When Trucks Stop Running

Energy and the Future of Transportation

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ISBN: 978-3-319-26373-1 (Print) 978-3-319-26375-5 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Pages 1-3

    When Trucks Stop Running, America Stops

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    Pages 5-10

    Shipping Makes the World Go Round

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    Pages 11-15

    Why You Should Love Trains

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    Pages 17-21

    Why You Should Love Trucks

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    Pages 23-28

    The Oiliness of Everything: Invisible Oil and Energy Payback Time

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    Pages 29-36

    Peak Oil and Transportation

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    Pages 37-40

    Distributing Drop-in Fuels: The Fastest Road to Something Else

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    Pages 41-44

    Post Fossil Fuels, If Biomass Is the “Answer to Everything,” Is There Enough?

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    Pages 45-47

    Hydrogen, the Homeopathic Energy Crisis Remedy

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    Pages 49-54

    Natural Gas—A Bridge Fuel to Where Exactly?

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    Pages 55-58

    Liquefied Coal: There Goes the Neighborhood, the Water, and the Air

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    Pages 59-65

    Who Killed the All-Electric Car?

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    Pages 67-73

    Can Freight Trains Be Electrified?

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    Pages 75-79

    All-Electric Trucks Using Batteries or Overhead Wires

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    Pages 81-83

    Overview of the Electric Grid: Herding Lightning

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    Pages 85-97

    The Electric Grid Trembles When Wind and Solar Join the High Wire Act

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    Pages 99-111

    The Electric Blues: Energy Storage for Calm and Cloudy Days

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    Pages 113-116

    Other Truck Stoppers: Mother Nature

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    Pages 117-122

    U.S. Energy Policy: Oil Wars and Drill-Baby-Drill to Keep Autos Running?

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    Pages 123-132

    Where Are We Headed?