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The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth

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The message of The Hydrogen Economy is resoundingly simple: The earth is depleting its oil reserves and even the most generous estimates show oil reserves peaking in about forty years. The specter of global warming and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the oil-rich regions of the earth worsen the problem considerably. The answer, asserts Rifkin, is to embrace a new energy source that is just now gaining public attention: hydrogen.

This abundant element, found everywhere on earth including in air and water, can be transformed, using sustainable methods, into a potentially limitless form of clean-burning fuel. But this potential will flounder unless we act now to create the necessary global infrastructure before the factors above overtake us. If we embrace this momentous opportunity, Rifkin says, we will also be able to reinvent the global economy as one in which an inexpensive energy grid provides affordable, efficient fuel for virtually everyone on earth. If we fail, our current economic regime — built exclusively on fossil fuels — will collapse. As the concept of a hydrogen-based future grows in the news, The Hydrogen Economy will lead the way.

Review:

"A fine companion to Peter Hoffman's Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet, this will be a welcome addition to most academic and larger public library collections." Library Journal

Review:

"Rifkin...explains that the next great economic era will be powered by hydrogen. Drawing on a variety of well-balanced research studies, his basic premise is that the world must switch from a fossil-fuel economy to a hydrogen economy." Library Journal

About the Author

An internationally acclaimed social critic, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The End of Work, The Age of Access, and The Biotech Century, which was translated into sixteen languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585421930
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York
Author:
Rifkin, Jeremy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Hydrogen as fuel
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20020916
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.34x6.30x1.03 in. 1.22 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Alternative Energy

The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth
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Product details 304 pages Jeremy P. Tarcher - English 9781585421930 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fine companion to Peter Hoffman's Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet, this will be a welcome addition to most academic and larger public library collections."
"Review" by , "Rifkin...explains that the next great economic era will be powered by hydrogen. Drawing on a variety of well-balanced research studies, his basic premise is that the world must switch from a fossil-fuel economy to a hydrogen economy."
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