2nd Edition. — Elsevier Ltd., 2014. XXII, 716 p. — ISBN: 978-0-08-099424-6.Key Features Provides readers with an up-to-date overview of available energy options, both traditional and renewable, as well as the necessary tools to make informed decisions regarding selection, use, and environmental impacts. Covers a wide spectrum of future energy resources presented in a single book with chapters written by experts of the particular field Eleven new chapters including chapters on: solar heating, energy resources in developing nations and frontiers in oil and gas, Arctic drilling and unconventional oil and gas sources, thorium in nuclear fission, ethanol and other options for future transport fuel, fracking, smart grids, new batteries, environmental issues and the energy options for China Description As the demand for global energy increases, fact-based evaluations of alternative energy sources are needed in order to address the growing interest in how energy is produced, provided, and transported in sustainable ways. Future Energy, Second Edition provides scientists and decision makers with the knowledge they need to understand the relative importance and magnitude of various energy production methods in order to make the energy decisions needed for sustaining development and dealing with climate change. The second edition of Future Energy looks at the present energy situation and extrapolates to future scenarios related to global warming and the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains over 30 chapters on all aspects of future energy, each chapter updated and expanded by expert scientists and engineers in their respective fields providing an unbiased and balanced view of the future of energy. Readership Students, professionals and researchers in energy engineering and the energy industry, as well as policymakers in governmentTable of ContentsIntroduction with a Focus on Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Climate ChangeConventional Oil and GasCoal Extraction and use in Power GenerationFrontier Oil and Gas: Deepwater, ArcticUnconventional Oil and Gas: OilsandsUnconventional Oil and Gas: Oil Shales and FrackingCoal-bed MethaneMethane HydratesNuclear Fission and the new Thorium processNuclear FusionTransport Fuel: Ethanol and BiofuelsTransport Fuel: Biomass-, Coal-, Gas- and Waste-to-Liquids ProcessesTransport Fuel: LNG and MethaneTransport Energy - BatteriesWind EnergyTidal EnergyWave EnergySolar Energy - PhotovoltaicsSolar Energy - Concentrated Solar Thermal PowerSolar Energy - Water HeatingHydro-Electric PowerGeothermal EnergyHydrogen: An Energy CarrierFuel Cells: Energy Conversion TechnologyEnvironmental Impacts of Energy Production, Distribution and TransportCO2 Capture and Sequestration (CCS)Energy Storage (Hydrogen storage, pumping water, phase changes, etc.)Energy Efficiency, Conservation, Energy Saving Devices, and the Smart GridEnergy Resources in Developing NationsThe Transition to Future EnergyEnergy Options and Predictions for China
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