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Alternative Energy for Dummies

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"Alternative Energy For Dummies" presents readers with a multifaceted examination of various forms 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.Get the truth about alternative energy and make it part of your lifeGet the truth about alternative energy and make it part of your lifeWant to utilize cleaner, greener types of energy? This plain-English guide clearly explains the popular forms of alternative energy that you can use in your home, your car, and more. Separating myth from fact, this resource explores the current fossil fuel conundrum, the benefits of alternatives, and the energy of the future, such as hydrogen and fuel cell technology.The ABCs of alternative energy -- what it is, how it works, and what the real costs areWhere we are now -- learn where our current energy comes from and how much longer it will last Take the first step -- see how energy efficiency and conservation can reduce your reliance on fossil fuelsGrasp the alternatives -- from nuclear power to geothermal energy to wood burning, understand the benefits that alternative energy can have on the nationApply alternative fuels to transportation -- from biofuels to exotic propulsion to electricity, see how they are best used and how hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell-powered vehicles workGet a peek into the future -- see what the outlook holds for each form of alternative energy discussedOpen the book and find: The pros and cons of alternative energyA review of the current world energy economy The problems with fossil fuels, from smog to global warmingAdvantages of alternative energyPractical results of alternatives you can use in daily life Guidelines for investing in alternative energy vehiclesTen ways you can bring about change right nowInsight into the future of energy production -- and how you can invest in itThe myths and facts about alternative fuels--and how they impact our lives As the price of energy continues to soar, so too has the demand for alternative energy. But there's no clear "winner" in the race to replace fossil fuels. Alternative Energy For Dummies explores the current fossil fuel conundrum and society's 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 bachelor's degree in engineering physics and a dual master's 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).

"Alternative Energy For Dummies" presents readers with a multifaceted examination of various forms of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources. Each alternative scenario is compared to curren
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