fossil power Articles

  • Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels

    Used for centuries, fossil fuels have played a vital role in every individual’s life. It has been used for domestic and industrial purposes all across the world. Alike any other thing, it also has some advantages and disadvantages. Fossil fuels are the derivative of plant and animal fossils. As the name suggests, these are made from organic remains or decay of plants and animals. These ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Environmental Profile of the Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Why the fossil-fuelled reactor fleet in France will not be affected by an evolution of the wind power capacity

    Today's power electronics can confer high-performance adjustment capabilities on any technological object, including the frequency-power and voltage tuning of modern, synchronous-type wind turbines. However, this will not enable such devices to steadily produce electric power from an uncontrolled mechanical energy. Thus they cannot be considered independent generation units: the need to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The power generation sector's demand for fossil fuels: a quantitative assessment on the viability of carbon fees for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

    The demand for fossil fuels by Ontario's conventional steam power generation sector is examined in this paper. It is hypothesised that the enactment of a carbon fee policy will induce a change in the relative prices of the three fuels used in this sector (coal, natural gas and heavy fuel oil). This would lead to substantial interfuel substitution and greenhouse gas abatement. The demand share ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fossil Fuel Use Pushes Carbon Dioxide Emissions into Dangerous Territory

    Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures, such as melting ice and rising seas. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have grown exponentially. Despite wide agreement by governments on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Synergistic energy conversion processes using nuclear energy and fossil fuels

    This paper reviews the methods of producing energy carriers, such as electricity, hydrocarbons and hydrogen, by utilising both nuclear energy and fossil fuels synergistically. There are many possibilities for new, innovative, synergistic processes, which combine chemical and nuclear systems for efficient, clean and economical production of energy carriers. Besides the individual processes by each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic impact of the valuation of life cycle CO2 emissions from renewable and fossil energy systems

    We use a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology and the Hotelling rule [1,2] to calculate the economic value of CO2 emissions reductions attained through a substitution of renewable energy systems for conventional energy systems in isolated power generation applications. The CO2 abatement value calculated in this way is used to estimate savings in electricity cost associated with PV and Wind ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Infrastructural and policy challenges with achieving fossil fuels free energy supply: the case of the City of Leeuwarden

    The city council of Leeuwarden has an ambitious goal - to make the city's overall energy supply fully independent from fossil fuels by the year 2020. All energy required by the city should be derived either from sun, wind, geothermal sources and/or locally produced 'green' gas. To achieve this goal the city has initiated the programme 'Slim with Water and Energy', focusing on four themes: energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On limits for wind power generation

    The amount of wind power in the world increases fast. The background for this development is improved technology, decreased costs for the units and an increased concern of the environmental problems of competing technologies such as fossil fuels. For the future, it is now interesting to evaluate where the limits are for wind power generation, and which points are crucial. Since there is no power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The promise of nuclear power

    The promise of nuclear power for the future is bright. Solutions have been worked out for the safe storage of nuclear waste. Environmentalists are reconsidering their opposition to nuclear power. Nuclear is economically competitive with fossil systems for electricity generation. Fast breeder reactors reduce the decay time for spent fuel from 250,000 years to 500, make better use of uranium ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future of nuclear power worldwide

    Energy production from fossil fuels, mainly natural gas and coal, contributes significantly to global warming through large-scale greenhouse gas emissions, mainly of hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. At least for the next few decades, one of the realistic options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from energy production could be the increasing use of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Revolutionary Education: PV Powered

    Travel around rural Latin America and you’re sure to see schools without basic educational tools, let alone electricity. Not in Cuba. More than 34,000 children in rural areas of this small Caribbean island are reading, writing, and watching educational videos using the power of the sun. Cuba’s commitment to education is astounding. Although many countries have obligatory schooling, Cubans take ...


    By Solar Energy International

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Solar powered mini steam power plant: a simulation approach

    The solar powered steam power plant is a mini power plant that is meant to generate power at the location of the consumer hence playing a pivotal role in distributed power generation. This plant will also have a huge impact on the environment as it utilises the sun's energy, making it eco–friendly and reducing its impact on the environment by reducing the amount of fossil fuel consumption. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is Wind Power Becoming More Competitive?

    The power generation of the world has increased incredibly during the past few years. According to the latest Global Wind Report Annual Market Update 2014 from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), it is reported that the global wind power market increased by about 10% in 2013 alone. Within the United States, more than 200 gigawatts of wind power has been produced within 2013. All these ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014

    Executive Summary The competiveness of renewable power generation technologies continued improving in 2013 and 2014. The cost-competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies has reached historic levels. Biomass for power, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind can all now provide electricity competitively compared to fossil fuel-fired power generation (Figure ES 1). ...

  • Full-energy-chain greenhouse-gas emissions: a comparison between nuclear power, hydropower, solar power and wind power

    Fair comparison of the climate impacts from different energy sources can be made only by accounting for the emissions of all relevant greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the full energy chain (FENCH) of the energy sources. FENCH-GHG emission factors of most of the non-fossil fuel energies are lower than those of the fossil fuels that are in the range of 500-1200 g CO2/kW h(e). The improvement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Competition in Wind Power, Outcomes for the future

    Without a doubt, wind power is taking the lead as not only a renewable energy with a much lessened environmental impact, but it is also edging out the competition from fossil fuels with the distinct ability to lessen the impact on the wallet. Fossil fuel consumption, headed by traditional fuel sources such as oil and natural gas, are falling to the way side as having a significant difference in ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Wind power status, barriers, and opportunities

    In the wake of the oil crisis in the early 1970s, governments around the world were anxious to diversify energy supply away from fossil sources, and so harnessing the wind was seen as an important component of this policy initiative. A decade of research saw a Danish designemerge as the industry standard: the three-bladed, horizontal axis, upwind machine. A modern wind turbine comprises a tubular ...

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