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WAR. TERRORISM. GLOBAL WARMING. LEAKING NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS.
HIGH OIL PRICES.
vWe are facing an international energy crisis of unprecedented proportion. The foreign policy of the United States is uncomfortably associated with our dependency on foreign oil. Carbon-based fuels are creating a greenhouse effect that is wreaking havoc around the world. Nuclear power is not only dangerous, but it is also not an economically feasible solution. The earth needs an answer and it needs one fast.
The answer for the energy crisis is in renewable resources. Solar and wind power, ethanol and other biofuels, geothermal energy, hydrogen, and other renewable resources will preserve life as we know it. The United States-indeed, every country in the world-needs to be able to produce, use, and store its own energy. There is no time to delay. The technology exists today to make substantial changes in our energy production and use. Long-time energy insider S. David Freeman challenges the United States and the world to create a high-energy global civilization where each nation has its own homegrown, carbon-free renewable source of energy. It is not a hope or a dream. Freeman explains how the combined action and voice of ordinary people can make a difference and can save the world from destruction.
Freeman has an answer to winning the energy war, and everyone should listen. s. 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