1/09/2016

A new book on clean energy technologies

The CRC Press recently published a new book on clean energy technologies, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition. The book begins with the discussions on current policies on clean energy technology adoption in major countries, followed by the description on major technologies' features, status, and prospects (see below for the list of technologies covered in the book).


I took part in making the book, and wrote a section called Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy Policy. The section describes the dynamics of Japan's changing energy policies after the nuclear accident in 2011, and features several new programs such as feed-in tariff for renewable energy. While the book is fairly expensive and some of the contents in my chapter overlap with these blog posts (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6), I think the book as a whole is worth keeping in your shelf (or hard drive).


  • Transportation
  • Electrical Energy Management in Buildings
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Control Systems
  • Stirling Engines
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting Technologies and Their Applications in the Residential and Commercial Sectors
  • Energy-Efficient Technologies: Major Appliances and Space Conditioning Equipment
  • Heat Pumps
  • Electric Motor Systems Efficiency
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency and Energy Management
  • Process Energy Efficiency: Pinch Technology
  • Analysis Methods for Building Energy Auditing
  • Cogeneration
  • Energy Storage Technologies
  • Advanced Concepts in Transmission and Distribution
  • Smart Grid Technology
  • Solar Energy Resources
  • Wind Energy Resource
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Biomass Properties and Resources
  • Active Solar Heating Systems
  • Passive Solar Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting
  • Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
  • Wind Energy Conversion
  • Photovoltaics
  • Thin-Film PV Technology
  • Concentrating PV Technologies
  • Waste-to-Energy Combustion
  • Energy Recovery by Anaerobic Digestion Process
  • Biomass Conversion to Heat and Power
  • Biomass Conversion to Fuels
  • Geothermal Power Generation
  • Hydrogen Energy Technologies
  • Fuel Cells

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