Getting Energy Prices Right From Principle To Practice

Author: Ian W.H. Parry
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498343104
Size: 39.94 MB
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Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries’ fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollution, road congestion, and other adverse environmental impacts of energy use is well established, there has been little previous work providing guidance on how countries can put this principle into practice. This book develops a practical methodology, and associated tools, to show how the major environmental damages from energy can be quantified for different countries and used to design the efficient set of energy taxes. The results, which are illustrated for more than 150 countries, suggest there is pervasive mispricing of energy across developed and developing countries alike with much at stake in policy reform. At a global level, implementing efficient energy prices would reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 23 percent and fossil-fuel air pollution deaths by 63 percent, while raising revenues (badly needed for fiscal consolidation and reducing other burdensome taxes) averaging 2.6 percent of GDP.

Renewable Energy Engineering And Technology

Author: V. V. N. Kishore
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179932214
Size: 66.14 MB
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Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: Principles and Practice - covers major renewable energy resources and technologies for various applications. The book is conceived as a standard reference book for students, experts, and policy-makers. It has been designed to meet the needs of these diverse groups. While covering the basics of scientific and engineering principles of thermal engineering, heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, and renewable energy resource assessments, the book further deals with the basics of applied technologies and design practices for following renewable energy resources.- Solar (thermal and photovoltaic)- Wind - Bio-energy including liquid biofuels and municipal solid waste- Other renewables such as tidal, wave, and geothermalThe book is designed to fulfil the much-awaited need for a handy, scientific, and easy-to-understand comprehensive handbook for design professionals and students of renewable energy engineering courses. Besides the sheer breadth of the topics covered, what makes this well-researched book different from earlier attempts is the fact that this is based on extensive practical experiences of the editor and the authors. Thus, a lot of emphasis has been placed on system sizing and integration. Ample solved examples using data for India make this book a relevant and an authentic reference.

Principles And Practice Of Laser Dentistry

Author: Robert A. Convissar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323297633
Size: 17.28 MB
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Expand your skills in the rapidly growing field of laser dentistry! The new second edition of Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry contains everything you need to know about the latest laser procedures across all areas of dentistry. With vivid clinical photos and easy-to-follow writing, Dr. Robert A. Convissar and his team of dental experts walk you through the most common uses of lasers in areas like: periodontics, periodontal surgery, oral pathology, implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, cosmetic procedures, endodontics, operative dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book also covers topics such as the history of lasers in dentistry, laser research, the latest laser equipment, and how to go about incorporating lasers into your practice, so that you are fully equipped to use lasers successfully in your treatments. The latest evidence-based, authoritative information is written by experts from all areas of dentistry (periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, implants, endodontics, and pediatric and general dentistry). Case studies reflect treatment planning and the use of lasers for a variety of pathologies. Detailed, full-color art program clearly illustrates preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative procedures. Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of essential information. Clinical Tips and Caution boxes interspersed throughout the text highlight key clinical points. Glossary at the end of the book provides definitions of laser terminology. Chapter on Introducing Lasers into the Dental Practice provides guidelines for the investment into lasers. NEW! Updated content on regenerative laser periodontal therapy, lasers in implant dentistry, lasers in restorative dentistry, low-level lasers in dentistry, and laser dentistry research reflects the latest technology advancements in the field. NEW! More clinical photos, equipment photos, and conceptual illustrations offer a detailed look at how equipment is used and how procedures are completed.

Nanocoatings Principles And Practice

Author: Steven Abbott
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605950904
Size: 72.20 MB
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A practical guide for designing and making commercial coatings to which nanoparticles are added. It shows how to create and recognize a nanocoating formulation with the correct functional properties. It connects formulation and fabrication in ways conducive to the manufacture of marketable nanocoated products.

Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317601351
Size: 71.72 MB
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How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers. With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello

The Eco Home Design Guide

Author: Christopher Day
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9780857843043
Size: 44.39 MB
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Designing an eco home is much more about working with your house's plce and situation than relying in intrusive technology and hi-tech mateirals. In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, using common-sense methods to create a pleasant, comfortable and healthy home. With beautifully simple hand-drawn illustrations, Christopher takes you through: - Using the local topography, combined with landscaping, to improve your home's microclimate - Designing to keep your home dry and warm in the winter, and cool in the summer - Minimizing hidden environmental impacts - Making the house safe and healthy, both emotionally and physically The book includes several case studies of eco hoomes, reviewing (with hindsight) what worked well and what could have been better.

Thin Film Deposition Principles And Practice

Author: Donald Smith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070585027
Size: 36.85 MB
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Thin film deposition is a broad and burgeoning field, with applications ranging from razor blade coatings to quantum-well lasers. However much of the available thin film literature is based on empirical knowledge and focuses only on specific processes or applications.

The Talent Code

Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553906493
Size: 53.94 MB
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What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism. Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world’s talent hotbeds—from the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New York—Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything. • Deep Practice Everyone knows that practice is a key to success. What everyone doesn’t know is that specific kinds of practice can increase skill up to ten times faster than conventional practice. • Ignition We all need a little motivation to get started. But what separates truly high achievers from the rest of the pack? A higher level of commitment—call it passion—born out of our deepest unconscious desires and triggered by certain primal cues. Understanding how these signals work can help you ignite passion and catalyze skill development. • Master Coaching What are the secrets of the world’s most effective teachers, trainers, and coaches? Discover the four virtues that enable these “talent whisperers” to fuel passion, inspire deep practice, and bring out the best in their students. These three elements work together within your brain to form myelin, a microscopic neural substance that adds vast amounts of speed and accuracy to your movements and thoughts. Scientists have discovered that myelin might just be the holy grail: the foundation of all forms of greatness, from Michelangelo’s to Michael Jordan’s. The good news about myelin is that it isn’t fixed at birth; to the contrary, it grows, and like anything that grows, it can be cultivated and nourished. Combining revelatory analysis with illuminating examples of regular people who have achieved greatness, this book will not only change the way you think about talent, but equip you to reach your own highest potential. From the Hardcover edition.

The Speed Of Trust

Author: Stephen M.R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416542377
Size: 29.80 MB
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From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization. For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction—and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time–killing, bureaucratic check–and–balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

Corrosion Engineering

Author: Pierre Roberge
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071640878
Size: 16.90 MB
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The Latest Methods for Preventing and Controlling Corrosion in All Types of Materials and Applications Now you can turn to Corrosion Engineering for expert coverage of the theory and current practices you need to understand water, atmospheric, and high-temperature corrosion processes. This comprehensive resource explains step-by-step how to prevent and control corrosion in all types of metallic materials and applications-from steel and aluminum structures to pipelines. Filled with 300 illustrations, this skills-building guide shows you how to utilize advanced inspection and monitoring methods for corrosion problems in infrastructure, process and food industries, manufacturing, and military industries. Authoritative and complete, Corrosion Engineering features: Expert guidance on corrosion prevention and control techniques Hands-on methods for inspection and monitoring of corrosion problems New methods for dealing with corrosion A review of current practice, with numerous examples and calculations Inside This Cutting-Edge Guide to Corrosion Prevention and Control • Introduction: Scope and Language of Corrosion • Electrochemistry of Corrosion • Environments: Atmospheric Corrosion • Corrosion by Water and Steam • Corrosion in Soils • Reinforced Concrete • High-Temperature Corrosion • Materials and How They Corrode: Engineering Materials • Forms of Corrosion • Methods of Control: Protective Coatings • Cathodic Protection • Corrosion Inhibitors • Failure Analysis and Design Considerations • Testing and Monitoring: Corrosion Testing and Monitoring