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Renewable energy handbook

Abstract

The potential for renewable energy use in Canada is examined. It is pointed out that Canada can choose to begin to diversify its energy supply now, moving rapidly and smoothly towards an efficient energy society based on renewable energy sources; or, it can continue on its present course and face the possibility of being forced by necessity to make a later transition to renewable sources, probably with a great deal of economic and political disruption. The handbook begins with a discussion on major issues and options available. This second section deals with the technology, applications, and costs of direct solar energy utilization, solar thermal electricity generation, photovoltaic conversion, wind energy, biomass energy, tidal power, wave energy, ocean thermal energy, geothermal energy, heat pumps, and energy storage. Section three discusses how renewable energy might realistically supply Canada's energy requirements within a reasonable period of time. Some issues on how government, industry, and the individual may become involved to make this happen are suggested. A list of resource people and renewable energy businesses is provided in the last section. A recommended reading list and bibliography complete the handbook. (MCW)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
ERA-02-060052; EPA-; EDB-77-140025
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; 17 WIND ENERGY; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; CANADA; PLANNING; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; BIOMASS; COST; ENERGY STORAGE; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HEAT PUMPS; OCEAN THERMAL POWER PLANTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; POWER GENERATION; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLAR RADIATION; WAVE POWER; WIND POWER; CONVERSION; ENERGY; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY SOURCES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; NORTH AMERICA; POWER; POWER PLANTS; RADIATIONS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; STORAGE; 299000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation; 140500 - Solar Energy Conversion; 090122 - Hydrocarbon Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989); 160700 - Tidal Power Plants; 170600 - Wind Energy Engineering; 150800 - Geothermal Power Plants
OSTI ID:
7317390
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 61
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Fine, R. Renewable energy handbook. Canada: N. p., 1976. Web.
Fine, R. Renewable energy handbook. Canada.
Fine, R. 1976. "Renewable energy handbook." Canada.
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