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Energy Systems and Sustainability

Third Edition

Bob Everett, Stephen Peake, and James Warren

July 2021

ISBN: 9780198767640

648 pages
Paperback
Othermm

In Stock

Price: £49.99

Energy Systems and Sustainability provides an exploration of the economic, social, environmental, and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use, as well as describing their key physical and engineering features.

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Energy Systems and Sustainability provides an exploration of the economic, social, environmental, and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use, as well as describing their key physical and engineering features.

  • Provides an exploration of the economic, social, environmental, and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use, as well as describing their key physical and engineering features
  • Extensive coverage of the important concepts and issues underpinning modern energy production and its future prospects
  • Its interdisciplinary approach makes the text relevant to students from any discipline
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Chapter Summaries: Point-by-point summaries capture and condense the key information from the chapter to allow students to check their knowledge and understanding.
  • Expanded detail on fracking processes and the large-scale development of coal gasification in China.
  • Expanded detail on electric cars, batteries, as well as the storage of and problems with integrating variable renewables.
  • Updates to reflect policy developments in relation to urban nitrogen oxide and particulate pollution.
  • Updates on the rapid growth of renewables and other recent policy developments, including the dramatic changes in energy use required to reduce emissions.

About the Author(s)

Bob Everett, The Open University, Stephen Peake, The Open University, and James Warren, The Open University

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Primary energy
    3:What do we use energy for?
    4:Forms of energy
    5:Coal
    6:Heat to motive power
    7:Oil and gas
    8:Oil and gas engines
    9:Electricity
    10:Nuclear power
    11:Future of nuclear power
    12:Costing energy
    13:Penalties
    14:Remedies

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

Energy Systems and Sustainability is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

The online resources to accompany Energy Systems and Sustainability include:

For students:
· Links to sources of further information and up-to-date energy statistics
· Self-assessment questions

For registered adopters of the book:
· Figures from the book, available for download