By Jerry McNerney, Martin Cheek
Risky CO2 emissions, immense oil spills, dwindling offers the issues with fossil fuels are using a longoverdue reassessment of our nation's power regulations. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney, a renewable strength engineer and the 1st consultant with services in power independence, leads tips to swap. In "Clean strength Nation", he and journalist Martin Cheek make an impassioned argument for enormously lowering dependency on fossil fuels and constructing sustainable, available strength resources sun, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrogen-based strength. Bringing jointly a unprecedented mixture of clinical wisdom, political savvy, and insightful journalism, the authors demonstrate the professionals and cons of different power assets and consider how our country grew to become hooked on fossil fuels within the first position. The e-book reads just like the dramatic tale it really is, whole with dire projections approximately height oil and grim eventualities of emerging oceans! willing insights into rules and avid gamers that experience stalled development on weather switch and favorite vast oil!and astute concepts for construction a fresh power financial system and a wealthy, solid destiny.
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EPUB eISBN: 9781590177877
Book through: Sanford Friedman
Afterword by way of: Peter Cameron
Original e-book: 1961
Electronic e-book: 2014
Totempole is Sanford Friedman's radical coming-of-age novel, that includes Stephen Wolfe, a tender Jewish boy growing to be up in ny urban and its environs in the course of the melancholy and conflict years. In 8 discrete chapters, which hint Stephen's evolution from a two-year-old boy to a twenty-two-year-old guy, Friedman describes with mental acuity and nice empathy Stephen's highbrow, ethical, and sexual maturation. Taught to abhor his physique for the sake of his soul, Stephen reveals salvation within the eventual unification of the 2, the popularity that physique and soul shouldn't be partitioned yet handled as one being, one entire man.
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Sanford Friedman (1928--2010) used to be born in long island urban. After graduating from the Horace Mann college and the Carnegie Institute of know-how, he was once stationed as an army police officer in Korea, incomes a Bronze big name. He begun his occupation as a playwright and theater manufacturer, and was once later a writing teacher at Juilliard and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). "Ocean," a bankruptcy from Totempole, used to be serialized in Partisan evaluate in 1964 and gained moment prize within the 1965 O. Henry Awards. Totempole (1965) was once by way of the novels A Haunted lady (1968), nonetheless existence (1975), and Rip Van Winkle (1980). on the time of his dying, Friedman left at the back of an unpublished manuscript for the radical Conversations with Beethoven, now to be had as an NYRB Classic.
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In recent years we’ve also learned that it isn’t only foreign oil sources that can put at risk our nation’s economic well-being. There are domestic threats, too, related to the energy industry. For example, in 2001 California endured a statewide electricity crisis because of the failure of deregulation and the unethical business practices of energy companies such as Enron Corporation. And in the near future, our nation’s oil supply faces an ever-growing threat as the availability of economically viable petroleum diminishes at the same time that demand for oil in industrializing China and India dramatically increases.
30 Hansen also recommends a “fee-and-dividend” policy to regulating carbon emissions. org Th e E n d of th e Fossil -Fuel Age e 23 approach, the government charges an escalating fee for fossil fuels at their point of entry (such as an oil well, a coal mine, or a seaport) into the economy. This would increase the cost of carbon fuels, stimulating innovations in cleanenergy sources. One hundred percent of the money raised would be given as dividends to American households on an equally divided basis to offset the increased energy costs consumers will face during the national transition to clean energy.
A Canadian geologist named Dr. Abraham Gesner came up with an ingenious solution to this crisis. He discovered that reﬁned petroleum oil could substitute for whale oil. Up until that time, petroleum oil was a major nuisance for most people when they found the sticky substance seeping up from the ground on their property. But Gesner saw the energy possibilities in this annoyance. In 1849, he applied techniques similar to those used by whiskey distillers to reﬁne this ﬂuid hydrocarbon and manufacture a new product he called keroselain.