Table of Contents

Below is the Table Of Contents for theĀ 4th Edition of Energy In The 21st Century. Click the chapter title to view the chapter’s learning objectives.

  • Preface to the Fourth Editionenergy_in_the_21st_century_4th_edition_cover
  • Dedication
  • About the Authors
  • 1. A Brief History of Energy Consumption
    • 1.1 What is Energy?
    • 1.2 Historical Energy Consumption
    • 1.3 Energy Consumption and the Quality of Life
    • 1.4 The Path to Sustainability
    • 1.5 Activities
  • 2. Fossil Energy – Coal
    • 2.1 Geologic History of the Earth
    • 2.2 Origin of Coal
    • 2.3 Coal
    • 2.4 Distribution and Production of Coal
    • 2.5 Fossil Energy and Combustion
    • 2.6 Case Study: A Coal-Fired Power Plant
    • 2.7 Coal Gas
    • 2.8 Activities
  • 3. Fossil Energy – Oil and Gas
    • 3.1 Geology of Oil and Gas Reservoirs
    • 3.2 Origin of Oil and Gas
    • 3.3 Oil and Gas Production Operations
    • 3.4 Oil and Gas Transport and Processing
    • 3.5 Global Distribution of Oil and Gas
    • 3.6 Global Oil and Gas Production and Consumption
    • 3.7 Activities
  • 4. Energy in Transition
    • 4.1 Peak Oil
    • 4.2 “Decarbonization”
    • 4.3 Environmental Issues
    • 4.4 Climate Change
    • 4.5 Case Study: Is the Climate Change Debate Settled?
    • 4.6 Energy Security
    • 4.7 Activities
  • 5. Nuclear Energy
    • 5.1 History of Nuclear Energy
    • 5.2 Nuclear Reactors
    • 5.3 Global Dependence on Nuclear Power
    • 5.4 Nuclear Energy and the Environment
    • 5.5 Activities
  • 6. Renewable Energy – Solar Energy
    • 6.1 Source of Solar Energy
    • 6.2 Energy Conversion Efficiency and Intermittency
    • 6.3 Passive Solar Energy
    • 6.4 Active Solar Energy
    • 6.5 Solar Thermal Power Plants
    • 6.6 Solar Electric Technology
    • 6.7 Activities
  • 7. Renewable Energy – Wind Energy
    • 7.1 History of Wind Power
    • 7.2 Wind Turbine
    • 7.3 Wind Farms
    • 7.4 Case Study: European Wind Power
    • 7.5 Can Wind Meet All of Our Energy Needs?
    • 7.6 Environmental Impact
    • 7.7 Activities
  • 8. Renewable Energy – Energy From Water
    • 8.1 Hydroelectric Power
    • 8.2 Case Study: Three Gorges Dam
    • 8.3 Waves and Tides
    • 8.4 Geothermal
    • 8.5 Activities
  • 9. Renewable Energy – Bioenergy and Synfuels
    • 9.1 Biomass
    • 9.2 Case Study: Biofuels in Brazil
    • 9.3 Synfuels
    • 9.4 Environmental Impact Summary
    • 9.5 Activities
  • 10. Energy Carrier, Energy Storage and Hybrid Energy Systems
    • 10.1 Hydrogen
    • 10.2 The Hydrogen Economy
    • 10.3 Large Scale Energy Storage
    • 10.4 A Hybrid Energy System for the Hydrogen Economy
    • 10.5 Activities
  • 11. Electricity Generation and Distribution
    • 11.1 Historical Development of Electric Power
    • 11.2 Electric Power Generation
    • 11.3 Transformers
    • 11.4 Electric Power Distribution
    • 11.5 Developments in Electric Grid Design
    • 11.6 Activities
  • 12. Energy Economics
    • 12.1 Principles of Economics
    • 12.2 Costs and Benefits
    • 12.3 Economies of Scale
    • 12.4 Management Decisions in the Energy Sector
    • 12.5 Case Study: The Price of Oil
    • 12.6 Activities
  • 13. Future Issues – Geopolitics of Energy
    • 13.1 Sustainable Development
    • 13.2 Energy and Ethics
    • 13.3 Energy and Geopolitics
    • 13.4 Case Study: Government and Energy
    • 13.5 Global Regulation of Carbon Emissions
    • 13.6 Activities
  • 14. Future Issues – Energy Forecasts
    • 14.1 Energy Conservation and Energy Forecasts
    • 14.2 Energy Forecasts to 2100
    • 14.3 Competing Energy Options
    • 14.4 Goldilocks Policy for Energy Transition
    • 14.5 The Grand Energy Bargain
    • 14.6 Activities
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Index