EL&P’s editors recommend books of the month for August

August 2003 Electric Light & Power

Aug. 27, 2003 — EL&P’s editors recommend books for further reading about selected topics in this month’s issue. Visit http://www.pennwell-store.com or phone 800-752-9764 for more information on any of these selected books plus many more electric power titles and products.

For further reading about natural gas:

Natural Gas & Electric Power in Nontechnical Language, by Ann Chambers.
Chambers gives you a history of these two converging industries and an overview of the factors forcing them together-political, regulatory, technical and economic. 258 pages/1999

Trading Natural Gas: A Nontechnical Guide, by Fletcher J. Sturm.
This great “how to” book covers the mechanics of natural gas trading. 206 pages/1997

Oil & Gas Pipeline Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, by John L. Kennedy
Industry expert John Kennedy details the oil and gas pipeline operation industry in this complete text. 366 pages/1993

Natural Gas in Nontechnical Language, by Institute of Gas Technology
An overview of the natural gas process from wellhead to burnertip, from futures trading to exploration, and the latest cogeneration issues and other product use. 170 pages/1999

Offshore Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Map
Contains over 14,000 miles of offshore transmission pipelines labeled with diameter and ownership. Pipelines are color-coded by commodity. Includes all major onshore/offshore connections complete with labeled onshore connection facility. Also includes areas, numbered lease blocks, and active lease blocks color-coded and labeled with ownership. Gulf Coast onshore pipeline and facility locations are included and represented as grayed-out symbols. Other onshore information includes counties/parishes, cities, major water bodies, interstate highways, major metropolitan areas. 75″ x 45″/Scale: 1″ = 9 miles/September 2001

LPG/NGL Pipeline & Facilities Map of the U.S. & Canada
Depicts more than 61,000 miles of pipelines & facilities and details pipeline diameter, underground storage facilities, owner/operator, terminals, pipeline locations, more than 1,600 gas processing plants, petrochemical plants and nationwide refineries. 48″ x 70″/Scale: 1″ = 42 miles/1999

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For more information on combined heating and power:

Combined Heating, Cooling and Power Handbook: Technologies and Applications, edited by Neil Petchers
A how-to guide for using energy and environmental efficiency as a means to be economical and profitable. Evaluate heat and power requirements interactively with an integrated approach to energy and cost-efficiency project development, matching power production and heating/cooling requirements to provide solid financial returns. 847 pages/2002
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To learn more about security issues:

Utility Security: The New Paradigm, by Karl A. Seger, Ph.D.
In response to recent security concerns, Dr. Seger addresses the real threats to utility systems and provides a step-by-step approach to assessing vulnerabilities and developing and implementing security countermeasures. Included in the book are threat assessment and security checklists, a vulnerability/countermeasure matrix, and sample security and workplace violence prevention policies. 238 pages/May 2003

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For more information about emissions:

Emissions Trading: Environmental Policy’s New Approach, by Richard, F. Kosobud, Douglas L. Schreder, Holly M. Biggs
Presents the work of an outstanding group of contributors on the successes and limitations of this new and exciting incentive-based tool for reducing environmental pollutants. By including the comments of emitters, regulators, public interest group representatives and academics, the book reveals the criticisms, disagreements, and growing resolution of numerous environmental questions.

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