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Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy

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More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas and coal, to save the planet from environmental catastrophe, wars and economic collapse. Professor Jaccard argues that this view is misguided. We have the technological capability to use fossil fuels without emitting climate-threatening greenhouse gases or other pollutants. The transition from conventional oil and gas to their unconventional sources including coal for producing electricity, hydrogen and cleaner-burning fuels will decrease energy dependence on politically unstable regions. In addition, our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer, which is critical for the economic and social development of the world's poorer countries. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in humanity's quest for a sustainable energy system.

Synopsis:

More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels - oil, natural gas and coal - to save the planet from wars, environmental catastrophe and economic collapse. According to Professor Jaccard, this view is misguided. Our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in our quest for a sustainable energy system.

Synopsis:

Controversially argues that fossil fuels will play a key role in a sustainable energy system.

About the Author

Mark Jaccard is a Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, where he directs the Energy and Materials Research Group.

Table of Contents

Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; 1. What is energy sustainability; 2. Is our current energy path sustainable?; 3. The prospects for clean secondary energy; 4. The usual suspects: efficiency, nuclear and renewables; 5. The unusual suspect: how long can fossil fuels last - and does it matter?; 6. Can we use fossil fuels cleanly - and what might it cost?; 7. Sustainable energy trade-offs: evaluating the alternatives; 8. Sustainable energy policy - how do we get there?; 9. Broadening the definition: is sustainable energy sustainable?; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521679794
Author:
Jaccard, Mark
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Microeconomics
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
Fossil fuels
Subject:
Economics - Microeconomics
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Fossil fuels -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
December 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 tables 26 figures
Pages:
398
Dimensions:
8.60x6.00x.97 in. 1.18 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels - oil, natural gas and coal - to save the planet from wars, environmental catastrophe and economic collapse. According to Professor Jaccard, this view is misguided. Our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in our quest for a sustainable energy system.
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