Winning Our Energy Independence (Google eBook)

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Gibbs Smith, Sep 1, 2009 - Business & Economics
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We are facing an international energy crisis of unprecedented proportion. The foreign policy of the United States is uncomfortably associated with our dependency on foreign oil. Carbon-based fuels are creating a greenhouse effect that is wreaking havoc around the world. Nuclear power is not only dangerous, but it is also not an economically feasible solution. The earth needs an answer and it needs one fast. The answer for the energy crisis is in renewable resources. Solar and wind power, ethanol and other biofuels, geothermal energy, hydrogen, and other renewable resources will preserve life as we know it. The United States-indeed, every country in the world-needs to be able to produce, use, and store its own energy. There is no time to delay. The technology exists today to make substantial changes in our energy production and use. Long-time energy insider S. David Freeman challenges the United States and the world to create a high-energy global civilization where each nation has its own homegrown, carbon-free renewable source of energy. It is not a hope or a dream. Freeman explains how the combined action and voice of ordinary people can make a difference and can save the world from destruction. - Publisher.
  

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good overview of our alternative energy options and why they are viable but pretty dry Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

This is a good basic overview about ways the US government and people can rethink our current energy and climate change crisis. Since David Freeman's been behind-the-scenes since the Johnson ... Read full review

Contents

The Heart of the Story i
1
Raising the Bar
13
The Three Poisons
23
We Live in a Solar World
45
The Major Uses of Energy
69
Does Renewable Energy Really Cost More?
85
Energy Efficiency
95
The Technology Is Available
103
An AllRenewable Los Angeles
143
A National Renewable Energy Policy
159
The Next Ten Years
181
2017 and Beyond
191
A Broader Perspective
199
References
209
Appendix
217
Index
221

HydrogenMyths and Reality
117
Lessons from around the Globe
127

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