Smil V Energy in Chinas Modernization Advances and Limitations Armonk Ny M E Sharpe pp

This book discusses China's potential energy resources, extraction and utilization of energy in rural and urban areas, goals and strategies outlined for energy distribution and use in industrialization efforts, and potential environmental considerations that need to be made during this transition. It provides a useful re- source for students and scholars who wish to understand energy resource distribution (both renewable and nonrenewable), the economic dynamics of rural and urban growth, and...

Films and Videorecordings

Conservation of Energy Potential Energy The California Institute of Technology and the Corporation for Community College Television. Published by Intellimation, 1987. Annenberg CPB Project produced by P. F. Buffa and directed by M. Rothschild. VHS, 58 minutes This film provides an overview of the physical laws of energy conservation and potential energy. It describes the concepts and mathematics that underlie the fundamental laws of energy in nature. This film is a good supplement to...

Solar Energy

Most of the energy sources on the planet are indirectly derived from the Sun. It is estimated that approximately 170,000 terawatts (TW) of solar radiation is constantly impacting the surface of the Earth (Rose 1986, 71). Two-thirds of this radiation is reflected back into space, but the remaining energy is greater than one hundred times the amount of power presently available on Earth (Ingersoll 1990, 207). Although not all of this energy can be harnessed, the Sun represents a potentially large...

Fossil Fuels

Fossil energies are extracted from beds of once-living organic matter (primarily plant) that was compressed among and between layers of rock throughout geologic history. The heat and pressure caused by compression in different types of rock layers formed the different types of fossil fuels. The composition of these fuels is primarily made up of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, but depending on the fossil fuel type, may contain many other elements and impurities. Hydrocarbons, which are molecules...

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is most notable in energy history for his development of alternating current electrical systems. He was born in the Croatian town of Smiljan in 1856. He received formal education at the Polytechnic School in Graz and later attended the University of Prague. He began a career in electrical engineering in Europe before moving to the United States in 1884. He worked with Thomas Edison for a time however, the two inventors did not get along, and in 1885, Tesla began working with George...

Berinstein P Alternative Energy Facts Statistics and Issues Westport CT Oryx Press pp

This book provides an overview of alternative energy resources solar, biomass, wind, ocean, fusion, geothermal, and hydrogen. It discusses overall energy issues and the economics of alternative energy sources. It examines issues of energy conservation and efficiency, energy storage systems, fuel cells, and the role of re-newables in the transportation sector. This book is a useful resource for students who wish to understand renewable energy technology. Borowitz, S. 1999. Farewell Fossil Fuels...

Industrialization of Developing Countries

World energy demand continues to rise as more developing countries become industrialized. Increasing along with demand is the scarcity of fossil fuel resources and the consequences of fossil fuel reliance. Asia is the area of the world that is expected to experience the largest increase in energy demand over the next twenty years. This region, with over 50 percent of the global population, is expected to surpass the United States and Europe as the world's largest consumer of primary energy...

Boyle G. Everett B. Ramage J. 2003. Energy Systems And Sustainability. Oxford Oup 619pp

Ramage, eds. 2003. Energy Systems and Sustainability. Oxford, England Oxford University Press. 619 pp. This book provides an overview of energy systems and their social, political, economic, and environmental impact. It examines the various energy resources used throughout most of the world, provides a basic overview of how energy systems work, explains the economics involved in energy provision and distribution, and assesses the use of these resources within the...