Farewell Fossil Fuels: Reviewing America's Energy Policy

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INDEX
Illustrations are denoted by page references in bold type.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), 32
Anderson, James H., 176
Arrhenius, Svante, 45
Atmosphere of Earth
development of, 18-19
early, 21
greenhouse effect on, 29
habitable, 20
photosynthesis, effect of, 29-31
sources of oxygen, 21
temperature maintenance, 29-31
Atomic structure, 37
composition of elements, 79-80
ATP (adenosine triphosphate), 32
Bacteria, 22
and subterranean biota, 159-160
Barghoorn, Elos, 21
Batteries, for motor vehicles
advantages of using, 186-187
development by auto industry, 187- 188
disadvantages of using. 186-187
discovery and development of batteries, 184-186
marketing of Zero Emission Vehicles, 188-189
Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle, 189-190
reasons to develop, 183
Bethe, Hans, 107
Big Bang theory of creation of universe, 39
Biogas, 142
Biomass
conversion to fuel, 137-140
description of, 135
ethanol, 140-141
vs. fossil fuels, 136
methanol, 140-141
other sources, 136, 142-143
biogas, 142
plant sources
kelp and algae, 141-142
oily plant crops, 143
other plant residues, 142
woody plants, 138-141
for transportation fuel, 141-142, 143- 144
world wide usage as fuel, 135
Black lung disease, 69
Bohr, Neils, 83
Break even in nuclear fusion, 101
Breeder reactors, 91-94
national policies on, 92
Calorie(s)
needed to sustain life, 43
unit of heat measurement, 34-35

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Preface 7
  • Introduction 9
  • Chapter 1 the Earth Emerges 15
  • Chapter 2 Energy 27
  • Chapter 3 Fossil Fuels 41
  • Chapter 4 Oil 53
  • Chapter 5 Coal 63
  • Chapter 6 Natural Gas 73
  • Chapter 7 Nuclear Energy (fission) 79
  • Chapter 8 Nuclear Energy (fusion) 97
  • Chapter 9 Direct Utilization of Solar Energy 109
  • Chapter 10 Photovoltaics 121
  • Chapter 11 Biomass 135
  • Chapter 12 Energy from Wind and Water 145
  • Chapter 13 Nonsolar Energy Sources: Geothermal and Tides 159
  • Chapter 14 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (otec) 173
  • Chapter 15 Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Flywheels 183
  • Chapter 16 Conservation 197
  • Chapter 17 a Hydrogen Economy 207
  • Chapter 18 Envoi 211
  • Index 215
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