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Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy

Jeremy Shere
Format
Book
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780312643751 (hardcover : alkaline paper), 0312643756 (hardcover : alkaline paper), 9781250038227 (e-book : alkaline paper)
Summary
An entertaining and informative guide to where renewable energy has been, where it is today, and where it's heading.
Contents
  • Part 1. Green gas
  • Henry Ford and the search for ethanol
  • Giant Chinese silver grass
  • The rise, fall, rise and fall of alcohol fuel
  • Gas lines and gasohol
  • Back to the ethanol future
  • Part 2. Sun
  • The sad fate of Jimmy Carter's solar panels
  • Solar Renaissance
  • Sun power
  • Ice from fire
  • Solar reborn
  • Part 3. Wind
  • Charles Brush and his wind machine
  • Wind power reborn
  • Peppard's folly
  • Wind goes electric
  • A new golden age of wind
  • Part 4. Earth
  • Going geothermal at Ball State
  • The geysers
  • Hot rocks and high hopes
  • Part 5. Water
  • Hydropower 2.0
  • The electropolis of America
  • The power of waves
  • Salter's duck.
Description
viii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes index.
Technical Details
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