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Hardcover | 206pg | Facts on File | December 2009 ISBN10: 0816072035 | ISBN13: 9780816072033
Renewable Energy: Sources and Methods
Renewable Energy: Sources and Methods examines the current technologies in renewable energy, a critical subject given that the world increases its energy consumption between 1 and 3 percent each year. Considering the current rate of energy consumption and the consequences of continuing at this rate, the book explains how the main conventional sources of energy-including coal, oil, and gas-affect economies worldwide. The book also focuses on the remarkable diversity of ideas and innovations in the field of alternative energy. Sidebars, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and examine urgent issues related to the future of the environment.
The volume includes information on:
- Alternative vehicles
- The biorefining industry
- “Clean” energy
- Converting solid waste to energy
- Earth’s energy sources
- Green building design and construction
- Water conservation
- Worldwide energy programs
The book contains more than 40 color photographs and line illustrations, five appendixes, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Green Technology is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.