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Energy Revolution

The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674725027

Publication Date: 02/10/2015


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

73 color illustrations, 18 tables

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: U.S. Energy Use—Past, Present, and Future
  • I. Foundations of a Renewable Future
    • 1. Overview of Renewable Energy
    • 2. Electric Power for a Renewable Future
  • II. Renewables Are Enough
    • 3. Electricity from Water
    • 4. Electricity from Wind
    • 5. Electricity from the Sun
    • 6. Combining Renewable Energy Sources
  • III. Energy Links
    • 7. Distributing Electricity
    • 8. Conserving Energy
    • 9. Storing Energy
    • 10. Consequences of Consuming Energy
  • Conclusion: A Renewable Future
  • Appendix A: Carnot Efficiency
  • Appendix B: Electricity from Heat
  • Appendix C: Recommended Steps toward a Renewable Future
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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