Green Energy and Technology

The Power Makers' Challenge

And the Need for Fission Energy

Authors: Nicholson, Martin

  • Addresses specific issues in cleaning up electricity generation
  • Shows what's involved in reducing the carbon footprint
  • Examines methodically all available alternatives, considering both cost and reliability - arriving at the likely best answer
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The Power Makers - the producers of our electricity - must meet the demands of their customers while also addressing the threat of climate change. There are widely differing views about solutions to electricity generation in an emission constrained world. Some see the problem as relatively straight forward, requiring deep cuts in emissions now by improving energy efficiency, energy conservation and using only renewable resources. Many electricity industry engineers and scientists see the problem as being much more involved.

The Power Makers ’ Challenge: and the need for Fission Energy looks at why using only conventional renewable energy sources is not quite as simple as it seems. Following a general introduction to electricity and its distribution, the author quantifies the reductions needed in greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector in the face of ever increasing world demands for electricity. It provides some much needed background on the many energy sources available for producing electricity and discusses their advantages and limitations to meet both the emission reduction challenge and electricity demand.

By analyzing the three main groups of energy sources: renewable energy, fossil fuels and fission energy (nuclear power), readers can assess the ability of each group to meet the challenge of both reducing emissions and maintaining reliable supply at least cost. It is written for both non-technical and technical readers.

About the authors

Martin Nicholson studied mathematics, engineering and electrical sciences at Cambridge University in the UK and graduated with a Masters degree in 1974. He has spent most of his working life as business owner and chief executive of a number of information technology companies in Australia. His first book, Energy in a Changing Climate, was first published in 2009.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Power Makers' Challenge
Book Subtitle
And the Need for Fission Energy
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2813-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2813-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2812-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5891-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 200
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