Carbon-free and Nuclear-free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy

Front Cover
RDR Books, 2007 - History - 257 pages
0 Reviews
In a world confronting global climate change, political turmoil among oil exporting nations, nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear plant safety and waste disposal issues, the United States must assume a leadership role in moving to a zero-CO2-emissions energy economy. At the same time America needs to take the lead in reducing the world's reliance on nuclear power. This breakthrough joint study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and the Nuclear Policy Research Institute shows how our energy needs can be met by alternative sources, as wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, microalgae, geothermal and wave power are all part of the solution. Must reading for everyone concerned with energy politics and the planet's future, Carbon-Free is already making headlines.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

B Historical Overview
4
Broad Energy and Economic Considerations
14
B Defining ZeroCO2 Emissions
26
B Solar Electricity
37
Biomass Introduction
45
E Grasses
52
G Some Conclusions about Biomass
58
Longterm Sequestration of CO2
71
B Efficiency and Electricity
115
G Some Considerations in Setting Target Dates for ZeroCO
121
Policy Considerations
129
B Small Users of Fossil Fuels
139
New Coalfired Power Plants
144
Macroeconomics of the Transition
158
Summary
165
The Clean Dozen
175

B Transportation
83
The Industrial Sector
92
B Transportation and Industry
98
Overall Results
107
A History 1 8 1
181
Cost
189
Japan Focus Interview on CarbonFree and NuclearFree203
203
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information