Navigation überspringen
Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg
Standort: ---
Exemplare: ---

+ Andere Auflagen/Ausgaben
 Online-Ressource
Titel:Understanding the global energy crisis
Mitwirkende:Coyle, Eugene D. [HerausgeberIn]   i
 Simmons, Richard A. [HerausgeberIn]   i
Institutionen:Global Policy Research Institute   i
Verf.angabe:edited by Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons
Verlagsort:West Lafayette, Indiana
Verlag:Published on behalf of the Global Policy Research Institute by Purdue University Press
Jahr:2014
Umfang:1 Online-Ressource (xiv, 304 pages)
Gesamttitel/Reihe:Purdue studies in public policy
Fussnoten:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:978-1-61249-310-7
 1-61249-310-6
 978-1-55753-701-0
 1-61249-309-2
 1-55753-701-1
 1-55753-661-9
 978-1-55753-661-7
 978-1-61249-309-1
Abstract:We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by promoting the engagement between policy makers and experts in fields such as engineering and technology. Major steps forward in the development and use of technology are required. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. Likewise, it is also imperative that policy makers liaise closely with the academic community in order to realize advances. This book is designed to bridge the gap between these two groups, with a particular emphasis on educating the socially-conscious engineers and technologists of the future. In this accessibly-written volume, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe. The first section provides an overview of the nature of the global energy crisis approached from historical, political, and sociocultural perspectives. In the second section, expert contributors outline the technology and policy issues facing the development of major conventional and renewable energy sources. The third and final section explores policy and technology challenges and opportunities in the distribution and consumption of energy, in sectors such as transportation and the built environment. The book's epilogue suggests some future scenarios in energy distribution and use
 ""2.4. China Energy and Climate Change Policy""""2.5. Russia Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.6. Brazil Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.7. India Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""Chapter 3: Social Engagement by the Engineer""; ""3.1. Introduction""; ""3.2. Social Systems""; ""3.3. Common Authentic Values and Principles""; ""Part 2: Energy Conversion Technology""; ""Chapter 4: Harnessing Nature: Wind, Hydro, Wave, Tidal, and Geothermal Energy""; ""4.1. Introduction""; ""4.2. Wind Energy""; ""4.3. Hydroelectric Energy""; ""4.4. Wave and Tidal Energy
 ""2.4. China Energy and Climate Change Policy""""2.5. Russia Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.6. Brazil Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""2.7. India Energy and Climate Change Policy""; ""Chapter 3: Social Engagement by the Engineer""; ""3.1. Introduction""; ""3.2. Social Systems""; ""3.3. Common Authentic Values and Principles""; ""Part 2: Energy Conversion Technology""; ""Chapter 4: Harnessing Nature: Wind, Hydro, Wave, Tidal, and Geothermal Energy""; ""4.1. Introduction""; ""4.2. Wind Energy""; ""4.3. Hydroelectric Energy""; ""4.4. Wave and Tidal Energy
 ""Chapter 7: A Future Role for Nuclear Energy?""""7.1. Introduction: Essentials of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.2. History of Nuclear Engineering""; ""7.3. Current Status of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.4. Nuclear Energy Safety""; ""7.5. Nuclear Accidents and Impacts""; ""7.6. Challenges in Nuclear Waste Management""; ""7.7. Future Role for Nuclear Power""; ""7.8. Social Engagement""; ""7.9. Future for Nuclear Fusion""; ""Part 3: Energy Distribution and Use""; ""Chapter 8: Taking Emerging Renewable Technologies to Market""; ""8.1 Introduction""; ""8.2 Economic Factors""; ""8.3 Political Factors
 ""Chapter 7: A Future Role for Nuclear Energy?""""7.1. Introduction: Essentials of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.2. History of Nuclear Engineering""; ""7.3. Current Status of Nuclear Energy""; ""7.4. Nuclear Energy Safety""; ""7.5. Nuclear Accidents and Impacts""; ""7.6. Challenges in Nuclear Waste Management""; ""7.7. Future Role for Nuclear Power""; ""7.8. Social Engagement""; ""7.9. Future for Nuclear Fusion""; ""Part 3: Energy Distribution and Use""; ""Chapter 8: Taking Emerging Renewable Technologies to Market""; ""8.1 Introduction""; ""8.2 Economic Factors""; ""8.3 Political Factors
 Part 1: The global energy crisis in context. Reflections on energy, greenhouse gases, and carbonaceous fuels -- Global energy policy perspectives -- Social engagement by the engineer -- Part 2: Energy conversion technology. Harnessing nature: wind, hydro, wave, tidal, and geothermal energy -- Solar power and the enabling role of nanotechnology -- Biofuel prospects in an uncertain world -- A future role for nuclear energy? -- Part 3: Energy distribution and use. Taking emerging renewable technologies to market -- Transportation and energy -- Policy challenges for the built environment : the dilemma of the existing building stock -- Epilogue: reflections on our path forward
 We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by promoting the engagement between policy makers and experts in fields such as engineering and technology. Major steps forward in the development and use of technology are required. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. Likewise, it is also imperative that policy makers liaise closely with the academic community in order to realize advances. This book is designed to bridge the gap between these two groups, with a particular emphasis on educating the socially-conscious engineers and technologists of the future. In this accessibly-written volume, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe. The first section provides an overview of the nature of the global energy crisis approached from historical, political, and sociocultural perspectives. In the second section, expert contributors outline the technology and policy issues facing the development of major conventional and renewable energy sources. The third and final section explores policy and technology challenges and opportunities in the distribution and consumption of energy, in sectors such as transportation and the built environment. The book's epilogue suggests some future scenarios in energy distribution and use
DOI:doi:10.2307/j.ctt6wq56p
URL:Kostenfrei: Volltext: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wq56p
 : : https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt6wq56p
Datenträger:Online-Ressource
Sprache:eng
Reproduktion:Print version: Understanding the global energy crisis. - West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, [2014]
Sach-SW:Political science and theory
 Politics and government
 Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
 POLITICAL SCIENCE ; Public Policy ; General
 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS ; Real Estate ; General
 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING ; Environmental ; General
 Energy consumption
 Energy development
 Energy policy
 Renewable energy sources
K10plus-PPN:1008661287
 
 
Lokale URL UB: Zum Volltext

Permanenter Link auf diesen Titel (bookmarkfähig):  https://katalog.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/titel/68231859   QR-Code
zum Seitenanfang