World Energy Resources: International Geohydroscience and Energy Research Institute / Edition 1

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This book provides a comprehensive discussion and analysis of global energy resources, international energy markets, international energy forecasts for the first quarter of the 21st century, conventional and alternative energy technologies and pertinent historical developments of world energy. It is organized into four parts with 27 chapters that cover advance energy technologies, primary and alternative energy resources and country profiles. Part I introduces conventional energy resources; Part II covers alternative energy sources and conservation; Part III covers energy modelling and forecast methods for anlaysing energy development in the United States of America and the world; Part IV provides a country-by-country analysis of energy issues, law, resources and programs. It is indeed an assessment of the outlook for international energy that relates to major fuels, transportation, electricity and the environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540426349
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 5/3/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 810
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to Primary Energy - Nonrenewable Sources 1
1 Introduction to World Energy 3
2 Historical Perspective of Energy 35
3 World Primary Energy Overview 61
4 World Coal Resources 83
5 Nuclear Energy 101
6 Hydroelectric Power 129
7 Meeting Future Demands for Energy Resources 139
Pt. II Renewable Energy Sources and Alternative Energy Technologies 155
8 Geothermal Energy 157
9 Solar Energy 167
10 Wind Energy 175
11 Advanced Alternative Energy Sources 179
12 Nonrenewable Alternative Energy Resources and Technologies 193
13 Environmental Issues and Concerns in Energy 207
14 History of World Energy Program Policies 225
Pt. III United States - Energy Forecasts and Modeling 239
15 Energy Modeling Approach and Assumptions 241
16 U.S. Energy Forecasts and Modeling 251
17 USA Energy Demand and World Markets 259
18 USA Electricity Demand and Markets 279
19 USA Oil and Natural Gas Consumption Forecasts 295
20 Coal Market Forecasts and Analysis 309
Pt. IV World Regional Energy Overview 319
21 Regional Overview - North America and Latin America 321
22 The Middle East 329
23 Antarctica and Canada 375
24 Latin America 391
25 Europe and Central Eurasia 481
26 Africa 593
27 Asia and Pacific 709
References 787
App. I: Conversion Table of Energy Units 801
Author Index 803
Subject Index 805
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