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by Jefferson W. Tester,Elisabeth M. Drake,Michael J. Driscoll,Michael W. Golay,William A. Peters

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Human survival depends on a continuing energy supply, but the need for ever-increasing amounts of energy poses a dilemma: How can we provide the benefits of energy to the population of the globe without damaging the environment, negatively affecting social stability, or threatening the well-being of future generations? The solution will lie in finding sustainable energy sources and more efficient means of converting and utilizing energy. This textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as others who have an interest in exploring energy resource options and technologies with a view toward achieving sustainability. It clearly presents the trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions.Sustainable Energy includes illustrative examples, problems, references for further reading, and links to relevant Web sites. Outside the classroom, the book is a resource for government, industry, and nonprofit organizations. The first six chapters provide the tools for making informed energy choices. They examine the broader aspects of energy use, including resource estimation, environmental effects, and economic evaluations. Chapters 7-15 review the main energy sources of today and tomorrow, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy, examining their technologies, environmental impacts, and economics. The remaining chapters treat energy storage, transmission, and distribution; the electric power sector; transportation; industrial energy usage; commercial and residential buildings; and synergistic complex systems. Sustainable Energy addresses the challenges of integrating diverse factors and the importance for future generations of the energy choices we make today.


by Jefferson W. Tester(Author), Elisabeth M. Drake(Author), Michael J. Driscoll(Author), Michael W. Golay .

by Jefferson W. Golay(Author), William A. Peters(Author) & 2 more. ISBN-13: 978-0262017473. Human survival depends on a continuing supply of energy, but the need for ever-increasing amounts of it poses a dilemma: How can we find energy sources that are sustainable and ways to convert and utilize energy that are more efficient?

Jefferson W. Tester is Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at Cornell University.

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The solution will lie in finding sustainable energy sources and more efficient means of converting and utilizing energy. This textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as others who have an interest in exploring energy resource options and technologies with a view toward achieving sustainability. Tester Elisabeth M. Drake Michael J. Driscoll Michael W. Golay William A. Peters. Jefferson W. Tester, Elisabeth M. Drake, Michael J. Driscoll, Michael W. Golay, and William A. 2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-262-01747-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Renewable energy sources. I. Tester, Jefferson W. TJ808. S85 2012 33. 9'4dc23 2011049223 10. Outside the classroom, the book is a resource for government, industry, and nonprofit organizations. The first six chapters provide the tools for making informed energy choices. They examine the broader aspects of energy use, including resource estimation, environmental effects, and economic evaluations.

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By Jeffrey W. Peters, Cambridge, Ma: .

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William A. Peters, Michael W. Golay, Jefferson W. Driscoll. Place of Publication. Michael J. Driscoll is Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. Michael W. Golay is Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. William A. Peters is Executive Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT. Country of Publication.

This book provides no simple road map to guide the reader to a sustainable global energy economy, nor does it advocate a particular suite of energy technologies or policies.

This book provides no simple road map to guide the reader to a sustainable global energy economy, nor does it advocate a particular suite of energy technologies or policies

Sustainable Energy : Choosing among Options. by Jefferson W. Tester.

Sustainable Energy : Choosing among Options. Human survival depends on a continuing energy supply, but the need for ever-increasing amounts of energy poses a dilemma: How can we provide the benefits of energy to the population of the globe without damaging the environment, negatively affecting social stability, or threatening the well-being of future generations? The solution will lie in finding sustainable energy sources and more efficient means of converting and utilizing energy.

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Amhirishes
This book was one I was required to buy for a class, and it was overall an interesting book, with a large repertoire of information. There are only two problems I want to highlight. One, the book was very wordy and somewhat informal. This might be better for some people but it was not something I liked. I felt I could have been told the information much more succinctly. Two, the questions at the end of the book (which are presumably used for homework, as they were in my case) were horrible. To answer the questions it takes many external resources as the book does not delve deeply enough into its own themes. There were also a few typos in the book, but I have yet to encounter a textbook that does *not* have typos.
Quamar
Great survey of renewable tech, allowed me to pass a class while only half paying attention during lecture.
Fenrikasa
As a student with little to no experience in the field, some topics and language can be overwhelming. As an electrical engineer, I have some background into the technologies presented. However, some concepts are either presented lightly or ambiguously. The later chapters cover some technologies in-depth and present their uses and future well. However, the intro chapters present a steep learning curve for the reader.

Would recommend as a reference.
Alien
I use this book as the reference for Sustainable Energy Systems course in my program of study. It's a thousand-pages book which covers many aspects of sustainability around various energy sources. I have gone just through two first chapters of the book and cannot provide more comments about the contents. I got the book from "firstclassbooks" which was slightly cheaper that other sellers. Packaging was OK and it was delivered in 7 days which is pretty normal for standard shipping.
Delalbine
Great condition and just as advertised.
Anicasalar
Okay read and material but
the problems and examples sucked
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Exellent book! Quick shipping and the product was as described!
the right book