Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

by Jaina L. Moan, Zachary A. Smith, Jacey McCurtain
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851098909

ISBN-13: 9781851098903

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book examines recent energy use trends and their potential consequences for the global population.

• More than 50 tables, graphs, and figures demonstrate the impact of energy use trends on global societies

• An energy chronology traces technological innovations, important social events (such as the 1973 oil embargo), and energy policies that have

Overview

This book examines recent energy use trends and their potential consequences for the global population.

• More than 50 tables, graphs, and figures demonstrate the impact of energy use trends on global societies

• An energy chronology traces technological innovations, important social events (such as the 1973 oil embargo), and energy policies that have impacted current global energy use

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851098903
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 1: Background and History

Introduction

Energy Concepts

Physical Definitions

Energy Conversion and Efficiency

Electricity

Energy Measurement and Units

Sources of Energy

How Does Society Use Energy?

Fossil Fuels

Nuclear

Renewable Sources

Solar Energy

Water Energy

Wind Energy

Biomass Energy

Geothermal Energy

History of Energy Use

Pre-Industrial

Industrial Revolution: 1850-1914

Energy, War and Global Expansion: 1914-1945

Middle-Eastern Oil: 1945-1970

Oil and the Middle East

Natural Gas, Hydropower and Nuclear Energy

Energy Crisis: 1970-1980

Oil Embargo

Global Response to the Embargo

Conclusion

References

Chapter 2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions

Introduction

Energy and Economics

Energy Markets and Pricing

Globalization

Recent Trends

Centralized Energy Systems

Industrialization of Developing Countries

Environmental and Social Problems

Environmental Issues

Production and Transportation (Fossil Energies)

Air Pollution and Atmospheric Deposition

Global Warming

Nuclear Energy

Renewable Technologies

Social Issues

Diminishing Resources

Security Issues and Conflict

Inequalities

Solutions

Sustainable Development

Technology Solutions: Transition to Renewable Resources

Policy Solutions

National Policies

Global Policy

Personal Energy Responsibility

Conclusion

References

Chapter 3: Special U.S. Issues

Introduction

Energy Facts and Statistics

Energy and Environmental Policy

National Energy Policy

Nuclear Energy Policy

Environmental Regulation

U.S. Energy Issues

Energy and Federal Lands

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Yucca Mountain

Utility and Electricity Regulation

Conclusion

References

Chapter 4: Chronology

Fossil Fuels: Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas

Nuclear Energy

Renewable Energy

Electricity, Engines, Lights and Energy Services

World Energy

U.S. Energy

Chapter 5: Biographies

Alfonzo, Juan Perez

Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud

Browne, John

Brundtland, Gro Harlem

Cárdenas, Lázaro

Carnegie, Andrew

Chávez, Hugo

D'Arcy, William Knox

Edison, Thomas

Einstein, Albert

Faraday, Michael

Ford, Henry

Francis, James B.

Gore, Albert Arnold

Hahn, Otto

Hubbert, Marion King

Lay, Kenneth

Mossadegh, Mohammad

Nehru, Jawaharlal

Oppenheimer, Robert J.

Patkar, Medha

Revelle, Rogert

Rockefeller, John D.

Rongji, Zhu

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Saro-Wiwa, Kenule Beeson

Stalin, Joseph

Strong, Maurice

Tesla, Nikolai

Watt, James

Whittle, Frank

Chapter 6: Data and Documents

Introduction

Energy Overview

Energy Resources

Fossil Fuels

Electricity

Nuclear

Renewable Energy

Energy Trade

Environment

U.S. Data

References

Chapter 7: Directory of Organizations

Chapter 8: Resources

General Energy

Print Resources

Books

Periodicals, Journals, and Newsletters

Non-Print Resources

Films and Videorecordings

Databases and Internet Resources

Energy Resources

Print Resources

Books

Periodicals, Journals, and Newsletters

Non-Print Resources

Films and Videorecordings

Databases and Internet Resources

Energy Problems and Solutions: Economics and the Environment

Print Resources

Books

Periodicals, Journals, and Newsletters

Non-Print Resources

Videorecordings

Databases and Internet Resources

Glossary

Index

About the Author

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