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The Resource Energy revolution : the physics and the promise of efficient technology, Mara Prentiss

Energy revolution : the physics and the promise of efficient technology, Mara Prentiss

Label
Energy revolution : the physics and the promise of efficient technology
Title
Energy revolution
Title remainder
the physics and the promise of efficient technology
Statement of responsibility
Mara Prentiss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Energy can be neither created nor destroyed -- but it can be wasted. The United States wastes two-thirds of its energy, including 80 percent of the energy used in transportation. So the nation has a tremendous opportunity to develop a sensible energy policy based on benefits and costs. But to do that we need facts -- not hyperbole, not wishful thinking. Mara Prentiss presents and interprets political and technical information from government reports and press releases, as well as fundamental scientific laws, to advance a bold claim: wind and solar power could generate 100 percent of the United States' average total energy demand for the foreseeable future, even without waste reduction. To meet the actual rather than the average demand, significant technological and political hurdles must be overcome. Still, a U.S. energy economy based entirely on wind, solar, hydro-electricity, and biofuels is within reach. The transition to renewables will benefit from new technologies that decrease energy consumption without lifestyle sacrifices, including energy optimization from interconnected smart devices and waste reduction from use of LED lights, regenerative brakes, and electric cars. Many countries cannot obtain sufficient renewable energy within their borders, Prentiss notes, but U.S. conversion to a 100 percent renewable energy economy would, by itself, significantly reduce the global impact of fossil fuel consumption. Enhanced by full-color visualizations of key concepts and data, Energy Revolution answers one of the century's most crucial questions: How can we get smarter about producing and distributing, using and conserving, energy?"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prentiss, Mara Goff
Dewey number
333.793/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ163.2
LC item number
.P735 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power resources
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy consumption
  • Power resources
  • United States
Label
Energy revolution : the physics and the promise of efficient technology, Mara Prentiss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: U.S. energy use : Past, present, and future -- Overview of renewable energy -- Electric power for a renewable future -- Electricity from water -- Electricity from wind -- Electricity from the sun -- Combining renewable energy sources -- Distributing electricity -- Conserving energy -- Storing energy -- Consequences of consuming energy -- Conclusion: A renewable future -- Appendix A: Carnot efficiency -- Appendix B: Electricity from heat -- Appendix C: Recommended steps toward a renewable future
Control code
ocn876000027
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780674725027
Lccn
2014020397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
11744977
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674725027
  • (OCoLC)876000027
Label
Energy revolution : the physics and the promise of efficient technology, Mara Prentiss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: U.S. energy use : Past, present, and future -- Overview of renewable energy -- Electric power for a renewable future -- Electricity from water -- Electricity from wind -- Electricity from the sun -- Combining renewable energy sources -- Distributing electricity -- Conserving energy -- Storing energy -- Consequences of consuming energy -- Conclusion: A renewable future -- Appendix A: Carnot efficiency -- Appendix B: Electricity from heat -- Appendix C: Recommended steps toward a renewable future
Control code
ocn876000027
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780674725027
Lccn
2014020397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
11744977
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674725027
  • (OCoLC)876000027

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