Current Issues in Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080232430, 9781483188645

Current Issues in Energy

1st Edition

A Selection of Papers

Authors: Chauncey Starr
eBook ISBN: 9781483188645
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 218
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Description

Current Issues in Energy is a collection of essays that explains the role of energy in the evolution of society and creation of insights into the consequent problems of energy utilization. The book discusses the relationships between energy and its method of production, between energy and its economic products, and between energy and national warfare. The text gives a comprehensive account of the range of technological choices that could be made in the energy production. The analysis of the types of risk and how risk is accepted by society is explained in the book. The productions of energy through the exploration of solar sources are evaluated. Also covered in the book are the use of nuclear power and the spread of weapons. Inventions such as the laser, jet membrane, the process of plasma fusion-fission, and electron beam implosion are explained. The book can be a useful tool for physicists, electrical engineers, students, and researchers in the field of energy production.

Table of Contents


Foreword

Preface

About the Author

Acknowledgments

Risk/Benefit

1. Risk-Benefit Analysis and Full Disclosure

2. Risk and Risk Acceptance by Society

Energy Technology

3. Role of Solar Energy in Electric Power Generation

4. Nuclear Power and Weapons Proliferation—The Thin Link

5. Future Technological Options for the United States Electric Power Industry

6. Technical Innovation: The Answer to Resource Depletion

Energy Analysis and Planning

7. Energy and Society

8. Energy Use: An Interregional Analysis with Implications for International Comparisons

9. Energy System Options

10. Energy Planning — A Nation at Risk

11. Comments on "The National Energy Plan"


Details

No. of pages:
218
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1979
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483188645

About the Author

Chauncey Starr