The Resource America's energy future : technology and transformation, Committee on America's Energy Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Academies

America's energy future : technology and transformation, Committee on America's Energy Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
America's energy future : technology and transformation
Title
America's energy future
Title remainder
technology and transformation
Statement of responsibility
Committee on America's Energy Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
333.790973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ163.25.U6
LC item number
A464 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
America's energy future series
Label
America's energy future : technology and transformation, Committee on America's Energy Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Context and challenges -- Key findings -- Key results from technology assessments -- Energy efficiency -- Alternative transportation fuels -- Renewable energy -- Fossil-fuel energy -- Nuclear energy -- Electricity transmission and distribution -- Appendixes
Control code
ocn609649715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 711 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282454859
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25393510
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609649715
  • pebcs0309116023

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