Valuing Energy for Global Needs: A Systems Approach

Valuing Energy for Global Needs: A Systems Approach

Daniel M. Martínez and Ben W. Ebenhack

In Stock Date: 
12/14/2015
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606502631
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606502655
Pages: 
224
Binding Type: 
Softcover
DOI: 
10.5643/9781606502655

A more sustainable future will call on us to make deliberate and informed energy choices. Thus, the aim of this text is to provide readers with a foundation to evaluate 21st century energy options as clearly and as objectively as possible. Bringing to light engineering, environmental, and sustainable development perspectives, the authors discuss, in layman's terms, the value we get from energy systems--both positive and negative.

In particular, the authors emphasize the need to consider the tremendous benefits that have been received through the use of modern energy systems, which have been dominated by the exploitation of nonrenewable fossil and nuclear fuels. They argue that these benefits must be extended to impoverished nations and future energy choices must include a judicious mix of alternative energy sources, coupled with best practices and conservation principles, eliminating the dirtiest of the fuels.

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Daniel M. Martínez

Daniel M. Martínez

Daniel M. Martínez received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and currently is an assistant professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Southern Maine. His research and teaching interests span the fields of molecular science, energy sustainability, and STEM education. Since joining USM, he has developed numerous projects about energy, development and the environment, with a focus on energy analysis and building energy systems.

Ben W. Ebenhack

Ben W. Ebenhack

Ben W. Ebenhack began his career working for a multinational petroleum company in district operations, corporate research, and international headquarters. Upon leaving the oil patch, he founded the AHEAD Energy Corporation, a public charity that helps developing countries in their energy transitions.

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