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1. Energy…beyond oil: a global perspective
The problems to be solved
What are the actual needs?
Energy from the Sun
The nature of the solutions
The way forward
Scientific evidence of the existence of climate change
What atmospheric level of carbon dioxide is ‘safe’?
How climate change will affect our lives
Taking action
Technological and policy innovation
Summary and conclusions
Resources and further information
Some further UK focused reading and sources
3. Geothermal energy
Hot dry rock or enhanced geothermal systems
Low-temperature systems with heat pumps
Potential for future growth
Web Resources
4. Wave and tidal power
Wave energy resources
Comparing wave energy converters—‘Wave Hub’
Tidal energy resources
Tidal barrage schemes
Tidal current turbines
Ranking of marine renewable energy technologies
Assessment of wave and tidal current resources (UK)
5. Wind energy
Wind energy resource
Public acceptance
Technical development
Further Reading
6. Nuclear fission
The physics of fission
Cutting carbon emissions
Reliability of electricity supplies
Potential new reactor technology
Investor considerations—regulation
Investor considerations—waste
Investor considerations—the electricity market
Public attitudes
The longer term future
7. Fusion energy
Principles of fusion
Attributes of fusion
The current status of fusion research
The next steps—ITER and IFMIF
Fast track studies
Conversion efficiencies
Cost and supplies of raw materials
How PV cells are developing
Principles of photosynthesis
The photosynthetic water splitting apparatus
Artificial photosynthesis: a new technology
Policies and implementation
10. Sustainable hydrogen energy
Hydrogen and electricity: energy carriers
Hydrogen production
A sustainable energy future
11. Fuel cells
The principles
Applications of fuel cells
Market developments and regulation
Technological developments
From today to tomorrow: changing the game
Concluding remarks
12. Energy efficiency in the design of buildings
Low-energy buildings
The future of building and living
Energy politics
Sustainable energy policy
Socio-technological transitions
Critical policy considerations
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Energy - Beyond Oil

Energy - Beyond Oil

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Published by dizzyman2008
Alternative Energy
Beyond Oil
Peak Oil
Alternative Energy
Beyond Oil
Peak Oil

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Published by: dizzyman2008 on Sep 02, 2012
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