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Brown explains, for example, why wind-generated electricity with its abundance and falling cost is emerging as the foundation of the new post-fossil fuel energy economy: now cheaper than electricity from coal, oil, or natural gas, it can be used to electrolyze water and produce hydrogen, the fuel of choice for the new fuel cell engines that every major automobile manufacturer is working on. And since an eco-economy relies heavily on recycling materials already in the system, such as steel and aluminum, we learn how, in this new economy, recycling industries will largely replace mining industries. Bringing together in one volume the essential Eco-Economy Updates that are distributed worldwide over the Internet and published in the world's leading newspapers, monitors the shift from the old economy to the new.

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Award-winning environmental analyst Lester R. Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.

Synopsis:

Foreseeing a time when recycling industries will replace mining, award-winning environmental analyst Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.

About the Author

Lester R. Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, is one of the world"s most widely published authors, with books in more than forty languages. He has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and Japan"s Blue Planet Prize. He lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324068
Author:
Brown, Lester R.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Fischlowitz-Roberts, Bernie
Author:
Brown, Lester R.
Author:
Larsen, Janet
Author:
Earth Policy Institute
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmental economics
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical notes (p. [247]-303)
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.28x5.46x.84 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Award-winning environmental analyst Lester R. Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.
"Synopsis" by , Foreseeing a time when recycling industries will replace mining, award-winning environmental analyst Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.
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