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Author Montgomery, Scott L

Title The powers that be : global energy for the twenty-first century and beyond / Scott L. Montgomery

Publ Info Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2010]
 CCE Main Collection  HD9502.A2 M656 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  HD9502 .A2 M656 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HD9502.A2 M656 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HD9502 A2 M656 2010    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Providence Orders on 05-09-2012.
Descript xiii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-328) and index
Contents What binds us all -- Our energy past: does it hold any lessons? -- Our energy present: global trends and what they mean -- Oil reality: burning questions -- Natural gas: the lighter side of fossil fuels -- Coal: once and future king? -- The great debate: when will the wells run dry? -- Nuclear power: a new context, changing views -- Renewable energy 1: the real and the possible -- Renewable energy 2: sources, technologies, limitations -- Hydrogen: forever fuel, or wishful thinking? -- Fusion energy: some like it hot -- Geopolitics and energy: an evolving geography -- The technology imperative: some reflections -- Climate change and energy: playing with fire, air, earth, and water -- Conclusion: final thoughts on new beginnings
LC subject Energy industries -- Forecasting
Power resources -- Forecasting
Energy policy
ISBN 9780226535005 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 3173467