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Cover for Hydroelectric generation.

This chapter discusses hydroelectric generation in Europe. The paper also explores the capacity and the ecological impacts of hydroelectric generation, including: land use and habitat destruction, water use, wildlife impacts, and life-cycle global warming emissions from hydroelectric plants.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Steam turbines and their cooling systems.

This chapter reviews ecological issues common to all power-generating systems that use steam turbines, irrespective of their power source. Approximately 86% of total electrical output is generated using steam turbines. Nuclear, coal, oil, gas, solar boilers and biofuel power sources generate using...

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nuclear generation.

This chapter discusses the installed capacity and main environmental impacts of operation of nuclear plants. The key environmental concerns specific to nuclear plants relate to: (i) the production of nuclear fuel; (ii) the safe operation of the reactor and the release of radioactive material; (iii) ...

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coal and oil-fired power plants.

This chapter provides a thorough discussion on coal mining and the environment. The paper covers issues on radiation release, oil drilling, fracking and transportation impacts, ash disposal and use, carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur dioxide and acid rain, nitrogen oxides, and mercury.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Solar power.

This chapter provides a description of solar generators, which can be divided into two broad types, photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. The paper also discusses the ecological impacts relating to these solar generators.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biofuels and waste-powered generation.

This paper discusses liquid and gaseous biofuels and forestry and agricultural waste product solid biomass. Also, the paper presents the general ecological effects of biomass combustion.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Small-scale and mobile electric generators.

This chapter describes diesel generators, small-scale gas turbines, and household-scale photovoltaic and wind generation. The chapter also presents some environmental issues relating to diesel generators.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecological issues relating to transmission lines.

This chapter discusses the impacts linked to above-ground transmission lines, including: impacts on birds, effects linked to the electromagnetic fields, noise and light impacts, agricultural land, wetlands, and woodlands. Further, the chapter describes underground electric transmission lines.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Minimizing environmental damage while generating electricity cost-effectively.

This chapter explores the best approach to minimizing environmental damage while generating electricity cost-effectively. Also, the paper presents how the choice of electrical power-generating technology does not influence ozone depletion.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The welfare effects of PCBs in the ocean.

This chapter describes the negative effects of polychlorinated biphenyl pollution on marine animals and how to control it.

Author(s)
Simmonds, M. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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