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Power Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution (Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series)

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The world energy economy is poised for a sweeping shift away from imported oil and environmentally damaging coal during the next few decades, according to the findings in , the latest book from the Worldwatch Institute. Pushed by the need to stabilize the earth's climate, and pulled by the investment opportunities that beckon, global energy markets are beginning a rapid move to more efficient, decentralized, and cleaner systems, echoing the shift from mainframe to personal computers during the 1980s. Among the emerging changes expected: a new generation of lightweight, super-efficient electric cars that can be refueled at home; the rapid conversion of coal and nuclear plants to efficient gas turbines; a new generation of mass-produced wind and solar generators that are cost-competitive with the most advanced fossil plants; tiny fuel cells and rooftop solar panels that allow people to generate their own electricity; and the gradual emergence of nonpolluting hydrogen as the world's main energy carrier, supplanting oil and natural gas. The authors of , Christopher Flavin and Nicholas Lenssen, have identified recent deployments of new energy technologies by enterprising engineers, small entrepreneurs, and eccentric tinkerers in countries around the world, providing an early glimpse of the massive changes ahead.

Synopsis:

predicts a turbulent next decade, as large energy companies struggle to preserve the status quo and newer firms and their environmental allies fight to change government policy and open up energy markets to greater competition. Some giant oil, auto, and utility companies may find themselves in the current position of IBM--overtaken by competitors who are better able to anticipate the coming revolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-371) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393311990
With:
Flavin, Christopher
Author:
Lenssen, Nicholas
Author:
Christopher
Author:
Flavin, Christopher
Author:
Flavin
Author:
Starke, Linda
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Energy policy
Subject:
Renewable energy sources
Subject:
Energy consumption
Subject:
Energy-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19940917
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.98x5.40x1.03 in. .93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , predicts a turbulent next decade, as large energy companies struggle to preserve the status quo and newer firms and their environmental allies fight to change government policy and open up energy markets to greater competition. Some giant oil, auto, and utility companies may find themselves in the current position of IBM--overtaken by competitors who are better able to anticipate the coming revolution.
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