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Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us

Maggie Koerth-Baker
Format
Book
Published
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780470876251, 0470876255
Related Resources
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Summary
"This text argues we're not going to solve the energy problem by convincing everyone to live like it's 1900 because that's not a good thing. Instead of reverting to the past, we have to build a future where we get energy from new places, use it in new ways, and do more with less. Clean coal? Natural gas? Nuclear? Electric cars? We'll need them all. When you look at the numbers, you'll find that we'll still be using fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables for decades to come. Looks at new battery technology, smart grids, passive buildings, decentralized generation, clean coal, and carbon sequestration. These are buzzwords now, but they'll be a part of your world soon. For many people, they already are"--
Description
xii, 290 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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