Introduction to Energy in California

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This key reference is a primer on energy in a state that continues to lead the world in finding sustainable solutions to one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. While much public debate has focused on fossil fuels, this clearly written guide provides essential information on a broader range of issues—where our energy comes from, where future supplies will be found, and what new advances are being made in the area of renewable energy sources. Making the complex world of energy science and ...
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Overview


This key reference is a primer on energy in a state that continues to lead the world in finding sustainable solutions to one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. While much public debate has focused on fossil fuels, this clearly written guide provides essential information on a broader range of issues—where our energy comes from, where future supplies will be found, and what new advances are being made in the area of renewable energy sources. Making the complex world of energy science and policy accessible to a wide audience, Peter Asmus examines the rich human history of California's earliest oil and hydroelectricity developments, explains the natural history underpinning the state's cornucopia of energy sources, covers such controversial sources as nuclear reactors and liquified natural gas, and more.

Introduction to Energy in California includes:

* Discussion of oil, nuclear power, coal, emerging alternative technologies, and renewable sources including geothermal, solar, wind, and hydropower

* Analysis of the challenges and solutions facing California and the world on energy-related issues such as global climate change

* Compelling case studies of corporations, governments, communities, and individuals working on today's most pressing energy questions

* Color illustrations, useful maps, and clear graphics throughout

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Editorial Reviews

North County Times

“If you want to know about energy in California, this book is for you. . . . The author has provided something for everyone in this well-illustrated book.”
The Ethos Challenge

“Provides a good overview of alternative-energy resources.”
Placerville Mountain Democrat

“Asmus ably conveys the excitement and uniqueness of this history.”
Bookideas.com

“This informative paperback is one that even those who don’t live in the Golden State will find interesting.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520257511
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Series: California Natural History Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 438,144
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter Asmus, President of Pathfinder Communications, is a journalist, consultant, and author of Reaping the Wind: how Mechanical Wizards and Profiteers Helped Shape Our Energy Future, among other books. Art Rosenfeld is California Energy Commissioner and Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Energy journalist Arthur O'Donnell is executive director of the Center for Resource Solutions.
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