Fueling the Future: How the Battle over Energy Is Changing Everything

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"We are hooked on power. Our insatiable appetite for energy is at the root of many of the world's recent and ongoing wars, the fragile health of the global economy, and our increasingly polluted atmosphere. How can we move to cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of power?" In Fueling the Future, editors Andrew Heintzman and Evan Solomon bring together leading thinkers to apply their ingenuity to answering this difficult and urgent question. The contributors consider the most promising new energy technologies and what role the oil companies
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Toronto 2003 Hard Cover in Dust Jacket 2003 Later Printing New/New 6 x 8 " 0887846955 2003 Hardcover book in Dustjacket, later printing...BRAND NEW from 2003 publisher...Never ... opened, Never owned, never marked...Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve...Gift Giving quality...6 x 8" size; 396 pages...In this book, editors Andrew Heintzman and Evan Soloman bring together Thomas Homer-Dixon and other leading thinkers to apply their ingenuity to energy...They identify the most promising new energy technologies and what role the oil companiies will play in the future...They envision the hydrogen economy and anallyze whether the fuel cell, wind, and solar energy will be the keys to the next great industrial revolution...They discover who the current innovators are and how we can implement their ideas...From trips to the market to lighting entire cities, power is pivotal to the simplest of everyday necessities. Wars are fought over it, the planet is polluted by it, but now its price has become too hi Read more Show Less

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"We are hooked on power. Our insatiable appetite for energy is at the root of many of the world's recent and ongoing wars, the fragile health of the global economy, and our increasingly polluted atmosphere. How can we move to cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of power?" In Fueling the Future, editors Andrew Heintzman and Evan Solomon bring together leading thinkers to apply their ingenuity to answering this difficult and urgent question. The contributors consider the most promising new energy technologies and what role the oil companies will play in the future. They envision the hydrogen economy and they discover who the current innovators are and how we can implement their ideas.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780887846953
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Bringing ingenuity to energy 15
2 At the frontier of energy 27
3 Shaping an integrated energy future 55
4 The dawn of the hydrogen economy 83
5 Hydricity, the universal currency 105
6 Is nuclear energy the answer? 127
7 The perfect energy : from earth, wind, or fire? 153
8 Boom, bust, and efficiency 179
9 Reverse engineering : soft energy paths 211
10 The new bottom line : energy and corporate ingenuity 239
11 Life after oil : a Nigerian experiment 295
12 Ideas for the home front 307
13 Generation 2023 : talking with the future 323
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