? -- Why has the growth of nuclear energy declined since 1985? -- What are the problems of nuclear waste disposal? -- What is the nuclear "renaissance"? -- What is nuclear fusion? -- Part 3: Problems Of The Present Energy System: -- Exhaustion of fossil fuels and energy security: -- Are fossil fuels being exhausted? -- What is the "peak oil debate"? -- What is energy security? -- What are the problems of access to energy services in the developing countries? -- Environmental problems: -- Why are environmental problems so important today? -- Which are the local environmental problems? -- What is urban air pollution? -- What is indoor air pollution? -- Which are the regional environmental problems? -- What is acid rain? -- Which are the global environmental problems? -- What is the greenhouse gas effect? -- What is the connection between global warming and energy? -- What is the intergovernmental panel on climate change? -- What are the facts concerning climate change? -- What are forecasts of climate models? -- What are the environmental impacts from renewable sources? -- What are the impacts of hydroelectricity plants? -- How serious are oil leakages and spills? -- Is deforestation caused by energy use? -- What is the ecological footprint? -- Energy costs: -- What are the costs of energy? -- What are externalities? -- What are "learning curves"? -- How large are energy subsidies? -- Part 5: Technical Solutions And Policies: -- Energy efficiency: -- What are the existing technical solutions to the present energy system? -- What is the potential of energy efficiency? -- What are the advantages of energy efficiency? -- What are the barriers to energy efficiency? -- What is the potential for energy efficiency in power production? -- What is the potential of energy efficiency in buildings? --How can we increase energy efficiency in buildings? -- What is building retrofitting? -- What is the impact of urbanization of energy use? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in industry? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in transportation? -- What is the "rebound" effect? -- New technologies? -- What is cogeneration? -- What is the role of new technologies for fossil fuels? -- What is carbon capture and storage? -- What is the future of transportation? -- Are natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and hydrogen alternatives for transportation? -- Are electrically powered vehicles feasible? -- What are fuel cells -- How much progress is being made in battery storage? -- What is the role of energy storage? -- What is the role of long-distance electricity transmission? -- What are smart grids? -- What are the prospects of biomass? -- Is ethanol a good substitute for gasoline? -- What are the prospects of biodiesel? -- Is there competition between bioenergy and food? -- Policies: -- What are policy targets for renewable energy? -- What are Biofuels mandates? -- What are renewable portfolio standards? -- What are CAFE standards? -- What are "feed-in tariffs? -- What is the climate convention? -- What is the Kyoto protocol? -- What is "cap and trade"? -- What are carbon taxes? -- What is technological "leapfrogging"? -- What is sustainable development? -- Part 5: Nontechnical Solutions: -- Energy and lifestyle: -- What is the relationship between energy and lifestyles? -- Is technological development the only driving force for changing lifestyles? -- What is the impact of transportation modes on lifestyles? -- What are the major determinants of lifestyles changes? -- Appendix 1: Decimal prefixes -- Appendix 2: Common energy unit conversion factors -- General references -- Index
Control code
ocn764586458
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 167 p.
Isbn
9780199812905
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011044525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199812929
  • (OCoLC)764586458

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