Energy in the 21st Century by John R Fanchi

Energy in the 21st Century

byJohn R Fanchi, Christopher J Fanchi

Kobo ebook | September 16, 2016

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Energy in the 21st Century is a valuable source of information for students, decision makers, opinion leaders, and the general public. Oil and natural gas price volatility continue to affect both the supply and demand for energy. Advances in other technologies, such as nuclear, wind, solar, and tidal technology, are altering the comparative economics of competing energy sources. New government policies are changing the landscape of the global energy marketplace.

From our reliance on fossil fuels to the quest for new sources of energy, Energy in the 21st Century provides a fact-based analysis of the most prominent energy issues of our time. The fourth edition updates data and includes more discussion of recent advances. Some of the highlights of the fourth edition are expanded discussion of climate change and anthropogenic climate change; the 2015 COP21 Paris Agreement on Climate Change; nuclear fusion reactor prototypes (tokomak ITER and stellarator W7-X); advances in solar thermal and solar photovoltaic power plants, space based solar power, transparent photovoltaic cells, and hybrid solar wind technology; tidal and wave energy converters; oil from algae; the EU Supergrid; the Goldilocks Policy for energy transition and the Grand Energy Bargain.

Energy in the 21st Century has been used as the text for the general college student population, as well as energy overview for MBA students. Pedagogical material includes learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, end of chapter activities, a comprehensive index, a glossary, and an Appendix to help with converting units. Points to Ponder are provided throughout the text and are designed to encourage the reader to consider material from different perspectives.

Video introduction: Energy in the 21st Century (4th edition)

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Energy in the 21st Century


  • A Brief History of Energy Consumption Learning Objectives
  • Fossil Energy — Coal Learning Objectives
  • Fossil Energy — Oil and Gas Learning Objectives
  • Energy in Transition Learning Objectives
  • Nuclear Energy Learning Objectives
  • Renewable Energy — Solar Energy Learning Objectives
  • Renewable Energy — Wind Energy Learning Objectives
  • Renewable Energy — Energy from Water Learning Objectives
  • Renewable Energy — Bioenergy and Synfuels Learning Objectives
  • Energy Carrier, Energy Storage and Hybrid Energy Systems Learning Objectives
  • Electricity Generation and DistributionLearning Objectives
  • Energy Economics Learning Objectives
  • Future Issues — Geopolitics of Energy Learning Objectives
  • Future Issues — Energy Forecasts Learning Objectives
  • Appendices
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Index

Readership: Students, professionals, undergraduates and general public interested in energy studies.
Key Features:

  • Easy to read and understand by the general student population
  • It provides a balanced presentation of the relative merits of the most significant energy options
  • Classroom tested and incorporates modern learning techniques
Title:Energy in the 21st CenturyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 16, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813144807

ISBN - 13:9789813144804

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