Energy Efficiency at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Energy SourcesIt starts with you...If everyone in the country cut their emissions by 20% it would be like shutting 200 of the nation’s 600 coal fired power plants.”The first step to making real changes is being informed. With this book you will learn all the basics you need to know about alternative energy and why individual actions can make a difference. Most alternative energies have advantages and disadvantages, after finishing the first chapters you will be able to tell which one suit you best. ˃˃˃But wait, there’s more…You can save money by implementing alternative energies at ...
Reference Book on Geothermal Direct Use: Case Studies, Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps, Greenhouses, Gold Processing
Enormous potential exists in the United States for geothermal direct use and geothermal heat pumps to make a significant contribution to our national energy needs while offsetting the use of fossil fuels. Geothermal projects reduce gaseous emissions and acid rain from the combustion of fossil fuels that impact our environment. Geothermal direct use has practically zero emission of greenhouse-type gases and essentially no thermal pollution.Contents: 1.0 Introduction * 2.0 Geothermal Heat Pumps * 3.0 Geothermal Energy For Buildings (Other Than By Heat Pumps) * 4.0 Geothermal Energy For Industry * 5.0 Conclusions * 6.0 References.Case studies: Auburn, New York Schools Heating System; Commonwealth Building Portland, Oregon; Klamath Falls Geothermal District; Mason Greenhouses; Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps; Elko Heat Company; Enhanced Gold Processing; Flint Greenhouses; Hotel; MILGRO; Pacific Aquafarms; Rocky Mountain White Tilapia; San Bernardino Geothermal District Heating System.
This book is a timely contribution to the international dialogue now underway nationally and internationally on how technology cooperation can foster sustainable economic development through the wise production and use of energy. It includes an integrated package of recommendations which will encourage such technology cooperation, developed by a group of over 90 international energy experts from developed and developing countries, as well as intergovernmental organizations. The subjects discussed are: Energy Technology Cooperation; Approaches to Energy Technology Transfer; Privatization Initiatives in Developing Countries; Energy Technology Transfer and Trade; Electric Power for Sustainable World Economic Development; Processes for Transnational Technology Transfer and Technology Cooperation in the Electric Power Industry; Fomenting Industrial Revolution without New Rights of Pollution; Renewable Energy; and Technology Transfer in End-Use Energy Efficiency. The book's concluding chapter provides a comprehensive perspective on the subject of energy efficiency. Co-published with the Atlantic Council of the United States.