ERIC Number: ED228084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Electricity: Today's Technologies, Tomorrow's Alternatives. Revised Edition.
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA.
This book traces the relatively new role of electricity in our energy history, discusses old and new ways of producing it (and related environmental issues), and closes with an agenda of technology-related issues that await decisions. Topics are presented in nine chapters. Chapters focus on (1) energy use; (2) energy demand; (3) energy supply; (4) principles of electric power generation; (5) today's generating options, focusing on power from fossil fuels, nuclear power, and dry steam geothermal energy; (6) future generating options, considering clean coal combustion, solar power, wind power, ocean power, biomass conversion, emerging geothermal options, fuel cells, breeder reactors, and nuclear fusion; (7) electricity storage and delivery; (8) environmental concerns; and (9) making energy decisions. A glossary of key vocabulary words, reading list, list of information sources, and index are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Coal, Decision Making, Electricity, Energy, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Fuels, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Plants, Power Technology, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy, Utilities, Wind Energy
Electric Power Research Institute, P. O. Box 10412, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (1-4 copies: $7.95, 5-99 copies, $5.50; 100-999 copies, $4.50; 1000-4999 copies, $3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA.