Energy Explained: Conventional Energy and Alternative, Volume 1 & 2 (Volumes 1 and 2)

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Energy is truly the world's most vital commodity. It makes modern societies possible, and the decisions made regarding it have far-reaching repercussions. Every day stories about the price of oil, the resurgence of nuclear power, or the latest clean energy alternative can be found in mainstream news outlets across the country. Yet despite its high profile, energy remains largely misunderstood. People are confused, intimidated and generally discouraged from learning about energy, partly because the topic is so large and opaque, but also because the resources that do exist fail to provide an overall picture the average reader can understand. Here, in easily accessible language accompanied by simple illustrations of difficult concepts, the authors lay out the basics of energy in a palatable and refreshing way. Readers are treated to a vivid presentation of the basics of energy science, alongside the politics, economics, and social issues that impact its harnessing, distribution, and use. Anyone interested in how energy truly works will find answers in these pages that shed light on the past, present, and future of world energy.

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Did you know that the US imports more oil from Canada than from any other country?  Or that Saudia Arabia ranks fourth behind Canada, Mexico and Venezuela on that list?
Energy is the world's most vital commodity, but outside of academic circles and the policy wonks in Washington, how much to we really know about it?  Our mission is to provide the average reader with a simple overview of this important subject that won't make your eyes glaze over.  It might even be fun.

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Vikram Janardhan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Insera Energy LLC, a consulting firm providing services to electric utilities and power generation companies. Until 2007, he was the president of Global Energy Software, an industry-leading provider of strategic consulting and software to over four hundred energy organizations worldwide.
 
A trained engineer, Mr. Janardhan has many years of experience with U.S. and international energy markets. His work experience with global giants in the energy space such as General Electric's Power Systems division and ABB has helped him develop a deep understanding of the energy world. In his various executive management roles, Mr. Janardhan has gained intimate knowledge of the science and technology as well as the geopolitics and macroeconomics of oil exploration and production; electricity generation, transmission and distribution; power plant operations; and energy commodities such as oil, natural gas, liquefied natural gas and biofuels.

 
Mr. Janardhan holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Madras, and a master of science in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Bob Fesmire is a writer and communications manager with over thirteen years of experience in the energy industry. He has written or co-authored over eighty articles and papers in energy trade magazines and websites on topics ranging from smart grid technology to energy efficiency to energy policy.

Mr. Fesmire has been a contributing editor at Electric Light & Power, and he sat on the editorial board of Electricity Today from 2005 to 2007. Presently he is responsible for media relations for ABB in North America, a multi-billion dollar business spanning automation and power technologies.

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