Generating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World Ebook

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The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going and historically fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world Now with growing concerns about global climate change this historical dependence on fossil-fuels especially those rich in carbon are being questioned Examining the implications of the industrys future in a carbon-constrained world a distinct reality is the subject of this bookContaining contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology Coal and Emission trading Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy Wind power Solar power Hydro-electric and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutionsThis is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era Global Action on Climate Change The Impossibility of Staunching World CO2 Emissions and Energy efficiencyClearly explains short term and long term options Contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world Case-studies from all over the worldGenerating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World EbookBy Sioshansi Fereidoon P Publisher Academic Press Print ISBN 9781856176552 185617655X eText ISBN 9781856176552 9780080889719 0080889719 Pages 632 Format PDF Available from 14495 USD SKU 9781856176552

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The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going and historically fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world Now with growing concerns about global climate change this historical dependence on fossil-fuels especially those rich in carbon are being questioned Examining the implications of the industrys future in a carbon-constrained world a distinct reality is the subject of this bookContaining contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology Coal and Emission trading Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy Wind power Solar power Hydro-electric and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutionsThis is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era Global Action on Climate Change The Impossibility of Staunching World CO2 Emissions and Energy efficiencyClearly explains short term and long term options Contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world Case-studies from all over the worldGenerating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World EbookBy Sioshansi Fereidoon P Publisher Academic Press Print ISBN 9781856176552 185617655X eText ISBN 9781856176552 9780080889719 0080889719 Pages 632 Format PDF Available from 14495 USD SKU 9781856176552