Energizing Our Future: Rational Choices for the 21st Century

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This important new book presents a comprehensive review of practical alternative energy choices for the twenty-first century. It addresses three critical energy-related topics that are causing great confusion in public debate—global warming, the hydrogen economy, and nuclear power—and gives readers an opportunity to form a grounded, factually correct foundation for understanding the energy challenge and develop their own informed and actionable opinion.

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A comprehensive review of practical alternative energy choicesfor the twenty-first century

Developing an environmentally benign and strategically soundenergy economy for the twenty-first century is one of the biggestand most complex challenges of our time. Energizing Our Futuresurveys and analyzes in considerable depth the present and futureeconomic and technical viability of all known potential energysources in the context of real-world production, distribution, andenvironmental constraints. It addresses three criticalenergy-related topics that are causing great confusion in publicdebate—global warming, the hydrogen economy, and nuclearpower—and gives readers an opportunity to form a grounded,factually correct foundation for understanding the energy challengeand develop their own informed and actionable opinion. Coverageincludes:

  • Global warming

  • The hydrogen economy

  • Nuclear energy and the plutonium economy

  • Conventional oil and oil reserves

  • Coal and bituminous reserves

  • Biomass and ethanol

  • Methanol

  • Diesel and biodiesel

  • Solar energy and photovoltaics

  • Fuel cells for stationary and mobile use

This insightful and much-needed perspective represents the firstcomprehensive review of the rational alternative energy choices forthe twenty-first century. The subject matter is engaging andfactual, enabling readers to grasp the gravity and urgency ofimpending choices, some of which will have to be made individuallyin practice. It is a must-read for political and industrialleaders, business and technology consultants, well-informed generalreaders, and students and teachers in chemistry, physics,engineering, energy technologies, politics, and the environmentalsciences.

John R. Wilson, PhD, is President of TMG/Energy, an energyconsulting firm. Dr. Wilson is a chemical engineer and materialsscientist who has taught at the University of Birmingham in the UKand at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and has workedextensively in the energy and automotive industries. Since 1987,Dr. Wilson has worked as a consultant to develop and implementnumerous conventional and alternate energy technologies for a widerange of users. He has also collaborated in developing commerciallysuccessful biodegradable and composite materials.

About the Author:

Griffin Burgh, ALA, LEED, is a practicing architect with a long background in solar architecture and sustainable design. His interest in alternate energy has included the design of a low-speed electric car and a current consulting project on the Fisher Coachworks Advanced Technology Hybrid Bus. Griffin is also an adjunct research fellow at the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Department, working with novel titanium dioxide nanomaterials that have applications in energy storage and solar energy.

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