Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World

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Greenleaf Book Group, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 239 pages
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"If the climate crisis had struck fifty years ago, we should have had no alternatives to fossil fuels. Today, there are many alternatives, and Tom Rand's book, Kick, is a superb introduction." -Gwynne Dyer, Journalist - International Affairs


Kick is richly illustrated and accessible, it addresses achievable solutions that will have a real and meaningful impact on the future for our children. It's been conceived to appeal to a broad range of readers on multiple levels. For those who skim read and pull quotes and captions, Kick provides an engaging glimpse of this fascinating subject. For those who seek deeper understanding, the lively, factual text provides an easy-to-understand summary of the technologies and supports all claims with scientifically verified endnotes-from a politically neutral technology expert. Kick will engage, entertain and educate the public about one of the most important subjects of our time. The book deals with Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biofuels, Hydropower, Ocean, Smart Buildings, Transportation, Efficiency and Conservation and the Energy Internet.

  

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Review: Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World

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Excellent coverage of many renewable resources which would allow us to leave fossil fuels behind and reduce the carbon in the atmosphere. Easy read for the lay person. Highly recommended, particularly ... Read full review

Review: Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World

User Review  - Goodreads

Excellent coverage of many renewable resources which would allow us to leave fossil fuels behind and reduce the carbon in the atmosphere. Easy read for the lay person. Highly recommended, particularly ... Read full review

Contents

THE ENERGY INTERNET 194
7
Endnotes
213
Acknowledgements Photo Credits
232
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Tom Rand acts as Lead Cleantech Advisor at the Toronto-based MaRS Institute, which supports the commercialization of Canadian research development. Before joining MaRS, Tom was a successful entrepreneur, founding Voice Courier Inc. in 1991, a telecommunications software company. It led its expansion to more than 100 employees in three countries. In 2005, he began VCi Green Funds, a private venture fund to provide angel and venture capital to companies developing emission reducing technologies.

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