Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization by Robert G. WattsInnovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization by Robert G. Watts

Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization

EditorRobert G. Watts

Paperback | December 11, 2008

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Many of the world's climate scientists believe that the build-up of heat-trapping CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to global warming unless we burn less fossil fuels. At the same time, energy must be supplied in increasing amounts for the developing world to continue its growth. This work discusses the feasibility of increasingly efficient energy use and the potential for supplying energy from sources that do not introduce CO2. The book analyzes the prospects for Earth-based renewables: solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal and ocean energy. It then discusses nuclear fission and fusion, and the relatively new idea of harvesting solar energy on satellites or lunar bases. It will be essential reading for all those interested in energy issues.
Title:Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 StabilizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.94 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521087821

ISBN - 13:9780521087827

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Table of Contents

1. Concerns about climate change and global warming Donald J. Wuebbles, Atul K. Jain and Robert G. Watts; 2. Posing the problem Robert G. Watts; 3. Adaptive strategies for climate change Robert J. Lempert and Michael E. Schlesinger; 4. Energy efficiency: a little goes a long way Susan J. Hassol, Neil D. Strachan and Hadi Dowlatabadi; 5. The potential of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions Walter Short and Patrick Keegan; 6. Carbonless transportation and energy storage in future energy systems Gene D. Berry and Alan D. Lamont; 7. What can nuclear power accomplish to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? Robert Krakowski and Richard Wilson; 8. Nuclear fusion energy Arthur W. Molvik and John L. Perkins; 9. Energy prosperity within the twenty-first century and beyond: options and the unique roles of the Sun and the Moon David R. Criswell; 10. Geoengineering the climate: history and prospect David W. Keith; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Inovative Strategies for CO2 Stabilization describes a broad range of approaches to stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations and the technologies that might make those approaches possible. Its greatest strength is in its systematic organization of the basic information about the technologies and the issues that may affect their adoption." Gerald M. Stokes, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, Md