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Malti Goel was the first Indian scientist to represent India as Vice-chair to the Technical Group of an International Forum on Carbon Sequestration Leadership. As Adviser and Scientist ‘G’, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, she headed the Inter-sectoral Science and Technology Advisory Committee Division (1998–2008). She has been Emeritus Scientist, Indian National Science Academy and in the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
M. Sudhakar he has been serving as an Adviser and Scientist ‘G’ in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi and is heading the Awareness and Outreach Programmes and Vessel Management Divisions.
R. V. Shahi is Fellow of World Academy of Productivity Sciences, Institution of Engineers (India), International Institute of Electrical Engineers, and Indian National Academy of Engineering. From April 2002 to January 2007, he was Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Power. He was also President of the Governing Council of Central Power Research Institute, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and Chairman of the Governing Council of National Power Training Institute.
Whole Energy System Dynamicsprovides an interdisciplinary approach to whole energy systems; providing insights and understanding of it in the context of challenges, opportunities and solutions at different levels and time steps. It discusses approaches across disciplinary boundaries as well as existing issues within three main themes: theory, modelling and policy, and their interlinkage with geopolitics, markets and practice. Spataru argues that there is an urgent need for a whole energy system integration. This is necessary for effective analysis, design and control of the interactions and interdependencies involved in the technical, economic, regulatory and social dimensions of the energy system.
This book is essential reading for students interested in the area of energy systems, policy and modelling. It is also a valuable read for policymakers, professionals, researchers, academics, engineers and industrial stakeholders.
Wind Powerlooks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources. The book examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe. Over the course of this volume, Backwell analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy. This second edition is revised throughout and contains new material on frontier wind markets and industry consolidation, as well as the cost reductions and market gains that led to 2015 being a landmark year for the big wind turbine companies.
This is an important resource for professionals working in wind and wider renewable industries, energy finance, conventional energy companies and government as well as researchers, students, journalists and the general public.
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.
This book is a study on the judicious management of natural resources and exposes environmental problems particularly those related to pollution and bioremediation.