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Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9781610918206

The ultimate guide to sustainable energy and energy systems. This must-have guide will help you learn more about the mechanisms that are required to created and maintain energy that is secure, clean and most of all affordable.

Table of Contents

Section I – Energy Patterns and Trends

The Energy Imperative and Patterns of use

Our Energy Dilemma
Historical Perspective: Energy and Civilization
Global Energy Supply and Consumption
U.S. Energy Supply and Consumption

Energy Sources and Sustainability

Criteria for Sustainable Energy
Resource Limits of Fossil Fuels
Environmental Limits of Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Power: Once Great Hope, Now in Decline

Energy Futures

The Complexities of Our Changing Energy System
Planning and Visioning the Future
Officialdom’s Vision of Our Energy Future: U.S. EIA and IEA Outlooks
Future Energy Scenarios: Different Assumptions, Different Pathways, Different Futures
Possible Energy Futures: Roadmaps to Sustainable Energy
Show Me the Money! Energy Market Forces and Investment Scenarios

Section II – Energy Fundamentals

Energy Fundamentals

Basics of Energy Science
Mechanical Energy
Thermal Energy
Electrical Energy
Chemical Energy
Solar Energy
Nuclear Energy

Energy Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment

Some Principles of Life-Cycle Thinking and Sustainability Analysis
Energy Analysis
Energy Audits, Energy Data Monitoring, and Energy Control and Management
Economic Analysis of Energy Systems
Environmental Analysis of Energy and Material Systems

Section III – Building and Energy

Energy Efficiency for Buildings

Residential and Commercial Buildings
Site Energy versus Primary Energy
Introduction to Heat Loss Calculations
Heat Loss Through Windows
Heat Loss Through Walls, Ceilings, and Floors
Heat Loss Due to Infiltration
Estimating Infiltration Rate (Blower-Door Approach)
The Overall Heat Loss Factor
Let’s Size a Furnace
Annual Cost of Heating
Impacts of Improving Efficiency
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Heat Pumps

Solar Energy for Buildings: Approaching Zero Net Energy

The Solar Resource
Energy-Efficient Building Design Strategies
Cooling Loads
Passive Solar Heating
Domestic Water Heating

Whole Building to Zero Net Energy

The Evolution Toward Green Buildings and Communities
Whole Building Energy Technologies: Electrical Appliances and Lighting
Building Energy Codes and Standards: Toward Whole Building Energy
Whole Building Life Cycle: Embodied Energy in Buildings
Green Building Ratings: Helping the Market Advance Whole Building Life Cycle
Zero Net Energy Buildings
Toward Whole Community Energy

Section IV – Sustainable Electricity

Centralized Electric Power Systems

Electromagnetism: The Technology Behind Electric Power
Creating the Modern Electric Utility: Edison, Westinghouse, and Insull
Electric Power Infrastructure
Electric Power Generation
Some Economics for Conventional Power Plants

Distributed Energy Resources

Balancing the Grid with DERs
Another Challenge: The “Duck Curve”
Demand Side Management (DSM)
Demand Response (DR) Programs
Energy Storage: Thermal
Energy Storage: Electrical
Distributed Generation (DG)

Photovoltaic Systems

Some Photovoltaic History
Crystalline Silicon (c-Si) Solar Cells
Photovoltaic Fabrication
From Cells to Modules to Arrays to Systems
Estimating Solar Performance
Economics of Photovoltaic Systems
Off-Grid Photovoltaic Systems

Large-Scale Renewables

Distributed Solar Power
Financing Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Systems
Wind Power
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Systems

Section V – Sustainable Transportation and Land Use

Transportation Energy and Efficient Vehicles

Energy Use in Transportation
Transportation Vehicle Energy Efficiency
Vehicle Air Emissions and U.S. Standards: Major Tier 3 Reductions 2017-2025
Vehicle Technologies, Future Fuel Consumption Reduction, and Manufacturing Cost

Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, and Biomass

Alternative Transportation Fuels
Prospects and Potential for Biomass Fuels
Bioethanol Fuel
Biodiesel Production
Other Biomass Energy and Emerging Biotechnologies
Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel

Whole Community Energy, Mobility, and Land Use

Community Transportation
Shared, Electric, Autonomous Mobility: The New Age of Urban Passenger Transport
Sustainable Mobility, Livable Communities, and Land Use
Beyond Mobility: Land Use, Urban Heat Island, and Solar Access
Community Energy and Climate Action Planning

Section VI – Energy Policy and Planning

Market Transformation to Sustainable Energy

Some Fundamentals of Market Transformation
The Techno-Economic Solutions
The Policy Solutions
The Social Solutions

Energy Policy

International Perspectives on Energy Policy
U.S. Federal Energy Policy
Summary and Prospects for U.S. Federal Energy Policy

U.S. State and Community Energy Policy and Planning

State Energy Policy
Community Energy Planning and Policy

References and Further Reading