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The Answer

The Answer

Author: Reese Palley

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ISBN: 1593720459

Category: Global warming

Page: 304

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Reese Palley argues that wind, solar, and hydroelectric power all of which have large CO2-emitting footprints are not the answer needed to make meaningful changes in our disastrous warming trend. Nor, for both economic and political reasons, can large nuclear power plants be built in time. The usual response to looming disaster is to throw ever-larger bulwarks into the mix, but the central theme of this book argues that we can only respond fast enough by radically reducing the scale of nuclear plants. The only sensible answer, which the author backs up with exhaustive research, is the construction and deployment of container-sized nuclear generators distributed throughout the world, producing clean energy at the local level, getting us off the worst of our fossil-fuel gluttony within a decade.

Proposed Large-Scale Combination Nuclear Power-Desalting Project

Proposed Large-Scale Combination Nuclear Power-Desalting Project

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02097590B

Category: Nuclear saline water conversion plants

Page: 110

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Considers H.R. 17558 and companion S. 3807, to authorize the AEC to cooperate with California electrical and water authorities to develop a nuclear powered desalination, electrical generation, and fresh water distribution system.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

Author: Kevin Hillstrom

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420511642

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

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The Nuclear Energy Institute states that a single uranium fuel pellet the size of pencil eraser contains the same amount of energy as 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas, 1,780 pounds of coal, or 149 gallons of oil. The NEI also cites the efficiency of the nuclear energy process since there are no emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, or sulfur dioxide. Yet, controversy surrounds the disposal of byproducts and radiation that are emitted as a result of the fission process. This illuminating book provides an introduction to the use of nuclear energy as a power source. It takes a broad view of nuclear power in the world's energy future. Chapters describe how nuclear power was discovered and how it works; the benefits of using nuclear energy, especially as an alternative to fossil fuels; the drawbacks of nuclear waste; and the safety concerns involved in operating a nuclear power plant. The book also looks at the latest developments in nuclear power and how these breakthroughs might affect future decisions about its use in the world.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005

The Energy Policy Act of 2005

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105050392278

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 593

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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133169543

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.