Introduction to Energy Analysis (Paperback)
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This textbook provides an introduction to energy analysis for those students who want to specialise in this challenging field.
In comparison to other textbooks, this book provides a balanced treatment of complete energy systems, covering the demand side, the supply side, and the energy markets that connect these. The emphasis is very much on presenting a range of tools and methodologies that will help students find their way in analysing real world problems in energy systems. This new edition has been updated throughout and contains additional content on energy transitions and improvements in the treatment of several energy systems analysis approaches.
Featuring learning objectives, further readings and practical exercises in each chapter, Introduction to Energy Analysis will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students with a background in the natural sciences and engineering. This book may also be useful for professionals dealing with energy issues, as a first introduction into the field.
About the Author
Kornelis Blok holds a Chair in Energy Systems Analysis at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he is also chairman of the Delft Energy Initiative. He has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, several books and 250 research reports, conference contributions and other scientific publications. He was and is a lead author for the Third, Fourth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the organisation that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.Evert Nieuwlaar is retired Assistant Professor of Energy Analysis at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He has long experience in research and education in the field of energy, environmental and sustainability issues. He taught courses in thermodynamics, energy conversion technologies, energy analysis (introductory and advanced) and life-cycle assessment.