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Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction

Nick Jenkins

November 2019

ISBN: 9780198813927

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Energy supply is foundational to modern society, but damaging to the environment. This book takes a 'systems view', from extraction of primary fuel, through conversion to usable energy, and transportation to point of use. It explores initiatives to generate electricity in an environmentally benign manner, and decarbonise the supply of energy.

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Energy supply is foundational to modern society, but damaging to the environment. This book takes a 'systems view', from extraction of primary fuel, through conversion to usable energy, and transportation to point of use. It explores initiatives to generate electricity in an environmentally benign manner, and decarbonise the supply of energy.

  • Offers an accessible overview of how we get the energy we use every day
  • Describes the main fuels used and how they are transported, converted into electricity, and distributed
  • Considers the environmental impact of our current reliance on fossil fuels
  • Examines the role of renewable energy systems today and looks to greener, low-carbon energy systems for the future
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Nick Jenkins, Professor of Renewable Energy, Cardiff University

Nick Jenkins is Professor of Renewable Energy at Cardiff University. Before moving to academia in 1992, his career included 14 years of industrial experience, 5 years of which were spent in developing countries. In his current position, he has developed teaching and research activities in electrical power engineering and renewable energy. He is a Distinguished Member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Learned Society of Wales. He is also the co-author of a number of titles, including Wind Energy Handbook (Wiley, 2011), and Renewable Energy Engineering (Cambridge University Press, 2016). From 2009-2011 he was the Shimizu Visiting Professor to the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Energy systems
    2:Fossil fuels
    3:Electricity systems
    4:Nuclear power
    5:Renewable energy systems
    6:Future energy systems
    Further reading
    Index