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How to Obtain Abundant Clean Energy

  • Linda Baine McGown
  • John O’M. Bockris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Approaching Energy Disaster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 3-12
    3. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 13-24
    4. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 25-38
    5. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 39-54
    6. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 55-62
  3. Alternatives: What Could Replace Our Exhausting Fuels?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-67
    2. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 69-79
    3. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 81-89
    4. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 91-106
    5. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 107-124
    6. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 125-139
    7. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 141-151
    8. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 153-167
    9. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 169-191
    10. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 193-200
  4. The Hydrogen Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-204
    2. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 205-214
    3. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 215-221
    4. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 223-229
  5. Extrascientific Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 233-240
    3. Linda Baine McGown, John O’M. Bockris
      Pages 241-242
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-262

About this book

Introduction

The Three Mile Island accident, the periodic occurrence of long gas lines until sufficient price increases are achieved, our dependence on foreign powers for a large fraction of our energy supply, and continual controversy in our government and concerned public groups all point to the real pre­ sence of an energy crisis. Even the government has finally publicly acknow­ ledged the fact that our present fuel sources will run out soon enough to be of concern to us now. This knowledge should raise many questions in the minds of our citizens. When will our sources run out, or at least become too expensive to afford? What could replace them, and which alternatives are best? When we hear about these matters in the news media, we get many contradictory opinions, mainly concerning coal and nuclear energy. Most of us realize that the reintroduction of coal on a massive scale would give rise to considerable pollution difficulties. Many people are also waking to an awareness of the dangers of nuclear reactors. When we turn to scientists for answers, we find that each one seems to advise us that a single path to new energy sources is the best-of course, each scientist tends to advise his own path.

Keywords

Natural gas electricity energy energy storage fuel cell geothermal energy growth hydrogen media photovoltaics solar energy solar radiation wind wind energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Linda Baine McGown
    • 1
  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Texas A & MCollege StationUSA

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