American Society of Civil Engineers


Energy in the 90’s


by Benjamin F. Hobbs, (editor), A.M.ASCE, (Assoc. Prof., Systems Engineering and Civil Engineering, 610 Crawford Hall, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH)
Sponsored by the Energy Division of ASCE
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-799-4 / 0-87262-799-3, 1991, 384 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31522)

Conference information: A Specialty Conference; March 10-13, 1991, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

ASCE sponsor: Energy Division

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This proceedings consists of papers presented at the specialty conference Energy in the Nineties which was sponsored by the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers and held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 10-13, 1991. The theme of the conference was to explore energy issues of significance for the 21st Century with emphasis on energy and environmental issues, entrepreneurial opportunities in energy, and life extension opportunities for energy production facilities. This proceedings covers such broad topics as: 1) Fossil environmental and waste issues, 2) utility structures, 3) hydroelectric power, 4) nuclear power, and 5) nonutility ventures. Some of the specific issues discussed within these topics are: 1) retrofitting fossil fuel plants, 2) creating sustainable energy systems, 3) controlling acid rain, 4) regulating hydroelectric power, 5) renewing nuclear powerplants licenses, and 6) marketing emission allowances. With their skills in large-scale project development, comprehensive planning and environmental engineering, civil engineers will play an indispensible role in solving these problems.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Energy
Energy sources
Environmental issues
Facilities
Rehabilitation
Small business