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Easter Island
The Mathematics of Extinction
Progress Is Our Most Important Product
Early History of Electricity
Generating Electricity
Generating Electricity Commercially
System Operation
Methods of Rate Regulation
Operating Models in an Era of Deregulation/Liberalization
Utility Pools
When Demand Exceeds Supply
The Real Lesson of California
Yesterday’s Fuel
Today’s Fuel
China
India
Indonesia
Brazil
Biomass as a Motor Vehicle Fuel
Top World Ethanol Producers
Biomass for Electricity Generation
Biogas
Tomorrow’s Fuel
Contribution of Biomass
The First Energy Crisis
The Origin and History of Coal
Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Coal and Railroads
Coal and Steel
The Rise and Fall of King Coal
Types of Coal
Coal Mining
Coal in the Twenty-first Century
The Role of Coal Among the Major Consumers
The Case Against Coal
Clean-Coal Technologies
Eliminating Coal Not So Easy
History of Lighting
History of Oil
Enter John D. Rockefeller
Enter Marcus Samuel
Spindletop
Spindletop and Shell
The Emergence of Oil as a Strategically Vital Commodity
The Era of the Seven Sisters
Opening Up the Middle East
Early Attempts at Oil Price Controls
Enter Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
Exit the Key Players
Shareholders and Stakeholders
Development of Saudi Arabia’s Oil Fields
The Shoes Begin to Fall
The Next Shoe to Fall
Shareholders’Percentage
The Birth of OPEC
The 1973 Oil Crisis
Figure 5.1Growth in World and U.S.Oil Consumption and OPEC Production
The Era of High Oil Prices
The End of the Era of High Oil Prices
The Era of Moderate Oil Prices
It Is Not Oil Prices Anymore, It Is Oil Security
Oil and Diplomacy
Oil and Environmentalists
The Role of Oil Companies After the Oil Crisis
A Changing World
Are Oil Companies’ Margins All That Great?
The Future Role of Oil Companies
The Earth as an Oil Manufacturer
Formation of Oil
Oil Exploration
Drilling Rights
Drilling Equipment
Directional Drilling
Offshore Drilling Rigs
Employment Patterns of Jack-ups and Semisubmersibles(Mid-2004)
Evaluating a Well
Refining
Oil Reserves
Historical Development of Refining Processes
Are We on the Downward Slippery Slope?
Write-up of OPEC Reserves
World’s Largest Oil Fields
Was 2004 a Watershed Year?
Synthetic Crude
Challenge of Oil: The Automobile
Vehicles That Use Alternative Fuels
Energy Content of Motor Vehicle Fuels
Enhancing Engine Efficiency
Internalizing an Externality
How Far Can a Gasoline Tax Go?
Is This Politically Acceptable?
Background
Early History of Coal Gas
History of Natural Gas
The Battle Over Lighting
Long-Distance Transmission
Federal Regulation
The War Years
Opening Up the Northeast
Last Stop Before Total Regulation
Unraveling Natural Gas Regulation
The Road to Deregulation
From Source to Consumer
Natural Gas as a Fuel
The European Version of Deregulation
LPG: Prelude to LNG
Liquefied Natural Gas
International Natural Gas Pipeline Movements(bcm)
Organizing and Financing the LNG Supply Chain
LNG Carriers
LNG Pricing
The Future of LNG
Gas to Liquids (GTL) Technology
Methane from Coal
Methane from Shale
Methane Hydrates
What Does a 1,000-Megawatt Plant Mean?
U.S.Electricity Generating Units
Physics of a Nuclear Reactor
Nuclear Incidents and Accidents
Three Mile Island Incident
Chernobyl
Weapons Proliferation
Disposal of Spent Fuel
Commercial Reactors
Figure 8.2Growth in Nuclear Power in Terms of Displaced Fossil Fuels
Fusion Power
Future of Nuclear Power
Hydropower
The Saga of the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams
Aswan High Dam
World’s Largest Dams in Terms of Electricity Generation
The Meaning of Sustainability
Geothermal Energy
Wind Energy
Objections to Wind Power
Evaluating a Potential Site
Financial Incentives
Small Can Be Beautiful
Solar Energy
Thermal Solar Energy
Photovoltaic Energy
Economics of Solar Power
Economic Analysis of Actual Solar Energy System
Ocean Energy
Sustainable Energy and Economic Development
A Sustainable Energy Action Plan
The Hydrogen Economy
Hydrogen Stores Electricity
Tomorrow’s World of Hydrogen
Climate
Climatic Changes During Recorded History
Where Is Climate Headed?
Carbon Dioxide Conundrum
Calculating Carbon Release
Projecting the Future
The Environment
The U.S. Clean Air Acts
The Montreal Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol
Global Warming Potential and Atmospheric Lifetime of Greenhouse Gases
Efficiency and Conservation
Energy Star Program
Light-Emitting Diodes
CAFE Standards
Proposed CAFE Standards for Light Trucks
An Unlikely Projection
2030 Projected Oil Demand and Supply
Scarcity Playing Itself Out
Increasing Supply
Decreasing Demand
A Plan to Get Out of the Middle East
Pollution
We Need Time
Index
About the Author
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Energy for the 21st Century

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