O'Reilly logo

Handbook of Energy by Christopher G. Morris, Cutler J. Cleveland

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Section 13

Renewables

As the title indicates, the section Renewables presents milestones in the use of energy from sources whose supply is not finite and cannot be exhausted under any plausible future scenario. The subject area is broader than the literal term renew, in that it deals not only with industrial energy sources whose supply can be renewed (e.g., biomass, hydrogen) but also with natural sources that are virtually inexhaustible (e.g., wind, hydropower, solar energy). This is in keeping with current energy terminology, in which the category Renewable applies to any energy source considered environmentally desirable relative to the non-renewable fossil fuels that compose the lion’s share of modern energy use.

The Renewables subject area ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required