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Energy Technologies and Economics

Authors: Narbel, Patrick, Hansen, Jan Petter, Lien, Jan R.

  • Provides students with a concise but complete introduction to energy technology
  • Takes both the physical and the economic perspective into account
  • Contains numerous exercises
  • Also suitable for journalists, governments and industrials seeking for orientation in the field of energy
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About this Textbook

This is an easy-to-read textbook providing the reader with the basis to comprehend the major energy technologies from a physical and economical perspective.

The journey through the book begins with some background theory on the physics and economics of energy. Major energy technologies (fossil, nuclear and renewable) are explored in-depth, explaining how they work and the costs involved. Finally, the journey ends by exploring the technical and economic feasibility of supplying the world by 2050 with sustainable energy only.

Numerous examples are provided to allow the reader to relate important concepts to real-life. The reader’s understanding of the material can then be tested using the exercises at the end of each chapter.

This textbook is the first to thoroughly present the physics and the economics of energy. It is intended for graduate students and practitioners interested in the field of energy. It also enables the general reader to distinguish between political statement and fact.

About the authors

Patrick A. Narbel obtained his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics. He has researched the economics of energy, the efficiency of policy instruments facilitating the deployment of intermittent renewables and future prospects of these technologies. Patrick is a council member of the International Association for Energy Economics.

Jan Petter Hansen is a professor of  the University of Bergen, Norway and adjoint professor of the Norwegian School of Economics. At both places he is teaching basic physics related to energy. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and is currently a board member of the Norwegian Physical Society (NFS).

Jan R. Lien is professor emeritus from the University of Bergen, Norway.  He has been teaching and doing research in both nuclear physics and petroleum technology, and has several research terms abroad. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Norwegian Physical Society (NFS).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Basic Physical Processes and Economics

    Narbel, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-50

  • Fossil Energy Systems

    Narbel, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-120

  • Nuclear Energy Systems

    Narbel, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 121-146

  • Renewable Energy

    Narbel, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 147-210

  • Outlook

    Narbel, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 211-253

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08225-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08224-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $74.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37946-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Technologies and Economics
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08225-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08225-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08224-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37946-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
84 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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