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Solar Heat Technologies #10: Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology
Solar Heat Technologies #10: Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology
by Ronal W Larson
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Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology describes the successes and failures of the commercialization efforts of the U.S. solar thermal energy program, from the oil embargo of 1973 through the demise of the program in the early Reagan administration... (read more)

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From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel
From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel
by Joshua Tickell
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As pollution envelops the world's cities, temperatures on planet Earth rise, and once rich oil fields run dry, researchers scramble to find solutions to the impending transportation crisis. But the fuel of the future may be hidden in places nobody... (read more)

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Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America
Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America
by William R Freudenburg
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andlt;Pandgt;On April 20, 2010, the gigantic drilling rig andlt;Iandgt; Deepwater Horizonandlt;/Iandgt; blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven crew members and causing a massive eruption of oil from BP's Macondo well. For months, oil gushed into... (read more)

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Cut Your Energy Bills Now: 150 Smart Ways to save Money & Make Your Home More Comfortable & Green
Cut Your Energy Bills Now: 150 Smart Ways to save Money & Make Your Home More Comfortable & Green
by Bruce Harley
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Complemented by dozens of full-color photographs and drawings, a homeowner's guide to saving energy and money furnishes 150 practical, cutting-edge tips and techniques to reduce one's heating, cooling, and other energy costs by making a home more energy... (read more)

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Wind Power in America's Future: 20% Wind Energy by 2030
Wind Power in America's Future: 20% Wind Energy by 2030
by U S Dept Of Energy
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Wind power represents a critical component of the strategies to reduce air and water pollution and to combat the effects of global climate change. Further, the development of wind farms promises to provide jobs and income to farmers and rural economies... (read more)

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Power with Nature: Solar and Wind Energy Demystified
Power with Nature: Solar and Wind Energy Demystified
by Rex Ewing
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Is renewable energy for you? Power With Nature is the book to answer that question. At long last, renewable energy is demystified, and explained in plain English by someone who lives off-the-grid and loves it. You'll be entertained by A Dog of the... (read more)

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Optoelectronics of Solar Cells
Optoelectronics of Solar Cells
by Greg P. Smestad
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Photovoltaics, or solar cells, are a viable option as a nonpolluting renewable energy source. This text is designed to be an overview of photovoltaic solar cells for those in the fields of optics and optical engineering, as well as those who are... (read more)

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Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
by Jeff Goodell
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In the tradition of Rachel Carson and Eric Schlosser, the veteran journalist Jeff Goodell examines the danger behind President George W. Bush's recent assertion that coal is America's economic destiny. Despite a devastating, century-long legacy... (read more)

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Energy and Society (Taking Sides)
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Energy and Society (Taking Sides)
by Thomas Easton
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TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN ENERGY AND SOCIETY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an... (read more)

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Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America
Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America
by Sherry Boschert
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A politically polarized America is coming together over a new kind of car-the plug-in hybrid that will save drivers money, reduce pollution, and increase US security by reducing dependence on imported oil. Plug-in Hybrids points out that, where hydrogen... (read more)

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The Green Bubble: Waste Into Wealth: The New Energy Revolution
The Green Bubble: Waste Into Wealth: The New Energy Revolution
by Robert Bell
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In this prescient volume, noted economist Robert Bell argues that—the next four years will be an increasingly frenzied lead-up to a gigantic stockmarket bubble in renewable energy;—the new energy revolution will have a profound impact on... (read more)

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Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis
Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis
by Jinghua Guo
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State-of-the-art renewable energy science research and applications Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis provides expert techniques for extracting hydrogen from water using transition metal oxides as catalysts... (read more)

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Biofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes
Biofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes
by Ashok Pandey
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Global concern for energy security and environmental protection has put great emphasis on the search for alternative energy sources, particularly for the transport sector. Biofuels have emerged as a highly promising source of alternative energy, and have... (read more)

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Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030
Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030
by Harvey Wasserman
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In the spirit of Brave New World and Ecotopia, Time Machine and Looking Backward, SOLARTOPIA! is a classic futuristic novel of the Earth in A.D. 2030, after a revolution in green energy has transformed the planet. Fast-moving and a breeze to read, this... (read more)

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Small Wind: Planning and Building Successful Installations
Small Wind: Planning and Building Successful Installations
by Nolan Clark
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Small wind turbines provide an increasingly popular way for individual businesses, farms, and homes to generate their own electricity, potentially cutting their energy bills drastically, while generating power in an environmentally sound manner. The... (read more)

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Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution
Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution
by Charles Weiss
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We donand#8217;t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about whatand#8217;s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem.... (read more)

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Superfuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future
Superfuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future
by Richard Martin
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At the dawn of the atomic age, uranium and thorium were equally important as the elements of choice in researching nuclear energy - either one could have powered the world's reactors. But it was uranium that won out, and thorium, which is far cleaner... (read more)

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Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer: To Global Warming or Anything Else
Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer: To Global Warming or Anything Else
by Helen Caldicott
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In a world torn apart by wars over oil, many politicians are increasingly looking for alternative sources of energy — and their leading choice is often nuclear. Among the myths that have been spread over the years about nuclear-powered electricity... (read more)

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Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics & Planning
Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics & Planning
by Bent Sorensen
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This volume is a true shelf reference, providing a thorough overview of the entire renewable energy sphere, while still functioning as a go-to information source for professionals and students when they need answers about a specific technical issue... (read more)

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Sustainability or Collapse?: An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (Dahlem Workshop Reports)
Sustainability or Collapse?: An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (Dahlem Workshop Reports)
by Robert Costanza
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Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that... (read more)

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