Energy Beyond Oil

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2005 - 198 lappuses
In order that you can share the argument, this book explores the issues in detail. The data. The trends. The projections. The possible outcomes. Hopefully, at the end of this process, you will be able to understand what it is we are facing, and perhaps find your own resolution to the potential difficulties we will all face over the years.

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What is It About Oil?
1
Complex Hydrocarbons
8
Polymerisation and the Production of Plastics
10
Where Does the Energy Go?
14
FigureS Natural Energy Sources and human energy use
19
Human Energy Sources
20
Energy Movements in Energy Models
22
Per Capita Energy Consumption in European States
25
A Projection of the UKs Energy Supply Past Peak Oil and Gas
84
Conventional and Nuclear Energy
87
Carnots Heat Engine
88
A CoalFired Power Station
89
A CombinedCycle Gas Turbine Power Station
90
A Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator
93
Electrical Induction
102
The National Grid and Regional Distribution System
105

Primary Energy Sources in the UK 1970 to 2002
27
Primary Supply and Final Use of Energy in the UK 2002
28
I A Flow Diagram of Energy Use in the UK 2003
29
Peak Oil Why and When?
35
Oil Flow in a Reservoir
37
Oil Production and Reservoir Lifetime
38
Hubberts Plot or Hubberts Peak
40
A Projection of Future World Oil Production
46
Oil Production Prices from DifferentTypes of Reserve
49
World Oil Prices 1967 to 2004 inflation adjusted
51
Climate Change
57
The Earths Orbit and Variations in Solar Radiation
60
Climate and Carbon Measurements from Proxy Data
64
The North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation
70
Energy Policy and Energy Use
73
EP68 Energy Demand Forecasts 19952010
75
EP68 Projected Change in Generation Sources
78
EP68 Greenhouse Gas Projections with actual data
79
Low Carbon Energy Sources
107
Diagram of a Typical Landfill Gas Power Plant I 10
110
Diagram of a Typical Anaerobic Digester Plant I I I
111
Energy Production from Woody Biomass I 13
113
Energy Production from Biodiesel I 16
116
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell
120
Renewable Energy
123
Renewable Energy Production in the UK 2003
124
Diagram of a Typical Solar Water Heating System
129
A Heat Pump System
130
Energy Production from Wind Turbines
133
Output Analysis for 23 Different Wind Turbines
135
Diagram of a Typical MicroHydro Power System
139
How Much Do We Need to Cut?
143
Tune OutTurn Off Be Happy?
163
Sources and Further Information178 Index195
178
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