Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect In The Quest For Clean And Enduring Energy

March 31, 2006|
Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect In The Quest For Clean And Enduring Energy by Mark Jaccard
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More and more people believe we must quickly wean ourselves from fossil fuels - oil, natural gas and coal - to save the planet from environmental catastrophe, wars and economic collapse. In this 2006 book, Professor Jaccard argues that this view is misguided. We have the technological capability to use fossil fuels without emitting climate-threatening greenhouse gases or other pollutants. The transition from conventional oil and gas to their unconventional sources including coal for producing electricity, hydrogen and cleaner-burning fuels will decrease energy dependence on politically unstable regions. In addition, our vast fossil fuel resources will be the cheapest source of clean energy for the next century and perhaps longer, which is critical for the economic and social development of the world's poorer countries. By buying time for increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy technologies and making nuclear power more attractive, fossil fuels will play a key role in humanity's quest for a sustainable energy system.
Mark Jaccard is a Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, where he directs the Energy and Materials Research Group.
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Title:Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect In The Quest For Clean And Enduring Energy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:398 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:398 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Published:March 31, 2006
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521679794

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