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Main Title Energy for future presidents : the science behind the headlines /
Author Muller, R.
Publisher W.W. Norton,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 755704994
ISBN 9780393081619 (hardcover); 0393081613 (hardcover)
Subjects Power resources--Social aspects ; Energy policy--Social aspects ; Technology and state ; Energieversorgung--(DE-588)4014736-8 ; Energieerzeugung--(DE-588)4070813-5 ; Erneuerbare Energien--(DE-588)4068598-6 ; Energiepolitik--(DE-588)4014715-0
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TJ163.2.M854 2012 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/31/2015 STATUS
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xvii, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Energy catastrophes : Fukushima ; The Gulf oil spill ; Global warming and climate change -- The energy landscape : The natural-gas windfall ; Liquid energy security ; Shale oil ; Energy productivity -- Alternative energy : Solar surge ; Wind ; Energy storage ; The coming explosion of nuclear power ; Fusion ; Biofuels ; Synfuel and high-tech fossil fuels ; Alternative alternatives: hydrogen, geothermal, tidal, and wave power ; Electric automobiles ; Natural-gas automobiles ; Fuel cells ; Clean coal -- What is energy? -- Advice for future presidents. While there are many important issues facing America, Muller feels that the most crucial is energy. He illustrates that point by reminding readers of the near-meltdown on Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the reality of global warming. Muller is back to educate us all about our energy priorities now and in the future.