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Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night : the 21st Century's Energy Transition

Author: Gregory Meehan
Publisher: Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2017]
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"This book presents an overview of where we stand on the planet and where we might go in pursuit of energy as fossil fuels are abandoned. Presenting data derived from many government; industry; and academic sources, the book illuminates limitations and problems with various energy sources, most notably with now-untenable reliance on fossil fuels, and shows that internationally, different answers are proving viable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meehan, Gregory, 1954-
Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night.
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016040355
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Meehan
ISBN: 9781607815402 1607815400
OCLC Number: 1011113221
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The seven signals heralding an energy transition --
Fossil fuels : stored solar energy --
Nuclear energy and the mass defect --
The power behind renewables --
The potential and toll of alternative energy sources --
Technology introduction --
The power sector --
Solar --
Wind --
Nuclear --
Advanced energy storage solutions --
Smart grids --
Transportation --
Heat generation --
Technological readiness --
Fossil fuel wealth and energy consumption framework --
The United States --
Canada --
Brazil --
Germany, Norway, Spain, and Italy --
Russia --
Saudi Arabia --
Japan --
China --
India --
South Korea --
Country roundup --
Our response to limited resources --
Global energy price and cost points --
Energy policy tool kit --
Four repressive forces on the use of fossil fuels --
The only path forward departs from the use of fossil fuels --
Appendix A. Primary energy consumption factor and fossil fuel wealth factor --
Appendix B. Energy platforms of presidential candidates 1992-2016.
Responsibility: Gregory Meehan.

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Competitive technology for sourcing renewable energy, marketplace readiness, and pressures from climate change all signal that the fossil fuel era is coming to an end. This book explains the  Read more...

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