The Hydrogen Economy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 25, 2003 - History - 304 pages
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The road to global security," writes Jeremy Rifkin, "lies in lessening our dependence on Middle East oil and making sure that all people on Earth have access to the energy they need to sustain life. Weaning the world off oil and turning it toward hydrogen is a promissory note for a safer world." Rifkin's international bestseller The Hydrogen Economy presents the clearest, most comprehensive case for moving ourselves away from the destructive and waning years of the oil era toward a new kind of energy regime. Hydrogen-one of the most abundant substances in the universe-holds the key, Rifkin argues, to a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world.
  

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User Review  - Rich - Goodreads

Great book as a starter if you are interested in renewable energy or the future of the automobile . Although the beginning preface of the book is entirely wrong ,( peak oil to happen by 2010,) one ... Read full review

Review: The Hydrogen Economy

User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

A little bit dated, but Rifkin has some compelling insights. This is less about the technology of hydrogen-based energy than a broad-reaching survey of the rise of the fossil-fuel economy and ... Read full review

Contents

Cooking the Books
Reality Check
The Cassandras versus the Optimists
The Last Oil
Energizing Culture
The Laws of Thermodynamics
Rethinking Economic Progress
Why Great Civilizations Collapse
Growing Food in Oil
When the Electricity Goes Off
A Nation at Risk
Decarbonization
The Energy Elixir
Producing Hydrogen Energy
Fuel CellsThe MiniPower Plants
Distributed Generation

The Thermodynamics of Rome
How History Is Really Made
Midwifing the Birth of Oil
The New Mobility
The Oil Empire
Restructuring Commerce
Mohammeds Vision
The European Approach to Science
Western Influences
Islamization
Tough Times
Saudi Arabia
Whither Democracy?
Politicizing Oil
Making Do with Natural Gas
Heavy Oils and Rising Temperatures
The Entropy Bill for the Industrial Age
A WorseCase Scenario
Bioterrorism
The Soft Spots
The Hydrogen Energy Web HEW
Turning the Car into a Power Plant
The European Union Leaps Ahead
Lessons from the World Wide Web
The Hydrogen Commons
Democratizing Energy
Putting Theory into Practice
Empowering the Poor
Rethinking Security
From Geopolitics to Biospherepolitics
BETWEEN REALITIES
ENERGY AND THE RISE AND FALL OF CIVILIZATIONS
THE FOSSILFUEL ERA
THE ISLAMIST WILD CARD
A GLOBAL MELTDOWN
VULNERABILITIES ALONG THE SEAMS
THE DAWN OF THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY
REGLOBALIZATION FROM THE BOTTOM UP
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About the author (2003)

One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. A fellow at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program, he is president of The Foundation on Economic Trends in Bethesda, MD.

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