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Powering the Future: The Problems and Possibilities of Green Energy
Amy Kathryn Brown
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Powering the Future brings together material that assesses innovative solutions to the global climate and energy crises. It explores the fundamental differences between alternative and renewable energy sources, and the role of developing nations in implementing these technologies, among other issues.
Chapters explore:- the consequences of the worlds current unsustainable energy policy.- the potential benefit of a green energy revolution and the kind of philosophy that will be required to make it happen.- the most controversial energy technologies- biofuels, hydroelectric power, "clean coal," and nuclear power- and present arguments for and against the use of each.- the debates over an "all-of-the-above" policy versus a purely "clean" technologies approach, and carbon taxation versus cap-and-trade policy.- international cooperation in green energy implementation.
A general introduction and introductory essays to each chapter give the reader the necessary background to put the issue in perspective, while questions frame debatable issues for each essay.