Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601562
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/7/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

S. David Freeman is currently the general manager of the Port of Los Angeles. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority.
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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.

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Table of Contents

cknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

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

References 209

Appendix 217

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