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Contents Preface viii Acknowledgments xii Introduction xiii Part 1: Hydroelectric Power 1 1. Waterpower: A Brief History Designs from Antiquity The Industrial Revolution and Michael Faraday Creating Electricity Demand and Supply Niagara Falls 2. Theory and Practice Turbine Design The Water Supply Pumped Storage Base Load versus Peak Load 3. Costs and Policies The Costs of Hydropower Global Warming More about Environmental Costs Methane Emissions and Hydropower The Future of Hydropower Part 2: Electricity from the Oceans 4. Wave Power Sea Snakes Blow Holes The Archimedes Wave Swing 5. Tidal Power The French and Canadian Projects Turbines without Dams 6. Heat Engines The Theory of Heat Engines Practical Applications Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Tests 7. The Role of Government in Promoting New Technologies Wind Energy Policy in the United States An Interview with Dr. Stan Bull: Establishing and Maintaining Research Programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind Energy Policy in Denmark Wind Energy Policy in Germany Part 3: Wind Power 8. Wind Power: A Brief History Windmills Wind Turbines The Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area 9. The Nature of Wind Power How Much Energy Is in the Wind? Estimating Capacity Storing the Wind Wind Power, Topography, and the Environment 10. Wind Energy: Economic and Public Policy Considerations The Costs of Wind Power The Role of Economic Class The Future of Wind Power Conclusion Chronology List of Acronyms Glossary Further Resources Index
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Renewable energy sources.