Energy Resources: Availability, Management, And Environmental Impacts

April 22, 2014|
Energy Resources: Availability, Management, And Environmental Impacts by Kenneth J. Skipka
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The Energy Problem

Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impactsidentifies historical increases in demand and a continuing lack of viable management policies for regional and global energy problems. Considering the state and consumption of energy resources on a worldwide level, the authors outline and address three primary issues that they view as growing concerns: the exploitation of current forms of energy, the environmental consequences, and the social and economic ramifications involved.

The initial chapters offer an overview of energy management, providing an introduction to energy, energy-related engineering principles, regulations, energy conservation, and sustainability. The book discusses all energy resource forms from fossil fuels to renewable resources. The authors introduce an energy matrix providing an analytical structure that quantitatively can be used to evaluate resource options and their impacts.

The concluding chapters provide insight into the driving forces that have shaped energy policy to date and the uncertainties that face future policymakers. The book analyzes various aspects of energy management. It poses concerns and offers solutions, including a proposed approach for developing, organizing, and implementing a national energy plan for the U.S.

A Template for Developing an Energy Policy

  •  Examines the issues involved with energy management
  •  Explores the best options for achieving energy independence
  •  Provides quantitative approaches to energy policy development
  •  Discusses specific structural and analytical approaches to solving energy management problems

The book considers conservation and the development of new, less expensive energy forms, and the impact these can make in slowing growth in demand while fueling efficiency. It analyzes the availability of traditional energy resources and a method of quantifying their energy, economic, and environmental impacts to provide adequate, inexpensive, long-term energy supplies. It also examines the feasibility of solar power, wind, tidal, geothermal, nuclear, and other less traditional sources of energy.

Kenneth Skipkareceived a BA degree in natural sciences from Long Island University and an MS in meteorology from Cornell University. In 1986 Mr. Skipka, along with three partners, founded RTP Environmental Associates, Inc. (RTP), an environmental consulting firm specializing in air, water, and solid waste issues for a variety of indust...
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Title:Energy Resources: Availability, Management, And Environmental Impacts
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:485 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:485 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:April 22, 2014
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781466517400

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