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Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

E. L. Wolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This is a physics textbook describing, at a college level, the physics and technology needed to provide sustainable long-term energy, past the era of fossil fuels. A summary is given of global power ... More


Embodied Energy and Energy Return on Investment

Peter Rez

in The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198802297
eISBN:
9780191840708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802297.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

It is nearly always the case that the energy used to make the materials dominates, whereas the energy used in shipping either the raw materials or the finished product is usually small in comparison. ... More


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