Energy Costs Books

  • Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment in North America: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies of Novel Approaches

    After manpower, energy is the highest operating cost item for most the wastewater utilities. Over the last decade, the implementation of new technologies to meet new effluent limits and water quality standards has considerably increased energy consumption by the sector. The price of energy has also substantially increased in the same period. In ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option—it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind ...

  • Warm Homes

    Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in the existing housing stock have been slow and expensive. The grants available are too complicated to administer and have had to be applied for on a household-by-household basis, with those that do wish to upgrade required to cover a large part of the upfront costs. This has resulted in millions of ...

  • The Economic Growth Engine

    Current economic theory attributes most income growth to technical progress. However, since technical progress can neither be defined nor measured, no one really knows what policies will encourage income growth. Ayres and Warr show that access to useful work, which can be defined and measured, explain the bulk of post-1900 income changes in Japan, ...

  • SIMAHPP - Hydropower projects feasibility simulator

    SIMAHPP is a windows based software designed to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects, particularly for small-scale hydro projects with a capacity of up to 10 MW. It is a multi-site, multi-option simulator intended to solve a wide range of problems such as determining design flow to chose appropriate hydro turbine, optimized ...

  • Energizing Cleaner Production : A Guide for Trainers

    This guide Energizing Cleaner Production - a Guide for Trainers, includes a Management Course for company managers, which outlines an approach to improve energy effciency, more effective national policies, mechanisms to finance projects, and the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. The Guide also includes a Technical Course providing ...

  • Energy-Efficient Electric Motors, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

    This detailed reference provides guidelines for the selection and utilization of electric motors for improved reliability, performance, energy-efficiency, and life-cycle cost. Completely revised and expanded, the book reflects the recent state of the field, as well as recent developments in control electronics, the economics of energy-efficient ...

  • Mainstreaming Renewable Energy in the 21st Century

    Recent surges in gasoline prices and deepening instability in the Middle East are reminders that the world's heavy dependence on fossil fuels carries an array of hidden costs, including energy insecurity and damage to human health and the natural environment.Fortunately, more and more nations are recognizing that they can address these problems by ...

  • Energy Subsidies: Lessons Learned in Assessing their Impact and Designing Policy Reforms

    Published in Association with the United Nations Environment Programme. The need to reform energy subsidies was one of the pressing issues highlighted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Many types of subsidy, especially those that encourage the production and use of fossil fuel, and other non-renewable forms of energy, are harmful to ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Household Appliances and Lighting

    This book covers the state of the art of energy efficiency in household appliances and lighting which can be used now and in the near future to achieve significant and cost-effective energy savings. Recent developments in advanced appliance and lighting technologies by some of the largest manufacturers are also presented. Although energy-efficient ...

  • Fuel Cell Electronics Packaging

    Today's commercial, medical and military electronics are becoming smaller and smaller. At the same time, these devices are packed with more functions and demand more power. This power requirement is currently met almost exclusively by battery power. A fuel cell is like a battery converting chemical energy directly to electricity. The convergence ...

  • Organic Photovoltaics

    Achieving efficient solar energy conversion at both large scale and low cost is among the most important technological challenges for the near future. The present volume describes and explains the fundamentals of organic/plastic solar cells in a manner accessible to both researchers and students. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the ...

  • Wind Turbine Control Systems

    Modern wind turbines generally operate at variable speed in order to maximise the conversion efficiency below rated power and to reduce loading on the drive-train. In addition, pitch control of the blades is usually employed to limit the energy captured during operation above rated wind speed. The higher complexity of variable-speed variable-pitch ...

  • Advances in Hydrogen Energy

    In the future, our energy systems will need to be renewable and sustainable, efficient and cost-effective, convenient and safe. Hydrogen has been proposed as the perfect fuel for this future energy system. The availability of a reliable and cost-effective supply, safe and efficient storage, and convenient end use of hydrogen will be essential ...

  • Bosselman, Eisen, Rossi, Spence and Weaver`s Energy, Economics and the Environment, 2d

    Text is organized roughly chronologically, according to the periods in history within which the issues arose. Economic and environmental issues are integrated with energy resource issues: energy policy, energy in nature, the concept of a public utility, water power, coal, oil, natural gas regulation before 1985, rate regulation, competitive ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems

    This book reports the state of the art of energy-efficient electrical motor driven system technologies, which can be used now and in the near future to achieve significant and cost-effective energy savings. It includes the recent developments in advanced electrical motor end-use devices (pumps, fans and compressors) by some of the largest ...

  • Concentrator Photovoltaics

    Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is one of the most promising technologies for generating renewable energy, and conversion of concentrated sunlight can lead to reduced cost for solar electricity. In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an ...

  • 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 ...

  • Potential for Industrial Energy-Efficiency Improvement in the Long Term

    We need to know what opportunities there are and what limits exist to the improvement of energy efficiency, since this is the most cost-effective way to abate greenhouse gas emissions. This book presents a method whereby promising technologies can be identified and characterised that can contribute to an improvement of energy efficiency in ...

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