Reducing and managing humanity's demand for energy is a fundamental part of the effort to mitigate climate change. In this, the most comprehensive textbook ever written on the subject, L.D. Danny Harvey lays out the theory and practice of how things must change if we are to meet our energy needs sustainably. The book begins with a succinct summary of the scientific basis for concern over global warming, then outlines energy basics and current patterns and trends in energy use. This is followed by a discussion of current technologies for the generation of electricity from fossil fuels. The book then considers in detail how energy is used, and how energy is used, and how this use can be dramatically reduced, in the following end-use sectors: buildings, transportation, industry, food and agriculture, and municipal services.
understanding the Carnot Cycle in power plants and electrochemical
processes in fuel cells to examining waste heat recovery within
industry, this is the "go to" book for those wanting to explore the
many surprising opportunities for improving energy efficiency.'
John A. "Skip" Laitner, Director of Economic and Social Analysis, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
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