Energy Sources Alternatives

Authored by: Friedrich-Werner Möllenkamp , Kenneth C. Hoffman

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EESE6-120048507

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Abstract

Abundant and dependable sources of energy are vital to the social and economic welfare of an industrial nation. Energy resources, including fossil and nuclear fuels as well as solar, water, tidal, and geothermal energy, may be captured or recovered and converted into other energy forms for a variety of household, commercial, transportation, and industrial applications that enrich the human environment.

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