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Author Muller, R. (Richard)
Title Energy for future presidents : the science behind the headlines / Richard A. Muller.
Published New York : W. W. Norton, c2012.
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 Floor4  TJ163.2 .M854 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Energy catastrophes. Fukushima ; The Gulf Oil Spill ; Global warming and climate change -- The energy landscape. The natural-gas windfall ; Liquid energy security ; Shale oil ; Energy productivity -- Alternative energy. Solar surge ; Wind ; Energy storage ; The coming explosion of nuclear power ; Fusion ; Biofuels ; Synfuel and high-tech fossil fuels ; Alternative alternatives : hydrogen, geothermal, tidal, and wave power ; Electric automobiles ; Natural-gas automobiles ; Fuel cells ; Clean coal -- What is energy? The properties of energy ; The meaning of energy ; The beauty of energy -- Advice for future presidents. Energy technology policy ; Key considerations ; Beware ; Your legacy.
Summary While there are many important issues facing America, Muller feels that the most crucial is energy. He illustrates that point by reminding readers of the near-meltdown on Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the reality of global warming. Muller is back to educate us all about our energy priorities now and in the future.-- Brodart.
Subject Power resources -- Social aspects.
Energy policy -- Social aspects.
Technology and state.
ISBN 0393081613 (hardcover)
9780393081619 (hardcover)
OCLC number 755704994