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Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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The economic behavior of all fuels share many common characteristics and it is important for the reader to apply principles concerning one fuel to others as the need arises. In many cases, we use the United States as an example. This is because there is better long-term data available than for other countries. In addition, it is a reference point to compare countries especially when evaluating the impact of policies. When comparing fuels we will focus on the cost per Btu and Btu/lb and Btu/ft3. Efficiency in converting Btu's to mechanical or electrical forms of energy is important as well....

19A.1 Introduction
19A.2 Measures of Petroleum Dependence
19A.3 Consumption
19A.4 Sectors
19A.5 Nimby (Not in My Back Yard)
19A.6 Price, Production, and Geopolitics
19A.7 Summary of Petroleum Dependence
19B.1 The Economics of Bioenergy
19B.2 Current US Biomass Utilization is Political
19B.3 Technical Innovation Drives Economic Growth
19B.4 Building a Bioenergy Infrastructure
19B.5 Bioenergy Demand/Consumption
19B.6 Biomass Supply and Production Economics
19B.7 Non-energy Materials
19B.8 Bioenergy Policy Benefits and Costs
19B.9 Payments or Subsidies
19B.10 Biobased Everything
19B.11 Food Versus Fuel
19B.12 Co2 Emissions from Biomass — Or Not
19B.13 Challenges With the Current RFS2 Policy
19B.14 Math in the Name of the Law
19B.15 Policy Challenges for the Bioenergy Industry
19B.16 Bioenergy Summary
19.1 Concluding Remarks
19.2 Acronyms
19.3 References
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