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Main Title Power down : options and actions for a post-carbon world /
Author Heinberg, Richard.
Publisher New Society Publishers,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 71809917
ISBN 0865715106; 9780865715103
Subjects Energy conservation. ; Energy policy. ; Technology and civilization. ; Power resources. ; Energy consumption.
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EOAM  HC79.E5 .H443 2004 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/01/2011
Collation xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The end of cheap energy -- Last one standing: the way of war and competition -- Powerdown: the path of self-limitation, cooperation, and sharing -- Waiting for the magic elixir: false hopes, wishful thinking, and denial -- Building lifeboats: the path of community solidarity and preservation --Our choice. "Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us and no one is prepared. Oil is running out and, if the U.S. continues with current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe." "There are alternatives. A "Powerdown" strategy, for example, would aim to reduce per-capita resource usage in wealthy countries, develop alternative energy sources, distribute resources more equitably, and reduce the human population humanely but systematically over time. It could save us, but will require tremendous effort and economic sacrifice." "Powerdown speaks frankly to these dilemmas. Avoiding cynicism and despair, it begins with an overview of the likely impacts of oil and natural gas depletion and then outlines four options for industrial societies during the next decades."--BOOK JACKET.