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Farewell Fossil Fuels: Reviewing America's Energy Policy

By: Sidney Borowitz

220 pages, B/w photos, illus

Plenum

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #94243 | ISBN: 0306457814
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #81845 | ISBN: 0306457806
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Presents a concise, coherent narrative of the major sources of energy currently in use today, clearly explaining how other energy sources such as nuclear, solar photovoltaics, wind, geothermal, fusion, hydrogen, and ocean currents can be developed.


Contents

Preface Introduction The Earth Emerges Energy Fossil Fuels Oil Coal Natural Gas Nuclear Energy (Fission) Nuclear Energy (Fusion) Direct Utilization of Solar Energy Photovoltaics Biomass Energy from Wind and Water Nonsolar Energy Sources: Geothermal and Tides Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Flywheels Conservation A Hydrogen Economy Envoi Index

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