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Central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe with overview from historical, political, and socio-cultural perspectives, outlining the technology and policy issues facing the development of major conventional and renewable energy sources. We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University’s Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by promoting the engagement between policy makers and experts in fields such as engineering and technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part 1: The Global Energy Crisis in Context
  1. 1 Reflections on Energy, Greenhouse Gases, and Carbonaceous Fuels
  2. Eugene D. Coyle, William Grimson, Biswajit Basu, and Mike Murphy
  3. pp. 11-26
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  1. 2 Global Energy Policy Perspectives
  2. Richard A. Simmons, Eugene D. Coyle, and Bert Chapman
  3. pp. 27-72
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  1. 3 Social Engagement by the Engineer
  2. Melissa Dark, Ida Ngambeki, Dennis Depew, and Rylan Chong
  3. pp. 73-88
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  1. Part 2: Energy Conversion Technology
  1. 4 Harnessing Nature: Wind, Hydro, Wave, Tidal, and Geothermal Energy
  2. Eugene D. Coyle, Biswajit Basu, Jonathan Blackledge, and William Grimson
  3. pp. 90-124
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  1. 5 Role of Nanotechnology
  2. Ali Shakouri, Brian Norton, and Helen Mcnally
  3. pp. 125-150
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  1. 6 Biofuel Prospects in an Uncertain World
  2. Wally Tyner and Richard A. Simmons
  3. pp. 151-166
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  1. 7 A Future Role for Nuclear Energy?
  2. Lefteri H. Tsoukalas, Rong GAO, and Eugene D. Coyle
  3. pp. 167-190
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  1. Part 3: Energy Distribution and Use
  1. 8 Taking Emerging Renewable Technologies to Market
  2. Melissa Dark, Jenny Daugherty, Peter Campbell, and William Grimson
  3. pp. 193-214
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  1. 9 Transportation and Energy
  2. Richard A. Simmons, Shaun McFadden, David Kennedy, and Mary Johnson
  3. pp. 215-254
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  1. 10 Policy Challenges for the Built Environment: The Dilemma of the Existing Building Stock
  2. Mark Shaurette
  3. pp. 255-282
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  1. Epilogue: Reflections on Our Path Forward
  2. pp. 283-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781557536617
Related ISBN
9781557537010
MARC Record
OCLC
1111383625
Pages
318
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-21
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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