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When Trucks Stop Running.

Author: Alice J Friedemann
Publisher: Cham, SWITZERLAND : Springer International Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Although this transportation revolution has allowed many of us to fill our homes with global goods even a past emperor would envy, our era of abundance, and the freight transport system in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice J Friedemann
ISBN: 9783319263755 3319263757 3319263730 9783319263731
OCLC Number: 939390184
Description: 136
Contents: Preface: Running on Empty.- When Trucks Stop Running, America Stops.- Shipping Makes the World Go Round.- Why You Should Love Trains.- Why You Should Love Trucks.- The Oiliness of Everything: Invisible Oil & Energy Payback Time.- Peak Oil and Transportation.- Distributing Drop-in Fuels: The Fastest Road to Something Else.- Post fossil fuels, if biomass is the "Answer to Everything", is there enough?.- Hydrogen, the Homeopathic Energy Crisis Remedy.- Natural Gas - A bridge fuel to Where Exactly?.- Liquefied Coal: There goes the neighborhood, the water, and the air.- Who Killed the All-Electric Car?.- Can Freight Trains be Electrified?.- All-Electric trucks with Batteries or Overhead Wires.- Overview of the Electric Grid: Herding Lightning.- The Electric Grid trembles When Wind and Solar Join the High Wire Act.- The Electric Blues: Energy Storage for Calm and Cloudy Days.- Other Truck Stoppers: Mother Nature.- U.S. Energy Policy: Oil Wars and Drill-Baby-Drill to Keep Autos Running?.- Where Are We Headed?.


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