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Author Koerth-Baker, Maggie, 1981-

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

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.79 KOE    Available
Description xii, 290 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Renewable energy sources -- United States.
Energy development -- United States.
Energy consumption -- United States.
Energy conservation -- United States.
Energy policy -- United States.
ISBN 9780470876251

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