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Cover for Tidal generation.

This chapter discusses electricity generation from tidal energy. In particular, the paper explores the present installed tidal power-generating capacity; and tidal barrages, stream generators and lagoons.

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

This chapter discusses the installed capacity of gas-fired power plants and the key area of environmental concern unique to gas-fired plants, the impact of natural gas production and fracking in particular.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fuel cells and flow batteries.

This chapter describes fuel cells and flow batteries, and explores the key environmental issues relating to production and use of these energy sources.

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

This chapter discusses the installed capacity and environmental impacts of geothermal electricity generation.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and us.

This book contains 17 chapters covering the following topics: (1) the need for electricity and the main energy sources available; (2) hydroelectric generation; (3) tidal generation; (4) wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion; (5) steam turbines and their cooling systems; (6) nuclear...

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