Energy Reader

ISBN-10: 1405199849

ISBN-13: 9781405199841

Edition: 2010

Authors: Laura N�der
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 574
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Energy Problem
Social Power and the Future
Energy and the Rise of American Industrial Society
Energy Transitions in Historical Perspective
Contemplating the Abyss: The Role of Environmental Degradation in the Collapse of Human Societies
Introduction to the Steady-State Economy
Net-Zero Energy Home Generating an Energy Surplus
Dimensions of the "People Problem" in Energy Research and "the" Factual Basis of Dispersed Energy Futures
Red Land and Uranium Mining: How the Search for Energy Is Endangering Indian Tribal Lands
How Energy Search Challenges Indian Tribal Life
The House that Uranium Built: Perspectives on the Effects of Exposure on Individuals and Community
Uranium Mining and Milling: Navajo Experiences in the American Southwest
Mind-Sets - a Critical Perspective
"Introduction," The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into Its Origin and Growth
On the Road to Riches
Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken?
Barriers to Thinking New About Energy
The Three-Cornered Constellation: Magic, Science, and Religion Revisited
Energy as it Relates to the Quality and Style of Life
Conclusions - Replacing Myths with Maxims: Rethinking the Relationship Between Energy and American Society
The Politics of Energy
"Prologue," The Politics of Energy
The Middle East: Geostrategy and Oil
Winning the Oil Endgame
"Introduction," Power Struggle: The 100 Year War Over Electricity
The Overcharge in the Light Bill
Human Rights
Three Mile Island: 30th Anniversary of the Worst Nuclear Accident in US History
The Politics of Energy: Toward a Bottom-Up Approach
A New Gang Comes to Los Angeles: Solar-Panel Installers
Energy Choices
"Introduction," "The Problem of Externalities," and "Coal and Corporate Power," Coal: A Memoir and Critique
Rural Renewal: Small-Town America Looks to Alternative Energy for a Lifeline
There Was Blood
Capitol Climate Action: Mass Civil Disobedience in DC Against Use of Coal at Capitol Hill Power Plant
Unconventional Crude: Canada's Synthetic-Fuels Boom
Poop Powers California Cars as Orange County Converts Sewage
Nuclear Power: Climate Fix or Folly?
Power Q&A: S. David Freeman
Solar Possibilities
Workers Retrain for Wind-Energy Jobs
Cool Communities: Strategies for Heat Island Mitigation and Smog Reduction
First Rosebud Wind Turbine Generates Support: An Interview with Intertribal COUP Secretary Robert Gough
Ethanol Production: Energy, Economic, and Environmental Losses
Biofuels Do Far More Harm Than Good
Power Shifts
Natural Capitalism
With Energy in Focus, Heat Pumps Win Fans
An Unstable Concoction of Interests
Shell Dumps Wind, Solar and Hydro Power in Favor of Biofuels
Ticket to Ride
Get on the Bus
Selling the Sun
Eight Energy Suggestions for Obama, from SunEdison's Founder
The Island in the Wind
A Cool Idea
Energy Choices in a Democratic Society
The Harder Path - Shifting Gears
The Showhouse that Sustainability Built
Who Shall Decide?
Index
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