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The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities

Author: Austin Troy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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"As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"--That is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function--will be at a competitive
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Troy, Austin.
Very hungry city.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011027161
(OCoLC)711045499
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Troy
ISBN: 9780300165807 0300165803 1283382199 9781283382199
OCLC Number: 774395009
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 366 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: why urban energy metabolism matters --
1: Why cities are hungry --
The 68°city --
The big picture on rising energy prices --
The very thirsty city --
Oil depletion in the United States --
The very mobile city --
Global oil depletion --
From dirt tracks to interstates --
Tar sands --
Transit wars --
Coal --
2: Taming the urban appetite --
The building energy diet --
Natural gas --
Smart mobility --
Biofuels --
Reinventing neighborhoods --
Nuclear --
The very regional city --
Renewable energy generations --
The very efficient city.
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"Austin Troy delivers a fascinating-and chilling-look at our cities' dangerous dependence on an unpredictable world energy market. He shows why we need to break our addiction to cheap energy, and Read more...

 
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