Energy Projects 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 ...

  • Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Focusing on geothermal energy systems, this unique work in the recently developed CRC series, Energy and the Environment looks at the background, theory, power generation, applications, strengths and weaknesses, and practical techniques for implementing geothermal energy projects. Like the rest of the series, it stresses the links between ...

  • Transforming the Market : Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    New modeling by the WBCSD shows how energy use in buildings can be cut by 60 percent by 2050 - essential to meeting global climate change targets - but this will require immediate action to transform the building sector. This is the central message of the report from the WBCSD's four-year, $15 million Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) research ...

  • Handbook of Energy Engineering, Sixth Edition

    Covering the latest codes and standards and the Energy Independence and Security Act, this edition includes information on software packages from the Best Practices Program of the U.S. Department of Energy; and emerging technologies such as oxy-fuel combustion, high efficiency burners, enhanced heat exchangers, and ceramic membranes for heat ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Executive Brief #2 - Our vision: A world where buildings consume zero net energy

    Buildings are responsible for about 40% of energy use in most countries. The EEB project will determine which combination of recommendations will most effectively result in substantial energy and emission reductions, putting us on a committed path towards zero net energy ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business Realities and Opportunities - Facts and Trends

    This Study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wind Power Generation in United States (2008)

    The report – Wind Power Generation in United States – analyses the roleof wind energy in U.S. energy mix. The report begins with a detailedoverview of the U.S. electricity market with statistics for powergeneration, transmission and consumption along with role of key playersin the electricity industry. Report then assesses the technology ...

  • Project Finance, 3d

    This title explains the basics of project financing and examines the issues involved in the tendering, negotiation, financial structuring, and management of infrastructure and energy projects. It discusses the application of the law to a variety of project types and offers practical advice on how the law works in commercial ...

  • Report 4140: Geothermal Energy

    Report 4140: Geothermal Energy explores finance, policy, market and technology issues in depth with project developers, lenders, investors, researchers and industry analysts. We also examine the emergence of competitors to Ormat for the fast-growing low-temperature segment of geothermal, the tantalizing potential of enhanced geothermal systems ...

  • Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Our global civilization today is on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and eventual collapse.Environmental scientists have been saying for some time that the global economy is being slowly undermined by environmental trends of human origin, including shrinking forests, ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Middle East

    Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan ...

  • 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 ...

  • Combined Heating, Cooling & Power Handbook: Technologies & Applications, 2nd Edition

    In today's energy market and public policy environment, economic gains can be achieved by making sound energy and environmental efficiency decisions. This book serves as a 'how-to' manual for applying energy and environmental efficiency technologies to create high-performance environments and to improve profitability. The book has four main ...

  • Sustainable Heat Use of Biogas Plants

    This handbook was elaborated in the framework of the BiogasHeat project (IEE/11/025), supported by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy for Europe (IEE) programme operated by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The authors would like to thank the European Commission for the support of the ...

  • Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth

    For the first time since the oil age began, the world has the technology to wean itself from petroleum coming from the politically volatile Middle East.A combination of wind turbines, solar cells, hydrogen generators, and fuel cell engines offers not only energy independence, but an alternative to climate-disrupting fossil fuels.The global economy ...

  • CPS Today Markets Reports Series 2015

    One report for each of the CSP markets with highest growth potential: India, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE, the USA and Chile. Get a qualified assessment of the key opportunities and pitfalls in each market and utilize effectively the abundance of market information available to generate strategic knowledge that enables you to make ...

  • The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

    The energy transition is here. As fossil fuel resources shrink, as air pollution worsens, and as concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, oil, and natural gas, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled largely by coal and oil, is being replaced with one powered by solar and wind ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Middle East

    Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan ...

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