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Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Zachary Alden Smith,Katrina D. Taylor
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1598840894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides an insightful overview of renewable and alternative energy technologies and policies in the United States and around the world. * A chronology of technological developments, events, and policies related to renewable and alternative energy * A glossary of renewable and alternative energy related concepts including Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), net metering, and stages of technology development

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Book
Author : Anne E. Maczulak
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-12-01
ISBN : 0816072035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents an introduction to renewable energy resouces, discussing how they are being developed and utilized and covering such energy alternatives as biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal, nuclear, and hydroelectricity.

Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative Energy Sources Book
Author : Efstathios E. Stathis Michaelides
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-01-16
ISBN : 3642209505
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alternative Energy Sources is designed to give the reader, a clear view of the role each form of alternative energy may play in supplying the energy needs of the human society in the near future (20-50 years). The two first chapters on "energy demand and supply" and "environmental effects," set the tone as to why alternative energy is essential for the future. The third chapter gives the laws of energy conversion processes, as well as the limitations of converting one energy form to another. The section on exergy gives a quantitative background on the capability/potential of each energy source to produce power. The fourth, fifth and sixth chapters are expositions of fission and fusion nuclear energy, the power plants that may produce power from these sources and the issues that will frame the public debate on nuclear energy. The following five chapters include descriptions of the most common renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric) some of the less common sources (e.g. tidal and wave energy). The emphasis of these chapters will be on the global potential of each source, the engineering/technical systems that are used in harnessing the potential of each source, the technological developments that will contribute to wider utilization of the sources and environmental effects associated with their wider use. The last three chapters are: "energy storage," which will become an important issue if renewable energy sources are used widely. The fourteen chapters in the book have been chosen so that one may fit a semester University course around this book. At the end of every chapter, there are 10-20 problems and 1-3 suggestions of semester projects that may be assigned to students for further research.

Renewable Energy Made Easy

Renewable Energy Made Easy Book
Author : David Craddock
Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1601382405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Craddock, a journalist, outlines how to use alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal energy, and hydropower. He discusses their pros and cons, how they work and what makes them efficient, and areas where they need improvement. He also describes several case studies of their use, with instructions on how to build solar panels, battery chargers, and ovens, biogas generators, wind turbines, and other do-it-yourself projects."--Book News.

Renewable and Alternative Energy

Renewable and Alternative Energy Book
Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN : 1615305386
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With growing populations across the world consuming Earth’s limited oil and natural gas reserves, the environmental and economic toll of energy dependence becomes an increasingly global concern. The development of renewable forms of energy—solar, wind, water, and geothermal, to name a few—offers alternatives to fossil fuels. Consumers are embracing these new modes of energy delivery and use. This extensive volume examines the possibility of a cleaner and more energy efficient future by detailing the historic and emerging technologies behind some the most promising alternative resources.

Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Pankaj Pathak,Rajiv Ranjan Srivastava
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-02-05
ISBN : 9783030579227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book reviews alternative and renewable energy resources in order to pave the way for a more sustainable production in the future. A multi-disciplinary team of authors provides a comprehensive overview of current technologies and future trends, including solar technologies, wind energy, hydropower, microbial electrochemical systems and various biomass sources for biofuel production. In addition, the book focuses on solutions for developing countries. Conventional energy sources are finite, and estimates suggest that they will be exhausted within a few decades. Finding a solution to this problem is a global challenge, and developing countries in particular are still highly dependent on fossil fuels due to their rapidly growing populations accompanied by a huge growth in primary energy consumption. Moreover, the most common conventional energy sources (coal and petroleum) are non-sustainable since their combustion exponentially increases greenhouse gas emissions. As such, there is a pressing need for clean energy based on alternative or renewable resources, not only to ensure energy supplies at an affordable price but also to protect the environment.

Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Advanced Renewable Energy Sources Book
Author : Gopal Nath Tiwari,Rajeev Kumar Mishra
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2015-11-09
ISBN : 178262578X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is an ideal reference text for teaching renewable energy to engineering and science students, as well as a reference book for scientists and professionals doing self study on the subject. The book has twelve chapters and starts with the definition and classification of renewable and non renewable energy and their status at global level. This chapter also contains the basic heat transfer mechanisms and laws of thermodynamics. It then deals with availability of solar radiation at different latitudes and energy and exergy analysis of flat plate collector, solar air collector, solar concentrator, evacuated tube collector, solar water heating system, solar distillation and solar cooker. The following chapter discusses the basics of semiconductor, its characteristics, working, characteristics of solar cell in dark and daylight situation, fundamentals of characteristic curves of semiconductor, fundamentals of PV module and array and some PVT systems. Detailed discussion on biomass, bio-fuels and biogas and their applications and the power produced by them, namely bio-power, is covered in the following chapters. Other renewable energy sources like hydropower, wind and geothermal are then covered as well as a chapter dealing with the working principle, basic theory and the capability to produce power from ocean thermal, tidal, wave and animal energy conversion systems. Subsequently, net CO2 mitigation, carbon credit, climate change and environmental impacts of all renewable energy resources are all covered followed by a discussion on the techno-economic feasibility of any energy sources as the backbone of its success and hence energy and economic analysis. The chapters deal the overall exergy of renewable energy sources by using the thermal and mechanical power and electrical energy as output. SI units are used throughout the book in solving various exercises in each chapter and conversion units of various physical and chemical parameters of metals and non-metals are also given in appendices.

Renewable and Novel Energy Sources

Renewable and Novel Energy Sources Book
Author : S. L. Sah
Publisher : M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9788185880822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book covers all the renewable energy sources, like solar, tidal, wind, biomass, geothermal, and new sources, like hydrogen, cold fusion, space generator, alcohol. It also deals with energy conservation, energy planning and management and future energy options.

Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources Book
Author : John Twidell,Tony Weir
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-01-26
ISBN : 1317660374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Retaining the successful format of the first edition and building on its solid grounding in the principles of renewable energy resources, this second edition has been revised in line with the latest advances in the field to include new technologies and an assessment of their impact. Considering each technology in depth from both scientific and environmental perspectives, it covers solar energy, photovoltaic, wind, wave, tidal and hydro power, biofuels, geothermals and more, as well as featuring a new chapter on institutional factors, including economics. In addition, extra worked problems and case studies are also provided to help readers put theory into practice. Reading and web-based material for further study is indicated after each chapter, making this text ideal, not only for practitioners, but also for students on multi-disciplinary masters degrees in science and engineering as well specialist modules in science and engineering first degrees.

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications Book
Author : B. K. Hodge
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-05-08
ISBN : 1119109213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The comprehensive guide to engineering alternative and renewable energy systems and applications—updated for the latest trends and technologies This book was designed tohelp engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions. Since the publication of the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, the alternative, renewable and sustainable energy industries have witnessed significant evolution and growth. Hydraulic fracturing, fossil fuel reserve increases, the increasing popularity of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and the decreasing cost of solar power already have had a significant impact on energy usage patterns worldwide. Updated and revised to reflect those and other key developments, this new edition features expanded coverage of topics covered in the first edition, as well as entirely new chapters on hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuels, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and more. Begins with a fascinating look at the changing face of global energy economy Features chapters devoted to virtually all sources of alternative energy and energy systems Offers technical discussions of hydropower, wind, passive solar and solar-thermal, photovoltaics, fuel cells, CHP systems, geothermal, ocean energy, biomass, and nuclear Contains updated chapter review questions, homework problems, and a thoroughly revised solutions manual, available on the companion website While Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, Second Edition is an ideal textbook/reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in energy-related subjects, it is also an indispensable professional resource for engineers and technicians working in areas related to the development of alternative/renewable energy systems.

Integration of Alternative Sources of Energy

Integration of Alternative Sources of Energy Book
Author : Felix A. Farret,M. Godoy Simoes
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2006-01-17
ISBN : 0471755613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A unique electrical engineering approach to alternative sources ofenergy Unlike other books that deal with alternative sources of energyfrom a mechanical point of view, Integration of Alternative Sourcesof Energy takes an electrical engineering perspective. Moreover,the authors examine the full spectrum of alternative and renewableenergy with the goal of developing viable methods of integratingenergy sources and storage efficiently. Readers become thoroughlyconversant with the principles, possibilities, and limits ofalternative and renewable energy. The book begins with a general introduction and then reviewsprinciples of thermodynamics. Next, the authors explore both commonand up-and-coming alternative energy sources, including hydro,wind, solar, photovoltaic, thermosolar, fuel cells, and biomass.Following that are discussions of microturbines and inductiongenerators, as well as a special chapter dedicated to energystorage systems. After setting forth the fundamentals, the authorsfocus on how to integrate the various energy sources for electricalpower production. Discussions related to system operation,maintenance, and management, as well as standards forinterconnection, are also set forth. Throughout the book, diagrams are provided to demonstrate theelectrical operation of all the systems that are presented. Inaddition, extensive use of examples helps readers better grasp howintegration of alternative energy sources can beaccomplished. The final chapter gives readers the opportunity to learn about theHOMER Micropower Optimization Model. This computer model, developedby the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), assists in thedesign of micropower systems and facilitates comparisons of powergeneration techniques. Readers can download the software from theNREL Web site. This book is a must-read for engineers, consultants, regulators,and environmentalists involved in energy production and delivery,helping them evaluate alternative energy sources and integrate theminto an efficient energy delivery system. It is also a superiortextbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Book
Author : D.P. KOTHARI,K. C. SINGAL,RAKESH RANJAN
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2011-11-25
ISBN : 8120344707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, now in its Second Edition, is an introductory text on renewable energy sources, technologies and their applications—a subject which is becoming increasingly important worldwide. This edition includes two new chapters that introduce contemporary practices in renewable technologies. It also discusses issues on environmental degradation and its reasons and remedies. Besides this, a large number of numerical problems to correlate theory with typical values and chapter-end review questions are also given to reinforce the understanding of the subject matter. Written in an accessible style, this text is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. It will also be useful for all higher-level courses in energy programmes and multi-disciplinary postgraduate courses in science and engineering. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two new chapters—‘Hybrid Systems’ and ‘Environment, Energy and Global Climate Change’. A new section on Distributed Energy System and Dispersed Generation. Appendices on • Smart grid and grid system in India • Remote village electrification with renewable energy sources • Indian Electricity Act 2003, which supports exploration of Renewable Energy. SALIENT FEATURES : Provides balanced introduction to all aspects of solar energy conversion including PV technology. Gives comprehensive coverage of all facets of wind power development. Explains small hydropower projects with illustrative figures. Emphasises the importance of availability of biofuel from Jatropa plant. Special attention is given to ‘gas hydrates’ and ‘hydrogen energy’ sources. Fuel cells are explained as per the latest technology available. Harnessing of ocean energy is dealt with in detail. Utilisation of biomass and solid waste for energy recovery is emphasised.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Book
Author : Thomas B. Johansson,Henry Kelly,Laurie Burnham,Robert Williams,Amulya K. N. Reddy
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9781559631389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covers hydropower, wind energy, solar-thermal electricity, ocean energy systems, geothermal energy, gasification biomass power, fuel alcohol, and solar hydrogen

Energy Resources and Systems

Energy Resources and Systems Book
Author : Tushar K. Ghosh,Mark A. Prelas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-06-27
ISBN : 9789400714021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This second volume of Energy Resources and Systems is focused on renewable energy resources. Renewable energy mainly comes from wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, ocean, bioenergy, ethanol and hydrogen. Each of these energy resources is important and growing. For example, high-head hydroelectric energy is a well established energy resource and already contributes about 20% of the world’s electricity. Some countries have significant high-head resources and produce the bulk of their electrical power by this method. However, the bulk of the world’s high-head hydroelectric resources have not been exploited, particularly by the underdeveloped countries. Low-head hydroelectric is unexploited and has the potential to be a growth area. Wind energy is the fastest growing of the renewable energy resources for the electricity generation. Solar energy is a popular renewable energy resource. Geothermal energy is viable near volcanic areas. Bioenergy and ethanol have grown in recent years primarily due to changes in public policy meant to encourage its usage. Energy policies stimulated the growth of ethanol, for example, with the unintended side effect of rise in food prices. Hydrogen has been pushed as a transportation fuel. The authors want to provide a comprehensive series of texts on the interlinking of the nature of energy resources, the systems that utilize them, the environmental effects, the socioeconomic impact, the political aspects and governing policies. Volume 1 on Fundamentals and Non Renewable Resources was published in 2009. It blends fundamental concepts with an understanding of the non-renewable resources that dominate today’s society. The authors are now working on Volume 3, on nuclear advanced energy resources and nuclear batteries, consists of fusion, space power systems, nuclear energy conversion, nuclear batteries and advanced power, fuel cells and energy storage. Volume 4 will cover environmental effects, remediation and policy. Solutions to providing long term, stable and economical energy is a complex problem, which links social, economical, technical and environmental issues. It is the goal of the four volume Energy Resources and Systems series to tell the whole story and provide the background required by students of energy to understand the complex nature of the problem and the importance of linking social, economical, technical and environmental issues.

Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Paul Kruger
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 2006-03-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A balanced introduction to tomorrow's energy sources Over the course of the next fifty years, there will be a shift in the quest for sustainble energy, including a major change in transportation from internal combustion engines burning petroleum-derived fuels to newer technology engines using new transportation fuels. Alternative Energy Reources examines our options for energy sources with a focus on hydrogen as a large-scale, secondary energy vector parallel to electricity. As the price of petroleum products increases, the world is scrambling to find a suitable replacement energy source. In this comprehensive primer, Professor Paul Kruger examines energy use throughout history and the exponential expansion of our energy use beginning with the Industrial Revolution through the present day. The book then analyzes the various alternative energy sources available, including renewable energy (hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal), nuclear, and hydrogen. He addresses each energy source's pros and cons based on our needs, availability, and environmental impact aspects. Finally, Dr. Kruger proposes the use of hydrogen as a fuel to sustain our energy supply produced by appropriate technology mixtures of renewable and nuclear energy.

Textbook of Renewable Energy

Textbook of Renewable Energy Book
Author : S. C. Bhatia,R. K. Gupta
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 9385059955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable energies are sources of clean, inexhaustible and increasingly competitive energy. They differ from fossil fuels principally in their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere on the planet, but above all in that they produce neither greenhouse gases which cause climate change nor polluting emissions. There are many forms of renewable energy. Most of these renewable energies depend in one way or another on sunlight. Wind and hydroelectric power are the direct result of differential heating of the Earth's surface which leads to air moving about (wind) and precipitation forming as the air is lifted. Solar energy is the direct conversion of sunlight using panels or collectors. Biomass energy is stored sunlight contained in plants. Other renewable energies that do not depend on sunlight are geothermal energy, which is a result of radioactive decay in the crust combined with the original heat of accreting the Earth, and tidal energy, which is a conversion of gravitational energy.Textbook of Renewable Energy summarises various aspects of renewable energy and is divided into 16 chapters. Discussed are renewable energy sources, solar radiation and its measurement, solar thermal energy conversion system, solar photovoltaic systems, biogas, biomass, biofuels, wind energy, fuel cells, tidal energy, hydrogen energy, geothermal energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, renewable energy applications in developing smart cities, environmental aspects of electrical energy generation. A unique feature of the book is chapter on magneto hydro dynamic power generation.

Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology

Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology Book
Author : V. V. N. Kishore
Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN : 8179932214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: Principles and Practice - covers major renewable energy resources and technologies for various applications. The book is conceived as a standard reference book for students, experts, and policy-makers. It has been designed to meet the needs of these diverse groups. While covering the basics of scientific and engineering principles of thermal engineering, heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, and renewable energy resource assessments, the book further deals with the basics of applied technologies and design practices for following renewable energy resources.- Solar (thermal and photovoltaic)- Wind - Bio-energy including liquid biofuels and municipal solid waste- Other renewables such as tidal, wave, and geothermalThe book is designed to fulfil the much-awaited need for a handy, scientific, and easy-to-understand comprehensive handbook for design professionals and students of renewable energy engineering courses. Besides the sheer breadth of the topics covered, what makes this well-researched book different from earlier attempts is the fact that this is based on extensive practical experiences of the editor and the authors. Thus, a lot of emphasis has been placed on system sizing and integration. Ample solved examples using data for India make this book a relevant and an authentic reference.

Alternative Energy Technologies

Alternative Energy Technologies Book
Author : Robert N. Castellano
Publisher : Archives contemporaines
Release : 2012
ISBN : 2813000760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyday, the world produces carbon dioxide that is released into the Earth's atmosphere. This increase in carbon dioxide content is responsible for a rise in the temperature of our planet and contributes to what is known as "Global Warming". One answer to global warming is to replace and retrofit current technologies with alternative ones, which are of comparable or greater efficiency but do not release carbon dioxide. We call this Alternate energy. Climate change, population growth and fossil fuel depletion imply that renewables will need to play a bigger role in the future than they do today. According to British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, two of the world's largest oil companies, onethird of the world's energy will need to corne from solar, wind, and other renewable resources by 2050. Alternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesirable consequences such as those caused by fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Alternative energy sources are renewable and are thought to be «free». Compared to conventional energy sources, they all release less carbon. They include solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, fuel cell batteries and nuclear energy. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the main types of renewable energy. In addition, the text explains the underlying physical and technological principles of renewable energy and examines the environmental impact and future prospects of different energy sources. It includes over 350 detailed illustrations, more than fifty tables of data, and a wide range of case studies.

Renewable Energy a Very Short Introduction

Renewable Energy  a Very Short Introduction Book
Author : Nick Jelley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-02
ISBN : 0198825404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy is vital for a good standard of living, and much of the world's population does not have enough. Affordable and adequate sources of power that do not cause climate change or pollution are crucial; and renewables provide the answer. Wind and solar farms can now provide the cheapest electricity in many parts of the world. Moreover, they could provide all of the world's energy needs. But while market forces are fast helping the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, there are opposing pressures, such as the USA's proposed withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and the vested interests in fossil fuels. This Very Short Introduction describes the main renewable sources of energy- solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass- as well as the less well-developed ones- geothermal, tidal, and wave. Nick Jelley explains the challenges of integrating renewables into electricity grids, and the need for energy storage and for clean heat; and discusses the opportunities in developing countries for renewable energy to empower millions. He also considers international efforts and policies to support renewables and tackle climate change; and explains recent innovations in wind and solar energy production, battery storage, and in the emerging power-to-gas provision for clean heating. Throughout, he emphasises what renewable energy can deliver, and its importance in tackling climate change, and in improving health, welfare, and access to electricity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

How Renewable Energy Works

How Renewable Energy Works Book
Author : Geoff Barker
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 1433995719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Homes and businesses around the world have solar panels to harness the sun’s energy for electricity. But even more remarkably, NASA powered an airplane using solar power in 2001! Achievements in renewable energy are encouraging as the world’s reserves of oil, natural gas, and coal continue to be depleted. Readers will learn the state of nonrenewable resources on Earth in addition to information about the renewable energy technology that will power cars and homes in the future. Discussion of greenhouse gases and climate change provide readers with basic knowledge about the changing needs of Earth. Detailed sidebars and fact boxes augment science and social studies information, offering readers both pros and cons of solar, wind, and water energy, among others. Colorful photographs will further engage readers with these important topics as they begin to form opinions using their new knowledge.