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Energy... beyond oil

Fraser Armstrong and Katherine Blundell

Abstract

As the Earth's oil supply runs out, and the effects of climate change threaten nations and their populations, the search for carbon-neutral sources of energy becomes more important and increasingly urgent. This book focuses on solutions to the energy problem, and not just the problem itself. It describes the major energy-generation technologies currently under development, and provides an authoritative summary of the current status of each one. It stresses the need for a balanced portfolio of alternative energy technologies. Certain solutions will be more appropriate than others in particula ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199209965
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199209965.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fraser Armstrong, editor

Katherine Blundell, editor

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1 Energy…beyond oil: a global perspective

Fraser Armstrong and Katherine Blundell

3 Geothermal energy

Tony Batchelor and Robin Curtis

4 Wave and tidal power

Dean L. Millar

5 Wind energy

Bill Leithead

7 Fusion energy

Chris Llewellyn Smith and David Ward

10 Sustainable hydrogen energy

Peter P. Edwards and Vladimir L. Kuznetsov

11 Fuel cells

David Jollie

12 Energy efficiency in the design of buildings

Gerhard Dell and Christiane Egger

14 Summary

Robert May

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