Abundant Energy: The Fuel of Human Flourishing

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2011 - Political Science - 109 pages
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Human beings depend on energy. From burning wood to harnessing the atom, we have relied on the consumption of natural resources. As civilization grows and the demand for energy increases, we must ask ourselves how to best meet our energy needs while responsibly stewarding our resources. In Abundant Energy: The Fuel of Human Flourishing, Kenneth P. Green provides a brief history of our reliance on different sources of energy, explores the viability of both current and potential future sources, and offers a vision for the task of fueling human prosperity in the 21st century."
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Chapter 1Homo Sapiens or Homo Igniferens?
17
Chapter 2Energy Affordability
27
Chapter 3Energy Reliability
39
Chapter 4Energy and the Environment
49
Chapter 5Energy System Inertia and Momentum
63
Chapter 6Energy Independence and Security
71
The Ethanol Fiasco
79
Conclusion
97
Online Resources
99
Endnotes
103
About the Author
109
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About the author (2011)

Kenneth P. Green is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.