Here's a one-stop volume that addresses the complete range of clean energy technologies and associated issues. The book highlights synergistic opportunities, showing how energy efforts in different sectors can be integrated to leverage each one's strength. Moreover, professionals discover what these opportunities mean at local, regional, and global scales, and learn how different stakeholder priorities can be managed. Readers get a global snapshot of critical energy considerations, including the status of resources, consumption trends, technology development and learn how these factors are effected by related social, political, and environmental issues. Practitioners are guided through each of the various clean energy technologies, gaining knowledge of important facts, technology basics, key players, markets, relevant analyses and results, and challenges and opportunities. This valuable reference provides practical tools to aid in decision-making efforts and case studies that offer a real-world perspective. It is suitable for architects, engineers, city planners, managers and key decision makers in industry and government organizations whose work involves clean energy technologies.
Elvin Yuzugullu is a senior member at SRA International, Inc. in Bethesda, MD and has extensive experience working for the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program. She holds an M.Sc. in civil engineering from West Virginia University and a D.Sc. in engineering management from The George Washington University.
Introduction; Global Energy Picture; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Electricity; Alternative Fuels; Energy Storage; Synergies: Putting the Pieces Together; Towards Sustainability: Outlook for the Path Forward; Appendices.