Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Energy (Greenwood Guides to Business and Economics)

Buy

Energy: We want it affordable, we want it available in ample quantities and from reliable sources, and we want it to be produced and used in ways that are safe and environmentally benign. In other words, we want plenty of energy too cheap to meter and with no impact on the environment. Ha! With a refreshing lack of bias, this book dissects all major sources of energy, from oil and coal to renewables like solar and wind power. In an easy, understandable style, energy expert Joseph Dukert explains how each fits into the overall global energy mix that powers everything from automobiles and appliances to assembly lines and space stations.

As Dukert details, all energy sources have pluses and minuses. Those who champion any single energy source (or even energy efficiency by itself) as the sole answer to our energy problems are off track, he argues, as are the cynics who condemn one source or another or pooh-pooh the threat of global warming. In short, we need every significant source of energy we have today, while also making greater efforts to improve the efficiency of energy production and energy consumption.

Dukert also explores the choices made by individuals, businesses, and society as each group juggles conflicting, interconnected factors: affordability, reliability, adequacy of supply, environmental concerns, and time. In explaining why there's no magic bullet solution to the energy crisis, the author blends simple technical descriptions, economics, and real-world politics. Besides providing a cogent overview of a huge—and hugely important—industry, this short, comprehensive volume helps readers decide for themselves which choices are in their best interest. As Dukert suggests, energy independence is probably not a realistic goal for any country, but the search for a dynamic, practical energy balance can nonetheless result in a wiser national energy policy.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 All in One
Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 All in One

Linux operating systems are quickly becoming a viable alternative to the more expensive Microsoft platform with the Red Hat distribution of the Linux desktop system being at the top of the list. Perhaps you've also caught the Red Hat Linux fever and are planning to use it for your operating and desktop systems but need help...

Supervised and Unsupervised Pattern Recognition: Feature Extraction and Computational Intelligence
Supervised and Unsupervised Pattern Recognition: Feature Extraction and Computational Intelligence

There are many books on neural networks, some of which cover computational intelligence, but none that incorporate both feature extraction and computational intelligence, as Supervised and Unsupervised Pattern Recognition does. This volume describes the application of a novel, unsupervised pattern recognition scheme to the classification of...

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Volume 13
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Volume 13

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control...


Information and Communications Technologies OECD Communications Outlook 2007
Information and Communications Technologies OECD Communications Outlook 2007
The OECD Communications Outlook provides an extensive range of indicators for different types of communications networks and compares performance indicators such as revenue, investment, employment and prices for service throughout the OECD area. These indicators are essential for industry and for regulators who use benchmarking to evaluate policy...
The Time-Saver's Workout: A Revolutionary New Fitness Plan that Dispels Myths and Optimizes Results
The Time-Saver's Workout: A Revolutionary New Fitness Plan that Dispels Myths and Optimizes Results
Fitness researcher and pioneer John Little has spent years researching the science underpinning our most prevalent beliefs about exercise and is convinced that we need a new paradigm, one that would involve reliance on briefer workouts. He presents this revolutionary new approach here.

There is something terribly
...
Visual Basic and COM+ Programming by Example
Visual Basic and COM+ Programming by Example
A hands-on resource combining Visual Basic programming with COM+ programming. In addition to learning Visual Basic, readers learn how to administer COM+ components and provide security. They also learn how COM+ can be used to solve problems of Enterprise Application Integration.

(InformIT) A guide to learning program Visual Basic and COM+...

©2020 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy