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Crossing the energy divide: moving from fossil fuel dependence to a clean-energy future

Author: Ayres, Robert U. ; Ayres, Edward H.INSEAD Area: Economics and Political Science ; Technology and Operations ManagementPublisher: Wharton School Publishing, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 240 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780137015443Type of document: INSEAD BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexAbstract: Whether you’re concerned about global warming, geopolitics or costs, one fact is indisputable: we need to move away from fossil fuels. But here’s an equally inconvenient truth: someday wind, solar and other renewables will be ready to fill the world’s huge fast-growing demand for energy, but they’re not ready yet. How do we get from where we are now to a future of safe, renewable energy? By dramatically improving the way we manage the energy we’re already using – no futuristic promises, no unproven technology. Crossing the Energy Divide shows how we can get 50% – even 100% – more energy from the sources we’re using right now, with lower carbon emissions and higher economic growth. When it comes to energy, there’s finally a path to the future that works. And, whether you're a policymaker, investor or citizen, you need to understand it: your future depends on it. Chapters include: The environmentally and economically smart strategy for solving the global energy crisis – starting now; Improving energy management to cut fossil fuel usage and turbocharge economic growth; Building a bridge to the era of safe, renewable energy: solutions that are working right now; Overcoming our biggest obstacles: ideological blind spots, structural barriers, bad habits and outmoded laws.
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Whether you’re concerned about global warming, geopolitics or costs, one fact is indisputable: we need to move away from fossil fuels. But here’s an equally inconvenient truth: someday wind, solar and other renewables will be ready to fill the world’s huge fast-growing demand for energy, but they’re not ready yet. How do we get from where we are now to a future of safe, renewable energy? By dramatically improving the way we manage the energy we’re already using – no futuristic promises, no unproven technology. Crossing the Energy Divide shows how we can get 50% – even 100% – more energy from the sources we’re using right now, with lower carbon emissions and higher economic growth. When it comes to energy, there’s finally a path to the future that works. And, whether you're a policymaker, investor or citizen, you need to understand it: your future depends on it. Chapters include: The environmentally and economically smart strategy for solving the global energy crisis – starting now; Improving energy management to cut fossil fuel usage and turbocharge economic growth; Building a bridge to the era of safe, renewable energy: solutions that are working right now; Overcoming our biggest obstacles: ideological blind spots, structural barriers, bad habits and outmoded laws.

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Crossing the Energy Divide Moving from Fossil Fuel Dependence to a CleanEnergy Future Contents About the Authors xi Introduction: The Chasm to Be Crossed 1 9 31 45 59 79 101 113 125 145 157 181 191 Chapter 1 An American Awakening Chapter 2 Recapturing Lost Energy Chapter 3 Engineering an Economic Bridge Chapter 4 The Invisible-Energy Revolution Chapter 5 The Future of Electric Power Chapter 6 Liquid Fuels: The Hard Reality Chapter 7 Vehicles: The End of the Affair Chapter 8 Preparing Cities for the Perfect Storm Chapter 9 The Water-Energy Connection Chapter 10 Policy Priorities Chapter 11 Implications for Business Management . Chapter 12 How Much, How Fast? Comments and References Index 227 203

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