Alternative Energy For Dummies

Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther 0470430621 9780470430620
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The myths and facts about alternative fuelsndash;and how they impact our livesAs the price of energy continues to soar, so too has the demand for alternative energy. But theres no clear ldquo;winnerrdquo; in the race to replace fossil fuels. Alternative Energy For Dummies explores the current fossil fuel conundrum and societys growing need for more and more energy. Cutting through the competing claims, this book offers a multifaceted examination of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources. Each alternative scenario is compared to current fossil-fuel intensive practices in the scientific, environmental, social, political, and economic realms. Readers also gain insight into the future of energy production.Rik DeGunther (Rescue, CA) holds a bachelors degree in engineering physics and a dual masters degree in applied physics and engineering economic systems. He is a design engineer and the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy auditing and consulting firm. DeGunther is also the author of Solar Power Your Home For Dummies (978-0-470-17569-9) and Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies (978-0-470-37602-7).

Author: Rik DeGunther

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 388

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 2009-05-04


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