1st Edition

Saving Energy and Reducing CO2 Emissions with Electricity



ISBN 9781439870129
Published March 28, 2011 by Fairmont Press
275 Pages

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Book Description

The upcoming decrease and possible elimination of the use of fossil fuels will be a result of  the ongoing imperative to make existing uses of electricity efficient and practical. This book guides the reader toward electrification with explanations on the concept of electrification and of CO2 reductions through expanded end-use applications of electricity. Topics covered include electric cars; airport, seaport, railroad and mining electrification; industrial uses of electricity in a variety of processes; residential building use of electricity; enhancing energy efficiency and demand response.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION – ELECTRICITY’S ATTRIBUTES
Electricity Powers Growth
Electricity Powers Digital Devices
Electricity: Gateway to the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Technical Attributes of Electricity
Economic
Resource Use
Electricity Leverages Exergy
References

THE CONCEPT OF ELECTRIFICATION
EPRI’s Prism and MERGE
Electricity Technology Under a Carbon-Constrained Future
MERGE Analysis
European Climate Foundation
Eurelectric
Conclusions
References

CO2 REDUCTIONS THROUGH EXPANDED END-USE APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICITY
Introduction
The Climate Stabilization Challenge
Power Delivery and End Use
Total Resource Efficiency
Sources of CO2 Reductions
Energy Savings From Beneficial New Uses
Reductions in CO2 Emissions From Beneficial New Uses.
Identifying and Screening Technologies
Technical and Realistic Potentials by Sector
Japanese Study
European Study
United Kingdom
Conclusion
References.

ELECTRIC ON-ROAD TRANSPORTATION
The Rebirth of Electric Cars
Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Smart Charging
Truck Stop Electrification
Truck Driver Benefits From TSE
Two Major Types of Truck Stop Electrification
Societal Benefits From TSE
Emission Reduction Benefits of TSE
Conclusions
References

ELECTRIFYING OFF-ROAD MOTIVE POWER
Forklifts
Airport Electrification
Seaport Electrification
Railroad Electrification
Mining Electrification
New Opportunities for Electrification
References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: INDUSTRIAL INTRODUCTION AND PROCESS INDUSTRIES
Process Industries
Food Processing
Membrane Processing
Freeze Concentration
Microwave Heating and Processing
Desalination
Electrolytics
New Applications for Mechanical Energy
Electrifying IC Motor
Applications
Municipal Waste and Water Electrification
Conclusion
References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: METALS PRODUCTION
Metals Production
Dielectric Heating
Resistance Heating and Melting
Conclusion
References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: MATERIALS FABRICATION
Materials Fabrication
Electron Beam Machining
Electric Discharge Machining
Electrochemical Machining
Electroforming..
Electrochemical Finishing
Laser Beam Machining
Electron Beam Welding
Laser Beam Welding
Plasma Welding
Resistance Welding
References

BENEFICIAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING USES OF ELECTRICITY
Space Conditioning
Variable Capacity Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps for Commercial Buildings
Advanced Heating and Cooling Technologies
Space Conditioning and/or Water Heating Using
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Refrigeration Cycle
Water Heating
Food Service
Laundry
Other Commercial Applications..
Medical Electronics
References

BENEFICIAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING USES OF ELECTRICITY
Space Conditioning (Heating and Cooling)
Water Heating
Residential Appliances
Conclusions
References

ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Other Estimates of the Potential for Energy Efficiency
Historic Perspective on Energy Efficiency
References

DEMAND RESPONSE
Definitions
Background
Four Building Blocks of Demand Response
Where is the Biggest Impact?
The Potential for Summer Peak Demand Savings from Utility Programs
Examples of Real Applications
How to Enable Demand Response
What Does DR-Ready Entail?
Why Aren’t Today’s Appliances, Information Technology and Consumer Electronics DR-Ready?
Alternatives to Enabling DR-Ready End-Use Products
A Possible Approach Toward Implementation of DR-Ready Programs
Identify Underlying Drivers and Interests among Key Stakeholders
Determine State of Industry and Technology
Including Drivers and Barriers
Define Product Attributes that Warrant
"DR-Ready" Designation
Build Coalition with Strategic Partners
Develop Roadmap of Target Products
Develop standards for exchanging information with smart appliances

References
Index

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