Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook

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Overview

Are renewable and alternative energy solutions needed to combat many of the negative effects of fossil fuel (including global warming)? Can such solutions be "clean," and still economically viable? For readers wanting clear, objective answers to questions like these, this fascinating, highly informative volume is the ideal source.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook provides an authoritative, unbiased overview of existing and potential renewable and alternative energy technologies, covering the benefits and drawbacks associated with each. It then looks at a number of specific questions and controversies on this issue, examining the social, political, and economic aspects of renewable and alternative energy use in the United States and other countries—detailing different approaches and activities of international organizations, national governments, and private sector initiatives.

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"This reviewer was impressed with the authors' objectivity in their resource selection, given that they are dealing with

high-profile subject matter…Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers."

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"The handbook would provide a good starting point for research by high school and college students or others approaching the topic for the first time. While no one particular aspect of renewable and alternative energy is addressed in great detail, this source does a good job of identifying and explaining the range of technologies and the variety of policy measures that can help them succeed. The inclusion of the current state of alternative and renewable energy, along with statistical data, from countries around the world, contributes to the value as a single source of coverage on renewable and alternative energy resources."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598840896
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Background and History 1

2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions 37

3 Worldwide Perspective 83

4 Chronology 125

5 Biographical Sketches 155

6 Data and Documents 179

7 Directory of Organizations 255

8 Resources 283

Glossary 301

Index 307

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