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The Earth Policy Readerby Lester Russell Brown
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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.
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.
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.
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