Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Biology » Ecology » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Central Asia: Perspectives and Present Challenges
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes: From Theory to Application
02.Endangered Species: New Research
03.Progress in Environmental Microbiology
04.Grassland Biodiversity: Habitat Types, Ecological Processes and Environmental Impacts
05.Pelagic Sharks, Fisheries Management and Conservation: Past, Present, and Future
06.Ecological Economics Research Trends
07.Forest Fires: Detection, Suppression and Prevention
08.New Research on Forest Ecology
09.Water Quality: Physical, Chemical and Biological Characteristics
10.Wildlife: Destruction, Conservation and Biodiversity
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Green Movement in Business
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Green Movement in Business
Retail Price: $59.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

Editors: Karin E. Sanchez
Book Description:
Today the energy sources used to create electricity differ in many ways, including in their environmental impacts. In the United States, conventional means of electricity generation use fossil or nuclear fuels—forms of power generation that impact human health and the environment through air emissions and other effects. Despite advances in pollution controls over the last 30 years, conventional power generation is still the nation's single largest source of industrial air pollution. Electricity markets are changing, however, offering cleaner ways of producing power and giving many consumers the ability to choose how their power is generated. One of these choices is power from renewable sources that is marketed as green power. Innovative organizations are encouraging the use of these new sources of green power and, at the same time, are reducing their own impact on the environment.In some parts of the United States, the deregulation of electricity has enabled consumers to choose the provider of their electric power and thus to buy green power from their chosen supplier. In regulated markets, too, hundreds of utilities now offer their customers the opportunity to purchase green power through green-pricing” programs. Even in areas where consumers cannot buy green power directly, renewable energy certificates (RECs) are available in every state to allow consumers to support green power. While no form of electric power generation is completely benign, electricity generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, small and low-impact hydro power, and biomass has proved to be environmentally preferable to electricity generated from conventional energy sources such as coal, oil, nuclear, and natural gas. The Guide to Purchasing Green Power focuses on electricity generated from renewable energy resources, both delivered through the grid and generated on-site. By buying green power instead of conventional power,consumers can reduce the environmental impact caused by their use of electricity and fossil fuel. For instance, on average, every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of renewable power avoids the emission of more than one pound of carbon dioxide. Because of the sheer quantities of energy involved,consumers of a large amount of electricity may have an enormous environmental impact. If the typical commercial facility switched to 100 percent renewable power or used RECs to offset emissions, this could amount to thousands of tons of emissions avoided each year. A wide range of organizations have purchased green power: federal, state, and local governments; universities;businesses; nonprofits; and individual consumers. By purchasing green power, these organizations are both helping the environment and meeting their own environmental goals. The many other benefits to buying green power range from financial benefits to public relations and even national security. As of the end of 2003, nearly 1,650 megawatts(MW) of new renewable generating capacity had been added to meet the United States' demand for green power. This capacity is enough to meet the annual electricity needs of more than 500,000 houses.Leading organizations are finding that green power is an effective part of a strategic energy management plan to achieve environmental, financial, and other goals. Successful energy management plans are often a "portfolio analysis" that considers options such as energy efficiency, load management, power purchases, on-site generation, and nonelectric (thermal) energy needs. As with any investment portfolio, the best mix of these options depends on the particular situation. Because buying green power is still relatively uncommon in today’s energy markets and because these markets offer a wide range of choices, this book provides leading-research for organizations that have decided to buy green power but want help in figuring out how to do it, as well as for organizations that are still considering the merits of buying green power.

We’ve partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to make it easy for you to request permissions to reuse Nova content.
For more information, click here or click the "Get Permission" button below to link directly to this book on Copyright Clearance Center's website.

Table of Contents:
Preface pp.i-x

Guide to Purchasing Green Power pp. 1-76

The Greening of U.S. Corporations pp. 77-138

EPA's Green Power Partnership: Environmental Choice pp. 139-146

Index pp.147-160

   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 170 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-188-3
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Customers who bought this product also purchased
Airports: Performance, Risks, and Problems
Airports: Performance, Risks, and Problems
River Pollution Research Progress
River Pollution Research Progress
Multiple Effect Distillation of Seawater Using Solar Energy
Multiple Effect Distillation of Seawater Using Solar Energy
Theoretical Analysis of High Fuel Utilizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Theoretical Analysis of High Fuel Utilizing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
MOSFETs: Properties, Preparations and Performance
MOSFETs: Properties, Preparations and Performance
Leading-Edge Electric Power Research
Leading-Edge Electric Power Research
Special Focus Titles
01.Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education
02.Cultural Considerations in Intervention with Women and Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
03.Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Lung
04.Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Health: New Research
05.Fire and the Sword: Understanding the Impact and Challenge of Organized Islamism. Volume 2

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2022

Green Movement in Business