Browse Publications Books B-WSP-010

Energy in the 21st Century (2nd Edition) B-WSP-010

This book, in its second edition, examines the energy sources that play a vital role in society today, as well as those that may be the primary energy sources of tomorrow. From our reliance on fossil fuels to the quest for energy independence, and the environmental issues that follow each decision, this book delves into the most prominent energy issues of our time. Armed with this information, the reader can think critically about the direction they want this world to take.


  • Brief History of Energy Consumption
  • Fossil Energy — Coal
  • Fossil Energy — Oil and Gas
  • Peak Oil
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Renewable Energy — Solar Energy
  • Renewable Energy — Wind Energy
  • Renewable Energy — Energy from Water
  • Renewable Energy — Bioenergy and Synfuels
  • Energy Carrier, Energy Storage and Hybrid Energy Systems
  • Electricity Generation and Distribution
  • Energy Economics
  • Future Issues — Geopolitics of Energy
  • Future Issues — Energy Forecasts


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