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The Resource Before the lights go out : conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us, Maggie Koerth-Baker

Before the lights go out : conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us, Maggie Koerth-Baker

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Before the lights go out : conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us
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Before the lights go out
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conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us
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Maggie Koerth-Baker
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Language
eng
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"--
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"--
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10114249
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1981-
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Koerth-Baker, Maggie
Dewey number
333.790973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy development
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy policy
Target audience
adult
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conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us
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Before the lights go out : conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us, Maggie Koerth-Baker
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011043334
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 p.
Isbn
9780470876251
Lccn
2011043334
Label
Before the lights go out : conquering the energy crisis before it conquers us, Maggie Koerth-Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011043334
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 p.
Isbn
9780470876251
Lccn
2011043334

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