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Environmental Consequences of Energy Production

Shyamal K. Majumdar

Environmental Consequences of Energy Production

Problems and Prospects

by Shyamal K. Majumdar

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Published by Pennsylvania Academy of Science .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Energy,
  • Science,
  • Energy development,
  • Energy Technology (General),
  • Industrial Pollutants,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Environmental impact analysis

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages531
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8514939M
    ISBN 100960667067
    ISBN 109780960667062

    Abstract: The World Energy Committee states that there exists no risk free energy resource and for this reason, while choosing the energy resources, cost factors must be considered with environmental effects. Today, prevention of environment pollution and conservation of environment have a dimension exceeding national Size: KB. @article{osti_, title = {The environmental consequences of nuclear war (SCOPE 28), Vol. 2: Ecological, agricultural, and human effects}, author = {Harwell, M A and Hutchinson, T C}, abstractNote = {Offerred in this book is an appraisal of the possible environmental consequences of nuclear war. It presents a consensus among leading scientists of the effects on climate, ecosystems, and.

    A first step in minimizing the adverse consequences of new energy technologies is to better understand these external effects and damages. The Hidden Costs of Energy will therefore be a vital informational tool for government policy makers, scientists, and economists in even the earliest stages of research and development on energy technologies.5/5(1).   Substitution of coal with nuclear fuel for the production of electricity 3: While this is technologically feasible, nuclear energy has its own environmental problems, most notably the long-term storage of nuclear waste. At present, lack of nuclear reactor know-how and lack of safety standards in some developing countries make this option a very Cited by: 5.

    It is well known that fossil-based energy has multiple, negative environmental consequences. From initial production, through to distribution and final use, fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) are the source of emissions and spills that cause serious impacts on both the environment and our health. The most complete book of its kind on the market, this text focuses on energy needs, trends, and long-term prospects and resource supplies. It addresses all the various issues involved with energy, from population to production to distribution to the consequences of the choices made in supplying the : On-line Supplement.


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