Generating electricity in a carbon-constrained world [electronic resource] / edited by Fereidoon Perry Sioshansi.Material type: TextPublisher: Oxford : Academic, 2009Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9781856176552; 185617655X; 1282737279; 9781282737273Subject(s): Energy industries | Electric power production -- Environmental aspects | Renewable energy sources | Energy industries -- Case studies | Electric power production -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies | Renewable energy sources -- Case studiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Generating electricity in a carbon-constrained world.DDC classification: 333.7932 LOC classification: HD9685.A2 | G46 2009Online resources: ScienceDirect
The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going, and historically, fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity, with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world. Now with growing concerns about global climate change, this historical dependence on fossil-fuels, especially those rich in carbon, are being questioned. Examining the implications of the industry's future in a carbon-constrained world, a distinct reality, is the subject of this book. Containing contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world, this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world. The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, Coal, and Emission trading. Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy, Wind power, Solar power, Hydro-electric, and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions. This is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world. Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era, Global Action on Climate Change, The Impossibility of Staunching World COb2s Emissions and Energy efficiency.
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction: The problem in context -- Part One:Short Term Options -- Chapter 1:Carbon & climate change -- Chapter 2:Coal -- Chapter 3:Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology -- Chapter 4: Emission trading -- Chapter 5:Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era -- Chapter 6:Global Action on Climate Change -- Chapter 7:The Impossibility of Staunching World COb2s Emissions -- Part Two: Renewable Energy Solutions -- Chapter 8 & 9:Energy efficiency -- Chapter 10:Nuclear Energy -- Chapter 11:Wind power -- Chapter 12: Solar power -- Chapter 13:Hydro-electric -- Chapter 14:Geothermal energy -- Chapter 15:Biofuels -- Chapter 16: Per capita carbon allowances -- Part Three: Case studies -- Chapter 16: The economics, politics and mechanics of meeting California?s carbon mandate -- Chapter 17:ISOs, regional electricity markets, and greenhouse gas policy -- Chapter 18:Life after coal? -- Chapter 19:British electricity industry?s carbon challenge -- Chapter 20 & 21: China -- Chapter 22:Beyond Fossil Fuels.
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