The determinants of electrical energy demand for the State of
Oregon are represented in a mathematical model. This model is
structured to operate in parallel with a computer simulation model of
the state and is utilized independently to investigate electrical energy
consumption during various scenarios of economic activity and energy...
Wind energy is a promising alternative energy source due to its environmental, economic, and social benefits and, as such, has garnered public support and government incentives for its development and implementation. With the growing number of wind parks in Oregon, a life cycle assessment (LCA) study for a representative new...
The development of geothermal resources has been delayed in the United States for several reasons: the ready availability of low-cost fossil fuels, the general remoteness from load centers of geothermal areas, and more recently the illusion that nuclear power plants would provide all our needed power at a low cost...
This report deals with the current status of four promising
sources of electrical energy generation from the oceans. They
are, in sequence;
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Where energy is obtained by
exploiting the temperature differences between warm surface
waters, and much deeper colder waters.
Tidal Energy: Where differences in water...
The developmental patterns of five fuel resources located within
the state of Wyoming are examined through time and in relation to
several factors external to the location of the fuels. An historic
description and inventory of the five fuels: petroleum; natural gas;
oil shale; coal; uranium are presented. External factors...
This bibliography is prepared for researchers in various fields
of energy, teachers and students at the college level or above, and whoever helps the above people with their research or teaching.
Emphasis is placed on users of the Oregon State University Library, hence a call number (in parenthesis) is given...
In this thesis a system analysis compares power development
plans for the 1980 decade in the Mekong countries i.e. Laos, Thailand
Cambodia, and South Vietnam. Given the decision to invest in power
development, an economic evaluation is made of complete system
developments rather than just hydro or thermal plants. The...
The world's oceans contain tremendous renewable energy potentials. It is
estimated that if 0.2% of the ocean's untapped energy could be harnessed, it could
provide power sufficient for the entire world . This thesis provides a comprehensive description of the state-of-the-art of ocean energy extraction technologies and lessons learned from...