Power of the People: America's New Electricity Choices [NOOK Book]

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America is as addicted to electricity as it is to oil. Our electricity usage increases every year, yet we still use the same transmission grid that was constructed in the middle of the last century. The grid is stretched to the limit, creating the potential of future black-outs like the one that brought the Northeast to its knees in 2003. Meanwhile, some of our most abundant and affordable generating fuels have become major culprits in global...
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Power of the People: America's New Electricity Choices

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America is as addicted to electricity as it is to oil. Our electricity usage increases every year, yet we still use the same transmission grid that was constructed in the middle of the last century. The grid is stretched to the limit, creating the potential of future black-outs like the one that brought the Northeast to its knees in 2003. Meanwhile, some of our most abundant and affordable generating fuels have become major culprits in global warming.

Power of the People explores in a nontechnical, conversational way some of the clean, green, 21st-century technologies that are available and how and why we should plug them into our national grid. This important essay explores our failure as a country to adopt these "no regrets" technologies and policies as swiftly as the rest of the world, and why it matters for the future of every American.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555918958
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/4/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 583,035
  • File size: 240 KB

Meet the Author


Carol Sue Tombari has specialized in energy and environmental policy and programs for more than 25 years. She directed the State of Texas's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, served as natural resources advisor to the lieutenant governor, and helped found the National Association of State Energy Officials.
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  • Posted July 19, 2013

    This study is marred by the author's poor understanding of indus

    This study is marred by the author's poor understanding of industrial wind power. Unfortunately, wind projects do not lower greenhouse gases or fossil fuel use, because wind is so varying that fossil plants have to run constantly to back up turbines. And wind projects have disastrous impacts on the environment, society and economy. Reducing the U.S. electricity load is simple: rooftop PV. It works in almost any climate, is getting very affordable, and easily installed.

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