A Student Guide to Energy by John F. Mongillo

By John F. Mongillo

• comprises interviews of lecturers, scholars, and businesspeople within the renewable strength fields
• presents power timelines charting the ancient improvement of other power sources
• bargains a hundred and fifty precise Illustrations of electrical automobiles and hydrogen gas cells plus 50 tables, and charts of data
• provides 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 incorporated for extra analyzing

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The rest of the oil left in the barrel is used to make a variety of different products such as vitamin capsules, shampoo, bicycle tires, tennis rackets, combs, clothes, football cleats, fertilizers, pesticides, detergents, dishes, paints, food preservatives, and heart valves. The list of petroleum products is endless. 40 a A Student Guide to Energy Nonrenewable energy sources such as petroleum will continue to play a major role in energy consumption at least until 2020. S. Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration) PETROLEUM, A DOMINANT ENERGY SOURCE According to the International Energy Outlook 2009 Report, petroleum is expected to remain the world’s dominant energy source throughout 2010 to 2030.

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.

The manufacture of aluminum, like steel production, requires large amounts of energy to produce a variety of products, including beverage containers, food trays, and automobile parts. Paper manufacturing. The manufacture of paper products includes a number of steps such as chopping, grinding, and cooking the wood or recycled materials into pulp. All of these steps require energy. Other large industrial energy users include the chemical manufacturing industries and cement manufacturing companies.

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