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Electricity Generation and the Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081010440, 9780128095140

Electricity Generation and the Environment

1st Edition

Author: Paul Breeze
Paperback ISBN: 9780081010440
eBook ISBN: 9780128095140
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th May 2017
Page Count: 108
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Electricity Generation and the Environment is a very concise, up-to-date, and accessible guide to the evolution of environmental awareness, what that environmental awareness has taught the industry, and how technologies can be used to test and improve power performance. There is a strong emphasis on the related social impacts and economic factors involved in the various methods of generating electricity which Breeze explores, making this a valuable and insightful read for those involved in the planning and delivery of energy, such as energy engineers, power generation planners, policy makers, managers, and academics.

Key Features

  • Explores various life-cycle assessments
  • Covers fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources such as hydropower and transportation
  • Discusses various externalities which impact on the decisions to implement systems and technologies
  • Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered


Power generation planners, electrical engineers, students and lecturers of Electrical Engineering and Energy, researchers, academics and the technical community involved in the development and implementation of power generation technologies, and power related engineering disciplines

Table of Contents

1. Evolution of Environmental Awareness
2. Environmental Effects of Power Generation
3. Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Warming
4. Controlling Carbon Dioxide
5. Hydrogen Economy
6. Economics of Electricity Production
7. Externalities
8. Life-Cycle Assessment
9. The Bottom Line


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About the Author

Paul Breeze

Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance science and technology writer and consultant in the United Kingdom. He has specialised in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all the aspects of power generation, transmission and distribution.

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance Science and Technology Writer/Consultant, UK

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