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Author Rapier, Robert.
Title Power plays : energy options in the age of peak oil / Robert Rapier.
Published New York : Apress : Distributed by Springer-Verlag, c2012.
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 Floor4  TJ163.2 .R358 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents All about energy : dependence and disconnect -- Fossil fuels and nuclear power : powering modern civilization -- Renewable energy : energy of the past and the future -- Energy production : from the source to the consumer -- Global warming : how do you stop a hurricane? -- Peak oil : myth or threat to civilization? -- Nuclear power : practical solution or environmental disaster? -- Risk and uncertainty : energy security challenges -- Reducing the risks : policies to enhance energy security -- Investing in cleantech : a guide to technical due dilligence -- The race to replace oil : alternative transportation fuels -- Oil-free transportation : alternatives to the internal combustion engine -- Corn ethanol : past, present, and future -- U.S. energy politics : the elusive goal of energy independence -- The road ahead : planning and preparation.
Subject Power resources.
Renewable energy sources.
Energy security -- United States.
Hubbert peak theory.
Alternate Title Energy options in the age of peak oil
ISBN 1430240865 (pbk.)
9781430240860 (pbk.)
9781430240877 (electronic)
1430240873 (electronic)
OCLC number 753632975