Introduction to Energy

Introduction to Energy

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Energy issues such as pollution, resource depletion, global warming, nuclear power and waste are problems demanding timely solutions. This book provides a critical examination of the resources, market forces, and social impacts of modern energy production. The book addresses the dilemmas that have arisen due to society's crucial dependence on energy, particularly fossil fuels, and explores the available alternative energy producing technologies. The second edition has increased emphasis on those issues at the forefront of the current energy debate: energy sustainability, climate change, and the radical restructuring of the power industry due to deregulation. Assuming no prior technical expertise and avoiding complex mathematical formulation. The second edition, like the first, will be especially useful as a textbook for undergraduate programs in Science, Technology and Society (STS), and as a supplementary text in a variety of courses that touch on energy studies, including environmental and technology policy, environmental, mineral and business law, energy and resource economics.Figure C.5 shows a diagram of steam-injection EOR. On the left is a steam generator, an ordinary boiler. The steam is injected into the petroleum formation through a perforated pipe. The steam, under pressure, causes hot water to press anbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Energy
Author:Edward S. Cassedy, Peter Z. Grossman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998-12-03


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