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Energy for Sustainability

Foundations for Technology, Planning, and Policy

  • John Randolph
  • Gilbert M. Masters
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Energy Patterns and Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 3-23
    3. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 25-57
    4. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 59-91
  3. Energy Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 95-131
    3. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 133-169
  4. Buildings and Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 173-213
    3. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 215-248
    4. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 249-283
  5. Sustainable Electricity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 287-312
    3. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 313-339
    4. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 341-365
    5. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 367-386
  6. Sustainable Transportation and Land Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 389-428
    3. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 429-459
    4. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 461-494
  7. Energy Policy and Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 497-518
    3. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 519-562
    4. John Randolph, Gilbert M. Masters
      Pages 563-608
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 609-637

About this book

Introduction

Despite a 2016-18 glut in fossil fuel markets and decade-low fuel prices, the global transformation to sustainable energy is happening. Our ongoing energy challenges and solutions are complex and multidimensional, involving science, technology, design, economics, finance, planning, policy, politics, and social movements.
The most comprehensive book on this topic, Energy for Sustainability has been the go-to resource for courses. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to inform and guide students and practitioners who will steer this transformation.

Drawing on a combined 80 years of teaching experience, John Randolph and Gilbert Masters take a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. Energy for Sustainability can help techies and policymakers alike understand the mechanisms required to enable conversion to energy that is clean, affordable, and secure. Major revisions to this edition reflect the current changes in technology and energy use and focus on new analyses, data, and methods necessary to understand and actively participate in the transition to sustainable energy.
The book begins with energy literacy, including patterns and trends, before covering the fundamentals of energy related to physics, engineering, and economics. The next parts explore energy technologies and opportunities in three important energy sectors: buildings, electricity, and transportation. The final section focuses on policy and planning, presenting the critical role of public policy and consumer and investor choice in transforming energy markets to greater sustainability. Throughout the book, methods for energy and economic analysis and design give readers a quantitative appreciation for and understanding of energy systems. The book uses case studies extensively to demonstrate current experience and illustrate possibilities.

Keywords

Clean energy climate change global energy supply life-cycle analysis solar energy

Authors and affiliations

  • John Randolph
    • 1
  • Gilbert M. Masters
    • 2
  1. 1.BlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.StanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-821-3
  • Copyright Information John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters 2018
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-64283-034-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-821-3
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