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By Robert U. Ayres

If we proceed our hugely inefficient, risky strength utilization, we’re headed for either fiscal and environmental disaster. notwithstanding, the tough fact is that replacement fuels can’t totally substitute fossil fuels for many years. What’s extra, new study exhibits that strength inefficiencies are retarding financial development much more than most mavens ever realized.


Crossing the strength Divide is ready fixing these types of difficulties without delay. The authors, major specialists in power and environmental economics, express how big advancements in power potency can bridge the worldwide economic climate until eventually fresh renewables can absolutely substitute fossil fuels.


Robert and Edward Ayres exhibit how we will be able to appreciably reform the best way we deal with our present power platforms to double the quantity of “energy carrier” we get from each drop of fossil gasoline we use.


These strategies require no medical breakthroughs: Many businesses and associations are making use of them instantly, yet tens of millions extra may well. This booklet bargains a strategic advisor for utilizing them to unravel the power concern as soon as and for all—reducing carbon emissions, reaching real power safety, and reigniting financial development for many years to come.


More strength, with out extra emissions

Recapturing misplaced power from today’s fossil fuels


There is this type of factor as a loose lunch

Mitigating weather catastrophe and enhancing prosperity on the related time


The way forward for electricity

Reforming tomorrow’s electric method: smarter, extra efficient, and extra reliable


The implications for towns, transportation, enterprise, and government

Making the selections that organize you for a high-cost power future

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Com 18 CROSSING THE ENERGY DIVIDE destroyed by flood or tornado) or their money (whether from a layoff or a hedge-fund collapse). But without a strong theoretical understanding of how the world works, we’d still be living in caves and chasing rabbits for food. Uneducated people couldn’t have invented cars, airplanes, or computers, nor could these inventions have occurred by accident; they had to be preceded by discoveries of the underlying principles of physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and mathematics.

Like the farmers, mail carriers, and cowboys of an earlier time, we just need to learn how to harness it. Com 3 Engineering an Economic Bridge For those who had enough vision to foresee the economic tsunami of climate change we now face, it was only natural to also foresee that alternative energy technologies could eventually provide the economic boost needed to replace fossil fuels. But the key word here is eventually. Many visionaries didn’t realize that, in the fossil fuel–dominated economy we’re stuck with for at least the next quartercentury, it isn’t the burgeoning of new industry that drives growth, so much as how the existing technology is used.

Some of the gas removed in this process is used to heat the ovens. In a conventional facility, the combustible coke-oven gas is captured, but the hot combustion products from heating the ovens themselves are normally blown into the air. But Cokenergy is not conventional. In addition to recovering the gases for use elsewhere, this plant captures waste heat and uses it to generate electricity as a byproduct. This “recycled” energy is produced without any incremental carbon dioxide emissions or other pollution.

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