Alternative Energy For Dummies
Part I: The Basic Facts of Energy Life.
Chapter 1: What a Mess!
Chapter 2: What Energy Is and How It’s Used (Politically and Practically).
Chapter 3: Putting Together Each Piece of the Energy Puzzle.
Part II: Digging Deeper into the Current State of Affairs.
Chapter 4: Developing a Snapshot of Fossil Fuel Use and Availability.
Chapter 5: Burning Up with Conventional Energy Sources.
Chapter 6: The First Alternative-Energy Sources: Effi ciency and Conservation.
Chapter 7: Understanding the Demand For Alternatives.
Part III: Alternatives — Buildings.
Chapter 8: Going Nuclear.
Chapter 9: Harnessing the Sun with Solar Power.
Chapter 10: Treading Water with Hydropower.
Chapter 11: Blowing Away with Wind Power.
Chapter 12: Digging into Geothermal.
Chapter 13: Exploring Biomass.
Chapter 14: Burning Wood.
Chapter 15: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies.
Part IV: Alternatives — Transportation.
Chapter 16: Alternative Transport Technologies.
Chapter 17: Alternative-Fuel Vehicles.
Chapter 18: Plugging In: Electric Vehicles.
Chapter 19: Hybrid-Electric Vehicles.
Chapter 20: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles.
Chapter 21: Exotic Propulsion Systems.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Ten or So Myths about Energy.
Chapter 23: Ten-Plus Ways to Invest in an Alternative-Energy Future.
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