Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy

Problems to be Solved

  • Otto¬†Andersen
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Otto Andersen
    Pages 19-33
  3. Otto Andersen
    Pages 71-80
  4. Otto Andersen
    Pages 81-89
  5. Otto Andersen
    Pages 91-94

About this book

Introduction

Energy technologies in the future will need to be based on renewable sources of energy and will, ultimately, need to be sustainable. This book provides insight into unintended, negative impacts and how they can be avoided. In order to steer away from the pitfalls and unintended effects, it is essential that the necessary knowledge is available to the developers and decision makers engaged in renewable energy. The value of this book lies in its presentation of the unintended health and environmental impacts from  renewable energies.

 

The book presents results from cross-disciplinary research on the implementation of alternative fuels in the transport sector, namely hydrogen, electricity and biodiesel. This is followed by an assessment of environmental impacts from the production of solar cells. Critical reviews on the use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the energy technologies is then provided, with the formation of nanoparticles during combustion of bio-blended diesel and their toxic effects, is discussed in detail.

Keywords

Environmental and Health Impacts of Renewable Energy Implementation of Sustainable Practices Science and Technology Studies on Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy Sources Unintended Impacts of Renewable Energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Otto¬†Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Norway Research InstituteSogndalNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5532-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5531-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5532-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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