Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies conventional, nuclear and renewable Describes the workings and environmental impact of each technology Evaluates the economic viability of each different power generation system Paul Breezeprovides a concise and readable description of the spectrum of different power generation technologies available today, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established renewables such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass, wave and tidal stream energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power, and distributed generation are also explored. However, Power Generation Technologiesis more than just an account of the technologies for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and risk factors. Those involved in planning and delivering energy including engineers, managers and policy makers will find in this book a guide through the minefield of maintaining a reliable power supply, meeting targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and addressing economic and social objectives.Breeze, Paul is the author of 'Power Generation Technologies', published 2005 under ISBN 9780750663137 and ISBN 0750663138.[read more]
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