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Energy from Fossil Fuels (Essential Energy/2nd Edition)

by Robert Snedden

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Heinemann .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural Resources,
  • Science & Nature - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Science,
  • Fossil fuels,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Power resources,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatSchool & Library Binding
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11641128M
    ISBN 101403487324
    ISBN 109781403487322
    OCLC/WorldCa70054451

    Primary energy consumption consists of fossil fuels (%) and renewable and alternative energy sources (%). Worldwide total primary energy consumption .   Over the last decade, there has been a staggering fall in the price of solar and wind power, and of the lithium-ion batteries used to store energy. This has led to rapid expansion of these technologies, even though they are still used much less than fossil fuels: in , for instance, sun and wind produced just 6 percent of the world’s electric supply, but they made up 45 percent of the.

    Fossil fuels in the form of coal, oil, and natural gas have been used to power industrial technology and transportation since the 18th-century industrial revolution. The demand for fossil fuel has increased over the years, and the world's demand for energy is projected to double by with expected population growth and the industrialization of developing countries. Get this from a library! Energy from fossil fuels. [Robert Snedden] -- Describes the different types of fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and natural gas, how they are used today, why they are nonrenewable, and what affect they have on the environment.

    Fossil energy sources, including oil, coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died and were gradually buried by layers of millions of years, different types of fossil fuels formed -- depending on what combination of organic matter was present, how long it was buried and what temperature and pressure conditions existed as time.   This book addresses biomass energy technologies and the development of virgin and waste biomass as renewable, indigenous, energy resources for the production of heat, steam, and electric power, as well as solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels that are suitable as substitutes for fossil fuels and their refined products.


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Energy from Fossil Fuels (Essential Energy/2nd Edition) by Robert Snedden Download PDF EPUB FB2

Librarian's tip: Especially Chap. 5 "Our Energy Inheritance: Fossil Fuels" Read preview Overview Children Are Likely to Suffer Most from Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By Perera, Frederica P Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol.No.

8, August Fossil Fuels are non-renewable energy sources that were formed hundreds of millions of years ago, even before there were any dinosaurs.

That's where t. The explanation, energy expert Alex Epstein argues in The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We’re taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives—their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion by: 5.

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is by:   Fossil fuel, hydrocarbon-containing material of biological origin that can be burned for energy.

Fossil fuels, which include coal, petroleum, and natural gas, supply the majority of all energy consumed in industrially developed countries. Learn about the types of. Books shelved as fossil-fuels: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein, Or noir by Matthieu Auzanneau, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock V.

Accounting for more than 90 percent of the world s energy supply, fossil fuels coal, petroleum, and natural gas are not an infinite resource. Formed by the lengthy decomposition of organic matter, fossil fuels are actually limited in availability.

Still, nations across the globe are dependent upon the processing and utilization of these dwindling resources. The Institute for Energy Research conducts in-depth economic and policy research on energy and environmental issues.

The follow studies provide an extensive analysis of fossil fuels as an energy resource, their impact on markets, and their importance in energy policy debates.

Below these studies is an in-depth overview of fossil fuels. Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals serves as a comprehensive introduction to the subject for the student and educator, and is useful for researchers who are interested in the technical details of biomass energy production.

The coverage and discussion are multidisciplinary, reflecting the many scientific and engineering. Fossil Fuels - Books and Journals Fossil fuels such as crude oil, natural gas, hard coal, lignite and peat are still the most commonly used energy sources today.

Due to the considerable CO2 emissions, fossil energy sources contribute to global climate change. Access to cheap energy is a linchpin of modern industry and civilisation. Energy, mostly from fossil fuels, allows us to heat homes, and power factories and. The Birth of Energy Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work.

Share. Elements. ambitious book represents a significant contribution to energy studies, offering an innovative history that situates the scientific discovery of energy within nineteenth-century cultures of imperialism, industrialization, and the governance of work Author: Cara New Daggett.

Fossil fuels get their name from their formation from dead plant and animal matter that was compressed and heated over millions of years. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, fossil fuels are used to generate more than 85 percent of the energy used by the country.

Coal alone provides half the electricity in the United States. This book begins with a chapter describing some of the economic and environmental consequences of America's fossil-fuel-based economy. It makes the case that, despite some progress in reducing pollution from fossil fuels, no lasting cure for the deteriorating environment - in particular, the looming threat of global warming - is possible without developing alternative fuel sources.

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing organic molecules originating in ancient photosynthesis that release energy in combustion.

Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than million years.

Fossil fuels contain high percentages of carbon. 'This well-organized, well-written, and fact-laden book is the product of mounting societal attention to the consequences of the the use of carbon fuels for global climate change an authoritative and detailed explication of the life history of fossil and renewable biofuels Cited by: This book comprises state-of-the-art advances in energy, combustion, power, propulsion, environment, focusing on the production and utilization of fossil fuels, alternative fuels.

Learn how human use of fossil fuels—non-renewable energy sources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas—affect climate change. 3 Minute Read. By Christina Nunez. Some fossil fuels, such as coal, are an abundant and cheap form of energy.

Others, like oil, have a variable cost depending on geographic location. For this reason, geopolitical issues arise due to the geographic allocation of these highly valuable resources. Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources, as they have taken millions of years to form.

Fossil Fuel Types and Formation; Consumption; Fossil fuels is the term given to energy sources with a high hydrocarbon content (see Chapter 1 for a review of hydrocarbon molecules) found in the Earth’s crust that formed in the geologic past and can be burned to release their energy. They were formed from prehistoric plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years.

"Here, in a sentence, is the moral case for fossil fuels, the single thought that can empower us to empower the world: Mankind's use of fossil fuels is supremely virtuous--because human life is the standard of value, and because using fossil fuels transforms our environment to make it wonderful for human life." pg.emphasis added/5().Get this from a library!

Burning out: energy from fossil fuels. [Nancy Dickmann] -- "This important book shows how the use of fossil fuels is changing Earth's climate and what scientists are doing to find sustainable forms of energy that will secure our planet's future. We live in. Green Illusions By Ozzie Zehner is the best that I've read.

The first half of the book reads a lot like Robert Bryce's book Power Hungry. If you only read this part of the book, you might think Zehner was an anti renewable energy activist, but if.