Category: Energy Systems Engineering

Comparison of Three Energy System Endpoints: Toward a Portfolio Approach

For the purposes of this book, alternatives for energy systems are reduced to three fun­damental energy system endpoints, namely, fossil, nuclear, and renewable, each of which is marked by fundamental differences from the other two. The three endpoints are compared in Table 15-1 in terms of longevity, economic cost, and environmental cost. Note that transportation […]

Nuclear Energy Systems

7- 1 Overview Nuclear energy is the first of a number of energy sources to be discussed in this book that can deliver significant amounts of energy without emitting greenhouse gases, and without consuming finite fossil fuel resources. In the last two decades, the nuclear industry in many industrial countries suffered from the perception of […]