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Power plays : energy options in the age of peak oil

Author: Robert Rapier
Publisher: New York : Apress : Distributed by Springer-Verlag, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many people wonder: Are we really running out of oil, or is it all a ruse to drive prices up? Is nuclear power safe and economical? Is solar energy really the key to providing plenty of carbon-free energy? Do we have enough natural gas or coal to make any loss of oil production irrelevant? In Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil, energy expert Robert Rapier helps readers sort through energy hype, doom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rapier, Robert.
Power plays.
New York : Apress : Distributed by Springer-Verlag, ©2012
(OCoLC)753632975
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Rapier
ISBN: 9781430240877 1430240873
OCLC Number: 795994017
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents: All about energy : dependence and disconnect --
Fossil fuels and nuclear power : powering modern civilization --
Renewable energy : energy of the past and the future --
Energy production : from the source to the consumer --
Global warming : how do you stop a hurricane? --
Peak oil : myth or threat to civilization? --
Nuclear power : practical solution or environmental disaster? --
Risk and uncertainty : energy security challenges --
Reducing the risks : policies to enhance energy security --
Investing in cleantech : a guide to technical due dilligence --
The race to replace oil : alternative transportation fuels --
Oil-free transportation : alternatives to the internal combustion engine --
Corn ethanol : past, present, and future --
U.S. energy politics : the elusive goal of energy independence --
The road ahead : planning and preparation.
Other Titles: Energy options in the age of peak oil
Responsibility: Robert Rapier.

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The book covers the overall global energy situation, the particular risks for the U.S. with its present energy mix, the energy outlook for the developed world and emerging economies like China and  Read more...

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