Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World

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Greenleaf Book Group, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 239 pages
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"If the climate crisis had struck fifty years ago, we should have had no alternatives to fossil fuels. Today, there are many alternatives, and Tom Rand's book, Kick, is a superb introduction." -Gwynne Dyer, Journalist - International Affairs

Kick is richly illustrated and accessible, it addresses achievable solutions that will have a real and meaningful impact on the future for our children. It's been conceived to appeal to a broad range of readers on multiple levels. For those who skim read and pull quotes and captions, Kick provides an engaging glimpse of this fascinating subject. For those who seek deeper understanding, the lively, factual text provides an easy-to-understand summary of the technologies and supports all claims with scientifically verified endnotes-from a politically neutral technology expert. Kick will engage, entertain and educate the public about one of the most important subjects of our time. The book deals with Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biofuels, Hydropower, Ocean, Smart Buildings, Transportation, Efficiency and Conservation and the Energy Internet.


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User Review  - travelvic - LibraryThing

Author Tom Rand sees alternatives to burning fossil fuel not only as an important consideration but absolutely unavoidable if we are to alter the rising carbon emissions problem on a global scale ... Read full review

Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit

User Review  - Donna Dawson Review - Borders

If fossil fuels were Big Macs, then McDonalds would be the only restaurant left in North America. We are fossil fuel addicts, according to Tom Rand, and we participate in that addiction compulsively ... Read full review


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Tom Rand acts as Lead Cleantech Advisor at the Toronto-based MaRS Institute, which supports the commercialization of Canadian research development. Before joining MaRS, Tom was a successful entrepreneur, founding Voice Courier Inc. in 1991, a telecommunications software company. It led its expansion to more than 100 employees in three countries. In 2005, he began VCi Green Funds, a private venture fund to provide angel and venture capital to companies developing emission reducing technologies.

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