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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Energy Supplies for the 21st Century

Energy Supplies for the 21st Century

(p.61) 7 Energy Supplies for the 21st Century
Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 describes energy sources in particular clean energy based on renewable sources. The importance of renewable energy in limiting global warming is discussed. Solar cells, hydroelectric power, wind energy, tidal energy and geothermal energy are covered. The nuclear fuel cycle for thermal reactors is explained. Decarbonisation of industrial processes including sequestration of carbon dioxide are described, as are lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells.

Keywords:   clean energy, renewable energy, global warming, solar cells, hydroelectric power, wind energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells

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