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The Resource Green : your place in the new energy revolution, Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman

Green : your place in the new energy revolution, Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman

Label
Green : your place in the new energy revolution
Title
Green
Title remainder
your place in the new energy revolution
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Review
  • According to the authors of this optimistic assessment of the global energy crisis, the current gluttonous dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels is merely an ecologically ruinous interlude between “energy ages.” In the authors’ decidedly long view, mankind survived for centuries without much need for oil, coal and natural gas—although humans were using all three in limited fashion as early as 3000 B.C., petroleum was first pumped from a well in Pennsylvania only in 1859—and can do so again. The Hoffmans argue that as technology improves efficiencies, solar fields, wind farms, geothermal drilling and biomass crops will replace fossil fuels as energy sources, a process driven as much by economic self-interest as by pressure for a more sane environmental future. They dismiss both the hydrogen economy and corn-based ethanol as unfeasible energy sources, but suggest that an African weed, jatropha, has the potential to turn “that poverty-stricken continent into the Saudi Arabia of biofuel.” Accessible and surprisingly entertaining, this informed overview of available paths to relatively pollution-free energy resources is a level-headed primer on the world to come. (July) --Staff (Reviewed April 21, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 16, p44)
  • She is a policy wonk specializing in consumer issues; he is managing director of a leading renewable energy fund. They provide a good general discussion of energy issues (particularly renewables), take a fascinating look at emerging technologies, and offer some sensible solutions to the crisis (e.g., do something about oil subsidies, keep pressure on elected officials to enact sound energy policy). This is a light read, suitable for most collections. Some readers will warm to the authors' chatty style, but others may find it irritatingly chummy. --Robert Eagan (Reviewed September 1, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 14, p150)
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266169
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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1964-
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Hoffman, Jane S.
Dewey number
333.794
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoffman, Michael B.
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True
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  • Environmental policy
  • Green movement
  • Environmental protection
  • Renewable energy sources
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our place in the new energy revolution
Label
Green : your place in the new energy revolution, Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-244) and index
Contents
Introduction : even dogs can see in green -- Green money -- Energy present -- Renewable energy, a primer -- Power playing -- Power to the people -- Fuelish choices -- Creating a renewable industry -- Technologies that don't exist yet -- The global low-carbon economy -- The green standard : best practices -- Conclusion : the green economy
Control code
000043231535
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780230605442
Lccn
2007052853
Label
Green : your place in the new energy revolution, Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-244) and index
Contents
Introduction : even dogs can see in green -- Green money -- Energy present -- Renewable energy, a primer -- Power playing -- Power to the people -- Fuelish choices -- Creating a renewable industry -- Technologies that don't exist yet -- The global low-carbon economy -- The green standard : best practices -- Conclusion : the green economy
Control code
000043231535
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780230605442
Lccn
2007052853

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