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Energy pp 363-418 | Cite as

Energy Conservation

  • Yaşar DemirelEmail author
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

Energy conservation can be achieved through increased efficiency in energy. Energy recovery also may be a part of energy conservation through captured and hence reduced waste energy. Energy conservation is an important part of controlling climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Energy conservation facilitates the replacement of nonrenewable resources with renewable energy and is often the most economical solution to energy shortages. This chapter discusses the possibilities in conserving energy in power production, in compressor work, and in furnaces and boilers. This chapter also explores the energy conservation options in heating and cooling of houses as well as in lighting and driving. Some worked examples show it is always possible to conserve energy by process improvements and by increasing efficiency of processes.

Keywords

Thermal Efficiency Unit Cost Heat Pump Smart Grid Rankine Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

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