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Main Title America's energy future : technology and transformation /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 429227089
Subject Added Ent Power resources--United States.; Energy policy--United States.; Energy conservation.
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EOAM TJ163.25.U6A4642 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/05/2013
Edition Summary edition.
Collation xxiii, 184 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes Context and challenges -- Key findings -- Key results from technology asessments. "Energy production and use touch our lives in countless ways. We are reminded of the cost of energy every time we fill up at the gas pump, pay an electricity bill, or purchase an airline ticket. Energy use also has important indirect impacts, not all of which are reflected in current energy prices: depletion of natural resources, degradation of the environment, and threats to national security arising from a growing dependence on geopolitically unstable regions for some of our energy supplies. These indirect impacts could increase in the future if the demand for energy rises faster than available energy supplies. Our nation's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that reduces these impacts while providing sufficient and affordable energy supplies to sustain our future economic prosperity. The United States has enormous economic and intellectual resources that can be brought to bear on these challenges through a sustained national effort in the decades ahead. America's Energy Future is intended to inform the development of wise energy policies by fostering a better understanding of technological options for increasing energy supplies and improving the efficiency of energy use. This summary edition of the book will also be a useful resource for professionals working in the energy industry or involved in advocacy and researchers and academics in energy-related fields of study. America's Energy Future examines the deployment potential, costs, barriers, and impacts of energy supply and end-use technologies during the next two to three decades, including energy efficiency, alternative transportation fuels, renewable energy, fossil fuel energy, and nuclear energy, as well as technologies for improving the nation's electrical transmission and distribution systems."--Publisher's description.
Corporate Au Added Ent National Academy of Engineering. Committee on America's Energy Future.
Title Ser Add Ent America's energy future series.
PUB Date Free Form c2009
Series Title Untraced America's energy future
BIB Level m
LCCN 2009029733
ISBN 9780309141451 (paperback); 0309141451 (paperback); 9780309141468 (e-book); 030914146X (e-book)
OCLC Time Stamp 20130730140347
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03556cam 2200433 a 45020