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Author Lowry, John, 1948- author.

Title Avoiding carbon apocalypse through alternative energy : life after fossil fuels / John Lowry.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Energy eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Energy Produced and Carbon Released From Fossil Fuels and Amount of Alternative Energy Required to Replace This -- Electrical Super Grids -- Alternative, Sustainable an Nuclear Energy -- Hydrogen and Other Synthesized Fuels -- Energy Storage -- Economics -- Land Transport Without Fossil Fuels -- Air and Sea Transport Without Fossil Fuels -- Do We Have the Resources? -- Energising the World From Non-Fossil Fuel Sources -- Final Infrastructure -- Avoiding Carbon Apocalypse -- Appendix.
Summary This important book lays bare the dangers of global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions stemming from fossil fuel use, and proposes pathways toward mitigation. A discussion of the current main uses of fossil fuels acts as a basis for presenting viable, economically sound alternatives. The author outlines a clear, practical strategy for establishing a carbon-free future by deploying proven policy structures and technologies that are already commercially available.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Renewable energy sources.
Carbon dioxide mitigation.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Variant Title Life after fossil fuels
ISBN 9783319521954 (electronic bk.)
3319521950 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-52195-4