Saving Energy and Reducing CO2 Emissions with Electricity

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Overview

The upcoming decrease and possible elimination of the use of fossil fuels will be a result of the ongoing imperative to make existing uses of electricity efficient and practical. This book guides the reader toward electrification with explanations on the concept of electrification and of CO2 reductions through expanded end-use applications of electricity. Topics covered include electric cars; airport, seaport, railroad and mining electrification; industrial uses of electricity in a variety of processes; residential building use of electricity; enhancing energy efficiency and demand response.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439870129
  • Publisher: Fairmont Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION – ELECTRICITY’S ATTRIBUTES
Electricity Powers Growth Electricity Powers Digital Devices Electricity: Gateway to the Electromagnetic Spectrum Technical Attributes of Electricity Economic Resource Use Electricity Leverages Exergy References

THE CONCEPT OF ELECTRIFICATION
EPRI’s Prism and MERGE Electricity Technology Under a Carbon-Constrained Future MERGE Analysis European Climate Foundation Eurelectric Conclusions References

CO2 REDUCTIONS THROUGH EXPANDED END-USE APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICITY
Introduction The Climate Stabilization Challenge Power Delivery and End Use Total Resource Efficiency Sources of CO2 Reductions Energy Savings From Beneficial New Uses Reductions in CO2 Emissions From Beneficial New Uses.
Identifying and Screening Technologies Technical and Realistic Potentials by Sector Japanese Study European Study United Kingdom Conclusion References.

ELECTRIC ON-ROAD TRANSPORTATION
The Rebirth of Electric Cars Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Smart Charging Truck Stop Electrification Truck Driver Benefits From TSE Two Major Types of Truck Stop Electrification Societal Benefits From TSE Emission Reduction Benefits of TSE Conclusions References

ELECTRIFYING OFF-ROAD MOTIVE POWER
Forklifts Airport Electrification Seaport Electrification Railroad Electrification Mining Electrification New Opportunities for Electrification References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: INDUSTRIAL INTRODUCTION AND PROCESS INDUSTRIES
Process Industries Food Processing Membrane Processing Freeze Concentration Microwave Heating and Processing Desalination Electrolytics New Applications for Mechanical Energy Electrifying IC Motor Applications Municipal Waste and Water Electrification Conclusion References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: METALS PRODUCTION
Metals Production Dielectric Heating Resistance Heating and Melting Conclusion References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: MATERIALS FABRICATION
Materials Fabrication Electron Beam Machining Electric Discharge Machining Electrochemical Machining Electroforming..
Electrochemical Finishing Laser Beam Machining Electron Beam Welding Laser Beam Welding Plasma Welding Resistance Welding References

BENEFICIAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING USES OF ELECTRICITY
Space Conditioning Variable Capacity Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps for Commercial Buildings Advanced Heating and Cooling Technologies Space Conditioning and/or Water Heating Using Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Refrigeration Cycle Water Heating Food Service Laundry Other Commercial Applications..
Medical Electronics References

BENEFICIAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING USES OF ELECTRICITY
Space Conditioning (Heating and Cooling)
Water Heating Residential Appliances Conclusions References

ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Other Estimates of the Potential for Energy Efficiency Historic Perspective on Energy Efficiency References

DEMAND RESPONSE
Definitions Background Four Building Blocks of Demand Response Where is the Biggest Impact?
The Potential for Summer Peak Demand Savings from Utility Programs Examples of Real Applications How to Enable Demand Response What Does DR-Ready Entail?
Why Aren’t Today’s Appliances, Information Technology and Consumer Electronics DR-Ready?
Alternatives to Enabling DR-Ready End-Use Products A Possible Approach Toward Implementation of DR-Ready Programs Identify Underlying Drivers and Interests among Key Stakeholders Determine State of Industry and Technology Including Drivers and Barriers Define Product Attributes that Warrant
"DR-Ready" Designation Build Coalition with Strategic Partners Develop Roadmap of Target Products Develop standards for exchanging information with smart appliances

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