7 excellent books to learn more about Renewable Energy

St George’s Day is a time for giving books, roses and other gifts to loved ones. To celebrate the day we bring you a selection of renewable energy books.

In Spain, St George’s Day is known as Día de San Jorge and is a time for giving books, roses and other gifts to loved ones. To celebrate the day we bring you a selection of renewable energy books 📖🌹 We hope you enjoy them!

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics and their future prospects.

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Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy

In this rigorous, impassioned, and nonpartisan study, science writer Shere blends first-person reportage and anecdotal history, bringing the state of renewable energy vibrantly alive. A quick glimpse of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison riding together in a Model T through the Florida Everglades in search of land to grow ethanol-producing crops gives way to Shere, standing in the pouring rain, looking over a field of swaying Chinese silver grass—the best choice to replace corn as the basis for ethanol. A description of elegantly attired British colonialists sipping champagne and marveling excitedly at a solar-powered irrigation system in early 20th-century Egypt transitions to an account of researchers at Purdue University and MIT who are making unprecedented advances in solar energy efficiency using nanotechnology.

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Renewable Energy Forecasting and Risk Management

Renewable energy policy has always been recognized as a major incentive to the growth of renewable energy and market. In particular, in the last decade, renewable energy sources are considerably increased due to the supportive renewable energy policy worldwide. Policymakers keep on updating and revising policies in response to market changes and advances in technologies. At the same time, policymakers have shifted their perspectives from cost and benefit to risk and return so as to align with investors’ perspectives. As a result, risk management has to be kept accordance with the changing policy of renewable energy. The dynamic process is important to make certain that major risks are not unattended and managed.

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Sustainable Energy Transformations, Power and Politics – Morocco and the Mediterranean

This book analyses energy transitions and the opportunities and challenges for building sustainable energy systems to improve human capabilities while protecting the environment.

Sufficient and secure energy supply is critical to human thriving and socioeconomic development. Yet energy systems are also implicated in the most pressing socio-environmental challenges of our time – climate change, air pollution, and water and land use. This book examines what is arguably the most ambitious vision for a renewable energy based system worldwide. This vision, often called Desertec, is for a regional electricity system supplying North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East with sustainable and affordable power.

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El futuro de la energía en 100 preguntas

Las claves esenciales para entender los grandes cambios que se avecinan en el mundo de la energía. Una visión completa de las fuentes de energía, el consenso científico sobre el cambio climático antropogénico y el futuro de la eficiencia energética: las previsiones sobre el fin del petróleo y la energía nuclear, el reto del mix eléctrico 100 % renovable a medio plazo y el futuro de la fusión nuclear, la economía del hidrógeno y el cambio de paradigma en el transporte. ¿Es el gas natural el combustible fósil menos contaminante? ¿En qué consiste el fracking? ¿Tiene futuro la energía nuclear? ¿Podríamos cubrir todas nuestras necesidades energéticas con la energía del sol? ¿Se puede extraer energía del mar? ¿Cuáles son los principales biocombustibles? ¿Cuáles son las acciones individuales más efectivas para combatir el cambio climático? ¿Podría América Latina desarrollar un mix eléctrico completamente renovable? ¿En qué consiste el autoconsumo de electricidad? ¿Tienen futuro los vehículos que funcionan con hidrógeno? ¿Se puede conseguir que una casa no necesite climatización? ¿Cuáles serán las baterías del futuro? ¿Llegaremos a ver un mundo donde la energía sea 100 % renovable?

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Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future with 20 Projects

How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy! In 2014, the United States relied on fossil fuels for about 67 percent of its power. But as the fossil fuel supply dwindles and climate change becomes an increasingly urgent issue, individuals, businesses, and governments are expanding their sources of renewable energy, including solar, wind, biofuel, hydro, and geothermal.

In Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about these renewable energy sources and discover how sunshine can be used to power light bulbs and how the earth’s natural heat can be used to warm our houses. Young readers weigh the pros and cons of different energy sources and make their own informed opinions about which resources are the best choices for different uses.

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Adiós, petróleo: Historia de una civilización que sobrevivió a su dependencia del oro negro

Es imposible entender nuestro desarrollo en los últimos doscientos años sin referirse al petróleo. El omnipresente oro negro ha condicionado sustancialmente nuestra economía y nuestra forma de vivir hasta límites insospechados: miremos adonde miremos nos encontramos rodeados de productos derivados del petróleo. Este libro acerca al lector no especializado a la historia del oro negro, desde finales del siglo XIX hasta nuestros días, recordando las crisis de los años setenta y pasando por el peculiar funcionamiento de la OPEP, lo que le permite familiarizarse con las claves de ese gran desconocido mundo de la energía. En un lenguaje accesible, alejado de tecnicismos innecesarios, muestra la insostenibilidad del modelo energético actual debida a sus impactos medioambientales y sociales. Finalmente, aborda las alternativas, incluida la energía nuclear, prestando especial atención a las renovables que, esta vez sí, están llamadas a cambiar nuestra civilización tal y como la conocemos.

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