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Issue 3 • Date May-June 2012

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
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  • Society Listing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • Energy Metrics: Examining Traditional and Renewable Sources [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • Get Involved: Try Some Old School Social Networking [Leader's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • Evolution of Energy: Global Developments and Challenges [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):12 - 19
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  • Twin Peaks: Surmounting the Global Challenges of Energy for All and Greener, More Efficient Electricity Services

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 29
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    The energy sector faces twin challenges. the first is to make more energy available at affordable prices to enable all people to use modern energy to meet their basic needs. The second is to slow the world's overall growth of energy consumption through conservation and energy efficiency improvement and to make energy sources more environmentally sustainable, locally and globally. View full abstract»

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  • Forward Pass: Policy Challenges and Technical Opportunities on the U.S. Electric Grid

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):30 - 37
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    Due to a variety of recent policy changes and technical innovations, the U.S. electric grid will encounter significant opportunities and challenges over the next several decades. As we have described above, various policy and system-level issues will need to be addressed and new technologies will need to be fully developed and used appropriately for the U.S. grid to evolve along an efficient path ... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges Ahead: Currents Status and Future Prospects for Chinese Energy

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 47
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    The Chinese government and power industry face important challenges. in the past three decades, china has been experiencing a rapid growth in its economy, and energy consumption has increased dramatically as well. Although per capita energy consumption is lower than that of most developed countries due to the large population of China, total energy consumption is high. In addition, energy resource... View full abstract»

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  • Expansion Pressure: Energy Challenges in Brazil and Chile

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 58
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    In Latin America, primary energy demand is projected to grow on average by 1.7% per year and to reach 830 million tons of oil equivalent (mtoe) by 2035, according to the International Energy Agency's 2011 World Energy Outlook. Demand for renewables in the power generation sector in the region will double over that period, reaching nearly 140 mtoe in 2035. Furthermore, the IEA projects that biofuel... View full abstract»

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  • Growing Pains: Meeting India's Energy Needs in the Face of Limited Fossil Fuels

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):59 - 66
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    As a country that will experience shortages of fossil fuels in the not too distant future, India will need to develop renewables, mainly solar and nuclear power. In the coming decades, however, coal will remain the major source of power. Reducing energy requirements by pushing demand side management is a high-priority option for India. From the viewpoints of both climate change and energy security... View full abstract»

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  • A Wealth of Possibilities: Power and Energy in Africa

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):67 - 70
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    Africa faces critical questions about its future economic development, particularly in relation to its energy supply and its population's access to electricity. According to the International Energy Agency, in Africa the population is projected to grow by 71% from 2009 to 2035, but there will be only a 38% increase in energy demand over the same period. This means that while Africa's share of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Saving History: The Story of Edison Dynamo No. 16 [History]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):72 - 82
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    On 10 May 2011, members and officers of IEEE, officials of the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), and friends gathered at the Con Edison Learning Center in Long Island City, New York, in the shadow of the Queens boro Bridge, to dedicate an IEEE Milestone plaque. The celebration and luncheon recognized the historical significance of Thomas Edison's first central generating plant,... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Awards: PES Members Receive High Honors [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):84 - 85
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  • Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):86 - 89
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  • 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 87
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  • Disturbance Analysis for Power Systems [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):89 - 90
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  • 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 91
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  • PES Meetings [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 92
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  • Japan's Nuclear Disaster: Its Impact on Electric Power Generation Worldwide [In My View]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):96 - 94
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    The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster on 11 March 2011, 32 years after the Three Mile Island accident in the United States and 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, refocused the world's attention on the potentially catastrophic effects of a nuclear power plant failure. The Japanese disaster revealed the effects of the failure of the electric supply, pumps, valves, and other componen... View full abstract»

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