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Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology: A Year Long Science & Technology Course

Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology: A Year Long Science & Technology Course published on

Authored by U.S. Department of Energy

High schools struggle to get and keep students engaged in the study of science, while industry struggles to attract employees with advanced technical skills. As construction trades and science teachers, we see a great opportunity to combine the growing national interest in renewable energy with lab science and hands-on skills to provide a truly integrated, contextual curriculum to engage students. Renewable energy provides a political, economic and technical framework for the study of scientific concepts and methodology. Renewable energy utilization rests on the development of advanced technical skills: engineering research and design; electrical power production, transmission and utilization; manufacturing; transportation modeling; urban planning and design among others. The translating of scientific concepts into working physical models offers unparalleled opportunities for students to practice creative and critical thinking, and to problem-solve in a tangible context.

Publication Date:
Feb 03 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1507827105 / 9781507827109
Page Count:
98
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Energy

12.95

About U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines: Transporting Natural Gas

About U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines: Transporting Natural Gas published on

Authored by Energy Information Administration

Through a series of interconnecting interstate and intrastate pipelines the transportation of natural gas from one location to another within the United States has become a relatively seamless operation. While intrastate pipeline systems often transport natural gas from production areas directly to consumers in locan markets, it is the interstate pipeline system’s long-distance, high-capacity trunklines that supply most of the major natural gas markets in the United States.

Publication Date:
Jan 20 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1507635796 / 9781507635797
Page Count:
76
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Energy

12.95

The Long Island Solar Farm

The Long Island Solar Farm published on

Authored by U.S. Department of Energy

In November 2011, a utility-scale solar array became operational in the most unlikely of places, at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Eastern Long Island, New York. The Long Island Solar Farm project came together as a joint effort of five very different interest groups: a federal agency, a research institution, an electric utility, a private business, and the general public. The project is remarkable for three major reasons: first, it is the largest utility-scale solar power plant in the Eastern United States; second, it is a commercial project built on federally administered public lands; and third, the project was very unlikely to have started in the first place.

The process by which the Long Island Solar Farm was developed is intricate and unusual. This reflects many of the nuanced conditions that made siting the solar farm on federal property a unique opportunity for very different groups. Though many of these nuances make the Long Island Solar Farm difficult to imitate as a template, the research aspects of the project make it a trailblazing resource to inform future development of photovoltaic (PV) solar projects in the East. Furthermore, the innovation in attitude it took to develop this project serves as an excellent model for large-scale solar power development and public-private partnerships in general.

Publication Date:
Nov 01 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503026647 / 9781503026643
Page Count:
60
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Energy

12.95

Wind Powering America’s Wind for Schools Project: Summary Report

Wind Powering America’s Wind for Schools Project: Summary Report published on

Authored by National Renewable Energy Laboratory

As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce to support it. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a report describing a 20% wind energy future by 2030, which noted that 500,000 new annual full-time equivalent jobs would be created under this scenario.

Publication Date:
Oct 17 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1502868237 / 9781502868237
Page Count:
80
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Energy

11.95

International Energy Outlook 2014

International Energy Outlook 2014 published on

Authored by Environmental Protection Agency

World markets for petroleum and other liquid fuels have entered a period of dynamic change-in both supply and demand. Potential new supplies of oil from tight and shale resources have raised optimism for significant new sources of global liquids. The potential for growth in demand for liquid fuels is focused on the emerging economies of China, India, and the Middle East, while liquid fuels demand in the United States, Europe, and other regions with well-established oil markets seems to have peaked. After a long period of sustained high oil prices, improvements in conservation and efficiency have reduced or slowed the growth of liquid fuels use among mature oil consumers. The changes in the overall market environment have led the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to focus on reassessing long-term trends in liquid fuels markets for the 2014 edition of its International Energy Outlook (IEO2014).

IEO2014 projections of future liquids balances include two broad categories: crude and lease condensate and other liquid fuels. Crude and lease condensate includes tight oil, shale oil, extra-heavy crude oil, field condensate, and bitumen (i.e., oil sands, either diluted or upgraded). Other liquids refer to natural gas plant liquids (NGPL), biofuels (including biomass-to-liquids [BTL]), gas-to-liquids (GTL), coal-to-liquids (CTL), kerogen (i.e., oil shale), and refinery gain.

After the oil crises of the 1970s and 1980s, much of the debate about world oil markets centered on the limitations of supply. Energy security was (and remains) a major concern, with large resource deposits located in and controlled by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In addition, strong increases in demand for oil and a limited supply response to rising prices in the mid-2000s led to increasingly vocal concerns about resource depletion. More recently, with higher sustained world oil prices-by historic measures-and advances in extraction technologies, growing supplies of tight oil and shale oil in the United States have brought new resources to market, beginning in North America and, eventually, in other parts of the world. There is also hope that recent legislative changes in Mexico will reverse that country’s recent trend of slowly declining oil production. Outside North America, the potential for large production increases in Brazil, Argentina, and elsewhere could help ensure the availability of liquid fuels supplies for many years.

Publication Date:
Oct 07 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1502738392 / 9781502738394
Page Count:
60
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Science / Energy

14.95

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