Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised)

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised)

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a€œ[Browna€™s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.a€a€”Katherine Salant, Washington Post As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.this prospect of triple-digit gasoline mileage that is selling customers on plug-in hybrids.55 Nissan has been emphasizing ... is planning an assembly plant in the United States in 2010 to produce up to 60, 000 electric cars per year.56 Shifting to plug-in ... require a costly new infrastructure, since the network of gasoline service stations and the electricity grid are already in place. ... Operating at speeds up to 190 miles per hour, Japana#39;s bullet trains carry almost a million passengers a day.

Title:Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised)
Author: Lester R. Brown
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2009-10-05

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