NEW BOOKS ON ENERGY
WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY?
The US Energy Information Agency defines renewable energy sources as those that can be replenished.
Each tab of this guide presents ways to find information about the following five renewable sources:
- Biomass—including wood and wood waste, municipal solid waste, landfill gas, and biogas, ethanol, and biodiesel
- Geothermal—capturing the earth's heat to create generate power, and create heating and cooling systems
- Hydropower—using the force of flowing water to generate eletricity
- Solar—using the sun's energy for electricity generation, heating water and solar cooling
- Wind—using the earth's wind currents to generate electricity
START YOUR RESEARCH HERE
See what the library has to offer. Type in the search term renewable energy and press the Search button:
WHAT TERMS TO SEARCH?
Each term has a slightly different meaning, and each will give you some great results. Some of the Library of Congress subject headings for renewable energy sources are listed below:
|Renewable Energy||General Energy|
|solar energy||energy consumption|
|photovoltaic power generation||energy development|
|wind power||energy policy|
|biomass energy||power resources|
|hydrogen as fuel|
|hydroelectric power plants|
GO STRAIGHT TO THE SHELVES
|Sometimes you can find the best books by going straight to the library shelves. Browse these areas at Doyle and Mahoney libraries:|
|GF 1-125||Human Ecology, Human Influences on the Environment|
|HD 9502||Energy Industries, Energy Policy, Fuel Trade|
|TJ 100 - 900||Renewable Energy|
|TK 1001 - 1841||Power Plants|
BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY
Frank P. Doyle Library
Santa Rosa Junior College
GREAT STARTING POINT
|This encyclopedia will introduce you to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.|
It's an e-book! Click on the cover or here to dive in!
Inside: information about wind and solar energy, fuel cells, hydropower, geothermal power and biomass energy. In addition, more theoretical alternative energy sources are also explored, including cold fusion, zero point energy and universal forces. Entries discuss the science behind the energy source, notable scientists and scientific discoveries, current examples of use, and the issues, challenges and obstacles to large-scale use.
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