America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation
National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Committee on America's Energy Future
National Academies Press, Dec 15, 2009 - Science - 736 pages
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Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation.
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