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  1. Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

    Public science and private innovation
    By Albert N. Link, Alan C. O'Connor, and Troy J. Scott

    Electric drive vehicles (EDVs) are seen on American roads in increasing numbers. Related to this market trend and critical for it to increase are improvements in battery technology. Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles examines in detail at the research support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in EDVs. Read more

  2. Wind Power Projects

    Theory and Practice
    By Tore Wizelius

    Wind power has developed rapidly in terms of the number of new wind power plants now installed in more than hundred countries around the world. This renewable energy source has become competitive, and to be able to combat climate change much more has to be installed in coming years. Read more

  3. Biochar for Environmental Management

    Science, Technology and Implementation, 2nd Edition
    Edited by Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph

    The first edition of this book, published in 2009, was the definitive work reviewing the expanding research literature on this topic. Since then, the rate of research activity has increased at least ten-fold, and biochar products are now commercially available as soil amendments. This second edition includes not only substantially updated chapters... Read more

  4. Why the price of oil is falling and what then?

    The authors of, The World After Cheap Oil, discuss the causes and impacts to the world economy of falling oil prices. 

     This article was first published in Kanava-magazine 1/2015 (in Finnish).
     

  5. The Problem with AD

    Tim Pullen, author of Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy, discusses the differing attitudes regarding Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and its inherent financial implications.

  6. Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy

    The Earthscan Expert Guide
    By Tim Pullen

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Hundreds of million tonnes of agricultural and food waste are produced each year around the world, most of which is just that, waste. Anaerobic digestion, biogas and the heat and electricity that can be produced from it is still a nascent industry in many countries... Read more

  7. The World After Cheap Oil

    By Rauli Partanen, Harri Paloheimo and Heikki Waris

    The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also delves deep into the many risks, problems and mechanisms that can make the world after cheap oil a much more unstable place for nations and humanity as a whole. Read more...

  8. Solar Photovoltaic Basics

    A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
    By Sean White

    Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry. This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Read more...

  9. Solar, Wind and Land

    Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    By Troy A. Rule 

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems oftentimes require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Read more...

  10. Energy Resources Free to View Throughout August

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to view a selection of Energy titles for free throughout the month of August! We have carefully selected titles covering Bioenergy, Energy Efficiency, and Solar Energy. We hope these titles will provide you with useful summer reading and offer helpful preparation for the upcoming academic year. 

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