Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels

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INDEX
ACE train project, 213
acid rain, 67, 110, 132
acidic level of oceans, 115, 166–167
Ackerman, Frank, 130
Adelaide (Australia), 228
Adobe Systems Incorporated, 207–208
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), 210–211
Africa, 229–230
agriculture, 94, 238–239
in California, 159–160
efficient use of water resources, 168
renewable energy from farms, 167–173
U.S. labor reduction, 160
Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud, 90–91
air pollution, 175–177, 178
Air Transport Association, 156
airplanes, carrying freight, 156
Al Qaeda, 68, 93
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 107
Alberta Department of Energy, 16
algae, 29–30, 64, 72, 114, 172
Algeria, 44, 230
Alice Springs (Australia), 228
Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train
project, 213
Altamont Pass Wind Farm, 212
alternating current (AC) system, 39, 217
alternative fuel sources, 2, 45, 46
America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology Education and Science Act, 193
American Clean Energy and Security Act, 246–250
American Lung Association, 176, 177
American Museum of Natural History, 119
American Petroleum Institute, 81
American Public Transportation Association, 152
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 150
American West, oil in, 42–44
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), 55
Amidon John, 97
Amoco, 42
anaerobic bacteria, 64, 72, 171
Anasazi people, 50
Angola, 44, 91
Annapolis Royal plant, 225
Antarctica, 22, 112
Applied Materials, 209
Arab democracy movements, 5
Archimedes, 49, 50
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), 104, 140
Arctic regions, 22, 111–112, 113
Asia, dependence on fossil fuels, 218–220
Association of American Railroads, 155
Assyrians, 32
asthma, 177
Australia, Solar Cities program, 227–228
automobiles, see vehicles
Azerbaijan, 32
Babylonians, 32
bacteria, anaerobic, 64, 72, 171
Barton, Joe, 249
batteries for electric cars, 149–150, 237
Bednarz, Dan, 183
Bell, Alexander Graham, 38
Bell Labs, 51
Benz, Karl, 40
Better Place, 207
biodiesel, 62, 148–149, 172
biofuels, 62, 64, 157, 169, 171
biomass energy, 229
bioremediation, 108–109
black lung disease, 177
blackouts, 134, 180
Booth, John Wilkes, 36
Boxer, Barbara, 86
BP, oil rig explosion, 105–106

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