Ten Technologies to Save the Planet: Energy Options for a Low-Carbon Future

Ten Technologies to Save the Planet: Energy Options for a Low-Carbon Future

Ten Technologies to Save the Planet: Energy Options for a Low-Carbon Future By Chris Goodall

Publisher: Grey-stone Books 2010 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 1553655257 | PDF | 12 MB

Goodall, a columnist for the U.K. Sunday Independent, (How to Live a Low-Carbon Life) offers a welcome breath of fresh air that lands somewhere between technophiles who optimistically believed free-market would create technologies to combat global warming, and pessimists who hold a more catastrophic view. While he steps on the toes of some environmentalists, his solutions seem realistic, if initially costly. In his view there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the energy crisis. Britain, he argues, has "awesome wave and tidal energy" that can be captured by water mills, but is too cloudy to depend on solar energy.

He gives an appraisal of the possibilities for making solar energy more efficient and less costly by using nontechnology to "precisely arrange the atoms on the printed semiconductor surface," a process developed in the UK and being marketed in Germany. Also discussed are the benefits of large off shore wind-turbine farms, capturing carbon from coal powered utilities, and Biofuels. None of the technologies he considers are yet competitive with fossil fuels, but with sufficient start-up capital from private and public sources, and large enough markets to allow economies of scale, they could be. His straightforward evaluation of green technologies should interest technology buffs or investors and he raises a number of questions that merit serious debate.

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The Complete Practitioner’s Guide to the Bond Market

The Complete Practitioner's Guide to the Bond Market

The Complete Practitioner’s Guide to the Bond Market By Steven Dym

MG-H | 2009 | 464 Pages | ISBN: 0071637141 | PDF | 12 MB

A comprehensive, practical guidebook to bonds and the bond market Speaking directly to the practitioner, this thorough guide covers everything there is to know about bonds—from basic concepts to more advanced bond topics. The Complete Practitioner’s Guide to the Bond Market addresses the principles of the bond market and offers the tools to apply them in the real world. By tying the concepts of fixed-income products to big-picture aspects of the economy, this book prepares readers to apply specific tools and methods that will help them glean profits from the bond market.

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E-book: Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage

Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage
Edward Elgar Pub | 2010 | ISBN: 1848444125 | 300 pages | PDF | 8,2 MB

Over the past decade, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has come to the fore as a way to manage carbon dioxide emissions contributing to climate change. This book examines its introduction into the political scene, different interpretations of its significance as an emerging technology and the policy challenges facing government and international institutions with respect to its development, deployment and regulation.
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E-book: Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage

Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage
Edward Elgar Pub | 2010 | ISBN: 1848444125 | 300 pages | PDF | 8,2 MB

Over the past decade, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has come to the fore as a way to manage carbon dioxide emissions contributing to climate change. This book examines its introduction into the political scene, different interpretations of its significance as an emerging technology and the policy challenges facing government and international institutions with respect to its development, deployment and regulation.
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E-book: Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage

Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage

Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage
OECD/IEA | 24 June 2010 | ISBN: 9264088121 | 52 pages | PDF | 12 Mb

This energy technology roadmap on carbon capture and storage (CCS) identifies, for the first time, a detailed scenario for the technology’s growth from a handful of large-scale projects today to over three thousand projects by 2050.
It finds that the next decade is a key "make or break" period for CCS; governments, industry and public stakeholders must act rapidly to demonstrate CCS at scale around the world in a variety of settings. The roadmap concludes with a set of near-term actions that stakeholders will need to take to achieve the roadmap’s vision.

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Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook

Moodle 1.9 Top Extensions Cookbook
Publisher: Packt | 2010 | PDF | 324 pages | ISBN: 1849512167 | 10 Mb

Moodle is growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate. One of the key reasons for its popularity lies in its potential to extend with modules, thus making the site easier to administer, add new features, and completely change the way it looks. This book finds you the best Moodle modules, teaches you how to install them, and helps you to master their configuration.
There are hundreds of Moodle modules available. Find out which you can trust and how to put them to work. This practical book gives you hands-on experience on using and managing Moodle modules, thus making your learning website feature-rich.

 

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Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript eBLRN

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and javascript eBLRN | 78.5 MB

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (October, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1449383262
ISBN-13: 978-1449383268
If you know HTML, CSS, and javascript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This hands-on book shows you how to use these open source webstandards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device — without having to use Java.
If you know HTML, CSS, and javascript, you already have the tools you need to develop Android applications. This hands-on book shows you how to use these open source webstandards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device — without having to use Java.

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