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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 12 • Date Dec. 2001

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  • Scanning the Issue - 2001: An Energy Odyssey

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1731 - 1732
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  • History scanners in conference [Scanning the past from London]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1848 - 1850
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    In July, more than 50 engineering historians met in St. John's, Newfoundland, to discuss aspects of transatlantic communication. The occasion was a conference arranged by the IEEE History Center. It was just 100 years since, on 12 December 1901, Guglielmo Marconi flew a kite from the top of Signal Hill at the entrance to St John's harbour. View full abstract»

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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1851 - 1863
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1864 - 1902
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  • A perspective on nuclear power generation in the future electric power industry-for nonspecialists in the electric power related industries

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1793 - 1807
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    There is a diversity of opinions and policies on nuclear power generation, which involves a large number of stakeholders. Although public acceptance is indispensable, public attitudes toward nuclear power are ambivalent. The understanding of a broad spectrum of engineers engaged in the electric power industry should form the basis for social acceptance, since nuclear power should be evaluated from... View full abstract»

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  • Geothermal power technology

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1783 - 1792
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    In 1999, 8 GWe of electrical generating plant worldwide was powered by geothermal heat. Geothermal sources generated 49 terawatt hours of virtually pollution-free power that year. Coal- or oil-fired plants generating this amount would discharge ~40 million tons per year of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Geothermal capacity has doubled in the past 20 years, and increased 17% in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cell systems: efficient, flexible energy conversion for the 21st century

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1808 - 1818
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    At the beginning of the 21st century, fuel cells appear poised to meet the power needs of a variety of applications. Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy to electricity and thermal energy. Fuel cell systems are available to meet the needs of applications ranging from portable electronics to utility power plants. In addition to the fuel cell stack itself, a fuel cell ... View full abstract»

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  • Wind power development in Europe

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1765 - 1782
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    More than 70% of the total worldwide electricity-generating wind turbines (17500 MW total) has been installed in Europe. Of these, 3500 MW were installed in 2000 alone, continuing an impressive pace of development over the last several years. At the same time, the European wind manufacturing industry is booming with two-thirds of the world market share. These developments are attributed to the eff... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cells-the clean and efficient power generators

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1819 - 1829
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    Fuel cell generators ranging from subkilowatt portable power units to multimegawatt stationary power plants are emerging to deliver clean and efficient power using a large variety of gaseous and liquid fuels. This new technology is suitable for producing heat and power for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The fuel cells produce electricity without combustion and use very few movi... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in transportation sector technology energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1837 - 1847
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    Concerns about air pollution, environmental degradation, and petroleum consumption have prompted policy makers in many countries to seek advanced transportation alternatives. In response to such societal needs, automobile manufacturers have develope vehicles which either replace the internal combustion engine with an electric motor or which provide a hybrid configuration with a combination of an I... View full abstract»

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  • Strong winds on the horizon: wind power comes of age

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1757 - 1764
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    Wind power has been the fastest growing energy technology in the world for the last decade, and US wind capacity is expected to increase by 50% by the end of 2001. The factors driving that growth are discussed. Small wind turbines, which have many applications ranging from off-grid to grid-connected to hybrid systems, are cost-competitive with diesel systems while offering substantial environmenta... View full abstract»

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  • Energy storage systems for advanced power applications

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1744 - 1756
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    While energy storage technologies do not represent energy sources, they provide valuable added benefits to improve stability power quality, and reliability of supply. Battery technologies have improved significantly in order to meet the challenges of practical electric vehicles and utility applications. Flywheel technologies are now used in advanced nonpolluting uninterruptible power supplies. Adv... View full abstract»

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  • Power quality and the security of electricity supply

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1830 - 1836
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    The high-tech and knowledge-oriented businesses of the 21st Century require high quality and ultra-reliable power in the quantities and time-frames which have not been experienced before. For mission-critical information systems, the availability of enhanced electric power is a far more important consideration than the commodity cost of electricity. This paper surveys such needs and highlights the... View full abstract»

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  • Green power: status and perspectives

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1734 - 1743
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    The main objective of the so-called green power marketing is to provide selective customers of electric energy with choices to purchase electric energy from sustainable, environmentally friendly sources. This paper presents a rationale for marketing of green power provides a brief overview of some of the existing efforts in the United States and abroad, and attempts to identify the conditions and ... View full abstract»

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