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Main Title America's energy future : technology and transformation /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 429227086
ISBN 9780309116022; 0309116023; 9780309116039; 0309116031
Subjects Power resources--United States. ; Energy policy--United States. ; Energy conservation.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12091
https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/nrlf-electronic-copy/b17669866
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
EJAM  TJ163.25.U6A464 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/01/2010
EOAM  TJ163.25.U6A464 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 05/14/2012
ERAM  TJ163.25.U6 A464 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/13/2010
Collation xxiv, 711 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Context and challenges -- Key findings -- Key results from technology assessments -- Energy efficiency -- Alternative transportation fuels -- Renewable energy -- Fossil-fuel energy -- Nuclear energy -- Electricity transmission and distribution -- Appendixes. "Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation."--Publisher's description.