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America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition

America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition (Paperback, Summary ed)

By on America's Energy Future, Committee
By Academy of Sciences, National
By Academy of Engineering, National
By Research Council, National

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Energy production and use touch our lives in countless ways. We are reminded of the cost of energy every time we fill up at the gas pump, pay an electricity bill, or purchase an airline ticket. Energy use also has important indirect impacts, not all of which are reflected in curr...ent energy prices: depletion of natural resources, degradation of the environment, and threats to national security arising from a growing dependence on geopolitically unstable regions for some of our energy supplies. These indirect impacts could increase in the future if the demand for energy rises faster than available energy supplies. Our nation's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that reduces these impacts while providing sufficient and affordable energy supplies to sustain our future economic prosperity. The United States has enormous economic and intellectual resources that can be brought to bear on these challenges through a sustained national effort in the decades ahead. America's Energy Future is intended to inform the development of wise energy policies by fostering a better understanding of technological options for increasing energy supplies and improving the efficiency of energy use. This summary edition of the book will also be a useful resource for professionals working in the energy industry or involved in advocacy and researchers and academics in energy-related fields of study. America's Energy Future examines the deployment potential, costs, barriers, and impacts of energy supply and end-use technologies during the next two to three decades, including energy efficiency, alternative transportation fuels, renewable energy, fossil fuel energy, and nuclear energy, as well as technologies for improving the nation's electrical transmission and distribution systems.
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ISBN 9780309141451
Released AU 15 Jan 2010
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback, Summary ed
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ISBN-13 9780309141451
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Jan 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Summary ed
Edition Summary ed
Author(s) By on America's Energy Future, Committee
By Academy of Sciences, National
By Academy of Engineering, National
By Research Council, National
Category Energy Industries & Utilities
Energy Technology & Engineering
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 333.790973
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Energy policy - United States, Energy conservation, Power resources - United States
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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