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Ecological Effects of Electricity Generation, Storage and Use


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1: Our Need for Electricity and the Main Energy Sources Available 2: Hydroelectric Generation 3: Tidal Generation 4: Wave Power and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion 5: Steam Turbines and Their Cooling Systems 6: Nuclear Generation 7: Coal and Oil-Fired Power Plants 8: Gas-Fired Power Plants 9: Wind Turbines and the Effects of Offshore Piling 10: Solar Power 11: Fuel Cells and Flow Batteries 12: Batteries 13: Biofuels and Waste-Powered Generation 14: Small-Scale and Mobile Electric Generators 15: Ecological Issues Relating to Transmission Lines 16: Geothermal Generation 17: Minimizing Environmental Damage While Generating Electricity Cost-Effectively

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Suitable for students, academics, consultants, members of the public interested in power generation issues; Civil servants, NGOs and governmental advisors.

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Peter Henderson is with the Pisces Conservation Ltd and the University of Oxford, UK.

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