The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth

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Penguin, 2003 - Political Science - 294 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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Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of a number of thought-provoking books, including The Biotech Century and The End of Work, explains that the next great ... Read full review

Contents

BETWEEN REALITIES
1
SLIDING DOWN HUBBERTS BELL CURVE
13
ENERGY AND THE RISE AND FALL OF CIVILIZATIONS
37
THE FOSSILFUEL ERA
64
THE ISLAMIST WILD CARD
91
A GLOBAL MELTDOWN
124
VULNERABILITIES ALONG THE SEAMS
145
THE DAWN OF THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY
176
REGLOBALIZATION FROM THE BOTTOM UP
218
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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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