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Electricity from renewable resources: status, prospects, and impediments

Corporate author: America's Energy Future Panel on Electricity from Renewable Resources Publisher: National Academies Press, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 367 p. : Graphs ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780309137089Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Electricity from Renewable Resources Status, Prospects, and Impediments Contents SUMMARY 1 1 INTRODUCTION Background, 16 Current Status of Renewable Electricity Generation, 27 Reference Case Projection of Future Renewable Electricity Generation in the United States, 35 Issues of Scale, 39 Approach and Scope of This Report, 41 References, 42 15 2 RESOURCE BASE 2007 Baseline Values, 45 Wind Power, 46 Solar Power, 47 Geothermal Power, 51 Hydropower, 56 Biopower, 59 Findings, 62 References, 63 45 3 RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES Wind Power, 68 Solar Photovoltaic Power, 77 Concentrating Solar Power, 86 67 Geothermal Power, 92 Hydropower, 98 Biopower, 104 Enhancing Technologies for Electricity System Operation, 111 Findings, 125 References, 127 4 ECONOMICS OF RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY The Value of Renewables, 134 Costs and Economics of Renewable Electricity, 137 Policies and Practices That Affect the Economics of Renewable Electricity Generation, 147 Estimates of Current Costs, 160 Costs in 2020, 172 Analysis of 2020 Cost Projections, 174 Findings, 178 References, 181 Annex, 186 133 5 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATION Large-Scale Impacts from Life-Cycle Assessment, 195 Local Environmental Impacts--Siting and Permitting, 219 Findings, 227 References, 228 Annex, 234 195 6 DEPLOYMENT OF RENEWABLE ELECTRIC ENERGY Deployment Capacity Considerations, 243 Renewable Electricity Integration, 258 Renewable Energy Markets, 265 Deployment Risk and Related Issues, 271 Findings, 283 References, 286 241 7 SCENARIOS Objectives for Scenarios, 292 Examples of High-Penetration Scenarios, 293 Scenarios Coupling Renewables to Energy Markets Through Carbon Policies, 311 Findings, 319 References, 323 291 Appendixes A America's Energy Future Project B Panel Biographical Information C Presentations to the Panel D Description of State Renewables Portfolio Standards E Attributes of Life-Cycle Assessment F Atmospheric Emissions from Fossil-Fuel and Nuclear Electricity Generation 329 335 343 345 357 361

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