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

Energy : what every needs to know, José Goldemberg

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Energy : what every needs to know
Title
Energy
Title remainder
what every needs to know
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José Goldemberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides an overview of energy that explains its current forms, how it is used, problems associated with it, and possible solutions
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10144442
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Goldemberg, José
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Energy consumption
  • Energy industries
  • Power resources
  • Energy development
  • Energy conservation
Target audience
adult
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what everyone needs to know
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Energy : what every needs to know, José Goldemberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-158) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.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? -- pt. I HOW IS ENERGY USED TODAY? -- 2.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? -- pt. II THE WORLD'S PRESENT ENERGY SYSTEM -- 3.Energy Sources --
  • Contents note continued: 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? -- 9.Energy Costs -- What are the costs of energy? -- What are externalities? -- What are "learning curves"? -- How large are energy subsidies? -- pt. IV TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS AND POLICIES -- 10.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? --
  • Contents note continued: Which are the primary energy sources? -- What are secondary energy sources? -- Why are there losses in converting energy sources? -- What is a Sankey diagram? -- 4.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? -- 5.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? --
  • Contents note continued: What are the prospects for increased use of renewables? -- 6.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? -- pt. III THE PROBLEMS OF THE PRESENT ENERGY SYSTEM -- 7.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? -- 8.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? --
  • Contents note continued: 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 on energy use? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in industry? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in transportation? -- What is the "rebound" effect? -- 11.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? --
  • Contents note continued: What are the prospects of biodiesel? -- Is there competition between bioenergy and food? -- 12.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? -- pt. V NONTECHNICAL SOLUTIONS -- 13.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?
Control code
000048135326
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 167 p.
Isbn
9780199812929
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Energy : what every needs to know, José Goldemberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-158) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.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? -- pt. I HOW IS ENERGY USED TODAY? -- 2.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? -- pt. II THE WORLD'S PRESENT ENERGY SYSTEM -- 3.Energy Sources --
  • Contents note continued: 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? -- 9.Energy Costs -- What are the costs of energy? -- What are externalities? -- What are "learning curves"? -- How large are energy subsidies? -- pt. IV TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS AND POLICIES -- 10.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? --
  • Contents note continued: Which are the primary energy sources? -- What are secondary energy sources? -- Why are there losses in converting energy sources? -- What is a Sankey diagram? -- 4.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? -- 5.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? --
  • Contents note continued: What are the prospects for increased use of renewables? -- 6.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? -- pt. III THE PROBLEMS OF THE PRESENT ENERGY SYSTEM -- 7.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? -- 8.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? --
  • Contents note continued: 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 on energy use? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in industry? -- What is the energy efficiency potential in transportation? -- What is the "rebound" effect? -- 11.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? --
  • Contents note continued: What are the prospects of biodiesel? -- Is there competition between bioenergy and food? -- 12.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? -- pt. V NONTECHNICAL SOLUTIONS -- 13.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?
Control code
000048135326
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 167 p.
Isbn
9780199812929
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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