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Sustainable Future Energy Technology and Supply Chains: A by Federica Cucchiella, Lenny Koh

By Federica Cucchiella, Lenny Koh

This ebook offers a useful source for an individual who needs to appreciate how sustainable use of strength may end up in elevated potency of commercial offer chains and enhanced monetary profitability. The ebook is geared up round actual examples and case stories that may be utilized to real-world difficulties. in addition, perception is supplied through a world panel of participants, and the publication presents finished assurance of present perform and destiny advancements within the evolution of sustainable offer chains and effort consumption.

The textual content underlines how agencies at the moment are taking a look heavily at offer chain resources for you to aid their providers retool and concentrate on renewable strength. Renewable power know-how is a quick becoming marketplace with promising monetary returns and vast environmental earnings; this ebook indicates how the fitting administration of renewable investments may have major benefits by way of:

• delivering serious possibilities in riding expenses down and making renewable power resources extra aggressive with traditional power;

• making infrastructure growth more uncomplicated;

• expanding employment in production and providers provide chains so as to help renewable strength new release; and

• mitigating the affects of weather swap.

This e-book is meant for enterprise pros, researchers and scholars operating in provide chain administration or power management.

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Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir by Kambri Crews

By Kambri Crews

In this robust, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter seems again on her unconventional early life with deaf mom and dad in rural Texas whereas attempting to reconcile it to her current life—one during which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
As a baby, Kambri Crews wanted that she’d been born deaf in order that she, too, may possibly totally belong to the tight-knit Deaf group that embraced her mom and dad. Her appealing mom was once a saint who could speedily right anyone’s proposal that deaf equaled dumb. Her good-looking father, however, used to be likely to be stumbled on striking out with the sinners. robust, gregarious, and hardworking, he controlled to show a wild plot of land right into a family members domicile whole with operating water and electrical energy. To Kambri, he used to be Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one.
But if Kambri’s dad was once Superman, then the listening to international was once his kryptonite. The isolation that followed his deafness unlocked a fierce temper—a rage teenage Kambri witnessed while he attacked her mom, and that culminated fourteen years later in his conviction for an additional violent crime. 
With a wise mixture of brutal honesty and blunt humor, Kambri Crews explores her advanced bond along with her father—which starts off with adoration, strikes to worry, and eventually arrives at understanding—as she attempts to forge a brand new connection among them whereas he lives at the back of bars. Burn Down the Ground is an excellent portrait of dwelling in worlds—one listening to, the opposite deaf; one lower than the laid-back Texas sunlight, the opposite in the vigorous pulse of latest York urban; one mired in violence, the opposite rife with possibility—and heralds the coming of a charming new voice.

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Pot Farm by Matthew Gavin Frank

By Matthew Gavin Frank

After 8 months in his adolescence domestic aiding his mom via her bout with melanoma, Matthew Frank and his spouse have been themselves determined for convenience. they discovered sanctuary within the impossible place—amid a set of outcasts and eccentrics on a plot of land miles outdoor their convenience area: a “mostly medical” marijuana farm in California.

Pot Farm information the unusual, elegant, and occasionally risky goings-on at Weckman Farm, a spot with hidden politics and social hierarchies, populated via getting better drug addicts, replacement healers, pseudo-hippie childrens, and clinical marijuana clients seeking to provide again. there's additionally woman Wanda, the big, elusive, prosperous, and seriously armed businesswoman who owns the farm and runs it from underneath a housedress and a hat of peacock feathers. Frank explores many of the roles that let this to work—from box pickers to tractor drivers, chefs to yoga teachers, managers to snipers, unlawful immigrants to felony revisionists, and the supply staff to the hospice staff at the different finish. His publication additionally appears on the blurry laws regulating the marijuana in addition to the daily logistics of operating such an operation and the entire relationships that brings into play.

Through firsthand observations and reports (some motivated by means of the farm’s money crop), interviews, and study, Pot Farm exposes a thriving yet unsung faction of up to date American tradition.

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Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining by Jens Holm-Nielsen, Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen

By Jens Holm-Nielsen, Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen

Biomass offer Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining highlights the emergence of power iteration by utilizing biomass and the methods it truly is changing into extra regularly occurring. the availability chains that produce the feedstocks, harvest, delivery, shop, and get ready them for combustion or refinement into other kinds of gasoline are lengthy and complicated, usually differing from feedstock to feedstock.

Biomass provide Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining considers each element of those provide chains, together with their layout, administration, socioeconomic, and environmental affects. the 1st a part of the publication introduces provide chains, biomass feedstocks, and their research, whereas the second one half appears to be like on the harvesting, dealing with, garage, and transportation of biomass. The 3rd half stories the modeling of offer chains and their administration, with the ultimate part discussing, in minute element, the availability chains interested by the creation and utilization of person feedstocks, resembling wooden and sugar starches, oil vegetation, commercial biomass wastes, and municipal sewage stocks.

  • Focuses at the advanced offer chains of some of the strength feedstocks for biomass strength generation
  • Studies quite a lot of biomass feedstocks, together with woody strength plants, sugar and starch plants, lignocellulosic vegetation, oil plants, grass plants, algae, and biomass waste
  • Reviews the modeling and optimization, criteria, quality controls and traceability, socioeconomic, and environmental affects of offer chains

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European Energy Security: Analysing the EU-Russia Energy by Nataliya Esakova

By Nataliya Esakova

Nataliya Esakova plays an research of the interdependencies and the character of cooperation among strength generating, eating and transit international locations concentrating on the gasoline region. For the research the theoretical framework of the interdependence concept by means of Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye and the overseas regime concept are utilized to the new advancements in the fuel dating among the ecu Union and Russia within the final decade. the target of the research is to figure out, even if a basic regime swap by way of overseas regime conception is happening, and, if that is so, which regime switch clarification version by way of interdependence thought is probably going to apply.

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An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption: Changing by Shonali Pachauri

By Shonali Pachauri

With strength intake set to develop into one of many largest matters within the day-by-day lives of owners worldwide, this ebook couldn't be extra proper – although it makes a speciality of India. Pachauri adopts a socio-economic method of examining the power process and effort intake in India from a family standpoint. The paintings additionally comprises the most important features frequently missed: particularly, the significance of non-commercial resources of power, and variety within the styles of power utilization.

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Economics of the Caspian Oil and Gas Wealth: Companies, by Y. Kalyuzhnova

By Y. Kalyuzhnova

This ebook explores the financial demanding situations curious about handling hydrocarbon wealth in the Caspian area, and appears at how to design an optimal strength coverage. The publication draws on the Author's adventure in facing the governments of the zone, and her knowledge of the role of significant businesses within the zone.

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Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the by Matt Lewis

By Matt Lewis

"A sinister model of the ideal hurricane . . . Thrilling." —Sunday occasions (UK)
For readers of The ideal Storm, Between a Rock and a difficult Place, and Into the Wild
There's not anything that armchair experience fans take pleasure in greater than a gripping actual tale of catastrophe and heroism, and Last guy Off promises all that opposed to a wide ranging backdrop of icebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had simply began his dream activity as a systematic observer aboard a deep-sea fishing boat within the waters off Antarctica. because the group haul within the line for the day, a hurricane starts off to brew. whilst the captain vanishes and they're compelled to desert send, Lewis leads the break out onto 3 lifestyles rafts, the place the conflict for survival begins.
From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: A Pioneer on Environmental, by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

By Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

On the party of the seventy fifth birthday of Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker this specific anthology offers thought-provoking texts from 1970 to 2013, spanning a number of disciplines and mixing technological know-how and perform. between them are 3 experiences to the membership of Rome that Weizsäcker lead-authored, a brand new collage curriculum process to advertise interdisciplinary reviews and a suggestion for a five-fold raise in source productiveness, which might give the opportunity to close down nuclear and fossil strength vegetation, averting risky weather switch affects. Weizsäcker is Co-President of the membership of Rome and Co-Chair of UNEP’s source Panel. He has served as a Professor of Biology, President of Kassel Univ., Director of the UN Centre for technology and know-how and of the Institute for eu atmosphere coverage, President of the Wuppertal Institute for weather, setting and effort, as a Member of the Bundestag, as Chair of its setting Committee and as Dean of the Bren institution for Environmental technology and administration, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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