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Green Electricity : 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future

By: Haven, Kendall.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2011Description: 1 online resource (192 p.).ISBN: 9781598845808.Subject(s): Electric power plants | Electric power production -- Environmental aspects | Renewable energy sources | Sustainable engineeringGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Green Electricity : 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your FutureDDC classification: 621.31/21 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction.; Using This Book; Part 1 Not So Green: The Grid We Have Today; Chapter 1: The Amazing U.S. Electric Grid: Delivering Electricity to Your Doorstep; Chapter 2: What Does "Green" Mean?; Chapter 3: A Closer Look at Why Our Grid Isn't Green; Part 2 Greener Pastures: 25 Electric Technologies of the Future; Introduction; Chapter 1: Free Electricity for Everyone!: Fusion; Chapter 2: Let the Sun Sizzle!: Solar Thermal Electricity; Chapter 3: Beaming Megawatts: Solar Energy from Space
Chapter 4: "Up on the Roof": Solar Photovoltaic EnergyChapter 5: "Blowin' in the Wind": Wind Turbines; Chapter 7: Mighty Minnies: Micro-Nukes; Chapter 8: The Genie's Magic Energy Lamp: Fuel Cells; Chapter 9: Borrowing the Planet's Energy: Geothermal Energy; Chapter 10: River Hum: Hydroelectric Energy; Chapter 11: A Swim in the Balmy, Briny Sea: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC); Chapter 12: "Catch a Wave, Dude!": Ocean Wave Energy; Chapter 13: Rollin', Rollin' with the Tide: Ocean Tidal Energy; Chapter 14: The Mightiest River: Ocean Current Energy
Chapter 15: The Sweet Smell of Garbage: Municipal Solid WasteChapter 16: Taking the Power Plant to the Farm: Bio Crop Waste; Chapter 17: Growing Electricity: Energy Crops; Chapter 18: A BIG Future for the Smallest Atom: Hydrogen; Chapter 19: "Natural" Gas: Methane Energy; Chapter 20: A Tidy Lump of Coal: Clean Coal Technology; Chapter 21: Teaming Up: Electrical Cogeneration; Chapter 22: Second Time Around: Energy Recapture; Chapter 23: Electricity in a Box: Batteries and Energy Storage; Chapter 24: Micro-Might: Nanotechnology; Chapter 25: The Power Plant That Never Was: Energy Conservation
Chapter 26: The Future Grid: The Horse Race to Your Greener Energy FutureIndex
Summary: Each year, our electricity demands increase with the proliferation of devices that all depend on electricityÑcomputers, cell phones, microwave ovens, electric cars, home entertainment. However, the industry that generates electricity in the United States is the single greatest polluter and source of greenhouse gases. Which green technologies can meet our expanding needs for power?
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction.; Using This Book; Part 1 Not So Green: The Grid We Have Today; Chapter 1: The Amazing U.S. Electric Grid: Delivering Electricity to Your Doorstep; Chapter 2: What Does "Green" Mean?; Chapter 3: A Closer Look at Why Our Grid Isn't Green; Part 2 Greener Pastures: 25 Electric Technologies of the Future; Introduction; Chapter 1: Free Electricity for Everyone!: Fusion; Chapter 2: Let the Sun Sizzle!: Solar Thermal Electricity; Chapter 3: Beaming Megawatts: Solar Energy from Space

Chapter 4: "Up on the Roof": Solar Photovoltaic EnergyChapter 5: "Blowin' in the Wind": Wind Turbines; Chapter 7: Mighty Minnies: Micro-Nukes; Chapter 8: The Genie's Magic Energy Lamp: Fuel Cells; Chapter 9: Borrowing the Planet's Energy: Geothermal Energy; Chapter 10: River Hum: Hydroelectric Energy; Chapter 11: A Swim in the Balmy, Briny Sea: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC); Chapter 12: "Catch a Wave, Dude!": Ocean Wave Energy; Chapter 13: Rollin', Rollin' with the Tide: Ocean Tidal Energy; Chapter 14: The Mightiest River: Ocean Current Energy

Chapter 15: The Sweet Smell of Garbage: Municipal Solid WasteChapter 16: Taking the Power Plant to the Farm: Bio Crop Waste; Chapter 17: Growing Electricity: Energy Crops; Chapter 18: A BIG Future for the Smallest Atom: Hydrogen; Chapter 19: "Natural" Gas: Methane Energy; Chapter 20: A Tidy Lump of Coal: Clean Coal Technology; Chapter 21: Teaming Up: Electrical Cogeneration; Chapter 22: Second Time Around: Energy Recapture; Chapter 23: Electricity in a Box: Batteries and Energy Storage; Chapter 24: Micro-Might: Nanotechnology; Chapter 25: The Power Plant That Never Was: Energy Conservation

Chapter 26: The Future Grid: The Horse Race to Your Greener Energy FutureIndex

Each year, our electricity demands increase with the proliferation of devices that all depend on electricityÑcomputers, cell phones, microwave ovens, electric cars, home entertainment. However, the industry that generates electricity in the United States is the single greatest polluter and source of greenhouse gases. Which green technologies can meet our expanding needs for power?

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<p> Kendall Haven , MS, is a research scientist, a professional storyteller, a presenter of storytelling and writing workshops, and a West Point graduate.</p>

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