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With growing concerns over climate change and air pollution, the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources of energy has become pressing. Here, Nick Jelley describes the main renewables, explains how wind and solar farms can provide the cheapest energy in many parts of the world, and calls for urgent action.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
With growing concerns over climate change and air pollution, the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources of energy has become pressing. Here, Nick Jelley describes the main renewables, explains how wind and solar farms can provide the cheapest energy in many parts of the world, and calls for urgent action.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Februar 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 175mm x 113mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 130g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198825401
  • ISBN-10: 0198825404
  • Artikelnr.: 57793777
Autorenporträt
Nick Jelley is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford. His research was in nuclear and particle physics and he published many papers in this field. He was a member of the Nobel Prize winning SNO experiment, for which he was the UK group leader, and the recipient of two Institute of Physics prizes. More recently, he has carried out research on solar energy for use in the developing world. He gave lectures to Oxford physics undergraduates on Energy Studies from 2003-2014, and in 2012 a Science and Society public lecture on Renewable Energy at the University of Liverpool. His books include Energy Science (OUP, 3rd edition, 2017) and A Dictionary of Energy Science (OUP, 2017).
Inhaltsangabe
List of illustrations
1 What are renewables?
2 Why do we need renewables?
3 Biomass, solar heat, and hydropower
4 Wind power
5 Solar photovoltaics
6 Other low carbon technologies
7 Renewable electricity and energy storage
8 Renewable heat and electric vehicles
9 The transition to renewables
Further reading
Index