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Swift, Andrew

Wind Energy Essentials: Societal, Economic, and Environmental Impacts

Swift, Andrew - Wind Energy Essentials: Societal, Economic, and Environmental Impacts, ebook

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Examines the possible societal impacts of wind energy projects and explains the potential issues faced when siting, constructing, and operating a wind energy project.

This book begins with a history of wind power and the social impacts of both electricity and wind power from a historical perspective, a discussion of basic electrical terms, and a primer on the conversion of power in the wind to electricity. Much of the second half of the book is devoted to comparing wind energy to other forms of electric generation, both renewable and non-renewable sources. In order to have a true understanding of the impact of wind energy on society, one also has to have a thorough understanding of the impacts that other sources of electric generation have, such as fossil-fuelled plants or nuclear power plants. The comparison of electric generation sources includes a review of how such sources are typically utilized within the electric system, as well as the economic factors and environmental considerations that affect which resources utilities or operators of electric grids have to take into account. The authors conclude with a discussion of energy policies in the U.S., individual states, and foreign nations, how these policies influence the use of renewable energy, and what our future may hold in terms of energy supply and demand. Some highlights of this book are:

  • Discusses the wind energy impacts on the environment, local economy, electric utilities, individuals and communities
  • Provides a visual explanation of wind energy principles through tables, graphs, maps, illustrations and photographs
  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the issues associatedwith the creation and use of wind energy
  • Models chapters around an existing university curriculum
Spanning the broad range of environmental, financial, policy and other topics that define and determine the relationships between wind energy technology and our energy-dependent society, Wind Energy Essentials is a resource for students, universities, and the entire wind energy industry.

Keywords:

Wind energy, wind power, electricity production, renewables, electrification, The Nexus of Wind, renewable energy, wind power capacity, wind resources, electric generation, wind power plants, wind turbines, atmospheric science, wind statistics, wind generation wildlife issues, wind turbine noise, noise ordinances, shadow flicker, electric and magnetic fields, EMF exposure, solid and hazardous waste, ice shedding, blade throw, electrical and pipeline safety, wind energy industry workforce safety issues, FAA, USFWS Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines, wind integration, the electric grid, wind penetration, electric generation, hydroelectric generation, solar energy, biomass energy, municipal solid waste, landfill gas, geothermal energy, tidal power, wave power, nuclear energy, coal-fired generation, oil-fired generation, methane hydrates, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, clean energy economy, offshore wind resource areas, energy policy, energy imports, carbon taxes, cap-and-trade programs, wind energy workforce, smart grid, energy storage

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Wind energy, wind power, electricity production, renewables, electrification, The Nexus of Wind, renewable energy, wind power capacity, wind resources, electric generation, wind power plants, wind turbines, atmospheric science, wind statistics, wind generation wildlife issues, wind turbine noise, noise ordinances, shadow flicker, electric and magnetic fields, EMF exposure, solid and hazardous waste, ice shedding, blade throw, electrical and pipeline safety, wind energy industry workforce safety issues, FAA, USFWS Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines, wind integration, the electric grid, wind penetration, electric generation, hydroelectric generation, solar energy, biomass energy, municipal solid waste, landfill gas, geothermal energy, tidal power, wave power, nuclear energy, coal-fired generation, oil-fired generation, methane hydrates, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, clean energy economy, offshore wind resource areas, energy policy, energy imports, carbon taxes, cap-and-trade programs, wind energy workforce, smart grid, energy storage

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Wind energy, wind power, electricity production, renewables, electrification, The Nexus of Wind, renewable energy, wind power capacity, wind resources, electric generation, wind power plants, wind turbines, atmospheric science, wind statistics, wind generation wildlife issues, wind turbine noise, noise ordinances, shadow flicker, electric and magnetic fields, EMF exposure, solid and hazardous waste, ice shedding, blade throw, electrical and pipeline safety, wind energy industry workforce safety issues, FAA, USFWS Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines, wind integration, the electric grid, wind penetration, electric generation, hydroelectric generation, solar energy, biomass energy, municipal solid waste, landfill gas, geothermal energy, tidal power, wave power, nuclear energy, coal-fired generation, oil-fired generation, methane hydrates, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, clean energy economy, offshore wind resource areas, energy policy, energy imports, carbon taxes, cap-and-trade programs, wind energy workforce, smart grid, energy storage

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
512 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118948422
Printed ISBN
9781119040934

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