Carbon-free and Nuclear-free

Carbon-free and Nuclear-free

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In a world confronting global climate change, political turmoil among oil exporting nations, nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear plant safety and waste disposal issues, the United States must assume a leadership role in moving to a zero-CO2-emissions energy economy. At the same time America needs to take the lead in reducing the world's reliance on nuclear power. This breakthrough joint study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and the Nuclear Policy Research Institute shows how our energy needs can be met by alternative sources, as wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, microalgae, geothermal and wave power are all part of the solution. Must reading for everyone concerned with energy politics and the planet's future, Carbon-Free is already making headlines.At $2 per peak watt, the cost of solar electricity would be about 12 cents per kilowatt hour, well under peak power costs, and not much different than the cost of ... One key ingredient was mass manufacture of the machines that make solar cells.

Title:Carbon-free and Nuclear-free
Author:Arjun Makhijani
Publisher:RDR Books - 2007


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