Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know

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ENERGY
WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW

JOSÉ GOLDEMBERG

Oxford University Press
2012

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Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables xi
  • List of Figures xiii
  • Preface xv
  • 1 - Energy the Basic Concepts 1
  • Part I - How Is Energy Used Today? 9
  • 2 - Present Energy Use 11
  • Part II - The World’s Present Energy System 27
  • 3 - Energy Sources 29
  • 4 - Fossil Fuels 38
  • 5 - Renewables 46
  • 6 - Nuclear Power 60
  • Part III - The Problems of the Present Energy System 67
  • 7 - Exhaustion of Fossil Fuels and Energy Security 69
  • 8 - Environmental Problems 76
  • 9 - Energy Costs 97
  • Part IV - Technical Solutions and Policies 103
  • 10 - Energy Efficiency 105
  • 11 - New Technologies 119
  • 12 - Policies 135
  • Part V- Nontechnical Solutions 145
  • 13 - Energy and Lifestyle 147
  • Appendix 1 153
  • Appendix 2 154
  • General References 155
  • Index 159
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