- Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies from oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas, to geothermal, wind, solar, and bioenergy
- Hundreds of diagrams demystify how each technology functions in practice
- Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered
- New chapters covering fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources such as municipal waste and concentrating solar plants
- Fresh focus the evolution of traditional technologies such as natural gas and "clean coal"
- Expanded coverage of distributed power generation and CHP (combined heat and power) technologies
1. Introduction to electricity generation 2. Electricity generation and the environment 3. Coal-fired power plants 4. Natural gas-fired gas turbines and combined cycle power plants 5. Piston-engine-based power plants 6. Combined heat and power 7. Fuel cells 8. Hydropower 9. Tidal barrage power plants 10. Power system energy storage technologies 11. Wind power 12. Geothermal power 13. Solar power 14. Marine power generation technologies 15. Biomass-based power generation; 16. Power from waste 17. Nuclear power
Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.