Powering the Future
How We Will (eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of TomorroweBook - 2011
"In considering the end of fossil fuel, Laughlin foresees the birth of a conventional synthetic fuel industry. Present-day oil companies already have the catalytic synthesis technologies capable of converting any carbon-containing substance--coal, trash, trees--into conventional fuels. Meanwhile, energy from the sun and wind is likely to be cheaper than energy made from biomass. However, long-term storage facilities must be built for this power to last. Powering the Future is an objective yet optimistic tour through alternative fuel sources"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 224 pages)