Before the Lights Go Out

Before the Lights Go Out

Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us

Book - 2012
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This text argues we're not going to solve the energy problem by convincing everyone to live like it's 1900 because that's not a good thing. Instead of reverting to the past, we have to build a future where we get energy from new places, use it in new ways, and do more with less. Clean coal? Natural gas? Nuclear? Electric cars? We'll need them all. When you look at the numbers, you'll find that we'll still be using fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables for decades to come. Looks at new battery technology, smart grids, passive buildings, decentralized generation, clean coal, and carbon sequestration. These are buzzwords now, but they'll be a part of your world soon. For many people, they already are.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
Description: xii, 290 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780470876251
Branch Call Number: 333.790973 Koe


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Aug 15, 2016

this book is a great snapshot of the current state of the grid, energy etc vs climate change and what it will take to make those changes, Uses the history of the electrification process to show a similar event.

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