Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 16, 2009 - Science - 304 pages
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How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that’s not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a surprisingly hopeful message: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world’s biggest business and save the planet—if America’s political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.
 

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Well written, detailed analysis of the future of clean energy. The author provides covers several technologies and provides more information than what I needed to know. Read full review

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I don't know what it is about book sub-titles these days but they all have them, and this one generously has *two*, "The Sequel" and the common "The Race To.." (at least it's not "..That Changed the ... Read full review

Contents

A New Industrial Revolution
3
Harnessing the Sun Part I
14
Harnessing the Sun Part II
43
Fuels from Living Creatures
71
New Sources of Biofuels
89
Ocean Energy
115
Power from the Earth
140
Reconsidering Coal
160
Todays Solutions
190
A World of Possibility
232
Acknowledgments
253
Resources
255
Index
257
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Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. She works at Environmental Defense Fund and lives in New York City.

In his twenty-three years as president of Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has been the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends. He lives in Connecticut.

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