By John F. Mongillo

• contains interviews of academics, scholars, and businesspeople within the renewable power fields
• offers power timelines charting the old improvement of alternative strength sources
• deals one hundred fifty certain Illustrations of electrical autos and hydrogen gasoline cells plus 50 tables, and charts of data
• offers a couple of maps exhibiting the worldwide improvement of wind strength, solar energy, and geothermal power
• A bibliography of print and on-line assets is integrated for extra studying

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22 a A Student Guide to Energy fuels will still be the major sources of energy for transportation and for industrial production of goods and products. According to a report by Europe’s Energy Portal Organization, global energy consumption is projected to grow by 44 percent from 2006 to 2030. Total world energy use rises from 472 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2006 to 552 quadrillion Btu in 2015 and then to 678 quadrillion Btu in 2030. In 1980 the world consumption was approximately 283 quadrillion Btu.

Phoenix: Oryx Press, 2001. Boyle, Godfrey, ed. Renewable Energy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2004. Chandler, Gary, and Kevin Graham. Alternative Energy Sources (Making a Better World). New York: Twenty First Century Books, 1996. Graham, Ian. Fossil Fuels: A Resource Our World Depends Upon. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2005. Richard, Julie. Fossil Fuels. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2003. SOMETHING TO DO Energy has been defined as the ability to do work or change. We cannot see energy, but we can tell if it is there.

S. electricity is produced by hydropower. Building small, rather than large, hydroelectric power systems may be the trend for the future. Today, small-scale hydroelectric power systems, called “mini-hydro” or “micro-hydro” systems, are being used on rivers and tributaries and in remote areas where construction is difficult. Such smallscale systems do not require the damming of rivers. These mini-hydro systems are used in China and the United States and in several smaller countries, including Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Zaire.

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