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The powers that be : global energy for the twenty-first century and beyond

Author: Scott L Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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Thirty years ago, our global energy landscape did not look remarkably different from what it does today. Three or four decades from now, it certainly will: dwindling oil reserves will clash with skyrocketing demand, as developing nations around the world lead their citizens into the modern energy economy, and all the while, the grave threat of catastrophic climate change looms ever larger. Energy worries are at an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Montgomery, Scott L.
Powers that be.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009050752
(OCoLC)457149573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott L Montgomery
ISBN: 9780226535012 0226535010
OCLC Number: 648760884
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents: What binds us all --
Our energy past: does it hold any lessons? --
Our energy present: global trends and what they mean --
Oil reality: burning questions --
Natural gas: the lighter side of fossil fuels --
Coal: once and future king? --
The great debate: when will the wells run dry? --
Nuclear power: a new context, changing views --
Renewable energy 1: the real and the possible --
Renewable energy 2: sources, technologies, limitations --
Hydrogen: forever fuel, or wishful thinking? --
Fusion energy: some like it hot --
Geopolitics and energy: an evolving geography --
The technology imperative: some reflections --
Climate change and energy: playing with fire, air, earth, and water --
Conclusion: final thoughts on new beginnings.
Responsibility: Scott L. Montgomery.

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