Behind and Beyond the Meter

Behind and Beyond the Meter
Author: Fereidoon Sioshansi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN 10: 0128204141
ISBN 13: 9780128204146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind and Beyond the Meter Book Review:

The historical ways in which electricity was generated in large central power plants and delivered to passive customers through a one-way transmission and distribution network – as everyone knows – is radically changing to one where consumers can generate, store and consume a significant portion of their energy needs energy locally. This, however, is only the first step, soon to be followed by the ability to share or trade with others using the distribution network. More exciting opportunities are possible with the increased digitalization of BTM assets, which in turn can be aggregated into large portfolios of flexible load and generation and optimized using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Examines the latest advances in digitalization of behind-the-meter assets including distributed generation, distributes storage and electric vehicles and – more important – how these assets can be aggregated and remotely monitored unleashing tremendous value and a myriad of innovative services and business models Examines what lies behind-the-meter (BTM) of typical customers and why managing these assets increasingly matter Describes how smart aggregators with intelligent software are creating value by optimizing how energy may be generated, consumed, stored o potentially shared o traded and between consumers; prosumers and prosumagers (that is, prosumers with storage) Explores new business models that are likely to disrupt the traditional interface between the incumbents and their customers

Gravity s Rainbow

Gravity s Rainbow
Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN 10: 1101594659
ISBN 13: 9781101594650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gravity s Rainbow Book Review:

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions
Author: Lucas Noura Guimarães
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0128195657
ISBN 13: 9780128195659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions Book Review:

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions examines the ongoing revolution within the energy landscape of Latin America. This book includes real-world examples from across the continent to demonstrate the current landscape of energy policy in Latin America. It focuses on distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, energy efficiency and microgrids, but also addresses the role of less common energy sources, such as geothermal and biogas, as well as discusses the changing role of energy actors, where consumers become prosumers or prosumagers, and utilities become service providers. The legal frameworks that are still hampering the transformation of the energy landscape are explored, together with an analysis of the economic, planning-related and social aspects of energy transitions, which can help address the issue of how inequalities are affecting and being affected by energy transitions. The book is suitable for policy makers, lawyers, economists and social science professionals working with energy policy, as well as researchers and industry professionals in the field. It is an ideal source for anyone involved in energy policy and regulation across Latin America. Reviews key legal and policy features defining success and failure within the diverse Latin American energy transitions Provides clear descriptions and comparisons of current and potential future policy frameworks in Latin America across differing social, economic, geo-political and policy contexts Analyzes the potential role of new technologies and practices in developing the region’s energy economy Poses key regulatory challenges and possible means to finance the envisioned transitions

It s On the Meter

It s On the Meter
Author: Paul Archer,Johno Ellison
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 1510717080
ISBN 13: 9781510717084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s On the Meter Book Review:

When three friends, fueled by an alcohol-induced dream to travel the world, clicked “buy” on an iconic London cab they name Hannah, little did they know what they were getting themselves into. Leaving the Big Smoke in their vintage taxi, Paul, Johno, and Leigh began a 43,000-mile trip that would take them off the beaten track to some of the most dangerous and deadly places on earth. By the time they arrived home, they would manage, against all the odds, to circumnavigate the globe, and in doing so, break two World Records. It’s On the Meter is an honest account of what it’s like to drive a Black Cab around the world. From altercations with the Iranian Secret Police to narrowly escaping the Taliban, the trio’s adventure is filled with hair-raising escapades. The traveling trio will give an impression of each country the taxi passed through and its people and will help readers understand how to survive fifteen months on the road. Feel the fear, frolic in the fun, and meet the hundred passengers the taxi picked up along the way, as the authors take you on their action-packed journey.

Energy Communities

Energy Communities
Author: Sabine Lobbe,Fereidoon P. Sioshansi,David Robinson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2022-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780323911351
ISBN 13: 0323911358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Communities Book Review:

Energy Communities explores core potential systemic benefits and costs in engaging consumers into communities, particularly as related to the energy transition, and inclusive of implementation considerations. It evaluates the conditions under which energy communities might be regarded as customer-centered, market-driven, and welfare-enhancing. The book also reviews the issue of prevalence and sustainability of energy communities and whether these features are likely to change as the opportunities for distributed energy grow. The work opens with a definition of the concept and the developing regulatory framework for these communities. This is followed by insights into the central role of customers and citizens. This second part also includes identification of welfare considerations for citizens and for society, on a local and national level, and from social, economic and ecological perspectives. The third part considers different community designs and evolving business models, building on specific enabling technologies that are just emerging, such as smart digitalized devices, from EV batteries to smart meters, and new control and communication technologies. The book concludes with a number of case studies from real-world experiences. Defines and conceptualizes the energy community for the current generation of researchers and practitioners facing the energy transition Exploring the main benefits and challenges in forming energy communities and to what extent they are welfare-enhancing Examines under what terms, conditions, regulations or policies, energy communities can be beneficially and successfully organized and why Reviews the combination of business models and forms of organization which are conducive to the economic feasibility and the commercial success of energy communities


Author: Claudia Rankine
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1555973485
ISBN 13: 9781555973483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Book Review:

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publsiher: RH Childrens Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0385373635
ISBN 13: 9780385373630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Book Review:

Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed (“Yertle the Turtle”), vanity (“Gertrude McFuzz”), and pride (“The Big Brag”). In no other book does a small burp have such political importance! Yet again, Dr. Seuss proves that he and classic picture books go hand in hand.

Before the Ever After

Before the Ever After
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 039954545X
ISBN 13: 9780399545450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Ever After Book Review:

WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies. For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that--but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?

Handbook on Battery Energy Storage System

Handbook on Battery Energy Storage System
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2018-12-01
ISBN 10: 9292614711
ISBN 13: 9789292614713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Battery Energy Storage System Book Review:

This handbook serves as a guide to deploying battery energy storage technologies, specifically for distributed energy resources and flexibility resources. Battery energy storage technology is the most promising, rapidly developed technology as it provides higher efficiency and ease of control. With energy transition through decarbonization and decentralization, energy storage plays a significant role to enhance grid efficiency by alleviating volatility from demand and supply. Energy storage also contributes to the grid integration of renewable energy and promotion of microgrid.

How to Love the Universe

How to Love the Universe
Author: Stefan Klein
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 161519486X
ISBN 13: 9781615194865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Love the Universe Book Review:

An eye-opening celebration of the marvels of space, time, the cosmos, and more How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters of lyrical prose—each one an ode to a breathtaking realm of discovery—Stefan Klein uses everyday objects and events as a springboard to meditate on the beauty of the underlying science. Klein sees in a single rose the sublime interdependence of all life; a day of stormy weather points to the world’s unpredictability; a marble conjures the birth of the cosmos. As he contemplates the deepest mysteries—the nature of reality, dark matter, humanity’s place among the galaxies, and more—Klein encourages us to fall in love with the universe the way scientists do: with a grasp of the key ideas and theories of twenty-first-century physics that bring to life the wonders of, really, everything. You won’t look at a rose—or at our world—the same way again.

Leaving Family Behind

Leaving Family Behind
Author: Jerome Peterson
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2011-03
ISBN 10: 1612041302
ISBN 13: 9781612041308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Family Behind Book Review:

Tells of two immigrants' journey from Lithuania to Philadelphia in the early 1900's. Jonas and Evelina Violettskus will stop at nothing in pursuit of their individual dreams. Evelina rebels when her brother forces her to abandon her goal to be a pianist so he can accomplish his dream of purchasing farmland in America. A bitter sibling rivalry begins as Jonas expects Evelina to leave home and country behind to accompany him to America.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0735280452
ISBN 13: 9780735280458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

The King in Yellow

The King in Yellow
Author: Robert William Chambers
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 1465608923
ISBN 13: 9781465608925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King in Yellow Book Review:

Toward the end of the year 1920 the Government of the United States had practically completed the programme, adopted during the last months of President Winthrop's administration. The country was apparently tranquil. Everybody knows how the Tariff and Labour questions were settled. The war with Germany, incident on that country's seizure of the Samoan Islands, had left no visible scars upon the republic, and the temporary occupation of Norfolk by the invading army had been forgotten in the joy over repeated naval victories, and the subsequent ridiculous plight of General Von Gartenlaube's forces in the State of New Jersey. The Cuban and Hawaiian investments had paid one hundred per cent and the territory of Samoa was well worth its cost as a coaling station. The country was in a superb state of defence. Every coast city had been well supplied with land fortifications; the army under the parental eye of the General Staff, organized according to the Prussian system, had been increased to 300,000 men, with a territorial reserve of a million; and six magnificent squadrons of cruisers and battle-ships patrolled the six stations of the navigable seas, leaving a steam reserve amply fitted to control home waters. The gentlemen from the West had at last been constrained to acknowledge that a college for the training of diplomats was as necessary as law schools are for the training of barristers; consequently we were no longer represented abroad by incompetent patriots. The nation was prosperous; Chicago, for a moment paralyzed after a second great fire, had risen from its ruins, white and imperial, and more beautiful than the white city which had been built for its plaything in 1893. Everywhere good architecture was replacing bad, and even in New York, a sudden craving for decency had swept away a great portion of the existing horrors. Streets had been widened, properly paved and lighted, trees had been planted, squares laid out, elevated structures demolished and underground roads built to replace them. The new government buildings and barracks were fine bits of architecture, and the long system of stone quays which completely surrounded the island had been turned into parks which proved a god-send to the population. The subsidizing of the state theatre and state opera brought its own reward. The United States National Academy of Design was much like European institutions of the same kind. Nobody envied the Secretary of Fine Arts, either his cabinet position or his portfolio. The Secretary of Forestry and Game Preservation had a much easier time, thanks to the new system of National Mounted Police. We had profited well by the latest treaties with France and England; the exclusion of foreign-born Jews as a measure of self-preservation, the settlement of the new independent negro state of Suanee, the checking of immigration, the new laws concerning naturalization, and the gradual centralization of power in the executive all contributed to national calm and prosperity. When the Government solved the Indian problem and squadrons of Indian cavalry scouts in native costume were substituted for the pitiable organizations tacked on to the tail of skeletonized regiments by a former Secretary of War, the nation drew a long sigh of relief. When, after the colossal Congress of Religions, bigotry and intolerance were laid in their graves and kindness and charity began to draw warring sects together, many thought the millennium had arrived, at least in the new world which after all is a world by itself.

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0006280544
ISBN 13: 9780006280545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mere Christianity Book Review:

"Mere Christianity" is the most popular of C. S. This book brings together Lewis's legendary radio broadcast talks in which he set out simply "to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times". Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, "Mere Christianity" is Lewis's term for the essential Christian message--the theological core on which diverse Christian traditions can stand together.

Hills Like White Elephants

Hills Like White Elephants
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 1443423270
ISBN 13: 9781443423274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hills Like White Elephants Book Review:

A man and his girlfriend wait for a train to Madrid at station in rural Spain, the almost casual nature of their conversation evading the true emotional depth of what’s happening between the two of them. “Hills Like White Elephants” is considered to be among Ernest Hemingway’s best short fiction, showcasing the author’s powerful ability to strip writing down to its bare bones and allow the reader’s imagination to fill in the subtext. One of America’s foremost journalists and authors, Ernest Hemingway as also a master of the short story genre, penning more than fifty short stories during his career, many of which featured one of his most popular prose characters, Nick Adams. The most popular of Hemingway’s short stories include “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “The Big Two-Hearted River,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.


Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 9783947982141
ISBN 13: 3947982143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dianetics Book Review:

Dianetics started the most controversial science of our modern times. The first printing sold out in a month. And within two months, 500 grassroots Dianetics groups sprang up across the US. Since then, it's sold over 83 million copies in over 50 languages. But this book also drew intense opposition from the medical establishment and from at least half a dozen Federal agencies. The reason for its controversy? Dianetics showed a person how to become aware of, and to deal with, past traumatic experiences so he was no longer bothered by them. It was so effective, it could uncover deeply repressed experiences--including ones that happened when a person was unconscious... such as car accidents and operations. Nobody at the time imagined that some people--as they looked into their past--would discover they had been unknowingly subjected to experiments while they were unconscious in hospitals. They had been subjects of cold war brainwashing and mind control research conducted by the CIA on unsuspecting patients. It was a secret the government was desperate to keep hidden. In your hands you now hold the science of the mind that uncovered it all. Dianetics gives you a clear explanation of how the mind works with easy-to-use, self-help techniques you can use to unlock your dormant abilities. This edition is a re-release of the original book exactly as Hubbard originally published it in 1950. It contains six important chapters that were part of the original 1950 edition, but have been removed from versions on sale by the Church of Scientology (Bridge Publications). That's 11% of the original content reclaimed for a complete understanding and application of Dianetics techniques. You'll also find an additional chapter by the editor called, "Warning of Black Dianetics," revealing how the Church of Scientology has altered Dianetics to forward its religious dogma, and to withhold the work-ability of Dianetics from its own members. The appendix contains free sources of information that can be found online for additional help and further study.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1453263616
ISBN 13: 9781453263617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parable of the Sower Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book: In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future. “A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Mindless Eating

Mindless Eating
Author: Brian Wansink
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0553804340
ISBN 13: 9780553804348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindless Eating Book Review:

A food psychologist identifies hidden factors, motivations, and cues that cause overeating and offers practical solutions to help avoid these hidden traps and enjoy food without putting on excess pounds.

Diving into the Wreck Poems 1971 1972

Diving into the Wreck  Poems 1971 1972
Author: Adrienne Rich
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0393345750
ISBN 13: 9780393345759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diving into the Wreck Poems 1971 1972 Book Review:

In her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim—to discover—what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored. "I came to explore the wreck. / The words are purposes. / The words are maps. / I came to see the damage that was done / and the treasures that prevail." These provocative poems move with the power of Rich's distinctive voice.

The Seagull

The Seagull
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Publsiher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN 10: 3986475214
ISBN 13: 9783986475215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seagull Book Review:

The Seagull Anton Pavlovich Chekhov - The best-selling official for Novel that everybody is looking for. The Seagull is a play by Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, authored within 1895 as well as created in 1896. The Seagull is usually regarded as the first of his 4 major plays. It dramatizes the artistic and romantic conflicts between 4 characters: the popular middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, as well as the son of her the symbolist playwright Konstantin Treplyov.Though the character of Trigorin is regarded as Chekhov's best male role as Chekhov's other full-length plays, The Seagull is based in an ensemble cast of varied, completely developed characters. In distinctions to the melodrama of mainstream 19th-century theatre, lurid steps (such as Konstantin's suicide attempts) aren't shown onstage. Characters tend to talk in tactics that skirt around problems instead of addressing them directly; quite simply, their lines are full of what's known in remarkable practice as subtext.The opening night of the very first creation was a popular failure. Vera Komissarzhevskaya, taking part in Nina, was so unnerved through the hostility of this market that she lost voice. The audience was left by Chekhov and spent the previous 2 actions behind the scenes. When supporters published to him the generation, later on, grew to become successful, he assumed that these were simply attempting to be sort. When Konstantin Stanislavski, the seminal Russian theatre professional of the moment, directed it inside 1898 for the Moscow Art Theatre of his, the play would have been a triumph. Stanislavski's creation became "one of probably the greatest incidents in the record of Russian theatre and among probably the greatest brand new advancements in the history of planet drama".Stanislavski's The Seagull was caused by direction to be perceived as a tragedy via overzealousness with the idea of subtext, while Chekhov intended it to become a comedy.