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Author Martínez, Daniel M., 1976-, author
Title Valuing energy for global needs : a systems approach / Daniel M. Martínez and Ben W. Ebenhack
Imprint New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2016
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages) : illustrations
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computer rdamedia
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Series Environmental engineering collection
Environmental engineering collection
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Energy's role and value -- 2. The value of energy resources -- 3. Value added and lost in energy services -- 4. Economic energy value -- 5. Resources and environmental costs -- 6. Social impacts -- 7. Framework for a new value metric -- Index
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This book serves as a starting point for energy engineers, sustainability managers, political leaders, and properly informed citizens to explore the net value added by energy systems. Since some resources deplete and some new technologies will require time to emerge, the book takes the reader through the range of costs and benefits, considering the contexts of geography, human needs, and of time. The book takes a particularly close look at the underdeveloped world that currently lacks access to modern energy, and which is crippled by its dependence on dirty, inefficient biomass fuels to meet bare subsistence needs. The authors provide evidence for the reality that energy provides tremendous social value, ranging from the most basic survival to development, to great luxury, inevitably, at a cost. Based on this evidence the reader will be well-equipped to ask the questions: Which energy resources should be abandoned and which should be embraced as we strive for a sustainable future?
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Link Print version: 9781606502631
Subject Power resources -- Economic aspects
Renewable energy sources
sustainable energy
sustainable development
environmental sustainability
energy policy
energy transitions
energy access
energy resources
energy supply
Developing World
environmental science
oil & gas
shale plays
energy systems
petroleum engineering
energy analysis
energy science
Libros electronicos
Alt Author Ebenhack, Ben W., author
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