Energy Production Books

  • World Energy Outlook 2013

    In a world where big differences in regional energy prices impact competitiveness, who are the potential winners and losers? Huge volumes of oil are needed to meet growing demand and offset declines in existing fields. Where will it all come from? What could trigger a rapid convergence in natural gas prices between Asia, Europe and North America, ...

  • Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production

    Worldwide, many regions have a great potential to cover part of their pressing water needs by renewable energy powered water treatment processes using either thermal or membrane based technologies. Not only arid and semiarid regions are increasingly exposed to water shortage but also many other regions face a limitation of freshwater resources ...

  • renewables - Made in Germany

    Information about German renewable energy Industries, companies and ...

  • Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Drawing on the authors’ extensive research and project implementation around the globe, Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers solar energy resources, thermal and photovoltaic systems, and the economics involved in using solar energy. It provides background theory on solar energy as well as useful technical information for ...

  • Case studies on bioenergy policy and law: options for sustainability

    FAO Legislative Studies # 102Sound policy and legal frameworks for bioenergy are necessary to ensure that socio-economic and environmental sustainability considerations are taken into account in the production, promotion and use of bioenergy, with a view to minimizing risks of negative impacts and maximising benefits in the immediate and long ...

  • Chinese Economic Development And The Environment

    Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world’s largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China’s environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmental and energy problems facing China in the 21st ...

  • Green Power Markets: Support Schemes, Case Studies and Perspectives

    Expert commentators address one of the core topics of European Union energy policy: the increase and support of renewable sources for electricity production. Essential reading for those with a professional or academic interest in energy policy, sustainability issues, European ...

  • 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 ...

  • Atoms for Peace: A Pictorial History of the International Atomic Energy Agency

    To commemorate its first 50 years, the International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a photographic history of the organization and its work. This limited edition, large format book details the Agency’s past and present. Key events including President Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech, the establishment of safeguards regimes, the international ...

  • Recent trends in the law and policy of bioenergy production, promotion and use (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesIn recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the need for sound regulatory frameworks for bioenergy. Faced with high petroleum and natural gas prices, and increasingly aware of climate change and environmental concerns, many countries are implementing national policies and legislation to encourage ...

  • Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge

    As energy demands continue to surge worldwide, the need for more efficient and environmentally neutral energy production also becomes increasingly apparent. Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge presents a well-rounded perspective on the development of bio-based feedstocks, biodegradable plastics, hydrogen energy, fuel ...

  • 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 ...

  • REN21 - Renewables 2007 Global Status Report

    The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and ...

  • Clean Energy

    Clean Energy presents a broad survey of the energy problems facing society over the coming decades and the prospects for their solution. The book emphasizes the importance of developing a strategy for the world's future energy supply. The strategy must take into account: the finite supplies of natural gas and petroleum; the increased consumption ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environment and Nuclear Energy

    Developed from the Global Foundation's International Conference on Environment and Nuclear Energy, held in October 1997, this volume examines the impact of nuclear energy on regional and global environmental issues under a variety of scenarios. These include competition in deregulated energy environments, constraints levied upon use of fossil ...

  • Energy Law and the Environment

    The current unsustainable practices worldwide in energy production and consumption have led to a plethora of environmental problems. Until recently environmental law largely overlooked the relevance of energy production and consumption, energy was seen to be of little significance to the advancement of sustainable development. This has changed ...

  • Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st Century

    Biofuels for Transport provides a one-stop resource for understanding the complete scope of impacts from large scale production of biofuels. Biofuels for Transport is an insightful and timely study of how biofuels can reach their potential to strengthen energy security, promote economic development, and protect the environment. This much-needed ...

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: UKRAINE 2010-2020

    the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of Ukraine.The study was conducted in February - June 2010. Number of pages: 180 pages41 tables and 53 graphs and chartsLanguage: Russian and EnglishEXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis overview is dedicated to the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of ...

  • 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 ...

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