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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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Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World (Sustainable World Series)
Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World (Sustainable World Series)
by Martin Pasqualetti
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More than ever, travelers are encountering a different sort of landscape, one not only of nature but of technology. Wind Power in View is the first authoritative discourse on the aesthetic impact of wind turbines on the landscape and what can be done... (read more)

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Oil and the Future of Energy: Climate Repair * Hydrogen * Nuclear Fuel * Renewable and Green Sources * Energy Efficiency
Oil and the Future of Energy: Climate Repair * Hydrogen * Nuclear Fuel * Renewable and Green Sources * Energy Efficiency
by Scientific American
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With their impeccable reputation for top science reporting, the editors of Scientific American present influential information from the most important scientists and science writers in Oil and the Future of Energy. This one volume is an unparalleled... (read more)

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The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Big and Small Improvements
The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Big and Small Improvements
by John Krigger and Chris Dorsi
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In The Homeowner's Guide to Energy Efficiency, John Krigger and Chris Dorsi help homeowners set realistic personal goals for reducing their energy consumption. Their methods for making homes more energy efficient will also improve comfort, safety... (read more)

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Following Oil
Following Oil
by Thomas A. Petrie
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In a forty-year career as an oil and gas investment analyst and as an investment banker and strategic adviser on petroleum-sector mergers, acquisitions, and financings, Thomas A. Petrie has witnessed dramatic changes in the business. In Following Oil, he... (read more)

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Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil
Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil
by Richard Gilbert
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Modern societies rely upon prodigious amounts of oil for transport activity. The impacts over the near term of increasing oil scarcity and higher prices on transport will be among the major challenges facing humanity and will require a revolution in... (read more)

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Oil, Power, & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda
Oil, Power, & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda
by Larry Everest
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Is the U.S. poised to topple Saddam because of his taste for biological and other weapons of mass destruction? Is it George Jr.Us revenge for his father? This tightly written book reveals the agenda behind the U.S. moves and explains why now.... (read more)

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The Homeowner's Energy Handbook: Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid
The Homeowner's Energy Handbook: Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid
by Paul Scheckel
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Make and Conserve Your Own Energy... (read more)

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Invisible Energy: Strategies to Rescue the Economy and Save the Planet
Invisible Energy: Strategies to Rescue the Economy and Save the Planet
by David Goldstein
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Upending most conventional ideas about energy use and the economy, "Invisible Energy" shows how expanded efforts toward efficiency--supported by new technologies and governmental regulations--can drastically reduce greenhouse emissions.... (read more)

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Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy
by Robert L Evans
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Overview of energy demand for students, policymakers, and readers without scientific backgrounds.... (read more)

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Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells--Our Ride to the Renewable Future
Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells--Our Ride to the Renewable Future
by Amanda Grisc Little
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In the tradition of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation and Thomas L. Friedmam's Hot, Flat, and Crowded, prominent journalist Amanda Little maps out the history and future of America's energy addiction in a wonk-free, big-picture, solutions-oriented... (read more)

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Hydrogen: Hot Stuff, Cool Science: Discover the Future of Energy
Hydrogen: Hot Stuff, Cool Science: Discover the Future of Energy
by Rex A Ewing
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No longer does hydrogen need to be locked up in oil, coal or natural gas to supply energy to our economy. In his 2nd edition of HYDROGEN ? Hot Stuff Cool Science, author Rex A. Ewing explains the exciting new energy technologies that can release hydrogen... (read more)

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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
by Alexis Madrigal
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Few today realize that Americas relationship with green technology is far from a recent development. The truth is Americans have been inventing green for more than a century. Powering the Dream tells the fascinating stories of the brilliant, often... (read more)

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Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living
Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Your Complete Guide to Living Beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living
by John Schaeffer
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The essential guide to energy independence and#150; fully revised and updated "and#133;an ownerand#8217;s manual for regenerating our earth, skies and waterand#133; a masterwork on rehabitationand#133;the best manual you could possibly want." ---Paul... (read more)

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Energy: Use Less-Save More: 100 Energy-Saving Tips for the Home (Chelsea Green Guides)
Energy: Use Less-Save More: 100 Energy-Saving Tips for the Home (Chelsea Green Guides)
by Jon Clift
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ENERGY: USE LESS--SAVE MORETHE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDES--A NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH!Did you know that lowering the temperature of your thermostat by a mere 2 degrees Fahrenheit could reduce your energy bill by 10 percent? Or... (read more)

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Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
by Robert B. Laughlin
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In Powering the Future, Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin transports us two centuries into the future, when we’ve ceased to use carbon from the ground—either because humans have banned carbon burning or because fuel has simply run out. Boldly,... (read more)

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Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer (07 Edition)
Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer (07 Edition)
by Helen Calicott
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The world-renowned antinuclear activist's "expertly argued" (The Guardian) case against nuclear energy. In a world torn apart by wars over oil, politicians have increasingly begun to look for alternative energy sources—and their leading choice is... (read more)

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Power Hungry (10 Edition)
Power Hungry (10 Edition)
by Robert Bryce
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The promise of “green jobs” and a “clean energy future” has roused the masses. But as Robert Bryce makes clear in this provocative book, that vision needs a major re-vision. We cannot—and will not—quit using carbon-based... (read more)

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Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider
Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider
by John Hofmeister
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As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, hes a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a... (read more)

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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy
Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy
by Michael Klare
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From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power Recently, an unprecedented Chinese attempt to acquire the major... (read more)

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