Energy for a Warming World

Energy for a Warming World

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qEnergy for a Warming Worldq challenges the commonplace notion that the amount of power which mankind can potentially harness from renewable resources is more than large enough to assuage future demand levels. By examining the renewable issue from an electrical engineering perspective, and exercising due regard for the limited capability of current and future electrical generation and transmission systems, this book attempts to provide more realistic statistics for the levels of power which could be extracted from sustainable resources in the critical time frame of 30 to 40 years. The engineering logic leads inexorably to the importance of taking a global outlook on the switch to renewable power supply and transmission a€“ an outlook which has some surprising and uncomfortable ramifications for mankind. qEnergy for a Warming Worldq provides a new perspective on renewable resources for academics and researchers in environmental or electrical power engineering, as well as to students in related areas.The principle of energy storage in compressed air is really quite simple. ... In overcoming this force to move the piston, work (in joules) must be done, which, for small movements, is equal to the force times ... The efficiency of this storage process involving, as it does, air compression by pumping, which requires power anbsp;...

Title:Energy for a Warming World
Author:Alan John Sangster
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-01-14


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