Alternative Energy Books

  • Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

    All energy sources affect the environment in which we live. While fossil fuels may essentially do more harm, renewable energy sources can also pose a threat to the environment. Allowing for the various renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal, Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy examines the environmental effects ...

  • Compound Energy Systems

    Green energy is essential to the development of a sustainable society but its output can be unstable. It is therefore necessary to develop a network where both conventional and green energy systems cooperate to generate a stable, compound supply. Compound Energy Systems: Optimal Operation Methods describes the construction and operation of ...

  • Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels

    With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the ...

  • Hydrogen Fuel: Production, Transport, and Storage

    From Methane to Hydrogen—Making the Switch to a Cleaner Fuel Source The world’s overdependence on fossil fuels has created environmental problems, such as air pollution and global warming, as well as political and economic unrest. With water as its only by-product and its availability in all parts of the world, hydrogen promises to be the next ...

  • Alcohol Can Be a Gas! Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

    The only comprehensive book on alcohol fuel (ethanol) production and use for home and farm. A complete resource for farmers, contractors, small-scale entrepreneurs, people interested in alternative energy or Peak Oil, and anyone who’s disgusted each time they fill their tank with gas. Written by veteran alcohol fuel guru David Blume. Alcohol Can ...

  • Alcoholic Fuels

    Scientists and engineers have made significant advances over the last two decades to achieve feasible, cost-efficient processes for the large-scale production of alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. Alcoholic Fuels describes the latest methods for producing fuels containing varying percentages of alcohol alongside the various ...

  • Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells

    This book offers one of the most comprehensive reviews written by a large number of experts in the field of development of polymeric membranes for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). Readers of the book will feel tremendous enthusiasm that is caused when social necessity for alternative energy sources is combined with intellectual ...

  • Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques

    Solar irradiation is the fundamental initiator of the different renewable energy alternatives, including wind, wave, hydrogen and biomass energy sources. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques presents the methods of quantitative determination of solar irradiation incident amount on a surface on the Earth. The book collects together ...

  • Report 4150: Wave & Tidal

    Report 4150: Wave & Tidal focuses on a new class of devices that generate power from ocean waves and tides and from the in-stream flow of rivers. Collectively, this emerging sub-segment of low-carbon and renewable power segment is referred to alternately as hydro-kinetic energy (reflecting the fact that power is generated with the kinetic ...

  • Sustainable Energy Technologies

    This book provides an up-to-date review of the status and prospects of different options in energy conversion and storage technologies, as seen by a panel of world leading experts. It offers a platform for readers engaged in planning and undertaking new energy solutions or retrofitting and redesigning the existing installations to confront and to ...

  • The Nuclear Imperative

    In this well documented global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. Because burning coal worsens the problem ofglobal warming, alternate energy sources must be instituted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates with scientific documentation that solar, ...

  • Atomic Energy Costing

    This book deals with atomic energy costing on three levels: patterns, parameters, and politicization of atomic energy costing. The Introduction provides an overview of some of the debates on the early costing of atomic energy. Chapter 1 examines economic costing and economic consequences; the issue of economic control of atomic energy by ...

  • Oil and Security

    This book discusses the demise of the unreliable and risk prone use of solid and liquid fossil fuel and the development of a sustainable world energy system which assures environmental quality and an equitable socio-economic system.Although more sources of oil are becoming available, supply of oil is becoming increasingly less secure. Increasing ...

  • Environmental, Logistics and Renewable Energy Blog - WIH Resource Group

    WIH Resource Group launched an industry blog about a wide range of issues relative to: The Environment Green Business Recycling Trends Waste to Energy Renewable Energy & Fuels Alternative Fuels Solid Waste Management Landfills & Landfill Gas (LFG) Transfer Stations Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) Global Economy Strategic Business Planning ...

  • Solar Electric Power Generation - Photovoltaic Energy Systems

    Solar electricity is a viable, environmentally sustainable alternative to the world’s energy supplies. In support, Dr. Krauter thoroughly examines the various technical parameters of photovoltaic systems. Study of performance and yield (including optical, thermal, and electrical parameters and interfaces) are analyzed. The net energy balance of ...

  • Towards a Cleaner Planet

    This book presents an overview of the main energy sources, production problems and energy perspectives in Germany and Mexico. It covers the present status of traditional and alternative energy sources like fossil fuels, nuclear, hydraulic, eolic, solar, and hydrogen cells, with emphasis on searching for answers to questions such as what the main ...

  • The Nuclear Imperative

    In this well documented global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. Because burning coal worsens the problem of global warming, alternate energy sources must be instituted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates with scientific documentation that solar, ...

  • Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Energy Production and Storage

    The key problem facing new energy conversion and storage technologies remains device efficiency. Designs based on nanostructured materials can yield improved performance in devices employing electrochemical reactions and heterogeneous catalysis, such as fuel and solar cells, batteries, etc. Nanoscale structures dramatically alter the surface ...

  • Biodiesel

    Environmental and political concerns are generating a growing interest in alternative engine fuels such as biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable energy source produced from natural oils and fats, which can be used as a substitute for petroleum diesel without the need for diesel engine modification. In addition to being biodegradable and non-toxic, ...

  • Client Strategies for Alternative Energy and Efficiency: Leading Lawyers on Utilizing New Resources, Building Relationships with Environmental Agencies, and Monitoring Trends for Clients (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on assisting clients in implementing green energy processes into their current operations. It guides the reader through the stages of researching, investing in, and developing a program for energy efficiency and energy production in order to meet new regulatory standards and take ...

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