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Winning our energy independence : an energy insider shows how /
S. David Freeman.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, Publisher, c2007.
description
xiv, 226 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1423601564 (pbk.), 9781423601562 (pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, Publisher, c2007.
isbn
1423601564 (pbk.)
9781423601562 (pbk.)
contents note
The heart of the story -- Raising the bar -- The three poisons -- We live in a solar world -- The major uses of energy -- Does renewable energy really cost more? -- Energy efficiency -- The technology is available -- Hydrogen: myths and reality -- Lessons from around the globe -- An all-renewable Los Angeles -- A national renewable energy policy -- The next ten years -- 2017 and beyond -- A broader perspective.
catalogue key
6601026
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-215) and index.
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since the days of richard nixon, U.S. presidents have sent energy policy messages to Congress. The one theme that united all these ill-fated efforts was the notion of independence-most particularly, independence from imported oil.
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WAR. TERRORISM. GLOBAL WARMING. LEAKING NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS. HIGH OIL PRICES. We are facing an international energy crisis of unprecedented proportion. The foreign policy of the United States is uncomfortably associated with our dependency on foreign oil. Carbon-based fuels are creating a greenhouse effect that is wreaking havoc around the world. Nuclear power is not only dangerous, but it is also not an economically feasible solution. The earth needs an answer and it needs one fast. The answer for the energy crisis is in renewable resources. Solar and wind power, ethanol and other biofuels, geothermal energy, hydrogen, and other renewable resources will preserve life as we know it. The United States-indeed, every country in the world-needs to be able to produce, use, and store its own energy. There is no time to delay. The technology exists today to make substantial changes in our energy production and use.Long-time energy insider S. David Freeman challenges the United States and the world to create a high-energy global civilization where each nation has its own homegrown, carbon-free renewable source of energy. It is not a hope or a dream. Freeman explains how the combined action and voice of ordinary people can make a difference and can save the world from destruction. Freeman has an answer to winning the energy war, and everyone should listen. s. david freeman has had the ear of federal officials since the days of JFK. He helped bring about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Nixon. He headed the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest nuclear program, under Jimmy Carter. From New York to Los Angeles, Freeman has headed agencies and utilities companies, continually working to make utilities more environmentally safe, more efficient, and more cost-friendly to the customer. He authored Energy: The New Era. He has three children and nine grandchildren. He is currently president of the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and lives in neighboring Marina del Rey. Jacket design: Grace Cheong, Black Eye Design
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WAR. TERRORISM. GLOBAL WARMING. LEAKING NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS. HIGH OIL PRICES. We are facing an international energy crisis of unprecedented proportion. The foreign policy of the United States is uncomfortably associated with our dependency on foreign oil. Carbon-based fuels are creating a greenhouse effect that is wreaking havoc around the world. Nuclear power is not only dangerous, but it is also not an economically feasible solution. The earth needs an answer and it needs one fast. The answer for the energy crisis is in renewable resources. Solar and wind power, ethanol and other biofuels, geothermal energy, hydrogen, and other renewable resources will preserve life as we know it. The United States-indeed, every country in the world-needs to be able to produce, use, and store its own energy. There is no time to delay. The technology exists today to make substantial changes in our energy production and use. Long-time energy insider S. David Freeman challenges the United States and the world to create a high-energy global civilization where each nation has its own homegrown, carbon-free renewable source of energy. It is not a hope or a dream. Freeman explains how the combined action and voice of ordinary people can make a difference and can save the world from destruction. Freeman has an answer to winning the energy war, and everyone should listen. s. david freeman has had the ear of federal officials since the days of JFK. He helped bring about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Nixon. He headed the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest nuclear program, under Jimmy Carter. From New York to Los Angeles, Freeman has headed agencies and utilitiescompanies, continually working to make utilities more environmentally safe, more efficient, and more cost-friendly to the customer. He authored Energy: The New Era. He has three children and nine grandchildren. He is currently president of the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and lives in neighboring Marina del Rey. Jacket design: Grace Cheong, Black Eye Design
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WAR. TERRORISM. GLOBAL WARMING. LEAKING NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS. HIGH OIL PRICES. vWe are facing an international energy crisis of unprecedented proportion. The foreign policy of the United States is uncomfortably associated with our dependency on foreign oil. Carbon-based fuels are creating a greenhouse effect that is wreaking havoc around the world. Nuclear power is not only dangerous, but it is also not an economically feasible solution. The earth needs an answer and it needs one fast. The answer for the energy crisis is in renewable resources. Solar and wind power, ethanol and other biofuels, geothermal energy, hydrogen, and other renewable resources will preserve life as we know it. The United States-indeed, every country in the world-needs to be able to produce, use, and store its own energy. There is no time to delay. The technology exists today to make substantial changes in our energy production and use. Long-time energy insider S. David Freeman challenges the United States and the world to create a high-energy global civilization where each nation has its own homegrown, carbon-free renewable source of energy. It is not a hope or a dream. Freeman explains how the combined action and voice of ordinary people can make a difference and can save the world from destruction. Freeman has an answer to winning the energy war, and everyone should listen. s. david freeman has had the ear of federal officials since the days of JFK. He helped bring about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Nixon. He headed the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest nuclear program, under Jimmy Carter. From New York to Los Angeles, Freeman has headed agencies and utilities companies, continually working to make utilities more environmentally safe, more efficient, and more cost-friendly to the customer. He authored Energy: The New Era. He has three children and nine grandchildren. He is currently president of the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and lives in neighboring Marina del Rey.
First Chapter

Since the days of richard nixon, U.S. presidents have sent energy policy messages to Congress. The one theme that united all these ill-fated efforts was the notion of independence—most particularly, independence from imported oil.

Summaries
Long Description
Winning Our Energy Independence shares energy solutions from S. David Freeman, a man who has spent his life at the forefront of energy policy. Freeman explains how the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen resources we have right now can be the fuels that solve energy issues and create a sustainable future for our planet. These alternative energies will heat and cool our homes, run our cars, power our factories, and do all the things that our civilization requires-but only if we make it happen! We have the renewable resources we need-now we simply need the awareness, passion and drive from the people to make sure our politicians and business leaders respond. Winning Our Energy Independence provides action plans for showing us how to influence change.
Main Description
Former energy advisor to President Carter and energy consultant to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, David Freeman has held chief executive positions at the largest power authorities in the world and helped create the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Here he explains how to use the renewable resources available now--the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydrogen--to solve energy issues and create a sustainable future for our planet.
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s. david freeman has had the ear of federal officials since the days of JFK. He helped bring about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Nixon. He headed the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest nuclear program, under Jimmy Carter. From New York to Los Angeles, Freeman has headed agencies and utilities companies, continually working to make utilities more environmentally safe, more efficient, and more cost-friendly to the customer. He authored Energy: The New Era. He has three children and nine grandchildren. He is currently president of the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and lives in neighboring Marina del Rey.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Freeman explains how the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen resources we have can be the fuels that solve energy issues and create a sustainable future for our planet.
Main Description
Winning Our Energy Independence shares energy solutions from S. David Freeman, a man who has spent his life at the forefront of energy policy.
Main Description
"Winning Our Energy Independence" shares energy solutions from S. David Freeman a man who has spent his life at the forefront of energy policy. Freeman explans how the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen resources we have righ now can be the fuels that solve energy issues and create a sustainable futureor our planet. We have the renewable resources we need - now we simply need te awareness, passion, and drive from the people to make sure our politicians ad business leaders respond.
Back Cover Copy
David freeman has had the ear of federal officials since the days of JFK. He helped bring about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Nixon. He headed the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest nuclear program, under Jimmy Carter. From New York to Los Angeles, Freeman has headed agencies and utilities companies, continually working to make utilities more environmentally safe, more efficient, and more cost-friendly to the customer. He authored Energy: The New Era. He has three children and nine grandchildren. He is currently president of the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and lives in neighboring Marina del Rey.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Heart of the Storyp. 1
Raising the Barp. 13
The Three Poisonsp. 23
We Live in a Solar Worldp. 45
The Major Uses of Energyp. 69
Does Renewable Energy Really Cost More?p. 85
Energy Efficiencyp. 95
The Technology Is Availablep. 103
Hydrogen-Myths and Realityp. 117
Lessons from around the Globep. 127
An All-Renewable Los Angelesp. 143
A National Renewable Energy Policyp. 159
The Next Ten Yearsp. 181
2017 and Beyondp. 191
A Broader Perspectivep. 199
Referencesp. 209
Appendixp. 217
Indexp. 221
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