The United States is on the brink of an energy crisis. Every day, foreign oil and fossil fuels become more expensive and limited. Our energy needs increase while our power plants and power grids become more outdated. Our traditional energy sources damage the environment. With all of these energy problems, any clean, renewable energy source is a viable option, right?
In Renewable Energy: A Common Sense Energy Plan, Bradford Linscott addresses the impending energy problems our nation faces. He covers our nation's renewable energy options while taking into account the economic feasibility of implementing them on a large scale.
Linscott discusses the role foreign oil and fossil fuels play in our future and their environmental impact. He shares his Common Sense Energy Plan, which outlines a combination of clean, renewable energy sources and nuclear energy to sustain the power needs of the United States. Find out about our renewable energy options and our country's past, present, and viable future energy resources and plans in Renewable Energy: A Common Sense Energy Plan.
"It is long past time for the United States to undertake an Apollo-like program to wean ourselves away from oil dependence and on to clean, reliable, and domestically abundant energy alternatives." - United States Senator George Voinovich, Ohio
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Lots of data and a hydrogen economy model
This is a great book for people who want to round out their perspective on renewable energy. It points out the uses and problems with those technologies. It also takes a shot at fossil fuels and their attempts to be viewed as green (ex. carbon dioxide sequestration). It makes the very important point that adopting renewable energy will take a lot of time and be expensive. It will also require significant innovation.There's a valuable discussion on a way to reach a hydrogen economy in a way that is more direct, through the use of nuclear energy. The arguments are compelling and deserve consideration whether you might agree with them or not.
I felt that the novel presentation on a nuclear path to energy independence and a hydrogen economy was intriguing and thought provoking. The message was along the lines of go nuclear in order to go green.
It's worth a read for anyone who feels that energy independence is important. It also points out savings along the way, an aspect that can be very important given the looming financial crisis and national debt. The author suggests some places and ways to cut expenses. You need to have an interest in renewable energy to get through this book and the data in it, but if you fall in that group of people then this is a great read and reference.