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Author Bryce, Robert.

Title Power hungry : the myths of "green" energy and the real fuels of the future / Robert Bryce.

Imprint New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.79 BRY    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Power tripping -- Happy talk -- Watt's the big deal? (Power tripping 102) -- Wood to coal to oil : the slow pace of energy transitions -- Coal hard facts -- If oil didn't exist, we'd have to invent it -- Twenty-seven Saudi Arabias per day -- Myth : wind and solar are "green" -- Myth : wind power substantially reduces CO2 emissions -- Myth : Denmark provides an energy model for the United States -- Myth : T. Boone Pickens has a plan (or a clue) -- Myth : wind power reduces the need for natural gas -- Myth : going "green" will reduce imports of strategic commodities and create "green" jobs -- Myth : the United States lags in energy efficiency -- Myth : the United States can cut CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and carbon capture and sequestration can help achieve that goal -- Myth : taxing carbon dioxide will work -- Myth : oil is dirty -- Myth : cellulosic ethanol can scale up and cut U.S. oil imports -- Myth : electric cars are the next big thing -- Myth : we can replace coal with wood -- Why N2N? and why now? : (the megatrends favoring natural gas and nuclear) -- A very short history of American natural gas and regulatory stupidity -- It's a gas, gas, gas : welcome to the "gas factory" -- America's secret google -- Gas pains -- Nuclear goes beyond green -- A smashing idea for nuclear waste -- Future nukes -- Rethinking "green" and a few other suggestions -- Toward cheap, abundant energy.
Subject Clean energy industries.
Power resources -- Forecasting.
ISBN 9781586487898 (alk. paper) : $27.95
1586487892 (alk. paper)

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