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David freeman has had the ear of federal officials since the days of JFK. He helped bring about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Nixon. He headed the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest nuclear program, under Jimmy Carter. From New York to Los Angeles, Freeman has headed agencies and utilities companies, continually working to make utilities more environmentally safe, more efficient, and more cost-friendly to the customer. He authored Energy: The New Era. He has three children and nine grandchildren. He is currently president of the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and lives in neighboring Marina del Rey.
Since the days of richard nixon, U.S. presidents have sent energy policy messages to Congress. The one theme that united all these ill-fated efforts was the notion of independence—most particularly, independence from imported oil.
chapter 1 The Heart of the Story 1
chapter 2 Raising the Bar 13
chapter 3 The Three Poisons 23
chapter 4 We Live in a Solar World 45
chapter 5 The Major Uses of Energy 69
chapter 6 Does Renewable Energy Really Cost More? 85
chapter 7 Energy Efficiency 95
chapter 8 The Technology Is Available 103
chapter 9 Hydrogen-Myths and Reality 117
chapter 10 Lessons from around the Globe 127
chapter 11 An All-Renewable Los Angeles 143
chapter 12 A National Renewable Energy Policy 159
chapter 13 The Next Ten Years 181
chapter 14 2017 and Beyond 191
chapter 15 A Broader Perspective 199
Posted October 28, 2014
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