The Resource Cool energy : renewable solutions to environmental problems, Michael Brower

Cool energy : renewable solutions to environmental problems, Michael Brower

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Cool energy : renewable solutions to environmental problems
Title
Cool energy
Title remainder
renewable solutions to environmental problems
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brower
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Ten years ago, America's brief love affair with renewable energy sources came to an abrupt end, the victim of declining oil prices and government indifference. But renewable energy remains the only viable long-term alternative to depletable and polluting oil, gas, and coal. Cool Energy provides the first major review of progress in the field of renewable energy technologies - solar, wind, biomass (plant matter), hydroelectric, and geothermal - since the mid-1980s. It analyzes their near-term and long-term potential to displace fossil fuels, and illuminates the role they could play in mitigating environmental problems such as air pollution, acid rain, and global warming.Energy-policy specialist Michael Brower argues that, with the right policies, renewable energy could provide as much as half of America's energy needs within forty years. He identifies the market barriers that will have to be removed and argues that if the hidden costs of fossil fuels are taken into consideration, renewables appear to be a cheaper source of new energy supply than fossil fuels: the reliability and efficiency of their equipment have improved and the cost of installing, maintaining, and running renewable systems has declined.Brower devotes a chapter to each renewable energy source, describes its current application, and discusses its costs. He also analyzes new technologies under development and assesses their positive and negative attributes. Introductory chapters set renewables in the context of current energy and environmental policy, and the last chapter outlines steps that can help speed the transition to a renewable-energy economy.Michael Brower is a physicist and holds the position of Research Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists
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CaBNVSL
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1960-
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Brower, Michael
Dewey number
333.79/4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TJ807.9.U6
LC item number
B76 1992eb
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Renewable energy sources
  • Environmental protection
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering - General
Label
Cool energy : renewable solutions to environmental problems, Michael Brower
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-215) and index
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online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1. The Energy Challenge -- 2. The Renewable Alternative -- 3. Solar Energy -- 4. Wind Energy -- 5. Biomass -- 6. Energy from Rivers and Oceans -- 7. Geothermal Energy -- 8. Energy Storage -- 9. Policies for a Renewable Future -- Appendix A: Units and Conversion Factors -- Appendix B: U.S. Renewable Energy Funding
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unknown
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
1 PDF (219 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780585327273
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computer
Media type code
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illustrations.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Cool energy : renewable solutions to environmental problems, Michael Brower
Publication
Distribution
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1. The Energy Challenge -- 2. The Renewable Alternative -- 3. Solar Energy -- 4. Wind Energy -- 5. Biomass -- 6. Energy from Rivers and Oceans -- 7. Geothermal Energy -- 8. Energy Storage -- 9. Policies for a Renewable Future -- Appendix A: Units and Conversion Factors -- Appendix B: U.S. Renewable Energy Funding
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
1 PDF (219 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780585327273
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111004366636472
  • (SSID)ssj0000130390
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11135560
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000130390
  • (PQKBWorkID)10082643
  • (PQKB)10168006
  • (CaBNVSL)mat06276811
  • (IDAMS)0b000064818c1d8f
  • (IEEE)6276811
  • (EXLCZ)99111004366636472
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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