The truth about energy : our fossil-fuel addiction and the transition to renewables

"The transition to renewable energy is vital and fast-paced, but how do we choose which technologies to drive this energy transition? This timely book provides everyone interested in the renewable energy transition with an introduction to and technical foundation for understanding modern energy...

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Main Author: White, John K. (Author) 
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York ; Port Melbourne ; New Delhi ; Singapore : Cambridge University Press, 2024
Genre/form:monografie
ISBN:978-1-009-43319-8
978-1-009-43318-1
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Summary:"The transition to renewable energy is vital and fast-paced, but how do we choose which technologies to drive this energy transition? This timely book provides everyone interested in the renewable energy transition with an introduction to and technical foundation for understanding modern energy technology. It traces everyday power generation through history, from the Industrial Revolution to today. It examines the use of wood, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro, and nuclear to produce energy, before discussing renewable energy sources such as biomass, photovoltaics, concentrated solar power, wind, wave, and geothermal. The book examines to what extent and how each technology can contribute to a clean, green infrastructure. The truth about energy explains the science and engineering of energy to help everyone understand and compare current and future advances in renewable energy, providing the context to critically examine the different technologies that are competing in a fast-evolving engineering, political, and economic landscape."--Nakladatelská anotace
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Physical Description:xviii, 702 stran : ilustrace ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Obsahuje bibliografii, bibliografické odkazy a rejstřík
Edition:First published