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Energy industries and sustainability / general editor, Ray C. Anderson ; editors, Klaus Bosselmann [and eighteen others].

Anderson, Ray C., editor. (Added Author). Bosselmann, Klaus, editor. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781614729907 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1614729905 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: viii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Great Barrington, Massachusetts : Berkshire Publishing Group, [2013]

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General Note: "This Berkshire essentials title was distilled from the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability."--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction to renewable energy -- Algae -- Aluminum -- Cap-and-trade legislation -- Carbon footprint -- Coal -- Energy and theology -- Energy conservation incentives -- Energy efficiency measurement -- Energy industries : bioenergy -- Energy industries : geothermal -- Energy industries : hydroelectric -- Energy industries : hydrogen and fuel cells -- Energy industries : natural gas -- Energy industries : nuclear -- Energy industries : solar -- Energy industries : wave and tidal -- Energy industries : wind -- Energy labeling -- Energy subsidies -- Investment, CleanTech -- Investment law, energy -- Iron ore -- Lighting, indoor -- Lithium -- Materials substitution -- Mining -- Petroleum -- Polluter pays principle -- Shale gas extraction -- Sugarcane -- Thorium -- Uranium -- Utilities regulation.
Summary, etc.: "Energy Industries and Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, covers the exploitation of energy resources--such as coal, petroleum, and wood--and the innovations that can provide the energy we need for a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future. Forty expert authors explain concepts such as "materials substitution" and the "polluter pays principle" and examine the industries and practices that bring us energy from the sun, water, and wind. This concise handbook offers a broad view of positive steps being taken to make responsible energy use a priority around the globe, and is designed for use in classrooms at the high school and college level. The book will be helpful to engaged citizens as well as to business people, policy makers, and environmental professionals. Controversial topics such as nuclear power and fracking are explained clearly and impartially, with a view to promoting thoughtful discussion and informed decision-making"-- from publisher's web site.
Subject: Energy industries > Environmental aspects.
Sustainability
Energiepolitik.
Erneuerbare Energien.
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