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Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy
Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy
by Jeremy Shere
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Where does the energy we use come from? Its absolutely vital to every single thing we do every  day, but for most people, it is utterly invisible. Flick a switch and the lights go on. It might as well be magic. Science writer Jeremy Shere shows us... (read more)

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An Indispensable Truth: How Fusion Power Can Save the Planet
An Indispensable Truth: How Fusion Power Can Save the Planet
by Francis F Chen
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Both global warming and oil shortage can be solved by controlled fusion, a clean power source that will serve mankind for millennia.� The idea of hydrogen fusion as well as its difficulties are presented in non-technical language to dispel the notion... (read more)

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Renewable Energy Policy
Renewable Energy Policy
by Paul Komor
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Renewable energy is the key to the future of humankind. Wind power, solar (photovoltaic) energy, geothermal power, and other forms of renewables can help solve our most pressing environmental problems, including global climate change. But how do we move... (read more)

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Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet
Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet
by Peter Hoffmann
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Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a... (read more)

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The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate
The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate
by Joseph J. Romm
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"Vital, very readable guidance for investors, environmentalists, and interested bystanders looking toward a future without fossil fuels." -BOOKLIST "It's hard to argue with the relentless logic...." -E/THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE "Readers looking to... (read more)

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Energy Power Shift: Benefiting from Today's New Technologies
Energy Power Shift: Benefiting from Today's New Technologies
by Barry J. Hanson
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Energy Power Shift outlines a clear pathway for the U.S. to achieve energy independence, solve a host of environmental problems, and stimulate an economic boom. The book offers over a dozen economic strategies implementing the new energy-related... (read more)

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Power from Wind: A History of Windmill Technology
Power from Wind: A History of Windmill Technology
by Richard L Hills
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-309) and index.... (read more)

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Biodiesel Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm
Biodiesel Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm
by William H. Kemp
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Biodiesel Basics and Beyond aims to separate fact from fiction and to educate potential home, farm, and cooperative manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both waste and virgin oil feedstock. The book includes: detailed... (read more)

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The Hydrogen Age: Empowering a Clean-Energy Future
The Hydrogen Age: Empowering a Clean-Energy Future
by Geoffrey Holland
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Hydrogen stands out as the best alternative to traditional polluting fossil fuels for many reasons-it can be produced without pollution, is nontoxic and noncorrosive, and we can never run out of it. It is as safe as or safer than the fuels we currently... (read more)

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Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How
Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How
by S. David Freeman
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Winning Our Energy Independence shares energy solutions from S. David Freeman, a man who has spent his life at the forefront of energy policy.... (read more)

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Futurespan: A New Declaration of Independence
Futurespan: A New Declaration of Independence
by Dan Hodges
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Forging a workable solution to America's energy crisis. There is a way to span from our current energy crisis to an era of clean, sustainable, secure, and affordable energy--if we act now.... (read more)

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How to Convert Wood into Charcoal and Electricity
How to Convert Wood into Charcoal and Electricity
by Richard H. Buxton
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If you put wood into a pipe and heat it, gas, tar and water vapor will be driven off. You can pipe this gas around into the fire that is heating the pipe. When the whole unit cools, you can extract high grade charcoal. And we're talking about charcoal... (read more)

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From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity
From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity
by John Perlin
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From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity tracks the evolution of photovoltaics--the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity via solar cells--from its nineteenth-century beginnings through its success in the space program to its current... (read more)

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The Electricians Green Handbook
The Electricians Green Handbook
by Al Cutter
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THE ELECTRICIAN'S GREEN HANDBOOK is the ideal book for anyone with an interest in the inner workings of alternative energy systems. This book is written by an electrician about electrical systems for electricians, maintenance personnel and those looking... (read more)

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The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse
The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse
by David Owen
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The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent light bulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: Everything you've been told about living green is... (read more)

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Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact, Third Edition
Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact, Third Edition
by Ronald Dipippo
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Now in its 3e, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants... (read more)

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Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence
Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence
by Jeffrey Goettemoeller
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Sustainable Ethanol goes beyond the headlines, uncovering the benefits and limitations of North America's fuel ethanol industry. Ethanol production and use are becoming more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuel inputs. Learn about the technologies... (read more)

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Corn Ethanol: Who Pays? Who Benefits? (Hoover Inst Press Publication)
Corn Ethanol: Who Pays? Who Benefits? (Hoover Inst Press Publication)
by Ken G Glozer
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In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both the Bush and Obama administrations, along with Congress, have been enamored of an energy policy that relies on federal mandates and production subsidies to promote ethanol use as a cure-all for a... (read more)

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Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
by Seth Fletcher
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The sleek electronic tools that have become so ubiquitous—laptops, iPods, eReaders, and smart phones—are all powered by lithium batteries. Chances are youve got some lithium on your person right now. But aside from powering a mobile... (read more)

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Powering the Future: The Problems and Possibilities of Green Energy (Sourcebook on Contemporary Controversies)
Powering the Future: The Problems and Possibilities of Green Energy (Sourcebook on Contemporary Controversies)
by Amy Brown
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Powering the Future brings together material that assesses innovative solutions to the global climate and energy crises. It explores the fundamental differences between alternative and renewable energy sources, and the role of developing nations in... (read more)

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