Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilizationby Robert G. Watts
Pub. Date: 01/28/2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Many of the world's climate scientists believe that the build-up of heat-trapping CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to global warming unless we burn less fossil fuels. At the same time, energy must be supplied in increasing amounts for the developing world to continue its growth. This work discusses the feasibility of increasingly efficient energy use and the potential for supplying energy from sources that do not introduce CO2. The book analyzes the prospects for Earth-based renewables: solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal and ocean energy. It then discusses nuclear fission and fusion, and the relatively new idea of harvesting solar energy on satellites or lunar bases. It will be essential reading for all those interested in energy issues.
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Table of Contents1. Concerns about climate change and global warming Donald J. Wuebbles, Atul K. Jain and Robert G. Watts; 2. Posing the problem Robert G. Watts; 3. Adaptive strategies for climate change Robert J. Lempert and Michael E. Schlesinger; 4. Energy efficiency: a little goes a long way Susan J. Hassol, Neil D. Strachan and Hadi Dowlatabadi; 5. The potential of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions Walter Short and Patrick Keegan; 6. Carbonless transportation and energy storage in future energy systems Gene D. Berry and Alan D. Lamont; 7. What can nuclear power accomplish to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? Robert Krakowski and Richard Wilson; 8. Nuclear fusion energy Arthur W. Molvik and John L. Perkins; 9. Energy prosperity within the twenty-first century and beyond: options and the unique roles of the Sun and the Moon David R. Criswell; 10. Geoengineering the climate: history and prospect David W. Keith; Index.
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