Conventional Energy in North America: Current and Future Sources for Electricity Generation provides in-depth information on the current state of conventional energy sources used for electricity generation in the United States and Canada. As energy is a major force of civilization, determining, to a high degree, the level of economic and social development, this book provides relevant information and a deep analysis regarding the main problems associated with the use of fossil fuels for the generation of electricity in both countries. Finally, the book offers guidance for countries seeking to expand their use of conventional energy sources for electricity generation. Users in government, energy experts, economists, politicians, academics, scientific institutions and universities, international organizations and the private and public power industry will find this book to be a great reference on what type of conventional energy sources should be used for electricity generation with the aim of reducing the emission of CO2 and other contaminated gases to the atmosphere. Includes comprehensive information on the different types of conventional energy sources available in the USA and Canada, including their impact on climate, level of energy reserves, and levels of production and consumption Covers the pros and cons of each type of conventional energy source for electricity generation Features an analysis of what types of conventional energy sources should be used for future electricity generation in the USA and Canada, with the aim of reducing the emission of CO2 and other contaminated gas to the atmosphere
|Author||: International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA|
|Publisher||: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)|
|Release Date||: 2020-04-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9292602500|
|Pages||: 212 pages|
This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.
|Author||: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on America's Energy Future|
|Publisher||: National Academies Press|
|Release Date||: 2010-01-15|
|ISBN 10||: 0309116023|
|Pages||: 736 pages|
For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation.
Energy is the hottest topic of concern in the world today. Fast receding stocks of conventional resources impelled governments worldwide to include renewable energy sources in their energy programmes. Newer, non-conventional methods need to be developed before the conventional stocks are totally exhausted. More and more universities in India are including the studies on renewable, non-conventional resources in their curricula in the 4th year of their BE/BTech (Mechanical) programmes. This book caters to such courses as a full-fledged textbook. It covers a wide range of topics from the origin of all energy sources, their manifestation, availability, resource assessment to science and technology of renewable energy conversion processes. Every chapter enunciates its learning objectives before beginning the discussion and offers insightful questions in the end. Renewable energy is going to be a very important part of the whole energy chain and its know-how will be essential at various levels of education, especially in science and engineering. Considering this fact, this book will also serve as a knowledge compendium for the seekers in renewal energy sources and technology.
|Author||: Navani J.P. & Sapra Sonal|
|Publisher||: S. Chand Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2015|
|ISBN 10||: 8121998522|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
This book entitled " Non Conventional Energy Resources " has been written for B.E /B.Tech final year students of UPTU(Kucknow), MTU, GBTU and UTU(Dehradun). The book uses simple and lucid language to explain fundamentals of this subject.
|Author||: United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe,United Nations|
|Publisher||: United Nations Publications|
|Release Date||: 1991|
|Pages||: 217 pages|
Rejects suggestion that the energy crisis results from a physical shortage of energy resources, but rather is political and economic in nature resulting from the structure of the world oil industry.
|Author||: David E. Naugle|
|Publisher||: Island Press|
|Release Date||: 2012-06-22|
|ISBN 10||: 1610910222|
|Pages||: 344 pages|
Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America offers a road map for securing our energy future while safeguarding our heritage. Contributors show how science can help craft solutions to conflicts between wildlife and energy development by delineating core areas, identifying landscapes that support viable populations, and forecasting future development scenarios to aid in conservation design. The book frames the issue and introduces readers to major types of extractionquantifies the pace and extent of current and future energy developmentprovides an ecological foundation for understanding cumulative impacts on wildlife speciessynthesizes information on the biological response of wildlife to developmentdiscusses energy infrastructure as a conduit for the spread of invasive speciescompares impacts of alternative energy to those of conventional development The final section calls for a shift away from site-level management that has failed to mitigate cumulative impacts on wildlife populations toward broad-scale planning and implementation of conservation in priority landscapes. The book concludes by identifying ways that decision makers can remove roadblocks to conservation, and provides a blueprint for implementing conservation plans. Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America is a must-have volume for elected officials, industry representatives, natural resource managers, conservation groups, and the public seeking to promote energy independence while at the same time protecting wildlife.
'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.
|Author||: Paul Nikolaidis,Nancy Hammond|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2012-04-30|
|ISBN 10||: 1455744638|
|Pages||: 189 pages|
This issue covers a wide range of topics related to genitourinary imaging, across a variety of imaging modalities. An update is given on dual-energy CT in urologic imaging. Imaging of the retroperitoneum is also discussed. Imaging of infectious and inflammatory diseases of kidneys is reviewed, as is imaging of the features of common and uncommon neoplasms of the bladder. Multimodality imaging of the ureter, unusual renal masses, and adrenal imaging are all addressed in detail. Finally, advances in pediatric urologic imaging are reviewed.
Indonesia is the largest country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), accounting for around two fifths of the region's energy consumption. Energy demand across the country's more than 17,000 islands could increase by four fifths and electricity demand could triple between 2015 and 2030.While reliance on domestic coal and imported petroleum products has grown, Indonesia has started adding more renewables to its energy mix. The country has set out to achieve 23% renewable energy use by 2025, and 31% by 2050.REmap - the global roadmap from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) - addresses this challenge, presenting a range of technology and resource options, along with key insights on the opportunities and challenges ahead.As this REmap country report shows, Indonesia could feasibly exceed its current goals and deploy even more renewables. In fact, the country could reach its 2050 target two decades sooner - by 2030.
|Author||: Carol Alexander|
|Release Date||: 1992|
|Pages||: 41 pages|
In its first seven years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) tripled trade and quintupled foreign investment among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, increasing its share of the world economy. In 2001, however, North America peaked. Since then, trade has slowed among the three, manufacturing has shrunk, and illegal migration and drug-related violence have soared. At the same time, Europe caught up, and China leaped ahead. In The North American Idea, eminent scholar and policymaker Robert A. Pastor explains that NAFTA's mandate was too limited to address the new North American agenda. Instead of offering bold initiatives like a customs union to expand trade, leaders of the three nations thought small. Interest groups stalemated the small ideas while inhibiting the bolder proposals, and the governments accomplished almost nothing. To overcome this resistance and reinvigorate the continent, the leaders need to start with an idea based on a principle of interdependence. Pastor shows how this idea--once woven into the national consciousness of the three countries--could mobilize public support for continental solutions to problems like infrastructure and immigration that have confounded each nation working on its own. Providing essential historical context and challenging readers to view the continent in a new way, The North American Idea combines an expansive vision with a detailed blueprint for a more integrated, dynamic, and equitable North America.
|Author||: Mukesh G. Harisinghani,Kartik Javheri|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2012-11-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1455758280|
|Pages||: 227 pages|
This completely new and updated issue covers the most important topics in male pelvic imaging. Among the articles in this issue are discussions of Imaging of prostate cancer, the scrotum, male pelvic trauma, pelvic nodal imaging, penile imaging, MRI of the bladder, Imaging and male infertility, and trus prostate.
|Release Date||: 1982|
|Pages||: 241 pages|
This book provides a comprehensive discussion and analysis of global energy resources, international energy markets, international energy forecasts for the first quarter of the 21st century, conventional and alternative energy technologies and pertinent historical developments of world energy. It is organized into four parts with 27 chapters that cover advance energy technologies, primary and alternative energy resources and country profiles. Part I introduces conventional energy resources; Part II covers alternative energy sources and conservation; Part III covers energy modelling and forecast methods for anlaysing energy development in the United States of America and the world; Part IV provides a country-by-country analysis of energy issues, law, resources and programs. It is indeed an assessment of the outlook for international energy that relates to major fuels, transportation, electricity and the environment.
|Author||: Christopher Sweeney|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2013-11-14|
|ISBN 10||: 0323227236|
|Pages||: 225 pages|
This issue of Hematology/Oncology Clinics is focused on Prostate Cancer and highlights topics such as: Prevention, Early Detection, Biomarkers, Risk stratification, Imaging in Prostate Cancer, Adjuvant hormonal therapy, Management of patient with biochemical relapse, Management of patient with newly metastatic disease, and Bone Health Management.
|Author||: Cambridge Information and Research Services Ltd|
|Release Date||: 1981|
|ISBN 10||: 9780871964830|
|Pages||: 420 pages|