PART I FOSSIL FUEL and NUCLEAR ENERGY 1. The Future of Oil and Gas Fossil Fuels 2. The Future of Clean Coal 3. Nuclear Power (Fission) 4. The Alberta Oil Sands: Reserves and Supply Outlook 5. The Future of Methane and Coal to Petrol and Diesel Technologies PART II RENEWABLE ENERGY 6. Wind Energy 7. Tidal Current Energy: Origins and Challenges 8. Wave Energy 9. Bio-Mass 10. Concentrating Solar Power 11. Hydroelectric Power 12. Geothermal Energy 13. Solar Energy: Photovoltaics PART III POTENTIALLY IMPORTANT NEW TYPESOF ENERGY 14. The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor 15. Fuel Cells and Batteries 16. Methane Hydrates 17. Nuclear Fusion PART IV NEW ASPECTS TO FUTURE ENERGY 18. Carbon Capture and Storage for Greenhouse effect Mitigation 19. Smart Energy Houses of the Future - self supporting in energy and zero emission
Trevor M Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the South African Chemical Institute's Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unraveling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008).